handmade - Craft Events
APRIL 28 – 30, 2016
ASB SHOWGROUNDS, AUCKLAND
THURSDAY TO SATURDAY
S harin g the
HexApNeD M A D E
10AM – 4.30PM
Latest Papercraft, International Textile Art Displays, Quilts,
demonstrations, workshops and displays... it’s all at the show!
Special Guest: Sophie Wood
See the stunning work from Sophie Wood at the Auckland ‘Stitches’
New Zealand Artist Sophie Wood will be heading to the Auckland Stitches
and Craft Show in April 2016. She’ll be bringing with her some award
winning international works that have inspired quilters around the world.
International textile art display
A Matter of Time
See page 4
Sophie has always been an
extremely hands on and creative
person. Sophie’s interests were
primarily in art, design and
illustration, it wasn’t until her late 20s
that she became familiar with art
quilting and textile art.
After completing her first quilting
project in 2010, Sophie was inspired
to attend the Quilt Fair in New
Zealand. It was here she began to
appreciate art quilting and she’s
been inspiring others with stunning
projects ever since.
Sophie started to exhibit her work
around Australia in 2012 and not long
after she found herself exhibiting
work overseas. Her first international
quilt was shown at the Houston
International Quilt Festival in 2015.
Self Portrait by Sophie Wood
The Medieval Project
See page 4
New York Lights by Sophie Wood
On the main stage
Mixed media classes
See page 8
It is about 50 years since the term
‘Flower Power’ was first coined to
describe a non-violent protest against
the Vietnam War, and to celebrate,
fibre aficionados from around the
world have created brightly coloured
motifs and scrumbles with a flower
Vintage style guru Miss Chrissy Keepence
AND Sew So Easy. See page 3!
The flower power movement of passive resistance rapidly
spread from its beginnings in Berkeley, California, and
eventually the term ‘flower child’ became synonymous with
‘hippie’ and a counterculture embracing psychedelic
music and art sprang up.
Prudence Mapstone has created a unique and
spectacular collaborative artwork by combining
the hundreds of knitted and
crocheted motifs received from
around the world.
See this amazing 10 metre long installation at the show!
GR EAT C
DE MO S, LA S SES,
T IPS A N FA SHIO N
A N D MO D TR IC KS –
You probably know our shows already - for many years we have run a craft
event in Hamilton and we have loads of Kiwi visitors to our events in Australia,
so we are delighted to be bringing The Stitches & Craft Show to Auckland on
April 28 to 30.
At the show you’ll find all the latest specialist craft supplies from around Australia and New Zealand all under
one roof – and plenty of unique items you won’t usually find in your local neighbourhood. Many of our retailers
design their own ranges or travel the world to bring hot new products to our shows.
But, the show is not just a great shopping opportunity – you’ll see touring exhibitions that we’ve brought in
specially for you, as well as guest artist displays and there’s a full program of workshops where you’ll be able
to learn from some expert tutors.
There’ll be some amazing textile art and quilts on display, a pop-up vintage salon with makeovers, plus a daily
handmade fashion and homewares presentation on the stage.
Don’t miss the installation of crochet art – a 10metre-long collaborative piece made up of freeform designs
by 207 contributors from 24 countries. This spectacular piece is the concept of freeform knit-crochet guru
Prudence Mapstone and is a tribute to 50 years of Flower Power.
Also on the must-see list is the new exhibition organised and curated by Brenda Gael Smith, themed A Matter
of Time, comprising 32 amazing works by quilters from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US.
Plus we welcome Sophie Wood from Christchurch with a show of her edgy art quilts.
Save the date and block out your diary now! See you there,
April 28 - 30, 2016
Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm
217 Green Lane West, Epsom,
Auckland 1051, New Zealand
Tickets can be purchased at the door OR you can jump in early and avoid the ticket queues – buy tickets before the show online
at www.craftevents.co.nz and click on the Stitches & Craft Show logo, then ‘Auckland’ and then the ‘Buy Tickets’ tab.
• Adults NZ$15 [online price $14] • SuperGold Card Holders NZ$12 [online price $11]
(15 years and under) FREE
• Two-day pass NZ$28 [online price $27], Three-day pass NZ$40 [online price $39]
Group/Bulk Buy (minimum of 10 Adult tickets pre-purchased before Friday, April 22, 2016) Adult NZ$12 per ticket.
H ave a fun day out with friends!
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Sorry, no refunds available.
Phone: +61 2 9452 7575
Email: [email protected]
•Ticket sales open at 9.30am and the doors open at 10am
•Last ticket sales are at 4pm, the show closes at 4.30pm
•The cloakroom is located at the show entrance and the
charge is just $2 per item. It’s a great place to leave your
shopping so your hands are free to buy more!
