‘Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.’ 

Passing on my passion for crafts and helping people to access their own creativity is what drives my teaching. Encouraging people to not just copy, but to allow themselves to find new and ultimately their own ways of making things, is such a joy.

I’d like to invite you, your family, friends and colleagues to join me at my workshops, which are available for all skill levels.

Drop In Sewing Lessons

Where: Old Memory Lane, 52 Elizabeth Street, Rosalie Village,
            Paddington QLD 4064

When: Tuesdays 10 am – 2 pm, Wednesdays 9:00am – noon
           Every 2nd Sunday from 1pm – 3:30pm

What: Learn new skills every month. Sewing projects are on
          offer on a monthly basis but you are most welcome to
          bring your own project. 

Sewing project in December:  Rope basket and 

How much: 1st hour h $20, pay less the longer you stay


Note: Although there is a limited amount of material available for purchase we recommend to bring your own material and sewing machine, all other sewing tools are available. 

No booking required

Quilting Course For Beginners

Where: In my studio at 36 Finnie Road, Deagon QLD 4017

When: Mo. 4.12., Fr. 8.12., Mo. 11.12., Fr. 15.12. and Mo. 18.12.
5 sessions from 9 – 11:30 am

How much: $ 30/session = $ 150 total – excluding material

What: Learn the basics of patchwork and make a small throw measuring 36”x52” (90x130cm).You will learn:

  • Choosing fabrics and matching colours and prints
  • Cutting fabrics
  • Sewing at ¼” seam allowance
  • Matching seams
  • Pressing a quilt top
  • Basting and binding a quilt
  • Quilting methods


Runaway Bag – Slow stitching workshop

Where: 36 Finnie Road, Deagon QLD 4017

When: 11. December, 12:30 – 3:30 pm

What: Join the slow sewing movement and make this gorgeous and practical Runaway Bag during a sewcial workshop in a studio space atmosphere. You will learn:

  • how to read a sewing pattern
  • basic hand stitching techniques
  • and get to work with delicious, high end fabrics.

All tools needed will be provided.

How much: $ 55 including material

Bookings: Call me 0490 792 377 or click on ‘Book here’ and drop me an e-mail. 


Slow Sewing Workshop – Contemporary Wall -Hanging

Where: Hands On Art150 Enoggera Terrace, Paddington, QLD 4064

When: 17. December 2017, 10 am – 2:30 pm (incl. 0.5 hr break)

What: Join the slow sewing movement and create your own and unique wall hanging. You will get:

  • the original pattern
  • you will learn basic hand sewing techniques
  • as well as foundation piecing.

All tools needed will be provided.

How much: $ 50 including material.

Bookings: Call me 0490 792 377 or click on ‘Book here’ and drop me an e-mail. 


Paper Cut Quilting

Where:  Brisbane Institute of Art, 41 Grafton Street, WINDSOR

When:  Commencing 7. February 2018, Wednesdays for 8 weeks from 1 – 4 pm  

What: Paper cut quilting developed my Martina Latimer combines two traditional techniques in new ways. Quilting, while beloved, often is associated with old fabric scraps, twee teacup patterns and nan’s reading chair. During this class the students will be encouraged to think outside the conventional practice. We will create individual patterns by paper cutting which then will be translated into pattern templates and sewing steps and ultimately put together to a quilt. Students will encounter all the traditional methods of quilting and paper cutting whilst creating their own contemporary quilt.
Basic sewing experience is an advantage. Students are asked to bring a sewing machine and fabrics after the first class. 

How much: $ 400  


Foundation Paper Piecing with ‘JOY’

Where: Details up soon

When: tbc soon

What: tbc soon  

How much: tbc soon


You have been fantastic, I have learnt sooo much.

Janette Bess


Your expertise has been great, thank you for a very enjoyable 15 weeks.

Joy O' Connor


Thank you for being such an inspirational teacher.

Annie Harvey


Thank you for getting me enthusiastic for patchwork again.

Lesley Z.eibecakis