Learn from the experts
10.30am★♥ Colour Your World with the Close To My Heart Team, Stand E18. Experience all things colour. See balanced colour combinations for perfect papercrafted projects using re-inkers, markers, inks and paper.
11am★♥ Flower Power. Gai Taylor, Just Patchwork, Stand A14. Wool felt appliqué is the buzz word on everyone’s lips. Flowers are a fundamental feature of many projects, and Gai will demonstrate techniques to construct the flower elements plus new and old stitches used in constructing and embellishing wool felt shapes. Learn about the wool felt, needles and threads to use in your project. A free starter pattern will be provided in the class.
11.30am♥ How to Design and Plan your own Quilt As You Go Quilt. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand A23. Monica’s book, The Quilt As You Go Planner, takes the hard work out of designing your own quilts with her fully machine sewn modern method. Get great tips on technique, batting, simple tools and different ways to configure your quilt. See an inspiring trunk show of quilts made with this innovative method.
12noon ★♥ Quilting with Templates. Judy Hall, Punch with Judy, Stand A07. See new products from Westalee Design to create stunning quilting designs using a ruler foot on your domestic sewing machine, including the new Jewels range of templates.
12.30pm ★♥ What’s New at Flip la K. Brenda Burgess, Flip la K, Stand B21. Explore the possibilities in making machine stitchable hexagons, triangles, diamonds and kites – all with one tool. Plus Pineapple blocks without foundation piecing!
1pm★♥ Mixed Media Techniques for Fabric and Papercraft. Dina Boyling, Catchy Crafts, Stand A35. Dina will introduce you to some techniques and products to enhance your mixed media projects. Suitable for fabric enthusiasts and papercrafters!
2pm★♥ Tips, Tools and Techniques in Paper Craft. Doug Boyling, Catchy Crafts, Stand A35. Demo Doug will introduce you to all the latest tools, machines and products in the papercraft market. His handy hints will allow you to get the most out of the products you already have as well as introduce you to products that will make your crafting life easier.
★ New Workshop ♥ Perfect for beginners 1 hour workshop
10am★♥ Three Easy Mixed-Media Projects. Ashley Hay, Powertex, Stand A08.Be inspired to create incredible mixed media artwork as Ashley shows you three easy projects to get your creative juices flowing! Discover the potential of Powertex and how this versatile medium can be used to take your artwork to the next level.
10.30am★♥ Quilting with your Embroidery Machine. Julie Hall, Stitch-a-ma-jig Julie Hall Designs, Stand G01. Learn to quilt using your embroidery machine. We will cover how to ‘cheat’ hooping for machine embroidered quilting, how to align your designs, and how to complete complex edge to edge quilting.
11am♥ Pre-stencilled Sashiko Panels. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold, Stand B25. Join Jane to see what can be made from these prestencilled panels (left) – exclusive to BeBe Bold –for runners, bags, placemats and more.
11.30am★♥ Piece and Quilt with Lightweight Threads. Jennifer Moore, Wonderfil Threads, Stand B20. Discover crisper lines, sharper corners and less bulk when piecing – see and feel the difference that lightweight threads can make.
Please note this will run Thursday – Sunday.
12noon★♥ See and Touch What’s New at Cardmaking.net. Debra Van Der Meulen, Cardmaking. net, Stand B14. Be inspired and learn hints and tips to make beautiful handmade cards with a professional finish with our latest products.
1pm★♥ New Tools for Stitchers. Julie Hall, Stitch-a-ma-jig Julie Hall Designs, Stand G01.Learn what new tools are available and how to use them to make your stitching life easier. Suitable for both machine embroiderers and quilters! Special deals will be offered to all participants.
1.30pm★♥ About The Stitching Project with Special Guest Fiona Wright. Discover the difference The Stitching Project has made to the people who work in it and the challenges of setting up such a project in India.
2pm♥ How to Make your own Fashion Handbags. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand A23. Get all the essential tips and advice on fabrics, hardware, straps and closures to make professional looking handbags and be inspired by Monica’s trunk show of beautiful and practical designs, including the new Adventurer bag that converts from a backpack to a shoulder bag.