Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The Material Girls will be selling The Sewing Workshop Collection and Shapes Patterns at SewFest West 2010

These patterns are fashion favourites for those who like to make timeless and smart-looking garments. The designs make the wearer look stylish and have unique details that stand out from the crowd. The Material Girls of Nanaimo BC will be exhibiting at SewFest West 2010 with a daily fashion show of fashion garments made from these two great pattern lines. It is a real treat to see them worn by models as the pattern illustrations never entitrely do them justice. The Material Girls also have some great garment notions and buttons that will add the perfect touch to your outfits.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Paverpol Joins SewFest West - Make & Takes!

Paverpol is a remakable new sculpture medium from Holland. This environmentally friendly, water-based hardener is non-toxic and harmless to people,plants and animals. Paverpol is easy to work with. It adheres to almost all materials, except plastic. Simply dip your fabric in Paverpol and drape it around a wire form or other armature and let it dry.

Once your sculpture has hardened, you are left with a beautiful design which can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Amaze your family and friends with a unique sculpture!

Visit the Paverpol booth and sign up for a make and take!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Designer Creates Wearable Art - The Times Colonist, Victoria BC

The local newspaper in Victoria interviewed Kayla Kennington, our feature artist, for the Sewing & Crafts Show. Here is a link to the article:

http://www.timescolonist.com/life/Designer+creates+wearable/2669986/story.html

The article was well written and gives us insight into this fabulous designer.

You may register for Kayla's classes online at www.joannescreativenotions.com.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Heather Bell's Sewing & Dye Studio to exhibit

Heather Bell's Sewing & Dye Studio is a PFAFF dealer and Heather is a self-taught sewist and fabric designer. Her current interest is Painstiks. Be sure to visit her booth to see the fabulous PFAFF sewing and embroidery machines and Painstiks demonstrations.

Sign Up for Classes Online!

You can now sign up for SewFest West 2010 classes online. Visit www.joannescreativenotions.com and click on the SewFest West 2010 link. Classes are sorted by teacher or by class title. Classes are already filling up so don't be disappointed. Register today!