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SOME THINGS YOU JUST MAKE TIME FOR June 26 – 29, 2014 1
SEE IT AT THE FAIR
Meet famous tv personality
PICK UP TIPS
from the experts
Meredith Scottâ€™s mosaic art and classes!
Be inspired by
14 FASHION Page
with Miss Chrissy
17 YOU COULD WIN Page
a lucky door prize!
47 LEARN Page
a new skill in Pop Up classes
in one place for all things craft
WELCOME Dear Craft Fair Friend The fair has always had a strong and loyal following of craft loving enthusiasts and this year we welcome Shelley Craft as official ambassador and enthusiastic crafter into the fold. She will be at the fair on Thursday morning so make sure you stop by and say hello. There’s plenty to see and do – all designed to spark your creativity – with a range of workshops and classes covering beading, quilting, mixed media, jewellery and so much more. Guest mosaic artist Meredith Scott will display her truly stunning and sometimes quirky mosaic art and jewellery. See just how inspiring this medium can be in one of her daily classes. This year’s AQC Challenge finalist quilts are definitely worth a look. The theme ‘Ten’ certainly brought some interesting interpretations! A fashion parade with a twist is sure to pique your interest. Daily presentations by Miss Chrissy will entertain and inform you with tips and timeless advice on transforming an outfit using your craft and sewing skills. Where will you find inspiration, ideas, original designs, and a great range of products for your next creative project? The Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair of course! So take a break and immerse yourself in these 64 pages of craft activities, displays, make & takes and more. See you at the fair.
PS. Don’t forget to collect your free copy of The Australian Women’s Weekly at the door, while stocks last!
Experience a day at the fair... “I am so excited to be joining the Craft & Quilt Fair team in 2014! Craft is a great way to make unique things for your home and family. It’s a wonderful way to express yourself. Make sure you join me at the Craft & Quilt Fairs. Some things you just make time for!”
Shelley Craft, 2014 Craft & Quilt Fair Ambassador
Meet Shelley at the fair on Thursday morning
ABOUT THE FAIR CONTENTS SPOTLIGHT ON THE FAIR
TIPS TO HELP PLAN YOUR DAY
7 Coming to the fair
17 You could Win! FEATURES
8 Guest Artist Meredith Scott 10 Victorian Quilters Quilt
12 AQC Challenge 14 Fashion Secrets
15 Display: The Sentinelles 18 Who’s Hot
38 Young Designers 57 Special Displays
PRODUCTS 20 What’s hot, what’s new 28 Handy Gadgets 58 Gift Shop 61 Shopping Vouchers LEARN 31 Free Workshops 35 Masterclasses
Pass-out stamps are available at the door for re-entry on the same day. Cloakroom charge is $2 per item. Leave your coats, bags, umbrellas and heavy shopping! We recommend leaving trolley bags here too, as people can trip over them in a crowd. Food and drinks will be available at the venue cafes. The venue is accessible by wheelchairs and prams. Respect copyright: Craft designers make their living from the sale of their ideas and designs. Make sure you buy a pattern rather than copying their display. Photography at the fair: Please ask permission before taking photographs. Expertise Events strongly supports the protection of intellectual property rights and copyright law, and unauthorised photography is prohibited.
36 Christmas in June 39 Make & Take classes 43 Art Studio 44 Pop Up classes 55 Nifty Notions New pattern from RicRac, Stand EZ02 The Craft Fair Friend is published by the organisers of the Craft & Quilt Fair ABN 43 003 932 492 PO Box 6053 Frenchs Forest, NSW 2086 AUSTRALIA © Copyright 2014
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AT A GLANCE Thursday to Sunday June 26 - 29, 2014 Open 9am to 5pm daily
IT’S ON IN JUNE!
Melbourne Exhibition Centre 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf Vic 3006
TICKETS: SINGLE DAY TICKETS: purchase at the door or buy online NOW at www.craftevents.com.au ■■ Adults $18 ■■ Age & Disability Pensioners $16 ■■ Seniors Card Holders $16 ■■ Children 5 to 16 years $9 under 5 years FREE ■■ Family – 2 adults & 2 children $42
GROUP TICKETS*: (minimum 10 tickets
pre-purchased) Book online or download a booking form from www.craftevents.com.au or contact us. ■■ Adults $15 ■■ Children 5 to 16 years $8, under 5 years FREE Buy 10+ tickets and get a discount PLUS a free bag valued at $7 compliments of Pfaff! (details on page 7)
MULTI-DAY PASSES* Visit www.craftevents.com.au 2 day pass $32 3 day pass $48 ■■ 4 day pass $60 ■■ ■■
*Bulk bookings: order and pay before Friday, June 20, 2014. ID may be required for fair entry; passes not transferable. No refunds available. Online bookings close midnight Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
General info and tickets: 02 9452 7575 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org I Fax: 02 9975 3707 Website: www.craftevents.com.au
Make a hand formed poppy for just $22. See page 40
Supported by: PEFC/xx-xx-xx
COMING TO THE FAIR PUBLIC TRANSPORT: For public transport info call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit www.ptv.vic.gov.au TRAM: Trams run regularly from outside the Exhibition Centre. Tram numbers 96, 112 and 109 travel down Spencer/Clarendon Streets and stop opposite the Clarendon Street entrance of the MCEC. Tram numbers 48 and 70 stop at the end of Flinders Street. BUS: Buses service the Crown Entertainment Complex, which is located across the road from the Exhibition Centre. The SkyBus transports visitors direct from Melbourne Airport to Southern Cross Station. TRAIN: Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations are both a short stroll from the Exhibition Centre. TAXI: Taxi ranks are right on the doorstep at the Exhibition Centre, the Crown Entertainment Complex and Southern Cross train station. PARKING: Parking is available below the Exhibition Centre. Early Bird and weekend rates apply. For full details visit www.mcec.com.au or call 03 9235 8000. ACCOMMODATION: We have negotiated special event rates with several hotels and other accommodation around the city. Visit craftevents.com.au. Details are correct at time of printing but are subject to change. Visitors should check prices and details prior to travelling.
COMING WITH FRIENDS BOOK TICKETS IN BULK AND SAVE When you book 10 tickets or more, the tickets are just $15 per adult and $8 per child. OTHER BENEFITS INCLUDE: ■■ Free bag for every adult group member with compliments of Pfaff. Collect them at the Help Desk. ■■ No queuing to buy tickets at the fair ■■ Flexibility to come any day of the fair ■■ You can even buy a few tickets each to use over 2 or 3 days ■■ Buy 20 adult tickets – get one free ■■ No credit card or booking fees
VALUED AT $7 with compliments of
when you come as a group of 10 or more* *Valid for adult group tickets only
Tickets must be purchased by Friday, June 20, 2014. Offer not valid for door sales. ORGANISE A CRAFT EVENT GROUP TRIP TODAY! Jump online at www.craftevents.com.au to make your booking or contact our friendly craft team today on 02 9452 7575 or email email@example.com June 26 – 29, 2014 7
GUEST ARTIST MOSAIC ART WEAR IT OR HANG IT Meet our guest artist Meredith Scott at the fair! Meredith creates stunning, contemporary mosaics and jewellery using a vibrant mixture of glass, shells, recycled and found objects. She has designed a variety of sculptures, art and jewellery that were inspired by her natural surroundings, local beaches and waterways. Some of her work has been selected to feature in an upcoming exhibition at Sydney’s Parliament House. Meredith says, “I love to mix glass and experiment with its rich and varied qualities with found and recycled objects. Mosaicing offers me boundless possibilities for expression”. Her subjects include animals, hands, skulls and natural themes – some of which you may find a little quirky! See Meredith’s work displayed at the fair and learn a new technique with beautiful materials in her hands-on classes.
