Thursday, 27 June 2013

Community in action

The Make Cafe's dream all circles around one thing, community. Last night I was able to capture this on camera.

There is nothing better than watching friendships form, 

seeing people share similar interests and be accepted.

Parents learning new skills about how to help their children 

  and friends sharing memories that will last a lifetime

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Workshops in July

Wow, June has gone by so fast! I know - we say it every month, but it's been especially true this past four weeks. We've had a workshop nearly every day and have really enjoyed introducing so many of you to new crafts, ideas and skills!

In July, we have got some very exciting new workshops coming up, as well as a few old favourites too! Oh and we mustn't forget a special line up of children's classes to keep your wee ones occupied during the school holidays (scroll to the bottom for more details)! 

Here they are....

Learn to Sew                          Tuesday 2nd July, 7.30 – 9.30pm                         $35            (FULL)

In this complete beginner's workshop, you will get plenty of one-to-one tuition to help you learn how to use a sewing machine to make a basic cushion cover. Maximum of four students.

Upcycle a lampshade!                    Thursday 4th July, 7.30 – 9.30pm                      $35

Bring in an old lampshade needing a new lease of life and we will show you how to give it a make-over! You will also receive a 10% discount off our range of 250 quilting weight fabrics to spruce up your shade with!

Bezel Necklace and Earrings                Monday 8th July 7.30 – 9.30pm                                 $45

Make your own necklace and pair of earrings whilst learning the techniques behind making resin jewellery. A very addictive hobby!

Learn to Knit                                Tuesday 9th July 6.00 – 9.00pm                     $45

Learn the basics of knitting and make yourself a beautiful pair of fingerless mittens to keep your hands cosy through the colder months!

Cake Pops                                   Tuesday 9th July 7.30 – 9.30pm                  $45

Learn how to master the art of making these much sought after culinary treats and wow all your friends and family at your next morning tea!

Cupcake Decorating                       Wednesday 10th July 7.30 – 9.30pm                      $45         (FULL)

Learn to master the basics of cupcake decorating and make four scrumptious looking (and tasting!) culinary delights!

Tumbler Quilt                            Saturday 13th July 10.00am – 4.00pm                          $60

Advance your quilting skills in this full day quilting workshop! Perfect if you’ve completed our strip quilt class and want to learn more!

Make a little felt house                         Sunday 14th July 12.00 – 3.00pm                              $40

Learn to make, decorate and embroider yourself a little felt house! A lovely ornament which also shows off your skills!

Make a lampshade!                          Monday 15th July 7.30 – 9.30pm                       $60       2 spaces left!

Learn how to make your own lampshade completely from scratch! All materials provided – choose from our range of 250 quilting weight cottons; we have something to suit any interior!

An introduction to Crochet – Infinity Scarf       Wednesday 17th July 7.00 – 9.30pm      $45    2 spaces left!

Learn to master the basic crochet stitches and make a gorgeous infinity scarf to wear all winter long!

Sew a Butterfly Quilt Block                Thursday 18th July 7.30 – 9.30pm                           $35

Learn to foundation paper piece. This is technique by which fabric is sewn to paper to make a quilt block.

Fabric Decoupaged Furniture            Saturday 20th July 9am – 5pm               $75            3 spaces left!

In this full day's workshop, you will learn how to cover a piece of your own furniture in stunning fabrics. A perfect craft for fabric addicts who don't sew!

Advanced Beginner’s Knitting             Sunday 21st July 12.00 – 3.00pm                             $45

If you know how to cast on and a few basic stitches but want to learn how to take your knitting abilities to the next level, then this is the class for you!

Make a Sewing Kit                          Tuesday 23rd July 7.30 – 9.30pm                                   $45

Keep your sewing bits and bobs safe and tidy with this simple - and practical - sewing kit!

Cake decorating – Rosette Cake       Wednesday 24th July 7.30 – 9.30pm                       $45

Learn several impressive culinary craft techniques and make a beautiful Rosette Cake which looks likes it is covered in real roses – you wouldn’t believe it’s fondant!

Ottoman Class                                  Thursday 25th July 6.00 – 9.00pm                                $75

An all-inclusive workshop in which you will create a comfy fabric pouf to put your feet up on!

Sock Knitting                                  Saturday 27th July 1.00 – 5.00pm                      $45        1 space left!

Learn the art of knitting in the round and make yourself a pair of socks to keep your tootsies warm this winter! Warning: once you've made one pair, everyone will want some!

Simple Strip Quilt                            Sunday 28th July 10am – 4pm                                          $60

If you've never quilted before and would like to have a go, this is the class for you! Learn the basic principles and make a simple strip quilt with a selection of beautiful fabrics.

Make an Apron                                  Tuesday 30th July 7.30 – 9.30pm                           $45

If you have some basic sewing experience, this class will help you advance your skills by making a pretty apron to do your baking in!

Kid's Classes during the school holidays:

Learn to Cross-Stitch                    Monday 15th July, 10.30 - 11.30am

Make a Jelly Fish                          Tuesday 16th July, 10.30 - 11.30am

Make a Tin Bird                            Wednesday 17th July, 10.30am - 12pm

Make a Window Decoration          Thursday 18th July, 10.30 - 11.30am

Customise a Plain Bag                    Friday 19th July, 10.30am - 12pm

Felt Owl Bookmarks                      Monday 22nd July, 10.30 - 11.30am

Washi Tape Bracelets                     Tuesday 23rd July, 10.30 - 11.30am

Paper Bird Cages                            Wednesday 24th July, 10.30am - 12pm

Cupcake Decorating for 12 - 14 year olds        Wednesday 24th July, 2.30 - 3.30pm

Learn to Sew with foam shapes        Thursday 25th July, 10.30 - 11.30am

Cupcake Decorating for 6 - 9 year olds             Thursday 25th July, 2.30 - 3.30pm

Make a Rain Stick                            Friday 26th July, 10.30 - 11.30am