Friday, October 5, 2012

Southside Owls ~ Thursday 11th October ~ Hexies at Miss Jackson!!

Hello ladies!!

** Edit - I've added some more details in red below **

Hope you are all enjoying spring and the lovely weather!! I don't think we'll be needing the open fire next week!  Come along a join us for for some hexie action at Miss Jackson!
The lovely Michelle has been busy having a baby girl, Olivia, since the last meet in September.  Hopefully we might see her next month!

Photos courtesy of the lovely Mrs Kate Flatman

Date: Thursday 11th October
Time: 7:30pm onwards
Venue: Miss Jackson2/19 Grey Street St. Kilda (through the big rusty gate)
Close to the #16, #96 and #112 trams, and nearby parking below

Craft: HEXIES / English paper piecing!! BYO is always welcome!

Now, I have to admit I am not conversant in the language of hexies, I'll be a total newbie on the night so please forgive me if I haven't got the lingo spot on!

A few of our lovely owlies have offered to help out on the night and they have experience with both the glueing and sewing methods ~ so you can do whichever you would prefer

You can download a free 1" hexie template here ~ which is a good size to start with
We would recommend printing and cutting some out before you come along, in slightly thicker paper than normal ~ I'll bring along some extras cut out and ready to go in case anyone forgets ~ you can also buy hexagon papers from Amitie or Spotlight
We will also have copies of a cute hexie flower brooch pattern as well you can try

And here are a couple of tutorials that you might find useful:
Miss Print ~ quilt as you go hexie coaster
Chasing Cottons ~ hexies 101 part 1 and part 2

If you'd like to join in here's a list of supplies/equipment to bring along:
~ fabric scraps
~ thread in a light/natural colour ~ polyester is best but cotton will work fine too
~ sewing needle ~ straw/milliners size 10 or 11 are recommended
~ scissors

Goodies: We will provide provide wine and tea, please feel free to show off any baking prowess!
RSVP: Add a comment to let us know you are coming along!  Feel free to email me or tweet me with any questions.

Looking forward to catching up with you all after being away!!
Shannon xx


Kate Flatman - F is for fabric said...

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Catherine said...

I would so love to come and learn about hexies, but my parents arrive in town that night - hope you have a great night!

Shan said...

Working long hours so won't have time to gather materials to learn hexies, but I'll certainly BYO. Looking forward to meeting more of you.