Join a mosaic class with Meredith Meredith will be conducting hands-on Wearable Mosaics workshops using mother of pearl shell as a base with varied paua shell pieces and speciality tiles added. Just bring your imagination and get started! Daily one hour classes are at: 11am, 2pm and 3.30pm Cost: $35 includes kit* Meredith will be taking bookings at her display stand. Book early at the fair for these popular classes â€“ numbers are limited! *kits vary slightly and will include an oval or round base with a variety of tiles and paua shell. Gift box, chain and clip are included.
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QUILT SHOWCASE 2014 See the magnificent 2014 display featuring in excess of 300 quilts covering traditional, innovative, and art quilt categories in all sizes from miniature to queen. Stay abreast of current trends with the new category, Modern Quilts. Plus enjoy the ‘Coming of Age’ challenge, themed in honour of Vic Quilters’ 21st year. THERE’S A WIDE VARIETY OF EXHIBITIONS TO TANTALISE YOUR PATCHWORK AND QUILTING TASTEBUDS INCLUDING: Profile of A Quilter – Helen Hayes. An award winning long arm quilter who is highly regarded for her skill and professionalism, Helen will be present each day to talk about her quilts.
The Deniliquilters, from Deniliquin, NSW, will amaze you with their quilting talents and diversity of their craft.
AQA will take us into the past with their interpretation of The Elizabeth Quilt, an antique now in the posession of the National Gallery.
Committee Choice. In honour of their 21st Birthday a quilt from each current committee member will be displayed.
The Patchwork Gallery Inc. Group specializes in seeking out and mentoring new quilters. These quilters will be showcasing their latest, and in many cases their first quilt.
See a selection of winners’ and entrants’ work from the One Step Further Quilts 2013. This is a much requested category.
DEMONSTRATIONS Learn ‘how to do it’ in these engaging demonstrations: ■■
The process of making a quilt from the cutting out to the binding in these Quilt-A-Thon style demonstrations. The quilts made will go to the Very Snuggly Quilt program. Hand patchwork and quilting. Different ways of achieving the same end result including hand piecing, appliqué, embroidery, crazy patch and hand quilting.
Don’t miss the Floor Talks by quilters skilled in a particular area such as appliqué, pieced over papers, art quilts, pictorial quilts and more. Daily at 11am and 2pm. PLUS the Awards’ Ceremony will be held at 12noon on Thursday at the fair. Victorian Quilters Image credits from top: The Elizabeth Quilt, Primary Student Quilt.
VICTORIAN QUILTERS INC DON’T MISS THE BEST OF AUSTRALIA DISPLAY WITH EACH STATE’S 2013 BEST OF SHOW PIECES Best of Australia state winners are: ■■ ■■
WA: Papa by Jocelyne Leath NSW: Rings and Roses by Janet Treen (Winner: Best of Australia) VIC: Fiore Della Vita by Pamela Brockwell QLD: On the Wing by Pam Hill ACT: Earth, Air and a Memory of Water by Jenny Bowker
On the Wing by Pam Hill, QLD
TAS: Cornelian by Helen Stubbings SA: 16th Century Fantasy by Michele Hill NT: When I’m Feeling Blue... I Quilt by Chris Knights
Sponsored by Earth, Air and a Memory of Water by Jenny Bowker, ACT
RAFFLE QUILT Buy a $2 ticket in the Vic Quilters raffle for your chance to win one of two great prizes: 1. Amélie quilt (pictured left). Designed and appliquéd by Margaret Mew, Irene Blanck and Jennifer Murray and longarm quilted by Margaret Mew, Quilt Station. 2. Bernette sewing machine. Tickets available at the quilt exhibition and funds raised aid the Grants and Charitable Works programs and Vic Quilters events. June May 21 26 – 25, 29, 2014 11
AQC CHALLENGE TEN OUT OF TEN See the 2014 finalists’ work for the renowned AQC Challenge. Based on this year’s theme ‘TEN’, you will find the interpretations diverse, personal and inspiring. Entries were received from every state in Australia as well as New Zealand and Canada. See them up close and personal at the fair! Entrants in the Challenge competed for cash prizes totalling $5,500!
Facing page (clockwise from top left): Ten In My Tank Today by Jill Hessing; It’s All About The Number by Rosemary Rush; Walking Iris by Bernadine Hine; What’s Your Score? By Sue Broadway; 10 Green Bottles by Helen Godden; Ten Shoes for Five People by Lucy Carroll. This page (clockwise from top left): A Thousand Joys by Marina Holland; Tram Route No. 10 by Sue de Vanny; 10 Together Equals Teamwork by Alison Withers.
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FASHION SECRETS FREE TIPS AND TIMELESS ADVICE
with Miss Chrissy
Miss Chrissy Keepence of The Lindy Charm School for Girls is passionate about fashion. She is on a mission to empower women to embrace styles that complement their own natural beauty. Her daily demonstrations will remind us how simple ways with craft and sewing can transform an outfit using the ‘Make Do and Mend’ mindset of yesteryear. Join her for some fun, informative tips with a little fashion history woven in! THESE FREE 30 MINUTE DEMONSTRATIONS RUN DAILY AT THE SHOW 11am Stitch Me Pretty Presentation/ Demonstration with mannequin and models. Miss Chrissy takes you through a ‘Make Do and Mend’ presentation and demonstration. With her wealth of knowledge on early 20th century style, you will learn how simple crafty ways can embellish and style a very plain outfit and turn it into a fabulous and stylin’ new outfit using this mentality from yesteryear. 1pm Truly, Madly, Stylish Presentation/ Demonstration with mannequin and models. Miss Chrissy takes you through a ‘Show and Tell’ format where she reveals clever ways the past ‘made do and mended’ to keep up with the Jones’. These are tips we can use today to change the mindset with our disposable, often short-lived fashion trends. 3pm Up Close and Personal with Miss Chrissy. Learn about The Lindy Charm School for Girls – what they do, how they came about and how important their message is for ladies and gentlemen today, particularly when it comes to grooming, manners, etiquette, charm and poise. Also learn about the importance of undergarments and the nip-and-tucking required for off-the-rack purchases today. 14
THE SENTINELLES A DISPLAY BY DIJANNE CEVAAL The Sentinelles was made for exhibition by Dijanne Cevaal and originally consisted of only the large pieces in this display. She then hand printed smaller panels that could be bought by others to create embroidered pieces, and each purchaser of these hand printed panels could embroider or embellish the pieces in their own way. This has resulted in contributions by stitchers throughout France and Australia. Each piece explores aspects of the earth and each sentinel deals with aspects of the environment. The display has recently returned from a successful exhibition in France, and can be seen at the fair. Dijanne will be at the fair and available to talk about these facinating pieces and answer your questions.
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1ST PRIZE BERNINA 330 SEWING MACHINE Simple handling, high-quality results! The Bernina 330 offers an extra touch of luxury with room for your own creativity, featuring: Automatic buttonhole function Built-in needle threader ■■ Permanent memory function ■■ Bright LED sewing light ■■ ■■
2ND PRIZE YOUR CHOICE OF ONE OF THESE SUPERB HORN PRODUCTS: Kensington Cabinet Valued at $959 + $150 for assembly. Large work surface for your sewing or quilting needs. OR Outback MKII Cabinet Valued at $899 + $150 for assembly. Compact cabinet for larger machines - this has more depth than the standard range.
