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Posted on February 27, 2019 by Amy Calico&Ivy

Welcome to our wonderful new classes!

This year we will be releasing regular newsletters every few months detailing our next range of classes and workshops on offer here at Calico and Ivy.

Click HERE to view our latest Newsletter.

We cant wait to see you in store.

Love Josie and the Calico gals. xxx



Term 4 Newsletter

Posted on September 28, 2018 by Josie Parnell

Wowzers!   This is seriously exciting - our Term 4 newsletter has been released! 

You will love all our new classes.   Some of the highlights include our Spring Garden Embroidery classes with Sandy,  Knitting socks with Canadian Kate,  Smocking with Pam, Mr George McPlatypus Amigurumi with Heather  and of course, Fair Isle knitting with Deborah!

We have also introduced two sew weekly classes - a Knit and Chat every Saturday morning at 9:45am and a Sit and Sew every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

To find out more, click the Newsletter pic below to read our Term 4 Newsletter.

We'd love you to come to our classes, so give us a call on 9383 3794 and chat to the gals or go online to book your spot.  They wont last long!

Yours in making,

Josie, Kimberley, Elissa, Canadian Kate, Angela, Heather, Anja, Isme, Mel and Kate. xxx



Term 2 Newsletter - It's that time of year again!

Posted on April 23, 2018 by Josie Parnell

We have a fabulous Term for you.  We have spend months and months planning these classes which we know that you will love!

Classes will be added to the website over the coming days, but in the meantime, if you want to grab your spot quickly, call the shop on 08/9383 3794.

Click HERE to view our latest Newsletter.

Yours in making,

Josie, Kimmy, Elissa, Ange, Mel, Anja, Kate, Isme & Heather. x


Term 1 Newsletter - It's time to sign up!

Posted on January 10, 2018 by Josie Parnell

It's time to sign up for some of our wonderful classes and groups!

Come and join in.  Meet some new people and be inspired!


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Term 4 Class Timetable

Posted on October 26, 2017 by Amy Calico&Ivy


Class Timetable

Monday’s 09:45am -12pm

Sewing Help (Kimberley)  $30.00 Casual Class

Tuesday 31st October, 10am - 12:30pm

Knitting Skills:  4 Types of I-cords. (Canadian Kate) $30.00

Friday, 3rd November 09:45am-12pm

Outback Wife Quilt Block.

(Elissa) $25.00 one off class.

Monday, 6th November

5:30pm to 8:00pm

Simple Drawstring Bag. (Josie) $30.00 one off class.

Each Tuesday 1-3pm until the end of Term

Jen Kingwells “Long Time Gone” Quiltalong. (Elissa)  $120.00

Wednesdays 9:45-12pm

Beginners Quilting: Simple Block Quilt (Elissa) $120.00 Over 5 weeks.

Wednesday’s  1– 3:00pm

Beginner’s Knitting: (Canadian Kate) $25.00 casual session.

Saturday’s  21st OCT to 11th NOV.   12:45pm to 3pm

Beginner’s Crochet.

(Marnie) $90.00

Saturday 11th November

Remembrance Day: Drop in to knit a poppy anytime between 9:45 and 12pm.

Saturday’s 18th NOV to 2nd DEC, 09:45am to 12pm.

Beginner’s Knitting: Learn how to knit a Cotton Facecloth. (Deborah)  3 weeks $90.00

Tuesday’s 14th to 28th November. 10-12:00pm

Knitting Skills: Socks.    (Canadian Kate).  3 weeks $90.00

Saturday 18th November.

12:45pm to 3pm

Intermediate Crochet. (Marnie)

Chevron Scarf. $60.00

Saturday 25th November 12:45pm to 3pm.

Intermediate Crochet. (Marnie)  Crocheted Flowers. $30.00

Monday 13th November.  5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Liberty Texas Star Block. (Josie)  


Monday 20th November.

5:30pm to 7:30pm.

Liberty Texas Star Block. (Josie)




Term 2 Class Newsletter 2017

Posted on May 07, 2017 by Josie Parnell

Hi everyone, 

Our next term has arrived and over May and June, we have some great workshops for you to attend.  Click on the link below to view our latest Newsletter:

Term 2 Class Newsletter

In quilt making, we have a Beginner's Quilt class run by Elissa on a Wednesday morning and an evening class run by Josie on a Monday evening.  

In addition to this, we are so lucky to have Sandra Boyle visiting us in June.     This is truly one event that you wont want to miss.    Sandra is a very talented quilt maker based in Melbourne, who specialises in scrappy quilts that have that special vintage feel about them.  She has been teaching for many years at Amitie, Treehouse Textiles, Millrose Cottage and Cutting Cloth to name a few.  Her workshop will be on her Carousel quilt. You can follow Sandra on Instagram @everyday_quilts 

In knitting, we have a Wednesday Beginner's knitting class run by Canadian Kate and two specialist knitting 'Skills' classes on Socks and Brioche stitch.    There is nothing like hand knitted socks and although so small, they make the best gift! (for those who have everything....)   Brioche stitch is taking over the world, attributed to the fact that the wonderful Stephen West is producing these amazing shawls!  So pop on down and line up to be a part of this amazing skills session with Kate. 

On the knitting front, we are lucky to have Sharon Bartsch returning to Perth to teach Lace Knitting.   She has chosen three Dee O'Keefe designs to teach which are all beautiful pieces.     She will be running three separate classes, each over 2 nights and will be available in store on Saturday 13th to answer any queries or to review your work.   She's a treasure!

Our beautiful and patient Crochet Teacher, Marnie is back again (yahoo!) and she will be running Beginnner's Crochet on a Saturday.    We are looking into running an Intermediate class and will post details as soon as that is organised.

As usual, we have so many wonderful things to share with you all and will be running Pop-up Workshops in addition to our Term 2 classes.  These will be posted on Instagram and by group email, so keep a look out!

Love Josie x





Anna Maria Horner Workshops

Posted on April 26, 2017 by Amy Calico&Ivy

We are so excited to announce that we are bringing Anna Maria Horner to Perth!

During this time, we have arranged for Anna Maria to run 2 specialised hands-on workshops, the Mod Corsage and the Folk Flower Block workshop.

Workshop 1:  The "Mod Corsage" Block.    10am to 3pm, Thursday 1st December 2016.

The Mod Corsage quilt block is a beautiful, truly modern bouquet and the block can be made as a mini block or the beginnings of a large scale piece where the bouquet spreads all over the quilt. 


Workshop 2:  The "Folk Flower Block".  10am to 3pm, Friday 2nd December 2016.

The Folk Flower quilt block is full of inspiration and is a rainbow of colour - a seriously happy quilt!

Both workshops include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and will be held at the Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club in Cottesloe.   The workshop price is $250.00 per person.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the shop on 08/9383 3794 or email info@calicoandivy.com for further details.   Numbers are limited, so make sure you register your interest quickly. 


"An Evening of Inspiration with Anna Maria Horner"

In addition to these 2 wonderful workshops, Calico and Ivy are delighted to announce that we are working closely together with the Perth Modern Quilt Guild to bring you a special event, "An Evening of Inspiration with Anna Maria Horner".

Anna Maria will do a presentation about her path as an artist and designer including a trunk show of her amazing quilts, some never shared online before.   The evening will consist of a talk and then a question and answer session.

Date:      Thursday 1st December, commencing at 6:30pm

Venue:    Cottesloe Surf Lifesaving Club, 87 Marine Parade, Cottesloe.

Tickets:   Available through the Perth Modern Quilt Guild on the following link:


Calico and Ivy will be onsite on the night with a pop-up shop, full of all things Anna Maria!