Ocean Keys Sewing Centre

Shop 2,1868 Marmion Avenue Clarkson (08) 9407 7285

 Faye Peskett
Proprietor
oceankeyssewing@bigpond.com

08 9407 7285


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April 2019

Your Partner in Sewing

 

New: Some items shown on club day and photos of our projects can now be seen on our face book page - don't forget to like us. Go onto Facebook and find - Ocean Keys Sewing Centre

 

Bernina Design Studio OESD.

The web site has changed and now you can shop at home, with the option of coming into the store still available.

You can go to my web page www.oceankeyssewing.com.au, and at the bottom of the page select links and select the Embroidery Design Studio logo (blue butterfly right side of page).When on the OESD site please select from STORE Ocean Keys Sewing as it earns me good support benefits, i.e. I can still assist you. While there don't forget to check out the free designs and specials.

 

Sweet Pea Embroidery Designs

I am happy to say that I can sell and teach Sweet Pea Embroidery Designs. Simply go to www.swpea.com to see available designs many of which are In the Hoop.

As a special to you if you email the name and/or embroidery design that you would like I am offering you an extra 10% off (excludes specials/discounted designs). You can do a direct deposit to my account or use PayPal and then I can email them to you or you are welcome to come to Ocean Keys Sewing Centre.

This discount is my way of thanking you, my customers and hopefully we all will benefit.

Michelle and I are planning on doing more of the In the Hoop designs in 2019 so please let us know if you are interested in attending an embroidery machine class and what you would be interested in making.

 

 

 

Wednesday mornings (all) Sewing Group 9.30 to 12 noon

 

This sewing group is where you come along with your projects and machines and sew in a friendly atmosphere with others that have similar interests. Be a beginner or more experienced all are welcome to come along and sew in a very friendly atmosphere.

Please note youwill need a pattern as we do not do pattern drafting, for beginners look for the easy patterns available from all major pattern suppliers. Christine will help with adjusting patterns to make certain that they will fit.

Tea/coffee/water is provided. Cost $20.00 per class

 

 

 

Thursday 4th Look and Learn Club from 10am

 

Our aim is to hold an informal and relaxed friendly meeting. We are hoping that ladies will bring along sewing items to show, and to hopefully inspire us all.

Everyone working here does enjoy these sessions and hope that you all do as well. We will have our samples for the coming months classes to show and if time would just slow down, we may even get the opportunity to sew for ourselves and show these items as well no promises ...

If there is something new in the market place and we know about it, we will show it, or if we don't know and you mention it, we will endeavour to find out more for you.

If you are having a problem, chances are someone else had the same thing so please ask and hopefully we or someone at the meeting can help.

 

Afterwards stay around for morning tea/coffee.

Cost is a minimum of $2 which goes towards morning tea.

 

 

Friday 5th, 12th and 26th U.F.O. Sewing 10am to 2.00pm

Faye

 

Hands up if you have an UnFinished Object or two in the cupboard! Me too!

 

This class has been a roaring success in 2018, so we are going to do more of it this year.

The perfect class for anyone who has a project (i.e. Cot quilt, table-runner or quilt) that they particularly wish to make but need help with, or a beginner who just needs assistance in getting started.

Also ideal for those of for you if you have a bag, tablerunner or quilt stashed away, and can't find your motivation, or you are uncertain how to finish it.

 

Supply your own lunch (or work through) Cost $25.00 per class

 

Saturday 13th and 27th Patchwork Saturday Morning 10am to 12.30pm

Faye

 

This is a class where you bring along what you are sewing, and I am here to help. If you are uncertain about how to finish a project, or just lost inspiration, then this is the day to come along and hopefully get it finished.

Cost $20.00 per class

 

Monday 8th Sewing for Someone 1pm to 4pm

Faye

Only 1 meeting this month because of Easter.

 

Our popular charity sewing sessions are still popular. The sewing is not difficult, and it is a fun way to learn patchwork and at the same time help make a young childs life a little better.

If you are a beginner or more experienced it doesnt matter - all are welcome. All you need to bring is your sewing machine, threads, pins and scissors then we will supply the rest.

We are making small cuddle quilts for The Patricia Giles Centre

 

Check out howmany quilts we have finished on our Facebook page. FREE

 

 

Thursday 11th In the Hoop Machine Embroidery 9.30am to 1.30pm

Faye

A free design set from Kreative Kiwi is our project this month. An Easter basket (or a wall hanging, table runner) is what we are embroidering. The Easter embroidery with stippling and the coloured borders are all sewn in the embroidery hoop and we use a sewing machine to stitch it together to form a basket.