3RD PRIZE DAYLIGHTMAN PACK The Daylightman pack includes:
The Ultimate Floor Lamp RRP $369.95
Lightpad – light box RRP $120
Handy Portable Lamp RRP $30
PRIZE VALUED AT
4TH PRIZE GINGHER PRIZE VALUE DESIGNER SERIES $149.95 ‘JULIA’ SCISSORS FROM SCISSORMAN These superbly crafted and collectable 8 inch dressmaker’s shears feature a bright, beautiful floral design on the handles.
To enter, complete the competition form you receive when you buy your ticket and put it in the box at the fair. The winners will be drawn at the end of the last day of the event and notified by phone and email the following week. For full terms and conditions of entry and prize details visit www.craftevents.com.au *Value of Horn prize will vary, depending on product chosen. Accessories not included.
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WHO’S HOT MEET THESE SPECIAL GUESTS AT THE FAIR! Sandra Chandler from Texas, USA is the inventor of the Curve Master Presser Foot, which allows quilters to easily stitch curves and achieve designs with ease. She will be demonstrating her techniques and product at Punch with Judy, Stand A11. Leonie and Bill West, inventors of Westalee adjustable rulers will be demonstrating their innovative range of products that will make your patchwork more accurate and so much easier! See them at Punch with Judy, Stand A11.
Carol Veillon is the editor of Quiltmania magazine, a French magazine entirely dedicated to quilt lovers and a source of inspiration to quilters worldwide. Carol will be at the Quiltmania Stand, E25, at the fair. Helen Godden is a visual artist and a national and international award winning quilt artist with no hard and fast rules and no quilt police! See her demonstrating at HandiQuilter, Stand E30.
Premium quality magnifiers and lighting for the craft enthusiast. SHOW SPECIAL! Eschenbach sewing magnifier. RRP $143.99 SHOW ONLY SPECIAL $99 • German made • 2X with 4X extra lens. • Frameless for shadow free working Visit us on stand F19 for this and other show specials. www.sfse.com.au Phone: 1800 818 221
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QUEEN OF TEA COSIES LOANI IS BACK WITH A NEW BOOK!
It turns out everyone loves a tea cosy. It makes a perfect gift, no one has to wear it and it reminds us of our grandmothers. PLUS it’s very Australian. Loani Prior has even more fun and creative tea cosies in her new book Pretty Funny Tea Cosies & other beautiful knitted things because “ideas come from everywhere, like Lady Gaga, Art Deco lamps, tribal masks, a coral reef, even Melbourne Cup Day”, she says. The ‘other things’ in the book include knitted trinkets and embellishments.
“I reckon a designer needs two qualities above all else, and that is the gall to think you can do anything, and a strong inner critic to recognise when you aren’t quite there yet.” See Loani’s latest knitted objets d’art on display at the fair, where she will also be signing copies of her new book. You’ll find her near Can Do Books, Stand E01.
Photo credits: Mark Crocker
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BERNINA STAND J15
The Bernina Quilt Frame, in combination with your favourite machine provides the space to make even the most complex quilting projects achievable. HELEN DAFTER STAND A36
Achieve stunning results like this silk tassel quickly and easily using silk ribbon and beautiful burnished beads. There are many other ideas using these multi hued beads.
STUDIO MIO STAND A22
This pop-out purse is easy to make and comes in 3 sizes, has two internal pockets and a frame that opens wide. Kit includes a lace zipper.
PATCHWORK MARIKO JAPAN STAND C22
Kinku kinchaku is a portable sewing pouch with a beautiful flowershape pin cushion inside. The 10 small clip-on plugs add to its appeal. Finished size 5x10x10cm.
THE BAY WINDOW & HEATHER’S DESIGNS STAND C21
By Air, By Rail, By Sea Quilt Kit. Patterns and kits available. 2020 www.craftevents.com.au www.craftevents.com.au
SHOP AT THE FAIR BROTHER AUSTRALIA STAND H08
ScanNCut is the world’s first home and hobby cutting machine with a built-in scanner. Cut fabric for sewing, quilting and appliqué. No PC required! THE BAY WINDOW & HEATHER’S DESIGNS STAND C21
The Owl and The Pussycat quilt kit patterns and kits available. PATCHWORK PASSION STAND B18
Hot off the press is Gail Pan’s new book Patchwork loves Embroidery, filled with 15 whimsical projects suitable for all skill levels.
SEWN AND QUILTED STAND A24
‘Stepping Stones’ by Quiltworx uses streamlined foundation piecing techniques to create perfect points every time! Patterns and kits available.
BOOK SIGNINGS ON STAND
SIGHT FOR SORE EYES STAND F19
Eschenbach labo-clip – Clip-on to your own glasses. German made. Hands free magnification. Lightweight Interchangeable lenses available. Show special $65. June May 26 21 – 29, 25, 2014 21
FLEXI-CRAFT MOULDS STAND D21
See ‘Flowers and Lace Beginner Kit’ and other new products demonstrated at stand D21. They are hand-made silicon moulds perfect for cake-decorating and scrapbooking applications.
BEARS BY ANNIE STAND H22
Introducing Annie’s latest design, Bebe – a very cute 13cm baby bear made from Sassy mini bear fur, sitting in a cute bucket. Patterns and kits available.
THE BAY WINDOW & HEATHER’S DESIGNS STAND C21
African Silhouettes quilt kit – patterns and fabric packs available.
SEWING BUDDIES AUSTRALIA STAND C25
EcoluxLighting, LED Lighting strip for your sewing machine lets you see more, sew more! Compact, powerful and a two year unconditional guarantee!
14 HAVALLY STAND G04
Going Tribal, Feeling Boho, Indigo Dreams, Let Havally inspire you! Open the treasure chest on a unique range of Indian haberdashery. Plus kits for gypsy bags, tassels and tribal quilts. 2222 www.craftevents.com.au www.craftevents.com.au
SHOP AT THE FAIR SCISSORMAN STAND A01
The Perfect Point scissors are ideal for all crafts. They’re sharp, reliable and well priced!
DAYLIGHTMAN STAND A01
The LED light pad is perfect for crafters. It’s lightweight and stays cool for hours. HAVALLY STAND G04
Vintage Gypsy Patches from the Great Rann of Kutch. Exquisite Indian hand embroidered patches full of colour and detail makes a perfect embellishment for your next project.
TEDDY’S BITS STAND H35
Check out our latest and greatest bears, mohair, kits and lots of other goodies for making your favourite critters.
CATHARINA’S VINTAGE STITCHES STAND C15
See the latest trends in stitcheries and fabric, including this gorgeous printed linen panel by Tammie Green.
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POWERTEX AUSTRALIA STAND C11
Turn fibre, fabric and paper creations into fantastic 3D artworks using this versatile medium. Great for mixed media, textiles and fabric sculpture. PUNCH WITH JUDY STAND A11
Expand your creativity with fabric by using the Terial Magic – a fabulous stabilising spray.
MARGARET’S FABRICS STAND A27
Reversible shoulder tie tunic pattern is rotary cut and can be a summer dress, pinafore or a top. Easy to make - no buttonholes, zips or tricky bits!
SEWING BUDDIES AUSTRALIA STAND C25
Sew AdjusTable is the only sewing extension table that adjusts to any brand, make or model of sewing machine, overlocker or embroidery machine.
ROSSDALE STAND G42
The 3Doodler is a unique 3D printing pen! It uses plastic thread that is melted then cooled while moving through the pen, which can then be used to make amazing 3D objects by hand. Catch demonstrations at the stand! MARGARET’S FABRICS STAND A27
Wrap-City Dress pattern by Monica Poole Designs. Wrap it tight or loose for a look that suits you. Sizes 8 – 18. 2424 www.craftevents.com.au www.craftevents.com.au
SHOP AT THE FAIR LOGAN’S PATCHWORK FABRICS STAND A08
New book, Shatter and Sew! introduces the Shattered Image technique in a clear, logical sequence with a wealth of illustrations and photographs. Join a Masterclass at 2pm to learn more.
