Janet Clare Workshops

Janet Clare is an experienced quilting and sewing teacher from the UK who has published books as well as being a fabric designer for Moda. Her fabric ranges 'Hearty Good Wishes' (one and two), 'Field Guide', and 'The Wordsmith' reflect her aesthetic for beautifully hand drawn ideas. She regularly hosts talks and workshops focusing on her design process and her creative techniques. Her workshops are fun and friendly and her aim is for everyone to leave with new skills, beautiful work, and the confidence to create their very own textile artworks.

Hettie's Patch will be hosting two one day workshops with Janet Clare.

The first workshop will be held on Wednesday 28th of June, and is called 'Draw with your sewing machine'. It is a great introduction to free-motion stitching with your sewing machine. It is a favourite technique of Janet's and is an important part of her appliqué and quilting style. You will learn how free-motion stitching can transform and personalise you appliqué. She teaches through a series of fun group exercises in the morning, and then in the afternoon everyone is free to create their own appliqué blocks or pictures. She will help you design your own pictures and will teach you all of her tips and tricks to enable you confidently create your own thread sketches.

An example of her work.

An example of her work.

A lovely little robin.

A lovely little robin.

The second workshop will be held on Thursday 29th of June, and is called 'The Wordsmith - Quilted Memories to Cherish'. This workshop is about noticing and cherishing the simple things in life. It is about love letters, little notes, and finding pressed flowers in favourite books. It is about every day things recorded in a beautiful way. You will learn Janet's favourite techniques including fusible appliqué and free-motion quilting and you will create you very own unique project inspired by your favourite sayings and memories. She will be there to help you draw, design and create your own family heirloom. So gather up your letters and threads and be a wordsmith with Janet Clare.

Each daily workshop will start at 10am and finish at 4pm, and they will include lunch and morning and afternoon tea. The cost of each workshop is $220 for the day. If you would like to attend both days, the total fee is $400. A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place in these workshops, and once paid, we will provide you with a requirements list. You can contact the shop on 08 8346 0548 to secure your place, or email us at hetties@bigpond.net.au.

These are fantastically creative workshops that will not only give you an insight into techniques and processes, but also enable you to pursue your own creative ideas with like minded people all in a fun and friendly environment. We look forward to creating with you!

A little green finch.

A little green finch.

Rows of houses.

Rows of houses.

Judy Newman workshop

We have a few spots remaining in our Judy Newman workshop that will be held on the weekend of the 18th & 19th of March. 

Below are her two new quilts which she is happy to teach on the weekend, or, if you have a project that you have started with her previously and need some more inspiration on, she is happy to do that too. 

The weekend workshop will be from 9:45am to 3:30pm on the Saturday and Sunday, and lunch will be included on both days (as will afternoon tea). For further enquiries or to book your place on this great weekend, call the shop on 08 8346 0548.

Mayfair quilt

Mayfair quilt

Hedgerow quilt

Hedgerow quilt

Judy Newman weekend workshop 18th March - 19th March

The inspiring Judy Newman is coming back to Adelaide to teach a weekend workshop at Hettie's Patch. Here she will teach appliqué and piecing techniques, and you can see how she includes embroidery and quilting to continue the story of her quilts. She has a lovely sensibility of colour and pattern that is reminiscent of a vintage look but with clear gentle colours. She will help you choose colour and pattern so that you have something you really want and something you really want to continue to work on. If you would like to see more of her work, her instagram account is Judynewman, and her website is called averyfinehouse.com.au.

The weekend workshop will be from 9:45am to 3:30pm on the Saturday and Sunday, and lunch and will be included on both days (as will afternoon tea). For further enquiries or to book your place on this great weekend, call the shop on 08 8346 0548.