•Food and drinks will be available to buy at the show café.
•ATM facilities are available at the venue.
The Stitches & Craft Show will be at the ASB Showgrounds,
located in Pavilion 3/4. The ASB Showgrounds are located
at 217 Greenlane Road – about 10 minutes from the city
centre. Take either the Market Road or the Greenlane
exits from the Auckland Southern Motorway. For more
information and location maps visit:
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For public transport information call Rideline on 366 6400 or
ASB Showgrounds Parking is $10 per vehicle however there
may be street parking available through Puriri Drive. Please
enter through Gate 2.
Make sure you ask permission before taking photos.
Professional craftspeople make a living by designing and
creating their work, so please respect their copyright and
check BEFORE you snap.
This information is correct at time of posting but can be
subject to change. Visitors should check again prior to
The Stitches & Craft Show News is published by the organisers of your favourite
craft events – The Stitches & Craft Show, Craft & Quilt Fair, Australasian Quilt
Convention, PaperArts and the Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo. Information in our
preview magazine is provided by exhibitors. Expertise Events is not responsible for
incorrect information or product names. Updates to the program will be made on
the website closer to the event.
For a full list of exhibitors,
see the show website
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Add Some Glamour!
New to Auckland – Miss Chrissy Keepence will share her styling tips and
tricks to create a new look using your crafting skills and a little of our
foremothers’ ‘Make Do and Mend’ mentality.
Vintage styling maven, Miss
Chrissy Keepence, will share her
styling and makeover tips and
tricks to create a new look using
your crafting skills and a little of
our foremothers’ ‘Make Do and
Mend’ mentality fused with our
world. You’ll learn new ideas
and new takes on old looks to
inspire you to feel independently
glamorous and individually chic!
On the main stage:
Make Do and Mend
Discover how easy it is to sew your very own range of clothing and home
décor items at these free presentations – on stage daily at the show.
Presenters are: Valerie Gautier, Lindsey Marsh and Janeene Scott.
You will learn:
• How to adjust garment patterns to suit your body
type – not only will you save money, you’ll also have a
custom made wardrobe!
• How to furnish your own home with the latest trends
in home décor and how to recreate these looks
without paying a high price. Custom design your
own home furnishings using gorgeous contemporary
fabrics and simple to sew patterns.
will see how
‘Sew So Easy’
fashion and home
Check the show website for the full
demonstration and presentation times,
information about exhibitors, and
Pop Up Vintage Salon details.
10.30am: Fashions on Parade
Don’t miss this showcase of designer outfits you can
make yourself – pieces for everyday, modern women
of all ages, including simple designs created with ease
of fit and time-saving techniques. All patterns are by
12.15pm: Fit to Flatter
In this interactive session you’ll learn how to alter
standard sewing patterns to achieve a flattering fit –
just for you – and solve
the most common fitting
issues of length and bust
2pm: Latest Trends in Home Décor to Sew at Home
See designer-inspired handmade soft furnishings including
lampshades, cushions, window furnishings and bedding,
and pick up tips on how to breathe new life and unique
personality into your home décor.
Pop Up Salon:
Book your makeover with Miss Chrissy
in the Pop Up Vintage Salon – $35 for
hair and $50 for hair and makeup
[kids are free]. Email:
or call +61 409 727 888
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Textile Art Explores Fourth Dimension
This embroidery is a Treat
And The Wheels Go Round (detail) by Sue Reid
An exhibition of quilts that explores the fourth dimension
A Matter of Time, exploring the fourth dimension, is an exhibition of 32 new works,
curated by Brenda Gael Smith. The exhibition will include works by some of the world’s
foremost quilters from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the UK and the USA.
The high standard of previous exhibitions curated by Brenda Gael Smith; recently Beneath the
Southern Sky and Living Colour!, makes this a highly anticipated show.
DAILY: Join A Matter of Time entrant Annie White for a floor talk exploring the fourth
dimension in cloth at 12.30pm, at the display.
Starting from its exhibition life at Pour l’Amour du Fil in
Nantes, France, Australia and now in New Zealand, this
embroidery and textile art project is rich in history and
This art project has been initiated by renowned Australian
textile designer Dijanne Cevaal with contributions from textile
artists around Australia. With contributions in linocut, hand
dyeing, stitching, layering, quilting and embellishing, this
textile display will stand the test of time.
Inspired by a medieval period in France known for its rich
tapestries and embroideries, The Medieval Project radiates
colour and inspiration from this important part of history.
See it at the show!