CRAFT CUBBY & CREATIVE APPLIQUE STAND A14 See the latest cute doggy appliqué designs.
JUST PATCHWORK STAND A37– The SewEzi Grande features most of the features of the SewEzi portable table and more. It is a relocatable table, and can accommodate the new larger domestic sewing machines, it has a larger flat sewing surface and adjustable height. Comes with free template for your machine plus protective bag.
AUSTRALIAN COUNTRY QUILTS – PHOTO FABRIC STAND B17
Print photos on fabric easily – just as you would on paper! Also washable, making it perfect for memory quilts. See demonstrations at the stand. MARGARET’S FABRICS STAND A27
The Happy Block Keeper is perfect for storing your quilting blocks and great for transporting them to class. Has inside pockets for medium cutting mat, ruler and sewing equipment.
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HELEN DAFTER STAND A36
‘The Honey Hive’. Designed to store your pins, scissors, marking pen/pencil, tape measure etc. all within easy reach in this authentic honey hive complete with bees. Kit or pattern. LOLA LOVEGROVE STAND F18
Luxurious Silk Mohair and Airlux yarns combine to make this vest, super soft and straight from European catwalks. A piece to treasure for seasons to come.
WILLMARK YARNS STAND D23
Crochet Basket using ‘Grande’ cotton yarn. 100% cotton yarns in an array of colours and bulk sizes for crocheting and knitting rugs, bags, cushions and more! Kits and patterns available.
BEAD SHACK STAND B11
Gorgeous Hat Pins and Stick Pins available separately or in kits. Kits include pins, beads, stoppers and fancy metal pieces to make your pins a work of art.
FLIP LA K STAND C18
Flip-n Big Storm...great new template kit based on Storm at Sea.
SEW WELL MAIDE STAND EZ08
The Pattern Drafter Ruler. Create your own clothing patterns easily. No previous experience in pattern making is needed! A fast and easy way to make your own patterns that fit you. 2626 www.craftevents.com.au www.craftevents.com.au
SHOP AT THE FAIR KATKINS DESIGNS STAND E07
Babushka fairies are easy and fun to make. Available as a kit or pattern, buy their printed faces too or pick up all you need to draw them yourself.
FABRICS 4 U 2 STAND E13
Exciting new toy kits now available. These are super easy to sew patterns for stitchers of any age. Kits start from just $25. THE BEAD NERD STAND G06
All the tools you need for your next jewellery project in one compact case. Easy to use and great to use while travelling.
BELISA CASHMERE STAND D14
Knit a ring shawl with one 50gm ball of Belisa Cashmere. Free pattern included.
PICKLEMOUSE CORNER STAND G35
Beautiful bundles of coordinating fat quarters are just what you need to create the perfect quilt top.
PICKLEMOUSE CORNER STAND G35
Funky new season flannels – choose from many different patterns and kits – there’s something for everybody! June May 26 21 – 29, 25, 2014 27
HANDY GADGETS HERE IS A SNEAK PEEK AT WHAT YOU’LL FIND AT THE FAIR:
1 Clips for English Paper Piecing – these little spring loaded clips will save your hands from gripping fabric and paper while you baste your fabric to the paper. Find them at Stand E35. 2 The Thread Tamer is a multi-task thread stand that holds spools for couching, cording, vertical and perpendicular drawing. See it at Stand B33. 3 Scissor sharpener will save your scissors and give them a new lease on life! This handy file gives your favourite scissors a clean, sharp edge, at Stand A01. 4 New Sew Steady Quilter’s Wish table with over 500 sq inches of workspace includes a table grid, circles sewing kit, compartment drawer and a free travel bag. Check it out at Stand A11. 5 This scissors pouch is both cute and functional – double the safety and avoid losing protective cap. Free with any embroidery scissors purchased from Stand B30.
USEFUL TOOLS LOTS OF NEW CRAFT GADGETS AND GIZMOS TO MAKE TRICKY TASKS EASY!
6 Special fusible web appliqué embroidery needles – the needle shaft is triangular which make piercing through the layers of fabric and fusible web much easier, at Stand E35. 7 Roxanne’s Glue-Baste-It is a watersoluble basting glue in an easy-squeeze bottle, at Stand C18. 8 Handy – and gorgeous! – 3-piece Rotary Cutting Set consisting of 45mm rotary cutter, 3in x 8in rule and 6in x 18in cutting mat, at Stand C18 9 Here is the perfect machine needle for top stitching, it is 90/14 and ideal for top stitching and quilting with medium weight threads (40wt), at Stand C18. 10 The Sewline Fabric Pencil gives clean, clear lines on fabric that are easily removed with a Sewline eraser or by dabbing with a damp cloth, at Stand C18.
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The stuff dreams are made on
Come & visit the Brother stand to see our amazing offers to inspire creativity & make your crafty dreams come true!
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Standard Blade & Blade Holder Value: $45.90
NV610 Sewing Machine Superbly equipped with 429 stitches, 10 one-step buttonhole styles, 3 font styles, advanced needle threading system, sideways feed and presser-foot pressure adjustment.
Trolley bag & circular attachment. Value: $219
The Quattro3 sets the standard for state-of-the-art sewing, quilting, crafting and embroidery. Now you can realise your creative vision more than ever before.
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Upgrade Kit 3 - Border Frame and Software Value: $499
Offers only available at Craft and Quilt Melbourne 2014 and while stocks last
FREE WORKSHOPS LISTEN AND LEARN
No bookings are required. Program applies daily at the fair. All workshops are 30 minutes unless indicated. Arrive early as space is limited. If you’re a beginner, look for the ♥ symbol. Plan your day
★ New Workshop
1 hour workshop
♥ Perfect for beginners
Masterclasses in Workshop 1 at 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm, see page 35 for details.
10am ♥ Fashion and Handbags. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand A27. Make over your wardrobe with co-ordinating patterns that are easy to sew. Includes the latest handbag designs and techniques. 10.30am ★ How To Dress to Look Your Best, Karen Pior, Sew Well Maide, Stand EZ08. Who doesn’t want to know how to look their best? Come and learn about your body shape and how colours, lines and styles can be your best friends. Learn the magic of fashion optical illusions and how sewing your own garments makes you the master of your best look. 11am ♥ Traditional Double Wedding Ring Made Easy. Heather Bartsch, Barossa Quilt and Craft Cottage, Stand B25. Using the EZ ruler learn how all the curves and maths are made easy to make this traditional, beautiful quilt. 11.30am ★ Textile Tales, Near and Far, Old and New. Deborah Parker, Havally, Stand G04. Are you interested in what the Desert of Kutch, the home of baseball, the jungle of Borneo and a tropical island all have in common? Join Deb and find out as she lifts the lid on her private treasure chest and collection. She shares stories, knowledge and the fabric of life. 12noon ♥ ★ Photo Transfer with Powerprint. Ashley Bowley, Powertex Australia, Stand C11. Learn how to transfer your favourite photos onto fabric, and other porous surfaces, including canvas, wood, glass, metal and ceramics, with this incredibly versatile medium. Be amazed by the clarity of the transfers and the endless possibilities this medium offers! 12.30pm ★ Enhance the Quality and Appearance of Your Stitching. Barrie Ashton, Wonderfil Specialty Threads, Canada, Stand B33. Discover the diversity of thread weights, textures and finishes you can achieve. Samples will show different looks by simply changing threads.
