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Enter the colourful world of fashion. From design and pattern cutting to sewing and knitting skills let your imagination inspire you to create a new and exiting wardrobe.

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Sewing Machine Skills

Get the most efficient use out of your sewing machine in this one day workshop. Starting with the basics of sewing a straight line you will progress to make a simple bodice top, which includes straight seams, darts, inserting a zipper, sleeves and facing to finish the work. Bring your sewing machine, calico fabric and a few simple notions - by the end of the day you will have made a simple bodice top with a sleeve, centre back zipper and neck facing, which will give you the... [More]
$105 Limited inc GST / $75
Sewing Machine Skills

<p>Get the most efficient use out of your sewing machine in this one day workshop. Starting with the basics of sewing a straight line you will progress to make a simple bodice top, which includes

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Weave a Wall Hanging

Join this ‘free form’ weaving experience where you work towards making your own woven wall hanging. Using an array of materials including beautiful yarns, fabric and other materials, textile artist Sky Carter will teach you weaving techniques that can be used to create a variety of looks. Play and experiment with different materials from Sky’s curated stash as you learn to weave on a portable bamboo weaving loom designed by Sky. The loom is yours to keep, so your weaving journey... [More]
$150 Limited inc GST / $120
Weave a Wall Hanging

<p>{image name:“weaving with loom”} <br/>Join this ‘free form’ weaving experience where you work towards making your own woven wall hanging. Using an array of materials including beautiful yarns,

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Sewing Workshop

A hands-on sewing course to help you make cutting edge adults' or children garments. Work at your own speed and ability to produce a garment using a commercial pattern. Learn how to read and understand patterns and sewing instruction sheets, tips and tricks for good garmet construction and fitting, gain or improve your cutting and sewing techniques (including straight, zig zag and stretch stiches) and have fun as you experiment with fabric layout and design. You just need... [More]
$230 Limited inc GST / $200
Sewing Workshop

<p>A hands-on sewing course to help you make cutting edge adults' or children garments. Work at your own speed and ability to produce a garment using a commercial pattern. Learn how to read and

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Colour Theory

An understanding of colour is vital to any undertaking in visual, graphic or decorative arts. This course will immerse you in the dimensions of colour to help gain a deeper knowledge of colour theory that goes well beyond basic colour mixing. Be inspired by the latest colour trends as you participate in varied practical activities to learn how colour can be creatively manipulated to enhance expression, mood and environment. Whether your chosen art form is painting, graphics,... [More]
$105 Limited inc GST / $75
Colour Theory

<p>{image name:“colour theory”} <br/>An understanding of colour is vital to any undertaking in visual, graphic or decorative arts. This course will immerse you in the dimensions of colour to help

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Fabric Cushions

Decorator cushions are the instant makeover of interior decorating. If you’ve been too scared to go near a sewing machine or need to reacquaint yourself with one, this course will ease you into it, and with it you will take home your very own cushion cover. Update your room, save your wallet and satisfy your inner craft geek by gaining skills to design and make your own quality decorator cushions, complete with piping and zipper, in the fabric of your choice. If time premits you... [More]
$105 Limited inc GST / $75
Fabric Cushions

<p>{image name:“fabric cushions”} <br/>Decorator cushions are the instant makeover of interior decorating. If you’ve been too scared to go near a sewing machine or need to reacquaint yourself with

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Quilting

Have you always wanted to make an heirloom quilt? Do you have patchwork blocks that have been hanging around, waiting for the perfect project? Or do you prefer to use solid colours to for your project. This course will help you assemble and finish a quilt. By the end of the course you will have a small finished quilt top and have learnt techniques for machine or hand quilting. Materials required for the first night To be advised. Learning Outcomes By the end of the course... [More]
$85 Limited inc GST / $55
Quilting

<p>{image name:“quilting”} <br/>Have you always wanted to make an heirloom quilt? Do you have patchwork blocks that have been hanging around, waiting for the perfect project? Or do you prefer to

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Stretch Sewing

Get the most out of your overlocker as you learn how easy it is to make t-shirts, yoga pants and more. Learn how to adjust for tension and tricks of the trade to make stretch sewing easy and enjoyable. Materials Overlocker Machine (optional) - it is preferable to learn on your own machine. College machines are available to use; however, you will need to share with other students. Manual for your overlocker machine (optional -see above) Other materials to to be determined. Please... [More]
$125 Limited inc GST / $95.01 / $95
Stretch Sewing

<p>Get the most out of your overlocker as you learn how easy it is to make t-shirts, yoga pants and more. Learn how to adjust for tension and tricks of the trade to make stretch sewing easy and

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Hand Tufted Art

Latch hook and hand tufting techniques get a new look in this workshop with fiber artist Sky Carter. Create your very own framed fiber art using a selection of specially curated yarns and fabrics. Explore abstract expressionism using the simple yet effective craft and create some super textural and shaggy works of art. About your tutor: Sky is a Sydney based fibre artist and colour designer. Part of the New Craft Movement (a global happening; where art meets design meets craft) she... [More]
$150 Limited inc GST / $120
Hand Tufted Art

<p>{image name:“Hand Tufted Art detail”} <br/>Latch hook and hand tufting techniques get a new look in this workshop with fiber artist Sky Carter. Create your very own framed fiber art using a

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Patchwork Blocks

Colourful, vibrant, creative – patchwork blocks are the beginning of a heirloom quilt, or can be used on their own in clothing or other accessories. Discover how to make patchwork blocks as you learn about colour and design, piecing, applique and drafting. Materials required for the first night Please bring a pen and notepad. Your tutor will discuss materials needed for subsequent weeks on the first night. From week 2 you will need to bring fabric, basic sewing kit and sewing... [More]

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Corset Making

Create what is arguably the most controversial garment in the history of fashion, the corset. Learn about the history of the corset as you are lead through the basic steps in corset making, including; taking measurements, pattern alteration, fitting and finishing of your individually tailored corset. Eyelets will be inserted in the final two sessions, your course fee includes all eyelets for your corset. Materials Please bring the following to the first lesson (where you will... [More]

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