We’re more than just a retail store! We have a studio area with a huugge table (called Humongous) where we hold regular classes and workshops.
In-house classes are coordinated and run by Vanessa. Vanessa trained as a dressmaker and has been sewing all her life! She has been an adult educator in her previous workplaces and enjoys spending time with each student in a class.
“My students tell me that I’m very patient and I never want a student to feel ‘left behind’. Not everyone learns (or sews) at the same pace. I like to make sure people are comfortable with a new technique before they leave the training”
We’re always interested in what you’re making and we love to see people finishing their projects.
One-on-one & small group lessons are available in dressmaking, patchwork & quilting for both adults and children. Why not start your sewing journey with a few private sessions and then join our small group sewing classes? Private tuition is also a great option if you want to learn to operate your sewing machine more confidently.… Continue reading Private Sewing Lessons
Want to learn how to sew patchwork, clothes, bags or soft toys? We have a range of classes to suit every level. Download our current class list and please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or to make a booking.
This Jinny Beyer block-of-the-month quilt has been designed as a patchwork course for intermediate quilters to progress to advanced level quilters. The blocks each month have been geared to teach a variety of skills & become more advanced as the months progress. Confident beginners with patience can also participate in this program. This is a… Continue reading Moonglow Block of the Month Quilt
Download the information brochure below for all the details. Learn how to do foundation paper piecing using Judy Niemeyer (Quiltworx) patterns. There are over 50 designs to choose from! The pictures below are just an indication of the projects available. There are projects suitable for beginner to advancedYour tutor, Margaret Olive, has been a qualified… Continue reading Judy Niemeyer – Quiltworx Workshops with Margaret Olive – Only 3 spots left for the first weekend.
Learn to quilt your own quilts on our Handi Quilter “Simply Sixteen” long-arm. It’s not that scary to use, in fact it’s a lot of fun! $50 for the 2 hour one-on-one lesson + bring a quilt sandwich to practice on. Your $50 fee includes a complimentary needle & bobbin for you to keep & use… Continue reading Introduction to Long-arm quilting