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Term 2 Class Newsletter 2017

Posted on May 08, 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 27, 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:

               http://www.trybooking.com/232866

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

 

Term 4 Class Newsletter

Posted on October 08, 2016 by Josie Parnell

Our latest Class Newsletter is full to the brim of workshops.   We have 2 sewing classes, 3 quilting classes, 2 knitting classes and a crochet class! 

 

TERM 4 CLASSES.


BEGINNER'S SEWING 1:   BUNTING.

Kimmie will be teaching how to make different styles of “Bunting”.

Bunting is a favourite of the Calico girls and a decoration that you can use in any room and in a variety of ways. Use your creativity to make something wonderful!

This class will be held over two Monday’s, the 17th and 24th October from 10am to 12:30pm.
Cost is $60.00

 

BEGINNER'S SEWING 2:  “FRENCH MARKET BAG”

We listen to many of our customers who have asked us to run a class in making different types of bags. Kimmie will be teaching how to make a beautiful French Market Bag.

This is a fabulous class and this market bag will make a beautiful christmas present for someone special!

This class will be popular, so call us quickly to secure your spot.

This class will be held over two weeks on Monday, the 31st October and 7th November, from

10am to 12:30pm. Cost will be $60.00

  

 BEGINNER'S PATCHWORK:   THE CALICO "STRIP QUILT"

Due to popular demand, Elissa will be running a beginner’s patchwork class where you will learn how to make Calico’s “Strip Quilt”.  Elissa will help you with fabric choices and over the 6 weeks, will teach you how to construct the quilt, attach the binding and hand quilt.

This quilt is fun and easy to construct. Learn a new skill and be inspired by others creativity.

Classes held every Wednesday for 6 weeks, from the 19th October through to the 23rd November. This class will start at 10am and finish at 12:30pm.
Cost is $150.00.

 

BEGINNER'S KNITTING:  "LEARN HOW TO KNIT"

Come along and learn the basics of knitting from our in-house expert Tash.  Learn how to cast on and cast off, cable stitch, moss stitch and much more.   After this class, the world of knitting is your oyster!

This class will be held over 3 weeks on a Thursday, from the 20th October to the 3rd November, starting at 10am and finishing at 12:30pm. 

The cost of this class is $115, which includes a Beginner's Knit. 

 

THURSDAY WOOLLY GROUP.

Our Woolly Group will be meeting on Thursdays from 12:30pm to 3pm.  Everyone and anyone can come along with a knitting or crochet problem.

Tash will be available to help you solve your woolly problems.  Afternoon tea will be available along with chatter and inspiration.

$25.00 (no booking required). 

 

BEGINNER'S CROCHET.

For the first three Saturday's of November, Calico and Ivy will turn into a 'Crocheterie'. Come and discover how to crochet with our talented teacher, Marnie. 

Marnie will guide you through needle and yarn selection, then teach you the stitches so you can begin your very first Granny Rug. 

Crochet classes will begin on Saturday the 5th November for 3 weeks from 12:45pm to 3:15pm at a cost of $120.

 

 

SMOCKING CLASS.

We will be holding a smocking class in November - the days and dates are yet to be confirmed, but please, register your interest quickly by calling or emailing the shop.

Brooklyn Tweed Socks

Posted on August 07, 2015 by Josie Parnell

One of the best things about getting new yarn into our store is that we get to experiment and explore its texture, discover its wearability and show our customers new ways of creating.

Brooklyn Tweed has recently come to our store and we are delighted!

Tash has used the new Shelter Marls in 'Newsprint' to whip up some socks which are truly amazing.  

 

You can see the texture of the Marls and how beautifully it knits up.