This Easter basket will fit a small soft toy, with a small amount of room for a few eggs. Simply bring your machine and USB stick or similar transfer tool.

You will not finish this project as it takes too long but we will explain how to make the basket or if preferred you can join in on our UFO Friday which is the next day.

 

For those not able to attend please contact us about obtaining the design.

 

You will need to supply your own threads and fabrics etc.

Cost $25.00 per class plus fabrics

 

 

Tuesday16th Know Your Overlocker 9.30am to 12 noon

Faye

Scared of your overlocker? Well then, this class is designed for you.

Dont know which is the upper looper or the lower looper? Scared of tensions or just dont know how to thread it? Learn how to treat your overlocker as a friend not an enemy.

We will explain the mystery of youroverlocker. We will go through the 2 ways of threading, tensions, normal 4 and 3 thread over-locking, rolled hems and explain all about differential feed.

At the end of this class you will be surprised how easy it is to become its pal. It does not matter how old or which brand of overlocker you own but it must be in good working order.

Booking is necessary and class size will be limited.

 

Cost $35.00 includes fabric for the class.

 

Thursday18th Club BabyLock 9.30am to 12 noon

Michelle and Faye

This monthly classis designed to get you familiar with your Baby Lock and to understand your machine better, making the overlocking experience much more enjoyable. We are going to do a different technique each month so that you can understand how to change to the correct settings and try different threads. You can then put these samples together to make yourself a folder for future reference.

Your creativity can be used when making your next creation using your Baby Lock with confidence.

This month you will learn all about making your own piping and gathering.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 2019

Thursday 2nd Look and Learn Club from 10am

 

Our aim is to hold an informal and relaxed friendly meeting. We are hoping that ladies will bring along sewing items to show, and to hopefully inspire us all.

Everyone working here does enjoy these sessions and hope that you all do as well. We will have our samples for the coming months classes to show and if time would just slow downwe may even get the opportunity to sew for ourselves and show these items as well no promises ...

If there is something new in the market place and we know about it, we will show it, or if we dont know and you mention it we will endeavour to find outmore for you.

If you are having a problem, chances are someone else had the same thing so please ask and hopefully we or someone at the meeting can help.

 

Afterwards stay around for morning tea/coffee.

Cost is a minimum of $2 which goes towards morning tea.

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Friday 3rd Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) 9.30am to 2pm

Michelle

Here at Ocean Keys Sewing we are a little bit obsessed with foundation paper piecing (FPP). This is a really simple, but effective quilt making technique where you have a paper pattern and a specific sewing order, and then you position fabric onthe paper and sew through the paper and fabric.

Once the block is completed you gently tear away the paper. You can be very precise using this method and once you get the hang of it be surprised at how easy it is.

We are making the Jenny Beyer basic palette tote bag. With a dark background and many pointed wedges this is truly a striking tote bag.

If you get the paper piecing bug like we have, you might want to come and sew a new design with us every month and turn your blocks into a quilt (we can help with that too!).

Pointsthat might be difficult to achieve with regular piecing can be a breeze whenusing FPP. is commonly known as Paper Piecing, or Foundation Paper Piecing, oraround here, it's affectionately known as FPP. FPP is ideal for small blockswith intricate angles. Points that might be difficult to achieve with regularpiecing can be a breeze when using FPP.

The Paper - The main concept behind FPP is to use a paper foundation to stitch yourfabric block. After all of the blocks are completed and stitched together, yourip the paper off of the back. The paper you choose will make a difference onwhether you enjoy this technique or not. And there are significant pricedifferences on the various options. You can use copy machine paper, vellum,newspaper print, tracing paper, wash away paper, or freezer paper. Pretty muchany paper can work, however those that can be run through a copy machine arebest. Some perform better than others. Today I'll demonstrate some of thedifferences so you can decide for yourself which one you might prefer.

This is commonly known as PaperPiecing, or Foundation Paper Piecing, or around here, it's affectionately knownas FPP. FPP is ideal for small blocks with intricate angles. Points that mightbe difficult to achieve with regular piecing can be a breeze when using FPP.

The Paper - The main concept behind FPP is to use a paper foundation to stitchyour fabric block. After all of the blocks are completed and stitched together,you rip the paper off of the back. The paper you choose will make a differenceon whether you enjoy this technique or not. And there are significant pricedifferences on the various options. You can use copy machine paper, vellum,newspaper print, tracing paper, wash away paper, or freezer paper. Pretty muchany paper can work, however those that can be run through a copy machine arebest. Some perform better than others.

