Thimbles and Threads - Classes

 

CLASS LIST FOR 2018

Welcome to our class list for 2018.  We hope that you will find something of interest. 

 

Class samples will be available in store and will be posted on our web page. Class list will also be on Facebook.

 

To ensure our classes run smoothly please take note of the following to avoid any confusion.

 

All classes are limited to a maximum of 6 students.    A class will not go ahead unless we have a minimum of 5 students. The final decision will be made 4 weeks prior to a class starting and at this time your needs list will be available and posted out to you.  Once a class is confirmed to proceed there will be no refunds.

Should we cancel a class you will be offered a full refund or a place in another class of your choice.

 

Should you want to cancel from a class, you must do this one month before the class starts, we will give you a refund less a $10.00 administration fee. 

 

All students need to provide their own sewing machine which needs to be in good working order.  However we do have 2 classroom machines that are available for hire – check at the time of booking for availability.

 

Your place in a class is not confirmed until payment has been received in full.  The first 6 students to pay get priority.   All classes operate on a ‘first in first served’ basis.  

 

Tea and coffee will be provided at all classes.   Saturday classes have a lunch break, please bring your lunch with you or there are many places nearby.

 

Please come to your class with your needs assembled, and ready to start the class on time.   Your needs list will be posted to you once we have confirmed the class is going ahead.   We would ask that you be considerate about the use of cell phones during the class.

 

Parking in Upper Hutt is free. All nearby parking is limited to 60 and 120 minutes.  There is all day parking available in the carpark behind us, the railway station and a few others nearby all within a 5-10 minute walk.   Please ask the staff for further information if required.

 

We look forward to seeing you in a class soon.

 

The Thimbles Team

CBD Towers, 84 Main Street, Upper Hutt, New Zealand

Telephone (04) 5266513    E-mail:  thimblesandthreads@xtra.co.nz        Find us on Facebook

www.thimblesandthreads.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS 1:

Adults Learn to Sew with Amber Donaldson

This class was created from the Adults learn to sew class in 2017.   After completing a ‘one off’ class students were keen to continue to grow their skills and get support with new projects.  If you have never sewn before, are eager to learn, or want to improve your skills and need help with your current project then this is the class for you.   Amber is a great tutor with both craft and dress making skills, she will support and guide you on your sewing journey.   Depending on demand this class will return each Term throughout 2018.

Term 1:   5 x Tuesday nights     7PM-9PM       20th Feb,

6th March, 20th March, 3rd April & 17th April 

COST $50 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

Term 1 is now full, watch out for Term 2 registrations.

CLASS 2:

Beginners Patchwork with Margaret Rogerson

If you have always wanted to learn Patchwork then this is the perfect class to get you started on your patchwork journey.  First you will learn the cutting technique, followed by Log Cabin, Flying Geese & Half squares triangle blocks.   The skills you learn here will give you the skills and confidence to make many different quilts.  This class is over 3 Saturdays giving you plenty of time to practice the techniques between each class, complete your blocks and learn how to put it all together.

Saturday 7th April 10am-4pm

Saturday 5th May  9.30am-12.30pm

Saturday 19th May  9.30am-12.30pm

COST $110 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

 

 

 

 

Class 3:

Adults Learn to Sew Tote Bag with Amber Donaldson

This is a beginner’s class for adults.  In this class you will master straight line sewing following a simple pattern to make this very handy Tote Bag.    Once you have completed this class you will feel confident using your sewing machine and be ready for the next project.

Friday 13th April 6pm-9pm

COST $30 PLUS SUPPLIES

CLASS 4:

Houses with Diana Carroll

This quilt has been on display in the classroom since late last year and has been admired by many.  Using tone on tone fabrics and a plain background come and make your houses ‘POP’.    This class will fill up fast so don’t delay.

Saturday 14th April 9.30am-4pm

COST $55 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

 

CLASS 5:

School Holidays Kids class – Messenger Bag with Amber Donaldson

Our school holiday classes are always very popular.   Students need to have practised sewing straight lines and be ready to take on a fun project.   All supplies are included in the class cost and it would be great if the student can bring their own sewing machine.

