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Love Apple Hand Applique

A pretty 14'' block which can be made into a 4 block quilt with borders, or a larger 4x4 quilt. The block based on a pretty antique block I saw many years ago in a magazine, that I have redrafted (the original was smaller). Looks fabulous in traditional red and green on white, or could...
Fri 6th & Sat 7th Oct
9:00am - 4:30pm
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LookBook for Modern Quilts

This is a beginners' class with multiple fast ideas for pieced quilts that satisfy the modern aesthetic: lots of white or grey negative space, clear colours in plain or modern fabric prints, sparse elements rather than busy crowded spaces, simple processes, and a possibility for beautiful quilti...
Fri 6th & Sat 7th Oct
9:00am - 4:30pm
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Working in a Series - Master Class

Lisa is an American textile artist who moved to New Zealand in 2015 "for a new adventure". She creates bold geometric contemporary textile paintings. The goal of this workshop is to inspire, educate and motivate you to explore working in a series. If you already work in a series, thi...
Fri 6th - Tue 10th Oct
9:00am - 4:30pm
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Painting Imagery on Fabric with Textile Paints

Paint offers endless opportunities for creating special effects on fabric, from adding details, dimension or shadow to creating fully illustrated scenes. While working with textile paints, students learn to control paint bleeding, paint backgrounds and fill large areas evenly, avoiding blotchiness, ...
Fri 6th & Sat 7th Oct
9:00am - 4:30pm
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Here and Now

Unleash your inner artist and make a quilt that no one else could make as you develop a personal design with your own sense of time and place. Emphasis will be on colour and VALUE, LINE, SHAPE and TEXTURE to express your own journey to where you are now in your life. Choose a personal symbol, ...
Fri 6th - Sun 8th Oct
9:00am - 4:30pm
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The New Complex Cloth

Explore the fundamentals of layered patterning, generated through dyeing and printing. Dunnewold will share her revised approaches to immersion dyeing, and the replacement of discharge processes with a variety of water-based resists. There will be an emphasis on tool making, and decorative finish...
Fri 6th - Sun 8th Oct
9:00am - 4:30pm
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Designing Appliqued Quilts

Would you like to design your own award winning Appliqued quilt? If so, join me and learn how easy it is. If I can do it anyone can! Most of my quilts are adaptations of old textiles, decorative floors and ceilings, and ancient ornamentation. I will have many books as inspiration, but I encour...
Fri 6th & Sat 7th Oct
9:00am - 4:30pm
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Colour Your Craft

This two day workshop will explore many ways of extending your colour usage and the ways you choose colours and materials for projects. Fun exercise will be presented approaching colour use and choice from various aspects, using both colour theory and intuition. The results of these exercises will b...
Fri 6th & Sat 7th Oct
9:00am - 4:30pm
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Strippy Sampler

A sampler quilt made with a different technique in each strip. Learn to "make" fabric from scraps, learn to piece strata, and cut and sew freehand curves. Make foundation pieced stars and cut and sew "wonky" geese. Foundation piece circles, machine piece curves and sew &...
Fri 6th - Sun 8th Oct
9:00am - 4:30pm
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Layered Leaves

This is a small wall hanging and size depends on how big students want to make it. Wow this is a class with so much in it. All sorts of techniques and products. Paints stencilling 3D flowers and leaves, organza, silk fibres felting to name a few. Students can choose how big they make this and ...
Fri 6th & Sat 7th Oct
9:00am - 4:30pm
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