Bernina Event “Aggy Burczyk” Q Ambassador

 

BERNINA WA is hosting a free event for all interested in seeing the Q Machines in action.  “Aggy Burczyk” Q Ambassador for BERNINA International is coming to Perth!!

If you have been contemplating one of these amazing machines then this would be a wonderful opportunity, details are listed below, please contact me to reserve your seat for this event. 

Tanya

Forage by Lisa Mattock “Christmas”

    

Forage by Lisa Mattock “Christmas Themed Workshop”

About Lisa….My business name is “forage”. It describes of my process of seeking out textiles which are reclaimed, recycled and vintage.

Using textiles to create artworks was a concept that I first explored during my senior high school years (1989 is certainly a long time ago!) I created a flowing, floor length coat made from strips of fabric knitted and woven together. It was brilliantly colourful and embellished with embroidered flowers made from beads and sequins. I was marked to be in the top 2% of the state for this fantastical creation, and invited to exhibit in “ArtExpress”. After school I spent many years living and working in Europe as a nanny. I relished these experiences which were so vastly different from my upbringing in the central west NSW town of Orange.

Upon my return home to Australia, I established a boutique florist and homewares store in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, an ideal backdrop for me to indulge my passion for colour and design, as well as buying and merchandising. We worked with private, corporate and media clients creating concepts for print media and television. Over the years there were many local and international weddings and collaborations on product launches.

Since the sale of my business in 2013, I have once again turned my creative attention to my love of textiles.

Stitching methods…simple and repetitive We will draw inspiration from the Japanese stitching methods of boro and sashiko as we take a mixture of repurposed, recycled, inherited, and vintage textiles to create the background for our artworks.

Students will stitch their background using simple stab stitch to connect their pieces of upcycled cloth.

A stitched silhouette can then be added as a finishing embellishment to the stitched cloth background.

Sashiko (刺し子, literally “little stabs”) is a form of decorative of reinforcement stitching.

Traditionally this running stitch is used to reinforce points of wear or to repair tears with patches.

Boro is the art of mending rags or scraps of cloth. The term boro is also used to describe clothes and household items which have been patched- up and repaired many times.

Lisa’s is coming back to teach again at Cotton Rose for a Christmas Themed class.  Lisa provides everything you need for this class including thread pins and all materials, all you need to bring along is your scissors and perhaps some special fabric that you have collected and would like to use or show Lisa.

Class cost includes all materials for the class.  Class size will be no larger than 15 students per day, lunch, morning and afternoon tea is included in the price of the class.

Saturday 10th November
Class Cost: = $165.00
Time: 10 to 3pm
Venue: Cotton Rose

 

Sunday 11th November
Class Cost: = $165.00
Time: 10 to 3pm
Venue: Cotton Rose

 

Cotton Rose
sew, make, create

Unit 1/24 Burler Drive Vasse WA 6280
phone: (08) 9755 8828
email: tanya@cottonrose.com.au

Jen Kingwell

Jen Kingwell

Jen is a quilt designer from Melbourne and owner of Amitie Textiles, her patterns and quilts are inspiring and after having her teach here last year, we are so excited to be able to have her back.  Jen has so many wonderful techniques to share with us and to see her beautiful quilts up close will be wonderful.

“I enjoy the design process of quilt making and I would describe my style as ‘eclectic’. Hand sewing is most enjoyable but I am also comfortable behind a sewing machine. Bright colours always attract me and I am quite often adding black and white or grey to a quilt. Most people think this is because I am a Collingwood supporter (Aussie Rules football team) and these are the team colours but I just think I love black and white!”

In this two day class Jen will be sharing various techniques used in making her quilts, this means you can work on what ever you would like to work on.  The class cost includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea for both days.  Patterns will be available on the day and a 10% discount applies to fabric purchased on the days of this class.

Class size will be no bigger than 15 students, so please book to secure your place.

Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th September
Two Day Class – Class Cost: = $220.00
Time: 10 to 4pm
Venue: Cotton Rose

“CLASS FULLY BOOKED”

 

Cotton Rose
sew, make, create

Unit 1/24 Burler Drive Vasse WA 6280
phone: (08) 9755 8828
email: tanya@cottonrose.com.au

New Bernina 5 Series

 

“The New Bernina 5 Series is here”

I have to say Bernina have created a wonderful new machine in the new 5 series models, they have added so much to this machine and I just know you will be as excited as I am about these.

I would like to extend an invitation for you to come and see these machines in action at Cotton Rose on Wednesday 18th April from 2 to 4pm, refreshments will be served and Brad and Tracey from Burnells Perth will be here to help with any questions you may have.

If you would like a brochure on the new models please let me know I can email you a pdf version.

Wednesday 18th April
Time: 2 to 4pm
Venue: Cotton Rose

RSVP: Please email me if you would like to attend.

 

Cotton Rose
sew, make, create

Unit 1/24 Burler Drive Vasse WA 6280
phone: (08) 9755 8828
email: tanya@cottonrose.com.au