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FREE WORKSHOPS 1.30pm Quick and Easy Hand Dyeing. Joy White, Starr Laces and Ribbons, Stand D36. Experience the simplicity of hand dyeing lace, fabric, buttons, beads and more. Just dilute the dye with water, paint on then set in the microwave. Quick, easy and inexpensive. 2.30pm Quilt As You Go. Monica Poole, Margaret’s Fabrics, Stand A27. Discover everything you need to know about quilt as you go. Learn various techniques that will revolutionise the way that you make quilts forever. 3pm ♥ Magic Half Squares and Quarter Squares. Heather Bartsch, Barossa Quilt and Craft Cottage, Stand B25. Learn how to create scrap quilts from fabric strips, jelly rolls and rulers. Plus receive a free pattern sheet. 10am ♥ Wonderful One-Fabric Quilts. Margaret Kirkby, Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics, Stand A08. Experience the magic of creating a stunning quilt from just one fabric. From table runners to queen sized quilts, this exciting technique is fun, fast and rewarding. 10.30am ★ Working with Circles. Heather Buck, The Bay Window & Heather’s Designs, Stand C21. Learn some nifty tricks for working with circles including how to set a circle into a block. Heather will demonstrate a cheat’s Cathedral Window and a simple way to make a Drunkard’s Path – all using the one ruler. 11am ★ Gadgets & Gizmos. Doug Boyling, Catchy Crafts, Stand C08. Come along and check out ‘Demo Doug’ showing you all the latest gizmos and gadgets in papercrafting! Find out how easily you can create works of art with new pens, dies and tools. 11.30am ♥ The Latest in European Cardmaking. Debra Van Der Meulen, Cardmaking.net, Stand B34. Discover the latest techniques and trends in using Marianne Design and Nellie Snellen stencils, cardmaking kits, 3D Pictures, colouring peel off stickers and more. Ideal for beginners! 12.30pm ★ Cash in on your Craft Passion! Carlene Hunt, The Handcrafted Shop, Stand H31. You love your craft or hobby. People say: “You should sell this, I’d pay good money for it!” Well Carlene at The Handcrafted Shop agrees! Come and learn more about this easy and affordable online market. 1pm ★ Circleworks. Leonie West, Punch with Judy, Stand A11. Leonie will demonstrate her new Circleworks rotating tool, perfect for designing circular quilts and blocks incorporating circles such as New York Beauty, 32
FREE WORKSHOPS Compass blocks and star blocks. Circleworks can create unique patterns for stitching with a longarm machine, domestic sewing machine or for foundation piecing. 1.30pm ★ Sashiko Style and Kogin Embroidery. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles, Stand C27. Learn what can be achieved with pre-stencilled sashiko fabrics. Jane will explain Hitomezashi (one stitch sashiko) and Kogin embroidery. 2pm Flannel Fixation. Pam Davis, Picklemouse Corner , Stand G35. Make luxurious cosy quilts for family and friends this winter with this amazing fabric. View our latest fabrics, patterns and kits. 2.30pm Westalee Braider. Leonie West, Punch with Judy, Stand A11. Imagine making a braid cut to the right length, width and strip width – you can with the new Westalee Adjustable Braider! Plus see a whole new variety of designs as well for braids, borders and whole quilts. Leonie will demonstrate how easy it can be with no maths! 3pm ★ New Techniques in Machine Quilting. Helen Godden, HandiQuilter, Stand E30. Do you love free motion quilting and having fun with paint, yarn and thread? Helen’s unique approach to machine quilting and teaching is familiar to lots of quilters both in Australia and the USA. Helen has lots of exciting new techniques on the Sweet 16 with the new couching feet set so come along, have fun and be inspired! 10am Pattern Making the Easy Way. Sonja Bezuidenhout, Lutterloh Patterns, Stand D29. Demonstrating an easy system from Germany using only bust and hip measurements to create your own patterns for garments. 10.30am ♥ Modern Quilts Uncovered. Gai Taylor, Just Patchwork, Stand A37. Modern Quilts are the words on everyone’s lips. Influenced by architecture, trend colours and home decor, quilting has now entered the 21st century. Modern fabrics, patterns, books and templates will all be demonstrated in this workshop. 11am Photos on Fabrics for Dummies, Kathleen Stone, Australian Country Quilts – Photo Fabric, Stand B17. Be amazed to see how easily you can print any photo, text or drawing on fabric with your home printer. Making quilt labels, wedding, baby and memory quilts become simple. Free notes available.
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FREE WORKSHOPS 11.30am Appliqué Fun – ‘Wow’ How Easy, Bev Ross, Craft Cubby & Creative Appliqué, Stand A14. Discover how easy it is to appliqué the Craft Cubby way – with Applifix! A free pattern will be given to all attendees. 12noon ★ What’s New in Cardmaking & Scrapbooking. Nicole Farrell, Craft Queen, Stand F01. See the hottest products that everyone’s after, new from the queen of craft – ribbons, papers and kits, everything you need and more! See how these products come together to create stylish, cost effective individual designs for scrapbooking and card making. 12.30pm Taking Away the Printer Fear Factor! Kathleen Stone, Australian Country Quilts – Photo Fabric, Stand B17. You’ll be inspired to start using your printer without fear. Find out which photos work best and how to scan old photos or insert digital images onto fabric. Don’t miss how to print large quilt panels poster size. Free notes available. 1pm ★ The Art of Rubber Stamping! Tracy Penn, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Stand E21. Learn what all the buzz is about with rubber stamping! Stamping is great for all types of paper and fabric projects. You’ll learn how to create gorgeous hand-made cards, scrapbook pages and memory albums – all with rubber stamps, ink and paper! 1.30pm Creative Colour Workshop. Reece Scannell, Mode in Australia, Stand G03. Discover a new you and enhance your creativity and confidence using simple and fun techniques. Whether you’re new to quilting or highly experienced, interpreting and communicating with colour is a valuable skill that can be learned and used to make your work shine. 2pm ★ Top Tips for Hand Embroidery and Stitcheries, Catherina Sudholz, Catharina’s Vintage Stitches, Stand C15. Discover the best ways to work with felt and hanky linen, learn about threads and the advantages of using linens and stabilisers. Plus pick up top hints and tips, and learn about hand dyeing linen and wool felt that match your stitcheries. 2.30pm Where the Flip-N Fun Begins. Brenda Burgess, Flip La K, Stand C18. Brenda is the founder of Flip la K and will demonstrate the basic flip process, give an overview of the latest products plus a big show and tell. Learn the tools and tips to make great blocks the Flip la K way.
Masterclasses in Workshop 1 at 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 2pm, see page 35 for details.
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Pick up the latest tips and techniques from these skilled professionals. Book and pay to attend these seminars when you arrive at the fair. 10am Flip-n Tips! Yan Pring, Flip la K. Yan is a published author and expert, renowned for her work with colour. She will talk about the flip process and taking flip blocks to the next level. This class is full of tips and laughs so take your notebook. Masterclass cost $5 Book at Stand C18. 11am Princess-style Pattern Making and Designing – The Easy Way! Sonja Bezuidenhout, Lutterloh Patterns. Every woman should have their own Little Black Dress. To some it’s long and dramatic, to others it’s short and sassy. You’ll start with a princess-line fitted pattern from the Lutterloh collection. Learn how to design some of the styles and how to create combinations to get that perfect dress. Masterclass cost $5. Book at Stand D29. 12noon Silk Ribbon Embroidery – Dimensional Backgrounds, Helen Dafter. Learn tips and techniques to create dimension with silk ribbon embroidery including hand painted backgrounds, stitching techniques which include the economical use of silk ribbon and the clever use of fabrics to create additional 3D effects. Masterclass cost $5. Book at Stand A36. 1pm Up Close and Personal with Pre-cuts, Gai Taylor, Just Patchwork. Watch the magic happen when traditional shapes disappear into other forms to create intriguing patterns. Fabric cutting and sewing demonstrated to reveal the versatility of charm packs, layer cakes and jelly rolls. Templates, patterns and books also covered. Free pattern available for class participants. Masterclass cost $5. Book at Stand A37. 2pm Shattered Images, Margaret Kirkby, Logan’s Patchwork Fabrics. This technique is new and unique, inspired by Canadian fibre artist Ellen Adams. Discover how multiple cuts of just one print can create a new fragmented array of vibrant colour and design. Explore some stunning possibilities with this simple, effective technique. Masterclass cost $5. Book at Stand A08. June 26 – 29, 2014 35
CHRISTMAS IN JUNE IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS! Enjoy the magic of Christmas – in June, and start preparing for the real event in December! Enjoy these free 30-minute demonstrations each day, no bookings required. Find them in the Christmas in June area at the fair. There are some wonderful Christmas crafts to enjoy at the fair. It’s a winter wonderland of craft, from patchwork to stitching to card making and more.