This is commonly known asPaper Piecing, or Foundation Paper Piecing, or around here, it's affectionatelyknown as FPP. FPP is ideal for small blocks with intricate angles. Points that mightbe difficult to achieve with regular piecing can be a breeze when using FPP.

The Paper - The main concept behind FPP is to use a paper foundation to stitchyour fabric block. After all of the blocks are completed and stitched together,you rip the paper off of the back. The paper you choose will make a differenceon whether you enjoy this technique or not. And there are significant pricedifferences on the various options. You can use copy machine paper, vellum,newspaper print, tracing paper, wash away paper, or freezer paper. Pretty muchany paper can work, however those that can be run through a copy machine arebest. Some perform better than others.

This is commonly known asPaper Piecing, or Foundation Paper Piecing, or around here, it's affectionatelyknown as FPP. FPP is ideal for small blocks with intricate angles. Points thatmight be difficult to achieve with regular piecing can be a breeze when usingFPP.

The Paper - The main concept behind FPP is to use a paper foundation to stitch yourfabric block. After all of the blocks are completed and stitched together, yourip the paper off of the back. The paper you choose will make a difference onwhether you enjoy this technique or not. And there are significant price differenceson the various options. You can use copy machine paper, vellum, newspaperprint, tracing paper, wash away paper, or freezer paper. Pretty much any papercan work, however those that can be run through a copy machine are best. Someperform better than others.

This is commonly known asPaper Piecing, or Foundation Paper Piecing, or around here, it's affectionatelyknown as FPP. FPP is ideal for small blocks with intricate angles. Points thatmight be difficult to achieve with regular piecing can be a breeze when usingFPP.

The Paper - The main concept behind FPP is to use a paper foundation to stitchyour fabric block. After all of the blocks are completed and stitched together,you rip the paper off of the back. The paper you choose will make a differenceon whether you enjoy this technique or not. And there are significant pricedifferences on the various options. You can use copy machine paper, vellum, newspaperprint, tracing paper, wash away paper, or freezer paper. Pretty much any papercan work, however those that can be run through a copy machine are best. Someperform better than others.

The Paper - Themain concept behind FPP is to use a paper foundation to stitch your fabricblock. After all of the blocks are completed and stitched together, you rip thepaper off of the back. The paper you choose will make a difference on whetheryou enjoy this technique or not. And there are significant price differences onthe various options. You can use copy machine paper, vellum, newspaper print,tracing paper, wash away paper, or freezer paper. Pretty much any paper canwork, however those that can be run through a copy machine are best. Someperform better than others. Today I'll demonstrate some of the differences soyou can decide for yourself which one you might preferare completed and stitchedtogether, you rip the paper off of the back.

Supply your own lunch (or work through)

Cost $30.00 includes design. Plus, fabrics

 

 

DigitisingLessons

Faye

A hand on one with one class to teach you how to use either Janome or Bernina digitizing programmes. The lessonis structured to what you wish to learn. You will need to bring your own laptopcomputer and security device dongle. Just let us know what you are strugglingwith and we will aim the lesson to your needs.

Cost $30.00 per hour lesson - booking required

 

Private machine Lessons

Faye, Michelleor Antonia

Need help with threading your overlocker, sewing andor embroidery machine? Having trouble with your lap top computer and cant findyour embroidery designs? Maybe we can be of some assistance. We do private lessons targeting the problems with setting up the machine or overlocker. JanomeBaby Lock and Bernina only.

Book a 30-minute lesson for only $30.00

 

CLASS BOOKINGS and REFUNDS:

 

This is a problem for all organisations which runs classes. Universities and TAFE colleges have the rule that your place is not reserved until fees have beenpaid in full. Ocean Keys Sewing Centre will accept a minimum deposit of 50% to reserve your place with the balance to be paid on the day.

If you must cancel and do so at least 4 days prior to the class startingwe will issue a store credit less a $5.00 cancellation fee. This gives us timeto fill your place if possible and to organise teachers and staff rosters. Werequire a minimum of 3 people per class.

Ocean Keys Sewing Centre has the right to cancel classes 48hrs prior to commencement if below the minimum number of students and a full refund shall be issued.

Please book early to avoid disappointment.

When you have registered for your class a list of requirements shall be emailed when available.

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