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Hi Everyone, 
Happy New Year Everyone,
2020 sounds like the future to me, here's hoping it will be a very creative year for all.  We have some exciting classes coming up in next little while.  I am very excited to say we are having Wendy Williams join us on 7th and 8th March 2020 to teach classes, make sure you register super quick for this one or you may miss out, she is such a popular tutor and I feel very lucky to have her join us.
Corrina will be teaching the waxed (oilcloth) bag class which has been extremely popular, see details below.
We also have heaps of new fabrics just arrived including Tilda Old Rose collection, Printed Linens, Tula Pinks Monkey Wrench, and Carolyn Friedlanders CF Collection.  
Sit back, relax and have a read of our newsletter, and remember
Take care everyone, and happy creating.

Wendy Williams is coming on 7th & 8th March 2020!

Book in early for this class as it is filling up very fast.  She will be teaching her "Crazy Little Bag" for the weekend class.  You will learn lots of different stitches and techniques doing this class and have a company of like minded people and the lovely Wendy Williams as your tutor.  Make the most of this opportunity.
We are doing this as a "first in first served" basis.  To register phone us on 09 4312443 and payment for the class is due on that day, once paid you will have a secure spot in the class.  


Delicious New Tilda Fabrics - Old Rose

Look at this delicious new Tilda range - Old Rose.  this range is such a lovely soft, beautiful range, a bit like what Tilda used to design.  She has taken inspiration from the most popular fabrics in her 20 year history and look what she has come up with.  Link on the heading or any photo to see all the fabrics close up.  


CF Collection by Carolyn Friedlander

C F Collection by Carolyn Friedlander is a lovely selection of modern fabrics for those that love this style of creating.  It is very clean and sort of minimal looking in beautiful colours.  Link in the heading or the photo to see all the fabrics up close.

New Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman

These fabrics are so great for bags, clothing or quilts.  They give everything a lovely feel and look with the linen blend fabric. Click on the link in the heading or either photo below to see the fabrics close up.   A lot of our customers have been using them in the Fremont Bag Class and kit - see below bags made using some of these fabrics and the waxed cotton fabric which gives bags a lovely look and protects the bag from getting wet as it repels the water. 

Spectacular Savanna Kits

The Spectacular Savanna Quilt is a 64” x 84” sampler quilt and is made using conventional patchwork techniques. All pieces are square or rectangular except the rhino’s horn.  Kits include fabrics for making the sampler quilt top, binding, and the pattern. 
In addition to the sampler quilt, Spectacular Savanna includes complete instructions for turning each of the blocks into a variety of bonus projects. Zebra, Giraffe, Rhino, and Hippo blocks are 20” square. Lion, Wildebeest, and Leaf blocks are 24” square. Elephant and Gazelle blocks are 30” square. 20” and 24” blocks can be turned into pillows and all block sizes can be tiled to make quilts in multiple sizes. Scroll down to see the the bonus projects. Each one can be made with any block or combination of blocks within each size group.
If you love the modern look for your home this is the perfect quilt for anyone in the family.  Link in heading or any of the photo's below to order.


Fremont Bag Class with Corrina McMath

Thursday 30th January 9.00 - 3.30
Come along and make this lovely bag using the waxed cotton and all the delicious leather and metal trims.  Such a professional looking bag to make for yourself, friends and family.   Corrina has such a wealth of knowledge to pass on to everyone in the class.  Make sure you book in soon.

Make a Tee Shirt on your overlocker with Carol Maera

Learn all the tips and techniques on how to make a tee shirt easily on your overlocker, plus still have time to go over other techniques, stitches and optional feet to use on your Babylock overlockers.  


Modern Baby Mobile Class with Tegan Montgomery-Williams

. Make an adorable baby mobile using the colours of your choice.  This makes a wonderful gift for a special baby or make it for your own baby to fit in with your decor.  This is a hand stitching class, so no machine is needed.  The second class will be to put it together. 