FREE each day at the fair! Be inspired and make a gift for you or a friend in plenty of time for Christmas! 10am Christmas Cards and Keepsakes, Tracy Penn, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Stand E21. See how you can use rubber stamps to create beautiful Christmas cards and keepsakes. This fun demonstration will provide you with many ‘wows’ and get you excited about the upcoming festive season. 10.30am Christmas Cardinal Bird, Catharina Sudholz, Catharina’s Vintage Stitches, Stand C15. Catherina will show you how to create a lovely Christmas cardinal bird using pure wool felt – perfect to decorate your Christmas tree or use to decorate around your home! 11am Simple Christmas Hangings, Karen Love, Fabrics 4 U 2, Stand E13. Come along and be inspired for Christmas. A variety of kits and patterns to choose from, plus there’s a free gift with every Christmas kit purchased at the fair! 11.30am Corded Christmas Stocking, Barrie Ashton, WonderFil Specialty Threads, Canada, Stand B33. See how to create a corded Christmas stocking – it’s easier than you think!
CELEBRATE IN STYLE! 12noon Quick and Easy Christmas Cards, Dina Boyling, Catchy Crafts, Stand C08. Learn some quick ways of using dies, punches and stickers to make quick Christmas cards that are easy to make and have the WOW factor! 12.30pm Gorgeous Patchwork Projects, Pam Davis, Picklemouse Corner, Stand G35. Discover how to strip piece a simple Christmas project with ease and speed. You’ll be inspired to make something for your home and to give as a gift! 1pm Gift Tags, Marg Low, Marg Low Designs, Stand G29. See easy, fun to make gift tags with little or no stitching. Once you see the simple technique, it will be possible to create a variety of tags.
1.30pm Christmas Craft Clipart, Kathleen Stone, Australian Country Quilts – Photo Fabric, Stand B17. Make hundreds of exciting new Christmas gifts to amaze your family and friends with fun and festive Christmas clip art to print on fabric or paper.
2pm Sashiko Christmas Stars, Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles, Stand C27. See how easy it is to make Christmas Sashiko Star decorations.
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YOUNG DESIGNERS SEE TEXSTYLE WORKS Be inspired by this selection of pieces from the 2013 Texstyle exhibition. These major textile projects from NSW HSC students of Textiles & Design represent some of the best in HSC student design talent â€“ and are an inspiration to any craft lover. See them at the fair.
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HANDS-ON CLASSES Hands-on classes with kits. Plan your day
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Learn something new in a one-hour hands-on session at the fair. For the small cost of a kit, you will receive expert instruction and make something new. Program runs daily at the fair. 10am ★ Super Easy and Durable Glasses or Pencil Case, Mio Fujita, Studio Mio. No sewing required! Learn to make this gorgeous case in eight easy steps. Suitable for all skill levels. Kit cost $20. Book at Stand A22. 11am Fabric Painting Workshop, Libby Richardson, Patchwork Passion. Fabric painting is a very easy, achievable way to add colour and interest to your appliqués and stitcheries. It also opens endless opportunities to use this technique in future craft projects. No experience is needed and kids are very welcome. Kit cost $20, including pattern, fabric print, use of paints, trays and brushes. Book at Stand B18. 12noon Celtic Sashiko Christmas Tree, Sue Howie, Indigo Niche Sashiko Designs. Learn the gentle art of Sashiko by stitching this pre-printed Christmas Tree Wall Hanging. Learn the finer points together with great tips on how to do Sashiko and great project ideas. Suitable for all levels. Kit cost $25. Book at Stand B07. 1pm Japanese Glasses Case, Wendy Saclier or Shuji Yamazaki, Wabi-Sabi Designs. Make a glasses case that hangs around your neck with beautiful Japanese fabric. Now you can always find your glasses when you need them! Simple and fun hand-sewing for beginners. Once you have the pattern from the class, you can make these great gifts at home. Kit cost $15. Book at Stand D08. 2pm ★ Convenient and Cute Fabric Card Case, Mio Fujita, Studio Mio. No sewing required! Learn to create a super easy, cute and convenient card case. For all skill levels. Kit cost $20. Book at Stand A22. June May 26 21 – 29, 25, 2014 39
HANDS-ON CLASSES 10am ★ Silk Ribbon Embroidery – Woven Roses, Helen Dafter. Learn to embroider spider web woven roses, French knots and secrets to placement of stitches to create grass, leaves, etc, on a pre-prepared printed background using pure silk embroidery ribbons. No previous skills required, suitable for beginners to intermediate. Kit cost $23. Book at Stand A36.
11am ★ Kogin Embroidery Hair Button, Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold Japanese Textiles. Come along and make a Kogin Embroidery button to tie up your hair or to give as a gift. It’s a great way to learn the basics of this style of embroidery. Kit includes everything you need. Kit cost $17. Book at Stand C27. 1pm Make a Zipper Flower Brooch, Karen Pior, Sew Well Maide. Zippers are very ‘on trend’ in fashion right now, particularly exposed zippers on clothing and accessories. Turn a zipper into a flower brooch to embellish hats, bags or clothes. Kit cost $25. Book at Stand EZ08.
2pm ★ Ribbon Flowers – Recipes and Techniques! Helen Dafter. Make a beautiful hand formed poppy from wire-edged ombre ribbon and learn the techniques and tips behind roses from wire-edged ribbon, carnations from bias-cut silk ribbon and a very cute chrysanthemum from a variety of ribbons. All recipes included! Kit cost $22. Book at Stand A36.
HANDS-ON CLASSES 10am Scrapbooking Made Simple, Nicole Farrell, Craft Queen. Learn the basics of the ‘pocket scrapbooking/project life style’. Get hands-on and make two pages in class and see how easy and rewarding it is to record memories for the future. There is no need to bring photos – you can slip them in later! Great for beginners and kids too. Kit cost $20. Book at Stand F01. 11.15am – 12.45pm [1.5 hour class] ★ Hip Hip Hooray, Tracy Penn and Lorinda de-Regt Penn, Stampin’ Up!® Join this fun class with Stampin’ Up!®’s latest kit, Hip Hip Hooray. Choose from three class options: Cards: Make 20 cards. Images copyright Stampin’ Up!® 1990 – 2014
Layouts: Create a double 12x12 scrapbook layout. Please bring your own adhesive.
