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CLARKSON WA 6030
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May 2019


Your Partner in Sewing’

New: Some items shown on club day and photos of our projects can now be seen on our facebook page (click link above).
Don’t forget to like us!

Bernina Design Studio – OESD.
The web site has changed and now you can shop at home, with the option of coming into the store still available.
You can now go to the following link to enter Embroidery Design Studio logo.
https://www.embdesignstudio.com/?affiliateid=10642
Buying through this link earns me support benefits, meaning I can still assist you.  While there don’t forget to check out the free designs under the specials link.

Sweet Pea Embroidery Designs
I am happy to say that I can sell and teach Sweet Pea Embroidery Designs. Simply go to https://swpea.com/ to see available designs. Many of these are In the Hoop.

As a special to you if you email the name and/or embroidery design that you would like I am offering you an extra 10% off (excludes specials/discounted designs). You can do a direct deposit to my account or use PayPal and then I can email them to you or you are welcome to come to Ocean Keys Sewing Centre.

This discount is my way of thanking you, my customers and hopefully we all will benefit. Michelle and I are planning on doing more of the In the Hoop designs in 2019 so please let us know if you are interested in attending an embroidery machine class and what you would be interested in making.
What's on in May?
Wednesday mornings - Sewing Group 
                      9.30 to 12 noon
 
There will be NO sewing group on 22nd May, as it coincides with Perth Craft and Quilt Fair. Come and see us there!

This weekly sewing group is where you come along with your projects and machines and sew in a friendly atmosphere with others that have similar interests. Whether you are a beginner or more experienced, you are more than welcome to come along and sew in a very friendly atmosphere.

Please note you will need a pattern as we do not do pattern drafting. For beginners, look for the easy patterns available from all major pattern suppliers.
Tea/coffee/ water is provided.                    Cost $20.00 per class
Thursday 2nd May - Look and Learn
from 10am

Our aim is to hold an informal and relaxed friendly meeting. We are hoping that ladies will bring along sewing items to show, and to hopefully inspire us all. Everyone working here does enjoy these sessions and hope that you all do as well.
We will have our samples for the coming month’s classes to show and if time would just slow down we may even get the opportunity to sew for ourselves and show these items as well – no promises ...


If there is something new in the market place and we know about it, we will show it, or if we don’t know and you mention it we will endeavour to find out more for you.


If you are having a problem, chances are someone else had the same thing so please ask and hopefully we or someone at the meeting can help.


Afterwards stay around for morning tea/coffee.
 
Cost is a minimum of $2 which goes towards morning tea. 
Friday 3rd May - Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP)
9.30am to 2pm
Michelle
Here at Ocean Keys Sewing we are a little bit obsessed with foundation paper piecing (FPP). This is a really simple, but effective sewing and quilt making technique where you have a paper pattern and a specific sewing order, and then you position fabric on the paper and sew through the paper and fabric.

Once the block is completed you gently tear away the paper. You can be very precise using this method and once you get the hang of it you will be surprised just how easy it is.

We are making the Jenny Beyer basic palette tote bag. With a dark background and many pointed wedges this is truly a striking bag.

If you get the FPP bug like we have, you might want to come and sew a new design with us every month and turn your blocks into a quilt (we can help with that too!).

Cost is $30 including pattern.

Please supply fabric (or it can be purchased on the day).

Thursday 9th Westalee Block of the Month                    9.30am to 2.30pm
 
Sharon Wyatt (Westalee Accredited Instructor) is continuing with the ‘Block of the month’ as well as a new beginners class.
For those wishing to learn the intriguing art of the Westalee rulers then this class is for you.
Sharon will teach you tips and tricks with the rulers giving you the confidence in creating a quilting
style of your own. So now, using the ruler foot and the starter pack of rulers and along with
Sharon’s help you can produce a beautiful sampler cushion cover.
Sharon will teach you tips and tricks with the rulers, so you can gain confidence in creating free motion magic for all your quilts.

 
You will need to supply your own threads and fabrics etc.       Cost $65.00 per class
Friday 10th - Zippers for Tote Bags                        
9.30am to 2.30pm

Faye and Michelle
Zippers!  For some unknown reason a lot of you are afraid to pop one into a tote bag. In this class we will show you how to add a zipper into the lining of a tote bag and it’s not as difficult as you imagine.
This class is the perfect follow up for the Jinny Beyer tote bag, for those who wish a zippered closure for their tote bags. This is done before adding the lining to your tote bag.
Supply your own lunch            Cost $35.00 per class
Saturday 11th  - Patchwork Morning      
  10am to 12.30pm
Faye
This is a class where you bring along what you are sewing, and I am here to help. If you are uncertain about how to finish a project, or just lost inspiration, then this is the day to come along and hopefully get it finished.
Cost $20.00 per class

Monday 13th and 27th - Sewing for Someone               1pm to 4pm

Faye        

Our popular charity sewing sessions are still popular. The sewing is not difficult, and it is a fun way to learn patchwork and at the same time help make a young child’s life a little better.

If you are a beginner or more experienced it doesn’t matter - all are welcome. All you need to bring is your sewing machine, threads, pins and scissors then we will supply the rest.

We are making small ‘cuddle’ quilts for children in need, through various charities.

