Lisa Mattock
11-13 May 2018

Slow down and experience the joy of the slow stitching movement with Textile Artist, Lisa Mattock.   Lisa creates beautiful textile collages by layering an assortment of reclaimed and antique fabrics and then embellishing them with trims, buttons and beautiful embroidery.   Her ethos is a nod to the generations that came before us in which reusing and recycling were necessary and admirable, where we used what we had, we patched and mended items over and over again.

These are machine free workshops where participants will work from scraps, recycled cloth, antique textiles or inherited and antique treasures


Learn More about Lisa's Classes:
Day 1: The Art of Slow Stitching
Day 2: The Art of Slow Stitching - Exploring Themes
Due to popular demand we have Lisa coming to share her craft for an extra day!  Book Here


Anna Maria Horner
23-24 June 2018 

Anna Maria Horner is one of the globe's great creative trailblazers, with fingers in most creative pies we can literally hear the squeals of delight as we announce her visit to Amitie.

Trained as a Fine Artist, Anna Maria’s eclectic style is influenced by the cultural richness of her Greek heritage, her creative family, fashion and contemporary art. Her creative journey has seen many transformations but carries an overarching theme of colour, vibrancy and beautiful composition.  Amitie has been a great fan of Anna Maria’s since her first fabric range, Bohemian was released in 2006 and we love what she contributes to the world of patchwork.

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Chris Jurd
21 -22 July

Chris Jurd is a renowned Quilt designer and teacher, known for her bold colours, adventurous use of fabrics and her great variety in style.  Her quilts are inspired by both traditional quilts and the wonderful modern fabrics available. Amitie is pleased to be hosting Chris for a weekend exploring some of her favourite techniques including Foundation Paper piecing, Fussy Cutting and Curved piecing.  With 17 years of teaching experience, Chris’s workshops will be packed with technique and lots of wonderful tricks and insights to inspire even the most experienced quilters.

Learn more about Chris' classes:
Day 1: 'Pickled Dish'
Day 2: 'Snowball Circle'


Saturday 26 May 2018, 10.30am - 3.30pm

Cost: $ 80.00
Sunday 27 May, 10.00am - 3.00pm and Sunday 3 June, 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost: $ 120.00
Saturday 23 June - Sunday 24 June

Cost: $ 300.00
Saturday 23 June from 6pm

Cost: $ 190.00
Saturday 21 July 2018, 10.00am - 3.30pm

Cost: $ 120.00
Sunday 22 July 2018, 10.00am - 3.30pm

Cost: $ 120.00
Saturday 30 June 2018, 10.00am - 3.00pm

Cost: $ 90.00

Planning on turning one of our Workshops into a weekend down at the Coast?
Click Here for some of our accommodation suggestions.

Sit and Sew

Bring along any current projects, sit in our great workspace and enjoy a coffee and cake from our cafe and make some new friendships.  
Every Wednesday 10.30 am - 2.30pm. 
Call the store to book your spot 03 4241 2109

If you would like to book our space for your own sewing groups whether it be a regular spot or a special day trip, please email  
We love to accommodate groups  and can work with you to design a great day out for your sewing group.
Policy and Tips

1.  As we also operate as a registered cafe and fall under the Australian
     Food Safety Standards, only food prepared on our premises can be
     consumed in store.  We thank you for your understanding in helping us
     adhere to this.  We are more than happy to cater to dietary           
     requirements where possible. Please notify us one week prior to your 
2.  As each sewing machine is different, ensure you know how to use your 
     sewing machine before class.
3.  All Class fees are to be paid in full at the time of booking. 
4.  Fees will be refunded if Amitie need to cancel the class.
5.  No cancellation or transfers for Special Workshops
6.  For our regular classes, fees can be transferred to another class with a
     weeks notice (full 7 days).
7.  Due to limited space, no basting in class time. 
8.  Please bring all necessary requirements to class.
9.  Unfortunately due to health and safety issues, no children who are 
     mobile may attend classes.
9.  Make sure your sewing machine and other equipment is in good 
     working order.
10.Class participants can enjoy a 10% discount on purchases made in
     store on the day of their class.