Tips, Techniques and Titbits

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. No bookings required.
Workshops run for 30 minutes unless indicated.
? New ? Ideal for beginners 1 hour workshop

10.30 am ? ? Simple Machine Applique.
Monica Poole Designs, Stand A23. Express your creativity with applique with an artwork to hang or embellish handbags, clothes and quilts. See how easy it is using the fusible method edged with machine stitching. Get tips and advice on zig zag, blanket stitch, fancy stitching and free motion sketchy applique.

11am ? ? What’s New in Flip Applique. Brenda Burgess, Flip la K, Stand A15. Making your quilting journey easy – with our new rulers and templates

11.30pm ? Make Your Own Fashion Handbags. Monica Poole Designs, Stand A23. Learn how to make your own stylish and functional handbags. Monica takes the mystery out of interfacing, talk about different types of fabric, hardware, straps, demonstrate how to make easy zipper pockets.

12noon ? ? Mixed Media Techniques for Paper and Fabric. Dina Boyling, Catchy Crafts, Stand C30. Learn about a range of mixed media products that work beautifully on paper, fabric and canvas. If you like getting inky, Dina will use paints, inks texture mediums, gel plates mixed with stencils and stamps and a lot more.

1pm ? ? The Latest Trends from Europe in Cardmaking. Debra Van Der Meulen,, Stand C14. Debra will share hints and tips on how to create beautiful cards, using the latest techniques and products from our European designers.

2pm ? Latest Gizmos and Gadgets. Doug Boyling, Catchy Crafts, Stand C30. 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.

3pm ? Crafting for Healing. Christine McKenna, Angel Gowns Australia Guild Stand G. Christine will demonstrate how hand crafting angel gown garments, memento items and dress up tutus has been helping bereaved families around Australia with healing after baby loss and during their child’s serious illness.