Check out how many quilts we have finished on our Facebook page.   
FREE
Friday 17th - Bag of the Month - Ballerina Bag 
       9.30am to 2.30pm
Faye
By popular demand our Ballerina Bag has made a return.

The little lady in your life will just love this ballerina inspired bag. This bag looks like a ballerina’s costume with a tulle tutu. The bag itself will hold their treasures or even their ballet shoes ready to take to class.
You need to supply your own lunch.
Cost $35.00 per class plus fabrics
Craft and Quilt Fair
 
May 22nd – 26th
(Wednesday to Sunday)
 
Perth Convention Centre
9am to 4.30pm.

 
Faye and Michelle will be there – days and times not yet confirmed though it seems that we will be at the
Janome stand on Friday and Saturday
Bernina stand Wednesday and Thursday
Do say hello to us if you get the opportunity. We love to see your friendly faces!

Don’t forget that the show specials will be available in our store but only for a short period.
If you decide to purchase a Janome or a Baby Lock at the show, please make certain that you
nominate Ocean Keys Sewing Centre
as your collection point.  By doing this you will get all the help/lessons you need with your new purchase at any time now or in the future.

 If I’m not available on the Bernina stand, please telephone me as then I can obtain the same deal for you with just a phone call to Bernina (head office).
 
Remember that we will support you so long as you keep supporting us, which in turn will keep us here at
Ocean Keys Sewing Centre at Clarkson. 9407 7285
Tuesday 28th - Know Your Overlocker   
            9.30am to 12 noon
Faye
    Scared of your overlocker? Well then, this class is designed for you.
Don’t know which is the upper looper or the lower looper? Scared of tensions or just don’t know how to thread it? Learn how to treat your overlocker as a friend not an enemy.
    We will explain the mystery of your overlocker. We will go through the 2 ways of threading, tensions, normal 4 and 3 thread over-locking, rolled hems and explain all about differential feed.
At the end of this class you will be surprised how easy it is to become its pal.  It does not matter how old or which brand of overlocker you own but it must be in good working order.
Booking is necessary and class size will be limited.
Cost $35.00 includes fabric for the class.
Thursday 30th - Club Baby Lock  
                   9.30am to 12 noon
Michelle and Faye
This monthly class is designed to get you familiar with your Baby Lock and to understand your machine better, making the overlocking experience much more enjoyable. We are going to do a different technique each month so that you can understand how to change to the correct settings and try different threads.  You can then put these samples together to make yourself a folder for future reference.
Your creativity can be used when making your next creation using your Baby Lock with confidence.
This month you will learn all about gathering and piping.
Cost $25.00 includes fabric, not threads
Friday 31st - U.F.O. Sewing                            9.30am to 2.00pm
Faye               
Hands up if you have an Un Finished Object or <ahem> several in the cupboard! Me too!

This class has been a roaring success in 2018, so we are going to do more of it this year.
The perfect class for anyone who has a project (i.e. Cot quilt, table-runner or quilt) that they particularly wish to make but need help with, or a beginner who just needs assistance in getting started.

Also ideal for those of for you if you have a bag, table runner or quilt stashed away, and can’t find your motivation, or you are uncertain how to finish it.
Supply your own lunch            Cost $25.00 per class

June 2019


 
Thursday 6th June - Look and Learn
from 10am

Our aim is to hold an informal and relaxed friendly meeting. We are hoping that ladies will bring along sewing items to show, and to hopefully inspire us all. Everyone working here does enjoy these sessions and hope that you all do as well.
We will have our samples for the coming month’s classes to show and if time would just slow down we may even get the opportunity to sew for ourselves and show these items as well – no promises ...


If there is something new in the market place and we know about it, we will show it, or if we don’t know and you mention it we will endeavour to find out more for you.


If you are having a problem, chances are someone else had the same thing so please ask and hopefully we or someone at the meeting can help.


Afterwards stay around for morning tea/coffee.
 
Cost is a minimum of $2 which goes towards morning tea. 
 

Digitising Lessons

Faye
    A hand on ‘one with one’ class to teach you how to use either Janome or Bernina digitizing programmes. The lesson is structured to what you wish to learn. You will need to bring your own laptop computer and security device ‘dongle’. Just let us know what you are struggling with and we will taylor the lesson to your specific needs.

Cost $30 per 1/2 hour lesson - booking required



Private machine Lessons
Faye, Michelle or Antonia
Need help with threading your overlocker, sewing and or embroidery machine? Having trouble with your lap top computer and can’t find your embroidery designs? Maybe we can be of some assistance. We do private lessons targeting the problems with setting up the machine or overlocker. Janome, Baby Lock and Bernina only.
 
Book a 30-minute lesson for only $30.00





CLASS BOOKINGS and REFUNDS:

This is a problem for all organisations which runs classes. Universities and TAFE colleges have the rule that your place is not reserved until fees have been paid in full. Ocean Keys Sewing Centre will accept a minimum deposit of 50% to reserve your place with the balance to be paid on the day.

If you must cancel and do so at least 4 days prior to the class starting we will issue a store credit less a $5.00 cancellation fee. This gives us time to fill your place if possible and to organise teachers and staff rosters. We require a minimum of 3 people per class.

Ocean Keys Sewing Centre has the right to cancel classes 48hrs prior to commencement if below the minimum number of students and a full refund shall be issued.


Please book early to avoid disappointment.


When you have registered for your class a list of requirements shall be emailed when available.


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