Thursday 19th April 1pm-4pm    COST $40 PER STUDENT

 

 

 

CLASS 5:

School Holidays Kids class – Messenger Bag with Amber Donaldson

Our school holiday classes are always very popular.   Students need to have practised sewing straight lines and be ready to take on a fun project.   All supplies are included in the class cost and it would be great if the student can bring their own sewing machine.

Thursday 19th April 1pm-4pm    COST $40 PER STUDENT 

 

CLASS 6:

Crochet Along with Amber Donaldson

Looking for a crochet project with a bit of a challenge? Then come along and make this Harlequin Blanket.  You will make many Diamonds, half diamonds and triangles, then sew together and finish with a border.  You must know how to treble and chain, the rest we will teach you.  Your blanket will be ready in time for winter!

6 x Fridays:  27th April, 11th May, 25th May, 8th June, 22nd June & 6th July 

6PM-8PM (flexible finishing time)

COST $50 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES         

 

CLASS 7:

Learn to Crochet with Amber Donaldson

This is the perfect class to get started. Come and learn the crochet basics.   You will learn how to chain and treble in the round and make a cushion.    These skills will get you started on your crochet journey.

Saturday 5th  May 1pm-4pm

COST $30 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

CLASS 8:

 

Liberated Birds with Margaret Rogerson

Come and learn some new tips and techniques and make this gorgeous quilt.  Please Note: You will need to purchase the pattern to make this quilt as it is not an original design by Margaret.

Saturday 12th May 10am-4pm

COST $50 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

 

CLASS 9:

 

Japanese Quilt with Diana Carroll

Diana has taught this class before and it is always popular.   You can use Japanese fabrics like Diana or choose something else like Kaffe Fassett, Tula Pink or anything that takes your fancy.

Saturday 26th May 9.30am-4pm

COST $55 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

 

CLASS 10:

 

Stitch and Flip with Diana Carroll

Come and learn something new and fun.  Using the stitch and flip method you will make an amazing Bargello Quilt (this is a similar process to Quilt as you go).   Diana is busy making her sample and it looks amazing and lots of fun.

Saturday 9th June 9.30am-4pm

COST $55 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

CLASS 11:

Simply Modern with Margaret Rogerson

Come and learn how to make a modern quilt and let the fabric do the talking.   This is a very modern design and with the right mix of colour it will be very stunning and will brighten up any room.

Saturday 16th June 10am-4pm

COST $50 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

 

CLASS 12:

 

Snowman with Diana Carroll

Come and celebrate mid winter Xmas with Diana and make this gorgeous Snowman.   The Santa class was very popular last year, if you want to make his mate the Snowman don’t delay and secure your spot!

Saturday 23rd June 9.30am-4pm

COST $55 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

 

CLASS 13:

 

Learn to Crochet with Amber Donaldson

This is the perfect class to get started. Come and learn the crochet basics.   You will learn how to chain and treble in the round and make a cushion.    These skills will get you started on your crochet journey.

Saturday 30th June 9.30am-12.30pm

COST $30 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

CLASS 14:

School Holidays Kids Class – Xmas Stocking with Amber Donaldson

This is another fun class for students wanting to take on their next project.   Students need to have practised sewing straight lines.   All supplies are included in the class cost and it would be great if the student can bring their own sewing machine.

Thursday 12th April 1pm-4pm     COST $40 PER STUDENT

 

CLASS 15:

 

Beginners Patchwork with Margaret Rogerson

If you have always wanted to learn Patchwork then this is the perfect class to get you started on your patchwork journey.  First you will learn the cutting technique, followed by Log Cabin, Flying Geese & Half squares triangles.   The skills you learn here will give you the skills and confidence to make many different quilts.  This class is over 3 Saturdays giving you plenty of time to practice the techniques between each class, complete your blocks and learn how to put it all together.

