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  • NEWCASTLE
    SEPTEMBER 11 – 14, 2014

    NEWCASTLE
    ENTERTAINMENT
    CENTRE
    BROADMEADOW

    OPEN THURSDAY – SUNDAY
    10am – 4.30pm

     

    SHOW CONTENT FOR 2014 WILL BE UPLOADED SOON! SEE RIGHT FOR SOME OF THE 2013 SHOW ATTRACTIONS.

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  • Would you like to learn a new craft but don’t know where to start? The Stitches & Craft Show has it covered! We have fun activities for all ages, skill levels and styles.

     

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    LISTEN AND LEARN AT OUR FREE LECTURE-STYLE WORKSHOPS. Workshops are about 30 minutes unless otherwise indicated. Bookings are not required. Program runs daily at the show.

     

    WORKSHOP 1

     

    11AM SCRAPBOOKING AND CARD MAKING – WHAT’S NEW

    New products and techniques including distress paints, stencils, Dylusions Ink Sprays, alcohol markers and much more. Sonya Edwards, Kaszazz, Stand E05.


     

    11.30AM SASHIKO STYLE

    Learn what can be achieved with pre-stencilled sashiko fabric including our new sashiko panel. Also see the beauty of Olympus crochet threads and kits. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles, Stand A07.

     

    12NOON  MODERN QUILTS ARE THE WORDS ON EVERYONE’S LIPS

    Gai will demonstrate some of the interesting ways to create modern quilts that excite the senses. See the latest books and patterns on Modern Quilts and learn how to use precuts and special templates to create beautiful modern quilts. The ideal workshop for the beginner to the advanced quilter. Gai Taylor, Just Patchwork, Stand F17.

     

    12.30PM TESSELLATIONS WITH NO WASTE 

    See how to make a tessellation quilt or runner using a small square quilter’s ruler. See what’s new from BeBe Bold including our yarn dyed fabric club, bag patterns  and handles. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles, Stand A07.

     

    1PM One hour WHAT’S NEW IN EUROPEAN CARDMAKING

    Discover the latest tips and tricks to make beautiful handmade cards. Debra Van Der Meulen, Cardmaking.net, Stand D06.

     

    2PM One Hour HAND DYEING MAKE EASY

    Learn how to transform lace, fabric, buttons and beads by using the popular Ozecraft dye range. Just dilute with water, paint on, then set in microwave – quick and easy.
    Joy White, Starr Laces & Ribbons, Stand A01.

    WORKSHOP 2

     

    11AM THE BEST WAYS TO USE YOUR GADGETS

    Check out the easiest, most accurate ways of using these wonderful gadgets. Elizabeth will share her tips and tricks that she has learnt. Elizabeth Wallace, Aussie Patches, Stand F09.

     

    12noon WONDERFUL ONE FABRIC QUILTS

    Experience the magic of creating a stunning project from just one fabric. Table runners to queen size quilts, this exciting technique is fun, fast and rewarding. Book and project sheets available. Margaret Kirkby, Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics, Stand F16.


    1PM ONE HOUR THREE NEW RULERS WITH ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES

    Discover three new rulers and some samples made with  the new Squedge ruler – which you can use to make both circles and squares, plus a wedge ruler to make a spiral table runner and the double mitre ruler which takes the fuss out of double mitred corners for squares, rectangles, hexagons and octagons. Lesley Dobson, Black Possum Fabrics, Stand  D14.

     

    2PM APPLIQUE FOR FUN AND EFFECT

    Explore some simple techniques and small projects to start on a journey of discovery. Learn about basic tools and products that will open the doors to a whole new world.
    Margaret Kirkby, Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics, Stand F16.

     

     

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