Seasonal Yellow: Julie Haddrick
The Eternity Spiral: Neroli Henderson
Wabi sabi is the Japanese art of finding
beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature
and the acceptance of life’s natural cycle of
growth, decay and death, and this philosophy
has continued to stimulate Haddrick in her
creative practice. Inspiring a pared-down
‘essence’; a minimalism embracing the
‘bloom of time’, Haddrick combined botanical
illustration with fabric and stitch. She breeds
and at times hand-rears yellow canaries; this
love and close observation of her canaries
fuelling the ‘TIME’ challenge. ‘Seasonal
Yellow’ embraces and reveres her aviaries’
bloom of time.
We are all held mercilessly by the hands of
time; our bodies dissolve or perhaps evolve
depending on your point of view. Our souls
float to the fourth dimension.
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A human Möbius strip — no end and no
beginning — shows our unravelling, our
aging, and I’ve made it deliberately metallic to
show our impervious nature as we fight back,
doing all we can to delay the inevitable.
Shopping at the Show here’s a sneak peek!
TECHNIQUES, TIPS & TOOLS
As You Go
1. Cameron James Stand A3 Oreo the Cat is a cheeky wee fellow. He’s made from 8 ply yarn. The pattern is very versatile and can be knitted to match your favourite pet. Oreo is also available as a kit which contains NZ made Naturally Yarns.
2. Zyneri Stand A17 See new kits including iron on transfer patterns plus the bling to embellish them! 3. Flip la K Stand A16 Make your own chenille with fabric and this Chenille Cutter. 4. This LED floor lamp supplied by Triumph,
distributed through Trendy Trims, Stand B24, includes touch sensitive controls to switch between four light levels. 5. Flip la K Stand A16 Gorgeous new Twisted Heart patchwork templates – so effective and so easy to use. Ask about
the show special! 6. Create Stand A04 Exclusive to Create Auckland in NZ, beautiful ‘Courtship Lane’ paper. 7. Picklemouse Corner Stand A41 See wonderful Australian indigenous fabrics. 8. Pauline’s Quilters World Stand A34 New
Quilt As You Go handbook, Sasher Collection and Sasher Ruler - they’re a great show special. 9. Lutterloh Patterns Stand A29 Discover the Lutterloh Pattern Making System with 280 fashion-styles and pattern designs and acrylic tailor’s
and designer’s curves. 10. Powertex Stand B13 Release your creative ideas and discover new 3D possibilities for your artwork. 11. Wonderfil Specialty Threads (Canada) Stand A10 See new Spagetti threads set, Tropics, in 12 weight
cotton selected by Susan Cleveland. There are five different boxes of eight threads in the range, each spool has 200m of thread. 12. Pauline’s Quilters World at Stand A34, has two Quilt As You Go patterns – Rectangles RocknRoll and
Dance of the Butterflies – and they’re show specials! 13. Cameron James Stand A3 Bundles – a new kind of kit! Make a bunny or a bear – you choose the yarns and accessories and make up your own personalised bundle with patterns
and accessories for both. 14. These sleek LED light pads from Trendy Trims, Stand B24 provide super bright lighting in a lightweight and sleek design, the smaller A4 version also includes an angled stand to make it even easier to use.
15. Cushla’s Village Fabrics Stand C18 Foxley Village is a new 2016 Block of the Month – the quilt’s Tilda fabrics are now available. 16. Buy two great Singer machines for $799 and save $599! Visit the Singer stand at the show.
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and Craft Club
Tis the Season of Giving!
Share your love of craft at the show with Tis The Season at Stand B18.
Choose any of five daily demonstration and classes, there’s so much to learn!
All classes perfect for all skill levels.
Come and learn the latest tips and tricks to sewing, patchwork, fashion
upcycling and more – at these FREE daily sessions with Brenda from
Flip La K and Pauline’s Quilters World. You’ll find the club near Stand A16.
0:30am: Free Demonstration of House
Bust your bead stash and make these
gorgeous mini plant stakes. Great for
indoors or outdoors.
0.30am to 11.15am: New
Designer Twisted Hearts, Brenda
from Flip la K
Learn how easy it is to make great
quilt blocks – weave and applique
your way to create a fantastic quilt
block – don’t stop just at blocks –
upcycle your clothing – applique
bags and children’s clothes – a fun
session with a show and tell finish!
11.30am to 12.15pm: t
Free-motion Quilting with
Pauline Rogers, Pauline’s
Fantastic ways to set yourself
up for free motion quilting on a
domestic sewing machine – no
need to pin those quilts anymore
and no stress in your shoulders
or neck. Tips galore!
