Get hands on and learn new techniques to enhance your skills! Program runs daily – each class lasts approximately 50 minutes.

How to Join a Make & Take Class.• Read the timetable and choose your session. At the expo, book your place at the presenter’s stand and buy the kit. Bookings essential as space is limited. Please be on time – for classroom location, check the map available at the expo.

Make & Take 1

12noon: Embroidered Mini Frame Necklace. Helen Stubbings, Hugs N Kisses. Use a touch of mini EPP and simple embroidery to make this wearable necklace. Price $20. Book at Stand 8. 84img1

1pm: Felt Pincushion. Marg Low Designs. Learn how lovely felt is to work with using a few basic stitches and simple techniques to make this decorative pincushion. Kit includes pattern, pre-cut felt pieces, threads, polyester filling and spool. Kit cost $20. Book at Stand 167. 84img2


2pm: The Best Yarn for the Job. Prudence Mapstone. Discover why yarn construction is such an important factor in creating perfect crochet stitches every time. Once you understand what to look for to best suit your way of working, choose your kit and see how easily you can master even the trickiest techniques. Kit cost $35. Book at Stand 165. 84img3

Make & Take 2

11am: Japanese Tombo Brooch. Alison Yamazaki, Wabi-Sabi Designs. Make a one-of-a-kind dragonfly brooch from vintage Japanese kimono accessories in this special workshop. Exclusive to AQC, some sewing required. Kit cost $25. Book at Stand 15. 84img4

12noon: Fabric Covered Needle Keeper. Carol Nicholls, Sewn and Quilted. Make a beautiful fabric covered needle keeper and learn all the tricks to achieving a professional finish – perfect idea for yourself or gifts for friends. Choice of fabrics. Suitable for all levels and no sewing involved! Kit cost $25. Book at Stand 47. 84img5


1pm: 3-Ways Origami Smart Phone Case. Dai, The Patchwork Ninja. Want to make a beautiful and solid smartphone and card case with 3 inner rooms in your favourite Japanese material? See how to magically turn a piece of material into something solid and heavy-duty with super strong Ninja web and Ninja buttons. It’s an easy origami technique that anyone can do! Kit cost $28. Book at Stand 80. 84img6

2pm: Add a Touch of Embroidery! Veronique, Sewn and Quilted. Explore a whole new world of ideas to embellish and enhance your fabrics. You’ll make a pincushion and learn some embroidery stitches. Suitable for all levels. Kit cost $25. Book at Stand 47. 84img7

3pm: Shibori Indigo Dyed Scarf. Shuji Yamazaki, Wabi-Sabi Designs. Make a shibori indigo dyed linen scarf using our vat of natural Japanese indigo dye. Silk or cotton scarves also available. Kit cost $50. Book at Stand 15. 84img8

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