Saturday 18th April 2020
Requirements for all our classes must be purchased here at The Apple Basket on the day or before class.
Phone on 09 4312443 or email to book in.


Dressmaking Class with Corrina McMath

12th February (Prep day) 1.30-3.30 &13th February 9.00 -3.30

Learn all the tricks of how to make a pattern fit you and get this gorgeous Fremantle Frock by Sew to Grow made in the process.  Corrina is a very experienced dressmaker and makes all her own clothes including jeans!  So you will be in great hands.  

Requirements for all our classes must be purchased here at The Apple Basket on the day or before class.
Phone on 09 4312443 or email to book in.

Boro Collage Handwork Class
with Ngaire Montgomery-Williams

Tuesday 11th February 9.30am - 3.30pm
Come along and learn how to do this most satisfying hand work.  Learn how to prepare, cut and place collage pieces of fabric and then boro stitching them all down.  Learn how to make tassels for the corners of your cushion as well.  A lovely stress free class. Or alternatively you could use this techinique to decorate a denim jacket Tuesday 11th February.Phone on 09 4312443 or email to book in.
Requirements for all our classes must be purchased here at The Apple Basket on the day or before class.


Collage Class with Ngaire Montgomery-Williams

Thursday 20th February  and Thursday 12th March  9.30-3.30
Come along and learn to do this amazing techinque.  This is such a creative class to do using  lovely flowers, motifs etc to make up this delightful unicorn.  Who wouldn't love it. This is a two full day class. 

Requirements for all our classes must be purchased here at The Apple Basket on the day or before class.



Catch Up Chics Saturday Sewing Days

Come along and finish (or get started) on your projects.  A good way to deal to all those projects with some great company, fantastic help from Ngaire Montgomery-Williams and inspiration.  This Class is once a month - 1st Saturday in the month.
Requirements for all our classes must be purchased here at The Apple Basket on the day or before class.



Knit Clinic with Corrina McMath

In over your head on a Knitting project? Or just need some help getting started? Whatever the obstacle and whatever your skill level, bring in your project or choose a new project (who doesn't want to start a new project anyway!!) and enjoy the assistance of a teacher and the pleasure of knitting companions! Wednesday 29th January 9.30 - 1.30  Corrina is a very very experienced knitter so she will have lots of tips, secrets, techniques etc to share with you.  Morning tea will be provided along with tea, coffee, herb tea etc.
Phone on 09 4312443 or email to book in.

Busy Bees Catch Up Class

Bring along something you are working on  or choose a project from the many in the shop and spend the day sewing without the interruptions of everyday life. We will be there to help anyone that needs help with their projects.

Cost per class $35.00 includes morning tea - bring your lunch, tea and coffee available.

Tuesday 28th January 2020
Tuesday 4th February 2020
Tuesday 18th February2020

 Phone on 09 4312443 or email to book in.



Monday Sew and Chat Sessions

Come along on a Monday morning or afternoon or both and bring whatever you are sewing and if you need help we are here, if not just sit and sew with like minded people. Yummy morning/afternoon tea provided. 

Every Monday Morning 9.30 - 12.30 (except public holidays) 

Every Monday Afternoon 1.00 - 4.00 (except public holidays)

Cost for each class will be $15.00 per session.

You will need to book to get in.

 Phone on 09 4312443 or email to book in.



Hand Stitching Days

Get together with like-minded people and pick up tips and techniques without the distraction of everyday life.  Take a day off to do the things you love to do.

22nd January 
5th February
19th February
4th March
18th March
1st April
15th April
29th April
13th May
27th May

9.30am - 1.00pm

Cost per day is $12.00.  Ring or email us to register

 Phone on 09 4312443 or email to book in.



I hope you enjoy reading our newsletter and that this finds you all happy and well.
Take Care, from Ngaire and the team at The Apple Basket

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