Learn from the experts in these free daily sessions – retailers will share great tips and the latest techniques in these FREE sessions open to all show visitors. Program runs daily. No bookings required. Workshops run for 30 minutes. ★ New ♥ Ideal for beginners

Decorating with Deco Mesh. Cheryl Cox, All Things Wonderful, Stand E22. Learn how to attach deco mesh and ribbon to a base.

10.30am Simple Machine Applique. Monica Poole Designs, Stand C11. Express your creativity with applique! Make an art work to hang, or embellish handbags, clothes or quilts. See how easy it is using the fusible method edged with machine stitching. Get all the tips and advice from applique paper to needles, threads and more.

11am One-stitch Sashiko. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles, Stand B30. Jane will explain and demonstrate Hitomezashi (one stitch) sashiko, including weaving.

11.30am Colourful World of Wool Felt. Gai Taylor, Just Patchwork Stand A17. Wool felt appliqué can be used to create dimensional projects ranging from craft bag embellishing, to cushions, wall hangings and quilts. Gai will provide guidance on needle and thread selection and a range of embroidery stitches will be demonstrated too.

12noon Make
a Bow like a Pro. Cheryl Cox, All Things Wonderful, Stand E22.
Learn how to make beautiful professional bows the easy way.

12.30pm Discover What’s New in Flip Applique & New Products from Fiskars. Brenda Burgess, Flip la K, Stand A14. Discover the unique process of flipping – the quick, easy,
fun way to create sensational patchwork blocks and quilt tops. Plus new tools from Fiskars – awesome tools to make your quilting easy.

1pm Needle Felting. Heather Buck, Bay Window & Heather’s Designs, Stand A25. Heather will demonstrate needle felting for embellishing projects and 3D needle felting. All achieved with a simple needle and wool rovings.

1.30pm Make Your Own Fashion Handbags, Monica Poole Designs, Stand C11. Monica will take the mystery out of making your own stylish, functional handbags. She will cover interfacing, different fabric, hardware, straps and demonstrate how to make easy zipper pockets and a new waterproofing product.

2pm Professional Drum Lampshade. Julie Hiller, Ministry of Handmade, Stand F06. Learn how to make a lampshade like the professionals, with industry-standard materials. It’s fun, fast and easy! Put an end to boring white lampshades!

2.30pm Introduction to Paper Piecing and Quilting Rulers. Fiona, Fabric Patch, Stand D17. Get started on paper piecing with fantastic tips and tricks from Fiona. Plus, learn to use a Quick Curve Ruler to sew curves without pins!