Saturday 14th July 10am-4pm

Saturday 11th August  9.30am-12.30pm

Saturday 25th August  9.30am-12.30pm

COST $110 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

 

CLASS 16:

 

The Perfect Knitting Bag with Diana Carroll

Back by popular demand, this bag is amazing!   I made it myself last year and use it every day for almost everything.   Molly and I challenged ourselves making a bigger one for an overnight bag! This bag is the perfect knitting bag with compartments for everything!

Saturday 21st July 9am-4pm

COST $60 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

 

CLASS 17:

 

Spice Cake with Amber Donaldson

Come and have some fun with colour and make this fun quilt using a variety of squares and rectangles to achieve an amazing quilt to light up any bedroom.

Saturday 28th July 9.30am-4pm

COST $55 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

 

 

CLASS 18:

ASAdults Learn to Sew a Cushion with Amber Donaldson

This is a great class to get your sewing career started, not only will you learn straight line sewing but you will learn how to insert a zip and a few other helpful tips.

Friday 3rd August 6pm-9pm

COST $30 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

CLASS 19:

Elephant Class with Diana Carroll

Diana has taught this class many times over the years and it is still extremely popular.   Make your elephant using crazy patchwork, and then embellish him to make him as glitzy as you like.   Once you have made one you will want to make another for a friend!

3 x Friday Nights:  10th August, 24th August & 7th September   7pm-9pm

COST $50 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

CLASS 20:

Duck Duck Goose with Margaret Rogerson

Due to popular demand Margaret is back to teach Duck Duck Goose.   This is a great class to master your flying geese skills and have some fun along the way.    This class always fills up fast so don’t delay.  

Saturday 15th September 10am-4pm

COST $50 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

 

CLASS 21:

 

Machine Quilting with Diana Carroll

Now that you have been busy making many quilt tops it is time to learn the next stage to turn your creations into amazing quilts.  Diana will take you through the basics, giving you various options and ideas to guide you on your machine quilting journey whether it is quilts, table runners or amazing bags. Once you know how you will be quilting everything!  

Saturday 22nd September 10am-4pm

COST $50 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

CLASS 22:

Xmas Table Runner & Serviettes with Diana Carroll

Time to start thinking about Xmas and get your table decorations sorted.  Come and make this gorgeous table runner with serviettes to match.    These serviettes in the shape of a Xmas Tree will look amazing on your table.  Make a second set and the mother-in-laws gift is sorted!

Saturday 6th October 10am-4pm

COST $50 PLUS SUPPLIES

 

CLASS 23:

 

Applique Class with Diana Carroll

Come and learn all the tips and techniques that you need to know to make the most amazing appliqué projects.  In this class you will make ‘Kaffe Vases’, or they can be made in any range of fabrics that take your fancy.

Saturday 13th October 9.30am-4pm

COST $55 PER PERSON PLUS SUPPLIES

This is a sample of appliqué and is not the class sample

 

CROCHET CLUB

With still many things to make Crochet Club is the place to be.  This year we will meet on the last Sunday of the month.  You must know how to chain, double and treble as this is not a teaching class.    Amber will guide you through the pattern to help you improve your pattern reading skills in order to help you with other projects.   It is always a fun afternoon with like minded people.   Limited to 12 per session.    Priority is given to our regular and loyal customers.

29th April, 27th May, 24th June, 29th July, 26th August & 30th September  

2PM-4pm     $5 PER SESSION

CROCHET CLUB

With still many things to make Crochet Club is the place to be.  This year we will meet on the last Sunday of the month.  You must know how to chain, double and treble as this is not a teaching class.    Amber will guide you through the pattern to help you improve your pattern reading skills in order to help you with other projects.   It is always a fun afternoon with like minded people.   Limited to 12 per session.    Priority is given to our regular and loyal customers.

29th April, 27th May, 24th June, 29th July, 26th August & 30th September  

2PM-4pm     $5 PER SESSION