11am and 1pm: Gorgeous Beaded t
Key Tassel class
Make a beaded tassel, and learn about
other quick tassel ideas. Lots of colours
to choose from. Class cost: $12
12noon and 2pm: Modern Ribbon
Make two gorgeous grosgrain ribbon flowers
to use as a brooch, headband or even clothing
decorations. You’ll also learn how to make the
curled ribbon! Cost $15.
2.30pm – 1.15pm Quick and Easy Way To
Create Winding Ways Blocks, Brenda from
Flip la K
See new techniques with Flip la K’s reverse
applique template and discover different
ideas with panels, fabric scraps, colour
grading, different designs working with
colour – and some inspirational show
1.30pm to 2.15pm: Quilt As t
You Go, Pauline Rogers,
Pauline’s Quilters World
Who said we should quilt last?
Join Pauline as she shares her
fantastic quilt-as-you-go methods.
The new way to make quilts!
3pm: Free Demonstration of Ribbon t
Who doesn’t want to jazz up their sneakers
with pretty laces! See how to make them and
learn about other awesome things to make
with ribbon too!
.30-4.30pm: Free Demonstration –
Learn about this exciting new charity initiative
and maybe make hexagons too. Come along
and support ‘KidzFirst Childrens Hospital’
and ‘Womens Refuge’ - Materials supplied,
no experience necessary. Class cost:
Gold coin donation (if you want to make a
hexagon) on the day- $5 and $7 packs to
2.30pm to 3pm:
What’s N.ew at Flip la
K – designed to make your
easy and heaps of fun!
Fun Spiral Purse class
.15pm to 3.45pm: Dressed Up Jacket and Tops
Learn how to turn a basic pre-purchased sloppy joe
(sweatshirt) into a stunning, one of a kind fashion
statement, not only for you but children too.
Head to the Bernina Sewing Room
at the show – and make this
gorgeous spiral purse, you’ll be
amazed at how it takes shape!
One hour Cost $10
Just $9.95 at the Show Gift Shop
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Times: 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily
See, Learn and Make
at Stamp Zone!
Here is a fun zone where you can discover new papercraft techniques!
Create a gorgeous card in make and takes running all day, every day – in just under an
hour you’ll create something that you can call your own. There are lots of designs to
LUCKY DOOR PRIZ
You could WIN a new sewing machine
just by visiting the show!
Kit cost is $20 and each kit includes materials to make two cards.
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Visit the Gift Shop
See the full range of merchandise at the show! The Gift Shop is located at the show
entrance at the Help Desk. Grab a souvenir for yourself or a gift for a crafty friend!
There are lots to choose from!
To enter, complete the competition form you receive when you buy your ticket* and put it in the box at the
fair. The winners will be drawn at the end of the last day of the event and notified by phone and email the
*Visitors to the fair who bought tickets online are automatically entered into the draw and will not receive a
competition form. For full terms and conditions of entry and prize details visit www.craftevents.co.nz
Go racing with Team Bernina!
There are three chances every hour to stitch around the sprint track!
The fastest time over the show wins the fabulous Bernina 350PE valued
at $2999. Book your spot at the Bernina NZ Stand B06. Limited spaces
Designer mugs $8 each
Kids Bear purses $5 each
NOTEPADS $2 each
KAI Scissor Straight
WIN A BERNINA 350PE WORTH $2999
Handy Tote bags $7 each
Chalkboard mugs $10 each
Car Stickers $5 each
Share with the craft community
Lanyards $3 each
Coffee Travel Mug $5
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Crafty badges $3 each
Crafty Pouches $9 each
Live. Love. Make. bag $15 each
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Have fun with
Make and Take Classes
Enjoy the fascinating world of mixed media in these
new, fun classes with Powertex and Faith Pocock
Studio. Classes run daily at the show.
10.15am: Create a Canvas
Artwork with Joanne Bouma,
Use different textures, including
fabric, paper deco metal cogs
and plaster heads. Class
duration: 90 minutes. Class
cost $35. Book at Stand B13.
Get expert instruction for the small cost of a kit in
these one-hour sessions!
= all skill levels. Program runs daily at the show.
Pattern Making... The Easy
Way! Sonja Bezuidenhout, Lutterloh
Patterns. Get hands-on and draft your own
waistcoat pattern, using only bust and
hip measurements. Kit cost $5. Book at
12noon: Mixed Media Bottle with Faith Pocock
Get your hands and fingers creatively dirty. Create
textures, and use a mixture of bright or dark colour
sprays then highlight your project so the textures ooze
out. Shared supplies include: Gesso, texture crackle,
glue gun, supply of Lindy
Stamp Gang Sprays and
others. Please bring: Craft mat,
heat gun, palette knife, brush,
and your own sprays if you
want different colours. Brown
distress ink. Class duration:
About one hour. Class cost
$25. Book at Stand B19.
