checkboxPlan your day New Workshop 1 hour ♥ Perfect for beginners

No bookings required. Program applies daily – head to the Workshop room at the show – these FREE workshops are approximately 30 minutes unless indicated.

11am How to Design and Plan your own Quilt-As-You-Go Quilt, Monica Poole Designs, Stand C01. Monica’s new book, The Quilt As You Go Planner, takes the hard work out of designing your own quilts. Whether you would like to make a cot, single or queen size quilt, it’s all there, from the layout to cutting instructions and quilt as you go methods.

You can fill in your quilt with your own applique designs or choose from the beautiful mix and match applique patterns that are included. Monica will show you just how easy it is to design your own quilt as you go quilt along with lots of great tips and advice along the way.

11:30am Upcycle and Recycle. Gail Lawrence, My Little Bead Shop, Stand C62. Come along and see some new ways to tie and wear your scarves. Learn how to upcycle your old scarves into scarf jewellery.

12noon Three-dimensional Needle Felting, Heather Buck from Bay Window & Heather’s Designs, Heather Buck, Stand D27. Learn about needle felting using simple techniques to make three dimensional objects or to simply embellish an existing project. Heather will show how a simple needle and wool rovings can be used to great effect.

12:30pm The Anatomy of a Handbag, Monica Poole Designs, Stand C01. Get expert tips and advice on how to make your own stylish and functional handbags. Monica will take the mystery out of interfacing, talk about different types of fabric, hardware, straps and demonstrate how to make easy zipper pockets and show you a wonderful new water-proofing product.

1:30pm Learn the Latest European Trends in Cardmaking, Debra Van Der Meulen, Cardmaking.net, Stand D56. Take your cardmaking to the next level and find out helpful hints and tips on how to give your hand-made cards a beautiful professional finish.