Inky Stitches Class with Katie

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Thursday fornightly beginning 14th July 10:30-3  $40 plus materials

following thursdays 11-3 $20

tea coffee and afternoon tea provided

$40 deposit to secure place

cost of materials (you may already have some of the tools needed)

Enchanted Forest $20.00

Cottage Garden Threads x 8 $52.80 or $6.60 each

5″ hoop $13.00

Bohin size 10 needles $5.00

Thread snips $2.00

1/2 meter weaveline $8.50

1/2 meter background fabric $8.00

Zig Millenium .25 pigma pen $5.00

For bookings call Katie 0430915827 or fill in contact page and you will receive a confirmation via email.



Sit and Stitch Sessions

Sit & Stitch sessions

with Katie Dawson and Pam Spurway

Patchwork, stitching, knitting, crochet, sewing etc. Bring along a project or we can help you find one and share our knowledge and skills.

Thursday nights 7pm-10pm $15

Beginning 30th June

Fridays 11am-3pm $15

Beginning 15th July

Tea, coffee and biccies provided

No booking or deposit necessary

Beginner patchwork & quilting course

Beginner patchwork & quilting course with Amy Kallissa and Pam Spurway


For those who’ve dabbled in patchwork or wanted to, Amy Morgan of Amy Kalissa will teach you the essentials about choosing fabrics, seam allowances, rotary cutting, bookend seams, fussy cutting & pressing your fabric. You’ll make a whole quilt in 5 class sessions and during the 6th class Pam Spurway will teach you how to stretch, quilt and bind your quilt ready to take home and snuggle up under.


Tuesdays Jul 12,26 Aug 9,23  Sep 6,20 or

Saturdays Jul 16,30 Aug 13,27 Sep 10,24

11am-3pm $70 per class plus materials

Tea, coffee, morning and afternoon tea provided

Payment for first 2 classes as deposit to secure place.

BYO: Sewing machine and sewing kit (pins, quick unpick, scissors, replacement machine needles, white cotton etc) A walking foot for you sewing machine is recommended for the machine quilting class.

For more information or to book please call Katie on 0430915827 or alternatively fill in the contact page for email correspondence. 



Little stitchers school holiday fun


Ages 8 – 16

Thursday June 30th 11-3  and Thursday July 7th 11-3

$80 –  $20 deposit

Included – Stitching Kit – hoop, needle, fabric, weaveline, thread

Lunch, drinks and nibblies

lucky prizes

Katie will be teaching all the basics of hand embroidery in a fun and creative environment. Students will pick a small picture to stitch or draw their own and learn how to turn it into a wall hanging stitchery. They will go home with the tools and knowledge to kick start a life long skill and hobby.

To book – fill out contact form on this page or call or text Katie 0430 915 827. Then pop into the shop to drop off $20 deposit or paypal is available.

only 8 spots available





Not Keeping Calm

We have not been keeping calm lately. It’s been a whirlwind two weeks of patching, painting and preparing our new space which is conveniently located at no. 44 right next door to Keep Calm and Carry on Stitching at no. 42 Ridgway.

Previously a second hand bookstore, the building was as any great bookstore is. A quiet place to hideaway among bookshelves piled high with stories and characters. But it’s time to turn over a new leaf and welcome new characters through the door – you! We hope you will be a part of writing the new chapter in the story of this historic building and also in the story of Keep Calm and Carry on Stitching. We want you to come and be inspired by like minded people in our weekly groups or to learn something new with our structured classes. Pam will be teaching her famous machine quilting on Sundays. Katie will be running an Inky stitches group showing you how to turn colouring book illustrations into stitcheries, Amy Morgan of Amy Kalissa will be teaching beginner patchwork and beginner crochet. Details of these classes and more will follow on the blog but if you’d like to get your name down first, just fill in the details on the contact page.

Here are the before photos.


The front window


and the after….you’ll just have to come and see for yourself.