Mini Album: Please bring your own adhesive. Kit includes 20 card bases and envelopes, five sticker sheets with 13 adhesive mounts on each sheet, 8 clips, white twine, a sheet of dimensionals, a stamp set of 3 greetings, a clear block and mini ink spot. Kit cost $39. All materials supplied, just bring your own paper snips/ scissors. Book at Stand E21. 1pm Creative Card Making, Nicole Farrell, Craft Queen. In this class you’ll learn economical card making tips. Use the new release Graphic 45 papers to create two cards and two tags and have enough supplies to complete the same again at home! Kit cost $20. Book at Stand F01. 2pm ★ Christmas Gift Tags, Nicole Farrell, Craft Queen. In this class you’ll make four adorable vintagestyle Christmas tags. Your kit will also contain extra supplies to make at least four more gift tags at home. Kit cost $20. Book at Stand F01.
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HANDS-ON CLASSES 10am English Paper Piecing, Rhonda Leith, Blue Willow Cottage. Learn this traditional and easy method of patchwork. Includes handy hints to make your sewing easier. Kit includes papers, fabric, mini rotary cutter and mat. Kit cost $25. Book at Stand E35. 11am ★ Japanese Magic Spiral Pouch, Daisuke Ikeda, Patchwork Mariko Japan. Discover how to make this unusual and intricate pouch that zips up to a tetrahedron-shaped pouch and unzips into a long ribbon. Make this pouch with Japanese Kimono-printed fabric with two time-saving double adhesive tapes – no need to baste anymore! Finished size is 8cm x 8cm x 10cm. Kit cost $20. Book at Stand C22.
1pm Pattern Making...the Easy Way! Sonja Bezuidenhout, Lutterloh Patterns. Learn to draft your own waistcoat pattern, using only bust and hip measurements. Kit cost $5. Book at Stand D29.
2pm Tamako Necklace, Daisuke Ikeda, Patchwork Mariko Japan. Discover the secret to making a neat, beautiful necklace with a special closure, wooden beads and Japanese kimono-printed fabric. An easy project that is perfect for beginners. Kit cost $22. Book at Stand C22.
NAPKINS INTO ART Release your inner artist at Izzii Art Studio classes. Visit the Izzii stand, J35, at the fair for live demonstrations on napkin art and ink art. Classes run daily. 9.30am and 3.15pm daily – Introduction to Napkin Art and Magic Foil Use napkin art and foil to make a mini canvas or turn it into a drinks coaster. Suitable for all levels (aged 16 and over), including beginners. Class cost $6. 10.45am daily – Starter Pack Designer Gift Cards . Create five stunning greetings cards in this brand new class. The technique class is a great introduction to mixed media using napkin art, dimensional paste and metallic foils. All materials supplied including a stencil. Suitable for all levels (aged 16 and over), including beginners. Class cost $15. 12.15pm daily – Dimensional Designer Journal Take napkin art to the next level. Cover a plain journal using liquid patchwork and paper napkins. Learn how putting Izzii multi-media mediums under the napkins can give a stunning 3D effect. This is a fun class suitable for all levels (aged 16 and over), including beginners. Class cost $29.
1.45pm daily – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with Napkin Art Explore the possibilities of ‘Liquid Patchwork’ medium along with paper napkins. Transform a plain environmentally friendly jute carry bag into a work of original art. This is a great class suitable for beginners (aged 16 and over) Class cost $29.
Bookings can be made at www.izzii.com.au or on the day at the Izzii Art Studio, Stand J35. Places are limited – bookings essential. All classes run subject to minimum numbers.
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PLAY WITH POWERTEX Learn with the experts from Powertex Australia, Stand C11, to explore the creative possibilities of playing with Powertex. You’ll discover how you can easily create fantastic artworks with this versatile medium. Perfect for mixed media, textiles and fabric sculpture!
10am & 3.30pm Designer Pendant Create a beautiful Pendant using Powertex Fabric Hardener and a plaster face mould. Explore the possibilities of this fantastic medium. Great for beginners! Class cost $10.
11am Freeform Fabric Platter Learn how to turn your fibre, fabric and paper creations into 3D art objects as you make a gorgeous fabric platter over a mould using Powertex Fabric Hardener. Class cost $20.
12.30pm Mixed Media ‘Harlequin’ Plaque Learn practical applications, tips and tricks for using Powertex Fabric Hardener in your artwork while you create a mixed media ‘Harlequin’ Plaque. Class cost $15.
2pm Bottle Bling Create a stunning bottle decoration to ‘bling’ up your wine bottles for special occasions. A great gift idea! Class Cost $20.
Class costs cover all materials. Book at Powertex Stand C11 or online at www.powertex.com.au
MIXED MEDIA Join Cecile Whatman from Unique Stitching at Stand H02 and learn all about dyeing and mixed-media materials in these fun hands-on workshops. Program runs daily at the fair: 10am Leather look Journal or Visual Diary cover Mix Kraft tex, Transfer Artist Paper (TAP), Angelina fibre, spray inks and paint to make a great cover. Piece may also be stretched over a canvas or added to another project. Class cost $25. 11.30am Dyeing Designs Screen print and stencil patterns onto a fat quarter of cotton fabric with the amazing Color Magnet. Then dip in some Procion dyes and watch the magic happen as the pattern is highlighted into a dominant shade! Take your fabric home and stitch it into your next textile project. Each piece will make a fabulous cushion or feature fabric. Class cost $13.50. 1.30pm Sheer Leaves Start with a piece of white fabric then paint it with inks and fabric paints. Add some foil to make a truly sensational background fabric then add some sheer leaves to make the whole piece sing! A lot of techniques and media are covered in this class and participants are guaranteed to walk away inspired to create textile art. Class cost $25. 3pm Stamp, Mask, Monoprint Make magical backgrounds for papercraft and textile art. Learn how to monoprint, build layers, mask and mask stamps using the Gelli Plate as a tool. Create three 10 inch squares of beautiful fabric while you learn the techniques of printing which can be used on any flat surface. Class cost: $20.
Class costs cover all materials required plus the use of class equipment, paints, inks and other tools. Book at the Unique Stitching stand at H02 on the day or online at www.uniquestitching.com.au June 26 â€“ 29, 2014 45
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JEWELLERY Become a resin queen in 45 minutes! Let Lori or Sophie from Beads N Crystals share their passion for resin as they teach you to make your pendants. Make and take two pendants – one using dye and one clear over Japanese rice papers using different shaped bezels to suit your personality. Class times: 11am, 12noon and 1pm Class duration: 45 minutes Cost: $18 2pm Ice Resin Workshop: Explore the art of two part resin in our 1.5 hour – rush-free! – class. You will learn mixing, pouring, dyeing/colour and sanding when you make your various pendants, brooches, bracelets and bangles from bezels and moulds. You can use your own pictures, charms and diamontes if desired. Class duration: 1.5 hours Cost: $35 – includes everything! Visit Beads N Crystals, Stand D07 to book your spot.
