Classes at Hettie's Patch

This is our Mini Hexagon Bag. We will have a class for this on 25th July and again on 1st of August.

This is our Mini Hexagon Bag. We will have a class for this on 25th July and again on 1st of August.

We have some fantastic workshops planned, some skills classes, a weekend away, and of course our regular sewing classes during the week. Below is what we have planned. 

If you have never tried paper piecing or are already a skilled hand stitcher, our Mini Hexagon Bag is a great project to learn. Lorraine will be teaching this on Wednesday 25th of July, with a follow up class to complete the bag on Wednesday 1st of August.

Judy Newman is teaching her beautiful patterns on Saturday 4th, and Sunday 5th of August. You can see Judy's work on Instagram @judynewman.

Lisa Mattock is teaching two separate workshops on Sunday 2nd and Monday 3rd of September. For inspiration, you can see Lisa's work on Instagram @foragebylisamattock.

We are holding an introduction to needle turn appliqué on Monday 10th of September, where you will have access to our fabulous cuttings basket and be taught a skill that will open you up to all of the wonderful projects.

Old School Sewing at Port Clinton will be held again on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of September. This is where we bring our latest hand sewing projects to our favourite Yorke Peninsula town for a weekend of serenity.

Lorena Uriarte is teaching her Opal Essence Quilt on Sunday 23rd of September. You can see Lorena's work on Instagram @lorena_in_sydney.

We are teaching another skills class on Monday 24th September, a Lined Zippered Bag. The cost of this class includes a kit to make one bag, but once you know how, you'll make many more.

Marg Sampson George is teaching on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of September. This actually falls on the long weekend and so if you'd like to do three days of sewing, then here's your chance. Alternatively, if you'd like to do the Monday 1st October only, then this is perfect for you too. You can see her work on Instagram @MSG47.

 

If you want to get things finished, or if you need some help on something you've started sewing but aren't sure how to continue, then maybe our daily classes would suit you.

Monday evening class is taught by Helen and Kaye, 6pm-9pm, cost $25. This is where you can work on your own projects whether it be machine or hand piecing. This is a great class with expert help.

Tuesday class is taught by Lorraine, 10am-1pm, cost $25. Again, this is hand or machine sewing class where you work on your own project, getting expert help where needed.

Wednesday is a Sit and Sew class from 10am-2pm at a cost of $15. There is not a teaching in this class, but there is a lovely space for you to enjoy your sewing with other people who also enjoy their sewing. The staff in the shop are always happy to help with any guidance required of course.

Thursday class is taught by Helen, 10am-1pm, cost $25. You work on your own projects in this class and gain help where required whether it be hand or machine piecing. If you have a Thursday free, then this is the class for you.

Friday hand stitching class, 10am-1pm, cost $10. If you enjoy hand piecing, appliqué, english paper piecing, hand quilting, and a great chat, then this is your class. 

All of our classes are held in our classroom which is a couple of doors down from our shop here at 138 Port Road, Hindmarsh.

To see the dates and times that we have planned, if you click on the 'Menu' button on hettiepatch.com, you will see 'Upcoming Classes and Events'. This will show you our calendar for the year.

Happy New Year

This year we have had some wonderful workshops and started a new one of our own in one of our favourite Yorke Peninsula towns, Port Clinton.

Teachers from overseas can draw a crowd, and we've had two fabulous teachers this past year. Janet Clare taught a class on drawing with your sewing machine, while Tula Pink took us through her vivid Tula Nova quilt. Our wonderful interstate teachers came to Adelaide to show us their beautiful works too. Margaret Sampson-George, Judy Newman, Kathy Doughty, and Wendy Williams all made their way over throughout the year, and it's lovely that we can catch up with them on a regular basis (well, we try anyway!)

I've just updated the calendar for our 2018 workshops, and there will be more added as we have dates confirmed. If you are interested in attending any, please email us at hetties@bigpond.net.au, and we will be in touch.

We are very excited to be opening our new shop at 138 Port Road Hindmarsh from Thursday January 4th 2018, 10am - 4pm. Our new shop hours in our new shop will be Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. Closed Sundays and Public Holidays.

Our old shop at 294 Port Road Hindmarsh will also be open from Thursday January 4th 2018, from 10am-2pm (limited hours due to staffing). In this shop, we will have our fabric that is on sale, which is a minimum cut of 50cm and priced at $15/m. Both our wideback fabrics and pre-wrapped fabrics are 30% off of the marked price. There are some beautiful fabrics down there, you never know what you'll find.

Here's to another year of making things we love, learning from things we don't, and trying to enjoy the ride either way.

 

 

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It's a wrap

The Judy Newman weekend workshop has come to a close, and some beautiful things have been accomplished. When compiling these pictures from todays class, it's become evident how eclectic every persons block is and how this all starts from one fabric choice. From there, it grows until the fabrics choose themselves, (along with a nudge from Judy). We've seen some beautiful finished quilts from Mary-Ann and Carolyn, and we've seen some fantastic starts to new creations. Thank you Judy for coming to teach, and for everyone who wanted to learn. What a great way to spend a weekend!

Sue and her Mayfair block that includes beautiful Art Gallery and Kathy Doughty fabrics. Sue's nails almost match her fabric choices, so I wonder then if choosing her fabric was a conscious choice or does she naturally tend to choose those colours?

Sue and her Mayfair block that includes beautiful Art Gallery and Kathy Doughty fabrics. Sue's nails almost match her fabric choices, so I wonder then if choosing her fabric was a conscious choice or does she naturally tend to choose those colours?

Lorraine's Mayfair blocks include some Tilda and some French General. Fabulous!

Lorraine's Mayfair blocks include some Tilda and some French General. Fabulous!

Julie's Mayfair block with some more of Kathy Doughty's fabrics, a little bit of Kaffe, and a little bit of Anna Maria Horner. Gorgeous!

Julie's Mayfair block with some more of Kathy Doughty's fabrics, a little bit of Kaffe, and a little bit of Anna Maria Horner. Gorgeous!

Here Judy (on the right) is helping Sue exclude some fabric choices. Sue's Mayfair block has some Victoria Finlay Wolfe fabric and some Anna Maria Horner too.

Here Judy (on the right) is helping Sue exclude some fabric choices. Sue's Mayfair block has some Victoria Finlay Wolfe fabric and some Anna Maria Horner too.

Carolyn's piece is made from Liberty and linen. Is there anything more beautiful than Liberty?

Carolyn's piece is made from Liberty and linen. Is there anything more beautiful than Liberty?

Erolyn's bright Mayfair blocks are going to be placemats!

Erolyn's bright Mayfair blocks are going to be placemats!

Heather's finished block is a fantastic combination of colour and print. It's fabulous!

Heather's finished block is a fantastic combination of colour and print. It's fabulous!

Ali has started her journey Into the Woods, and her fabrics are gorgeous!

Ali has started her journey Into the Woods, and her fabrics are gorgeous!

Carolyn's beautiful French Medallion Quilt top is finished!

Carolyn's beautiful French Medallion Quilt top is finished!

Mary-Ann's Emma Mary quilt is quilted, and looks amazing.

Mary-Ann's Emma Mary quilt is quilted, and looks amazing.

Mary-Ann and her stunning Into the Woods quilt. 

Mary-Ann and her stunning Into the Woods quilt.