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The Teddy Tree
November 2017


OK, not sure where the last few months have disappeared to - but here's a newsletter ....... at last!! There's still time to join in a few classes before the end of the year. Don't forget to "Save the Date" for our Christmas Party on Saturday 2 December.

"Charlie Bears Birthday Party"

Saturday November 18, 9.30am - 12.00pm

There will be a Birthday Cake (of course!!) and a limited number of Charlie Bears Special Birthday Boxes available for purchase - ring to reserve yours now. Watch out for SPECIALS on the day :)

"Any Bear" with Brigit Charles, Brigits Bears

Highly celebrated artist Brigit specialises in teaching you to recycle your old fur coats into treasured family heirlooms and also has a wonderful range of realistic "Ark Animals" for you to create. Brigit's bear patterns also lend themselves to the more traditional mohair fabrics, for those of you who don't fancy working with recycled furs.

Sunday November 19, 9.30am - 3.00pm

Cost: $60.00 per day, plus kit if required

"Christmas Amigurumi Bear" with Nicole Mallinder, Bears by Nicole

The very talented Nicole has agreed to share the secrets of how she makes her beautiful little crochet bears - this time it will be a cute little Christmas charmer - sorry, the photo will be up on FaceBook soon, stay tuned!. Day 1: Will start you on the journey of amigurumi, learning to perfect the stitches and tension required. Homework will be set that needs to be completed ready for....Day 2: Learn how to construct and complete your little bear. Please note: This workshop is for experienced crocheters only, a list of requirements will be provided at time of booking.

Saturday December 9, 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Sunday December 10, 10.00am - 4.00pm

Cost: $165.00 including kit
Ricky's attempt in Nicole's Class

"Learn to Crochet" with Martin

Learn to crochet with our very talented expert, Martin Anderson. If you can already crochet and just need a refresher, want some assistance with a pattern or to understand a fancy stitch, then this is the class for you.

Wednesday November 22, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Wednesday December 6, 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Wednesday December 20, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Cost: $20.00 per lesson, plus kit if required

Quilts for Foster Kids

Come and join us for a feel good session of quilting for a cause. Quilts made in these sessions will be donated to Soroptomist International for distribution to children in Foster Care throughout Western Australia. It's not essential to know how to quilt, if you can sew a (reasonably) straight line (or not!), or know your way around an iron and ironing board (even if you want to make the tea & coffee!!!) we can use your help!

We will be handing over the finished quilts to Soroptomists - please come along to hear about the wonderful work they do. This will be the last session for 2017 - we'll be back again in February 2018
Saturday November 25, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Bookings preferred (to make sure we can cater for you all!) Any time you can spare us between these hours would be appreciated.
Cost: Your time and skills only, but any donations of fabric and quilting supplies gratefully accepted.

Crochet for a Cause (or Knit to Do your Bit)

Last year we donated 25 crocheted granny square rugs - our target for this year ... as many as possible! This year the rugs are being donated to the group "Grandparents Rearing Grandchildren in WA". Come and join us for a happy session of easy crochet to make up some granny squares for our next batch of rugs. Any time you can spare us will be appreciated. Don't worry if you can't crochet - we will be happy to teach you for free (but we will keep the granny square you make!!)

Saturday November 25, 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Bookings preferred (to make sure we can cater for you all!) Any time you can spare us between these hours would be appreciated.
Cost: Your time and skills only, but any donations of yarns gratefully accepted.

"Amelia" with Jennie Boylan

A new design - such a sweet little bear with a 4-piece head, needle-sculpting & shading. A variety of kit colours are available. Lots of ideas on how to embellish & decorate your finished bear.

Thursday November 16, 23 & 30, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Cost: $60 + kit

"Balthasar" with Jennie Boylan

Balthasar - a big name for a little bear. Named after one of the three wise men who brought gifts to baby Jesus at Christmas, his responsibility is just as important. He does not carry Myrrh like his namesake, but instead brings you much love & Christmas cheer. With his cute Christmas colours, gorgeous face and darling little red hat, all he needs is to come home with you for the holidays. This year's Christmas Bear, with a combination of soft, white alpaca & hand-dyed mohairs. Only a limited number of kits will be available in this combination, register your interest now. I promise to put the photo of the finished bear on Facebook next week!

Tuesday November 21, 28 & December 5, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Cost: $60 + kit

"Yarn-In" at The Teddy Tree

Come & join in the fun - knit or crochet, whatever project you have on the go - a social evening to enjoy a chat & share your projects.

Wednesday November 22, 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Wednesday December 6, 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Wednesday December 20, 5.30pm - 8.00pm

Cost: $20.00 per session BYO dinner (or there's take-away across the road)

"Christmas Party at The Teddy Tree!" (save the date)

Come join us for some Christmas Cheer for the start of our Christmas fun & frivolity. Optional Kris Kringle available for purchase on the day
Saturday December 2, 9.30pm - 3.00pm

UFO's Retreat Weekend, Toodyay

Bookings are now open for our 2018 Retreats:
Friday 2 February to Sunday 4 February 2018 (with an option to start early on Thursday 1 February).
Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 (with an option to stay until Monday 2 July).

Join us at the amazing Avalon Homestead for lots of fun and laughter. It's a wonderful opportunity to make a head start on those UFO's that you have stashed away, start a new project or just catch up with your craft-loving friends - bearmaking, patchwork, quilting, embroidery, knitting & crochet (or do nothing at all!!). Cost includes twin share accommodation and meals from Friday evening through to Sunday lunch. You can either book over the phone or in person - $50 non-refundable deposit to secure your place.

Cost: $290.00 (2 nights twin share, includes meals and accommodation)

Regular Classes

Our regular classes are a great way to meet new people, socialise and learn a new craft.

Weekly Classes

Daytime: Thursday 9.30am - 12.00pm
Saturday 9.30am - 12.00pm
Evenings: Wednesday 5.30pm - 8.00pm (fortnightly)
Next classes Wednesday 15 November 2017
Wednesday 29 November 2017
Wednesday 13 December 2017

$20 per lesson

These lessons are suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to the more advanced. Bookings are essential! Class times are strictly as listed, as teachers have other commitments to attend to after class!

Social Mornings

Wednesdays 9.30am - 12.00pm

$10.00 per session

(aka "Stitch & Bitch") This is not a lesson, though there is a teacher on hand in the shop should you require a little advice. If you require constant assistance, we strongly recommend you book into one of our weekly lessons as shown above.
Class/Workshop Terms & Conditions
  • Bookings essential! Especially evening classes.
  • In fairness to both teachers and other students, no babies or children in class.
  • No smoking inside. (You can take a break if you're desperate!)
  • Bring your basic sewing supplies eg scissors, pins, needles, awl, pliers etc - don't forget to label them!
  • Bring your own sewing machine if you wish to machine your project.It's a good idea to come and choose your kit (fabric, pattern etc) before the day of the class, as this decision can often take a while.
  • If you wish, kits for workshops can include all materials required to complete your project. Optional accessories are available for purchase. If you don't want us to include the basics like stuffing and threads in your kit, please advise at time of booking.
  • 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place in a workshop. Your place is not booked until this deposit has been received. You can book either over the phone or in person with cash or credit card. If a workshop is cancelled due to insufficient numbers or any other unforeseen circumstance, your deposit will be refunded or transferred to another workshop of your choice. Full day workshops include a light lunch. The Teddy Tree does not accept responsibility for changes in the personal circumstances of its students.
  • A minimum of 5 people required for any class to run.

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