Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Handmade 2013

I'm teaching at Handmade again this year and am so excited! I really love doing it because it gives me an excuse to go to Wellington, hang out with crafty friends and do some work at the same time. If you've never been, I'd advise you to have a look at the programme (it went live this afternoon), get some early bird tickets and get your flights and accommodation sorted early. 

It happens over Queen's Birthday weekend (1-2 June), which means you can go there on Saturday and Sunday, and still have Monday at home to practice all the things you've just learnt. 

I'm teaching three workshops this year: Vintage Embroidery Zip Pouch, Hoop Wall Art - Make a Modern Embroidery Sampler and Sew a Stylish Neck Warmer.  To find them in the programme, you'll need to go through the categories.  The zip pouch and sampler workshops are under 'Heirloom' and the neck warmer workshop under 'Stitch'.

Here are the write-ups directly off the website. The buttons refer to skill level. Please email me if you have any questions about these classes.


Heleen Webb
heirloom Vintage Embroidery Zip Pouch
Learn how to make a gorgeous small zipper pouch using vintage embroidered linen like tablecloths and tray cloths. Heleen will share her tips about making the most of your embroidery. You will also learn how to insert a zip and box a bag.
Saturday 1 June, 9:00am – 11:00am
Sunday 2 June, 9:00am – 11:00am
Please bring with you:
2 x pieces of fabric for the outside, about 20cm square or bigger (with embroidery on)
2 x pieces of fabric for the lining, about 20cm square (cotton is best)
Standard dress zipper, 18cm (in a colour to match the outside fabric)
Sharp scissors
Sewing thread to match outside fabric

Teacher will have a limited range of fabric and zippers for sale ($10 per pack, payable in cash)


Heleen Webb
Heirloom Hoop Wall Art
A fun project for beginner stitchers! Learn how to do the basic embroidery stitches, plus a few more interesting ones. You will receive fabric to practice on and then do one framed hoop wall art project that includes embroidery and beading.
HANDMADE JUNIORS. Children seven years plus welcome to attend with an adult – see Ticket Information for more details.
Saturday 1 June, 1:45pm – 3:45pm
Sunday 2 June, 1:45pm – 3:45pm
A kit of all materials will be provided in the class for a cash fee of $30.00 including printed fabric, hoop, needle, DMC thread, beads and printed instructions to take home.
Please also bring with you:
A small pair of scissors


Heleen Webb
Stitch Sew A Stylish Neck Warmer
Sew a smart and cozy neck-warmer using a silk scarf, a piece of wool and a couple of buttons.
Saturday 1 June, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday 2 June, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Please bring with you:
A large silk or satin scarf or similar fabric, approximately 80cm x 20cm
A piece of wool, suiting, blanket, mohair scarf or similar, approximately 80cm x 20 cm
2 or 3 buttons to co-ordinate with your main fabric
A pair of sharp scissors
Sewing thread

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