CARDMAKING Join Karen from Arnold’s Scrapbook and Craft Supplies in these fun classes and learn while you make one of these gorgeous cards. Program runs daily at the fair: You will make and complete a different card in each class using Heartfelt Creations stamps, dies and paper pads. All materials are included to finish the card. A draw will take place at the end of each day for a class participant to win a free packet of stamps! Class times:
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The Artistic Suite V6.0 with the Silhouette Cameo makes it easy to create unique and special accents for any type of crafting projects. The Silhouette CAMEO® is an electronic cutting tool that connects to your home computer just like a printer. • Design and cut shapes from paper, vinyl, cardstock, fabric and more • Embroider a monogram, turn one of the 3,000+ built-in graphics to stitches or create your own custom design to stitch • Cut dies to add accents to your scrapbooking projects, cards, invitations or table settings • Make rhinestone templates to add bling to anything • Use for home dẽcor projects, custom clothing, cards, stencils, fabric shapes, quilting templates, temporary tattoos and more • No need to scan, includes power cable and USB cable for PC or Mac®
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Silhouette Cameo Digital Cutter Artistic Suite V6.0 Artistic Rhinestone Starter Kit Rhinestones-to-Go
Stand A11 ‘Goldview’ Olympic Highway The Rock NSW 2655 Australia Ph (02) 6920 2238 – Fax (02) 6920 2021 Email: email@example.com or visit: www.punchwithjudy.com.au 54 www.craftevents.com.au Follow Judy’s Blog: http://punchwithjudy.blogspot.com Follow Judy on facebook
PICK UP GREAT TIPS FROM Judy Hall will run daily demonstrations at the fair. Learn about new products and how to use them to boost your creativity. It’s free! 9.30am Tools of the trade and how to care for them – Use the right tool for the right job at hand. Great tools for the sewing room are important and so is caring for them. 10am English paper piecing and needleturn applique – Perfect your techniques with new ideas and products – and see how much they will help you with your next project. 10.30am Transfers and marking dark fabrics – Find out how to apply a design to dark fabric with these tips for hand embroidery and quilting. 11am Quilt labels – Ready-made or make your own? Discover many ways to make them including on a Silhouette Cameo and your computer. 11.30am Terial Magic Spray – A no-fray fabric starch which replaces stabilizers and fusibles for quilters, embroiderers and papercrafters. Simply spray, then air-dry and iron. It’s also water soluble! 12.30pm Circles and hearts – These are two of the most popular shapes presently being used. See how easy it is to make perfect shapes easily. 1pm The best kept secrets of patchwork – Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced quilter, you can perfect your patchwork piecing with these great tips and tricks. 1.30pm Pins and hand sewing needles – Why can’t we just buy one box of pins and one packet of needles to suit every sewing need? Learn why there are so many pins and needles for various uses. Plus learn how to thread them – the easy way. 2pm Threads and sewing machine needles – Which one to use and when and why so many different threads? It’s important to understand how threads and needles work hand-in-hand. 2.30pm Hexagons and half hexagons – Understanding hexagons and associated shapes. Learn new techniques that are not time consuming. 3pm So, you want to be a quilter but you don’t wish to make large quilts? Learn how to resize designs using commercial patterns and get some great ideas for smaller projects for your home, to wear or just for fun. Judy Hall travels overseas in search of new ideas. Her business, Punch with Judy, stocks a vast array of products. Visit Nifty Notions – opposite Punch with Judy Stand A11. For more nifty notions, visit www.intocraft.com
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SPECIAL DISPLAYS 5000 POPPIES: A TRIBUTE OF RESPECT AND REMEMBRANCE The poppy has become a symbol of both great loss in war as well as a sign of support and hope for those left behind. The 5000 Poppies project is a crafting community tribute by Melbourne duo Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight. It is in honour of Australian servicemen and women and their families for their service and sacrifice in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over the last 100 years. The original target was to gather 5000 poppies to create a field of poppies in Federation Square in Melbourne on Anzac Day 2015 for the Anzac Centenary Commemoration. This number is now 25,000 and anyone can contribute. Poppies can be crocheted, knitted, felted or sewn from any materials. Any shade of red can be used and poppies should be no more than 15cm in diameter. There is no limit to the amount of poppies that can be submitted by anyone and there is no entry fee, just provide your own materials. Patterns are available on the blog: 5000poppies.wordpress.com See some of the poppies on display, deliver your crafted poppies or visit the display with your materials and make one with the team at the fair!
THE HUMAN KNITTING MACHINE The Machine Knitters Association of Victoria is bringing a variety of machines, some serious, some quite frivolous to the Melbourne Craft & Quit Fair, for you to try. Twice daily there will be a chance for you to be part of a ‘Human Knitting Machine’ just for fun, or to see the mechanical principles that the machine uses to turn yarn into fabric. Enjoy some free hands-on experiences of different examples of this craft.
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GIFT SHOP GRAB A SOUVENIR FOR YOURSELF OR A GIFT FOR A CRAFTY FRIEND! THERE ARE LOTS TO CHOOSE FROM!
Secret Women’s Business – Craft & Sewing Queen! bags - $7 each
Keep Calm and Keep Creating Mug $10
Craft Makes Me Happy Lanyard $3
‘Keep Calm and Keep Creating’ bag – $15, Lanyard $3
Car stickers - $5 each 58
Favourite Things neck wallet - $9
SEE THE FULL RANGE OF MERCHANDISE AT THE FAIR. THE GIFT SHOP IS LOCATED AT THE FAIR ENTRANCE. SEE THE HELP DESK.
Crafty badges - $3 each
‘Danger Genius at Work’ Bag - $15
Multi-tools $15 each
Collapsible drink bottle $7
Craft Princess Lanyard $3, mug $10, neck wallet $7
Retro T-Shirts $15 each, Aprons $15 each June 26 – 29, 2014 59
Better cuts make better quilts
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SHOPPING VOUCHERS Cut out these vouchers and bring them with you to the fair for GREAT savings! The vouchers must be presented at the time of purchase.
45mm Replacement Blade Offer Present this voucher to Scissorman to receive a set of 7 tungsten alloy steel replacement 45mm rotary cutter blades for only $19.95 per set. Limit of 3 sets per customer (while stocks last). Scissorman.com.au Stand A01
Perfect Point Scissors Present this voucher to Scissorman to receive a set of 4 Perfect Point 3.25 or 4 inch needle point scissors with sheath for only $10. Limit of 3 sets per customer (while stocks last). Scissorman.com.au Stand A01
Half Price Naturalight Lamps Present this voucher to Daylightman to receive a 27 watt Naturalight Floor Standing Lamp plus a 13 watt Naturalight folding portable lamp together for only $99.95. Limit of 3 sets per customer (while stocks last). Daylightman.com.au Stand A01
Bonus LED Folding Lamp Present this voucher to Daylightman to receive a FREE 30 LED Rechargeable Folding Desk Lamp worth $29.95 with any purchase of an A4 or A3 size LED Tracing Light Pad (while stocks last). Daylightman.com.au Stand A01 June 26 â€“ 29, 2014 61
SHOPPING VOUCHERS Cut out these vouchers and bring them with you to the fair for GREAT savings! The vouchers must be presented at the time of purchase.
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THE NEW EVENT MATE MOBILE WEB APP
NOW THE CRAFT & QUILT FAIR IS AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! FEATURING:
� Easy to find event information
� Class timetables and workshop information
� Easy navigation – with ‘search’ function and popular links HOW TO INSTALL YOUR APP ON YOUR IPHONE:
STEP 1: Go to the craftevents.com.au website and click the Craft & Quilt Fair logo
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STEP 2: Click the link to download the app to your home screen and start planning for a great day out! HOW TO INSTALL YOUR APP ON YOUR ANDROID PHONE:
STEP 1: Go to the craftevents.com.au website and click the Craft & Quilt Fair logo STEP 2: Click the bookmarks icon or access bookmarks in your browser settings STEP 3: Click ADD/EDIT bookmark (site information should autofill) and select SAVE or ADD BOOKMARK STEP 4: Return to your saved bookmarks and press and hold the Craft & Quilt Fair icon. When menu appears, select ADD SHORTCUT TO HOME screen. STEP 5: Close then look for icon on your home screen.
TAKE THE CRAFT & QUILT FAIR WITH YOU WHEREVER YOU GO! May 21 26 – 25, 29, 2014 www.craftevents.com.au June
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See new and exclusive displays • meet special guest artists • learn new skills • shop with the best craft suppliers • join new workshops • get expert advice
melbourne june 26 – 29, 2014
Thursday to Sunday, 9am - 5pm Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
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