1.15pm Double Figurine with Joanne Bouma,
Powertex – Release your creative ideas and discover
new possibilities for your artwork. Class duration: About
90 minutes. Class cost: $35. Book at Stand B13.
3pm ‘Captured’ Layout with Faith Pocock
Use the latest Prima Marketing Salvage District line, and
explore fussy cutting, distressing, stencilling, layering
and splatters to create a paper
masterpiece of your loved
one. Please bring Craft mat,
scissors and distress tool
(if you have one), heat gun,
brush and quick drying glue.
Optional: 4in x 6in photo.
Class duration: About 1 to
1½ hours. Class Cost $35.
Book at Stand B19.
Note: Please book early. Limited spots available for all classes.
Join Cushla’s Village Fabrics
at the show for special make
and take classes with
Janome machines. Visit the
website for more class details.
New Ideas in
Applique. Bev Ross,
Craft Cubby & Creative
Applique, Stand A25
Flannel & Friends. Pam Floortalk by Annie
White at A Matter
Corner, Stand A41
of Time display
Different Uses for
(Canada), Stand A10
Visit the workshop room at the show.
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COMIC BOOK CLOCK
Create a unique hanging Comic
Book Clock. Learn many uses
of Matt or Gloss Mod Podge
and complete the clock with
handmade embellishments from
Mod Melts. For 5 to 99 year olds.
Class duration: 45 minutes to
1 hour. Class cost: $15
= all skill levels
New Ideas in Applique. Bev Ross, Craft Cubby
& Creative Applique, Stand A25. Applique has never been so
easy and fun. Come along and enjoy new ideas with Bev.
Flannel & Friends. Pam Davis, Picklemouse
Corner, Stand A41. Pam Davis, Picklemouse Corner. See a
new range of fabric that marries splendidly with flannel. New
flannels, new patterns and new kits.
Different Uses for Threads to Extend Your
Knowledge. Barrie Ashton, WonderFil Specialty Threads
(Canada), Stand A10. Learn different techniques with new
Sue Spargo and other heavyweight threads. Also, see the
difference that can be achieved in using fine bobbin threads
and pre wound bobbins.
On stage at
Sew So Easy –
Stitching & Craft
Club with Flip la
K and Pauline’s
Flip la K
Sew So Easy –
Make and Take
Tis The Season
All day $2 Make
& Take classes
with Stampin’ Up,
SAND ART CLASSES
Make a fun picture using
sand art – lots of colours and
designs to choose from.
Class duration: 30-45
minutes. Class cost: $5
Classes run continuously each day from 10.30am to
3.30pm. Bookings are essential. Visit I’m a Craftaholic,
Stand A21 or email: [email protected] (Children
under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).
Pop Up classes,
Ways blocks with
What’s new at Flip
la K with Brenda
3.15pm to 3.45pm:
Jacket and Tops
& Take classes
- visit website
All day $2 Make
& Take classes
with Stampin’ Up,
quilting with Pauline
Sew So Easy –
Fit to Flatter
Make Do and
1.30pm - 2.15pm:
Quilt As You Go
Share the Show:
upload a photo to
Recycle comic books and create
a work of art with Outdoor Mod
Podge. Please bring your own
shoes. Includes a free bottle of
Outdoor Mod Podge as more
coats are needed later. For 7 to
99 year olds. Class duration:
about 1 hour. Class cost: $25
Pattern Making...The Easy Way! Sonja
Bezuidenhout, Lutterloh Patterns, Stand A29.
Demonstrating an easy way of drafting your own patterns for
garments, using only Bust and Hip measurements.
FAUX QUILTED CUSHION
All non-sewers can now ‘quilt’
with Fabric Mod Podge. Wow
your friends with a faux quilted
cushion cover. For 8 years to
99 year olds. Class duration:
Class cost: $15
MAKE YOUR OWN COMIC BOOK SHOES
Learn with the experts in these free seminars!
Workshops are approximately 30 minutes unless
otherwise stated. Bookings are not required.
Create something unique with the ‘I’m a Craftaholic’
team in The Craft Cave at Stand A21. Whether it’s
making a cushion, creating sand art or decorating
their own shoes, everyone from young children to
‘big kids’ will enjoy these classes!
PLUS! All day make and
takes at Stampin’ Up,
Stand A20. Just $2!
The Easy Way!
The Craft Cave
make & takes
1.15pm – 2.45pm: all day,
day for all
sand art, comic
Free Demo of
Free Demo –