Connie Crawford, legendary pattern designer and mistress of fit, is coming to Australia! Connie has teamed up with the ASG to provide a range of workshops around the country.We are very excited about working with Connie and hope you can come along to one of the workshops! Get in quick as these workshops are filling up fast! Click here for a full list, including who to contact. You can also find info here in the ASG Diary Dates.
I’ve been wanting to make these for ages! They combine my love of vintage, repurposing and scrap busting plus they are pretty cute, if I do say so myself! I whipped these up to sell at the ASG stand at the Sewing, Stitching & Handcraft Fair in SA.
They are really simple to make. I thrifted the teacups (and a cracked Wedgwood pot I found) from local Op shops. Where the cups had saucers, I left the saucers with the cups, they are handy for keeping small
Coinciding with SewMAYHEM, a new group at Cairnlea started out with a brilliantly colourful first meeting in May, with 16 participants attending, fifteen ladies and one gentleman. Click here to find out location and meeting details.Group Coordinator, Fay Chiaplias reports:
“We started off with introducing our Guest Speaker, a very talented embellishing artist, Nola Sterling. Nola had a large arrangement of quilts and jackets with lots of different embellishing techniques. One was made using shrinking fabric that she had used in hand bags and jackets. She also had two beautiful shawls, all
The sewing community is so good at sharing! Bloggers & companies are kind enough to share their free patterns on the Internet. On FREE Pattern Fridays we will link you up to a fab and free sewing patten! This weeks pattern is the Cropped Jacket from Camelot Fabrics Design Studio Blog. To get the pattern, click here and you will be taken the original post. Just read the download and printing instructions there.
We would love to know if you make this pattern! Please
Here’s a glowing Sewing MAYhem report from NSW’s Gerroa Neighbourhood Group!
What an eye-catching display!
Gerroa Neighbourhood Group set up a display in Spotlight Nowra, who kindly loaned us mannequins for the afternoon. We showcased: garments and other items we’ve made; our plan for the year; contact details. A couple of passers-by who stopped thought our garments were for sale – but it had the desired effect of making them stop! We had good support from our members who helped to answer questions and quite a few people took our flyers,
Sue Holmstrom from the Buderim Neighbourhood Group reports:
In keeping with the Sewing MAYhem theme, the Buderim Neighbourhood Group held an Open Day on 17th May to introduce our Group to the local community and welcome anyone interested in joining the ASG. To advertise the Open Day, flyers were made and displayed in local fabric stores, notices were printed in the Community Newspapers and the day was advertised on local radio.
We had a fantastic display of garments, fabric bags, fabric flowers and quilts, with each Member contributing their various creations.
We have something so exciting to share with you! Louise, an ASG member had a wonderful chat with Ian ‘Macca’ McNamara, live on 891’s Macca in the Morning! Not put off by speaking on National Radio, Louise spoke beautifully about the ASG’s Paris Tour. We went on a hunt and found the audio, so you too can have a listen.
To hear the interview, click the link below and then press play icon. If you want to skip to the interview with Louise, you can start the file at 6:00 minutes.
Today’s post is from the multi-talented Rhona Feeney, ASG Regional Officer for the Northern Sydney Region. Here she is, showing off one of her amazing Quillows. What’s a Quillow? Read on….
What do quillows for the homeless, trauma dolls, library bags, breast cancer pillows and dementia fiddle mats have in common? They are all things that Australian Sewing Guild Groups have made for charity.
This year NSW is making a big effort to make and supply quillows for the ASG Convention in North Sydney in September. After that we are going to donate