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Janome Digitizer V5 Project: Zentangles Quilt Block

Every month we run a Janome Digitizer V5 workshop, where Katrina will take you step by step through the process of creating an embroidery design.

In the May workshop, Katrina taught us all how to create a zentangle quilt block, using one of the built in graphic files that comes with the Janome Digitizer V5 software. (Our next Janome Digitizer V5 workshops will be on the 31st May at 8pm and the 1st of June at 10am, Queensland time)

To download the class notes click here and enjoy the presentation below


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Embroidered Applique: Created with the Artistic Edge Cutter and Simple Cut Software

In our April 2017 Artistic Edge Cutter workshop, Katrina taught us all how to easily create a cutter file and the corresponding embroidery design.

This allows you to create a cutter file, cut out the fabric and then do an applique embroidery using your embroidery machine!!!

All from the included software and all using one of the included graphic files, how good is that?

Check out the video tutorial below and if you would like to grab the class notes, get them here, they are a free download.

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2017 Class List

In 2017, Woodrow Handcrafts have a bumper crop of classes planned with a number of regular instore and online classes planned. We are also in talks with a number of local artists and tutors to hold some exciting Workshop Days later in the year.

Janome Digitizer MBX

First Thursday (February-November) Month, 10am start

Learn about every facet of the Digtizer MBX software as Katrina takes you step by step through a new embroidery design and technique each class.

Katrina has been using the Digitizer software for the past 6 years and is constantly practicing and updating her digitizing skills.

Skills you will learn

  • importing clipart/ pictures
  • creating outlines
  • embroidery fills
  • satin stitch from basics to advanced techniques
  • how to adjust specific design elements
  • and lots more

Your Choice Sewing

Second Thursday (February-November) each month, 10am start

You bring in the project that you would like to work on or come in and get Peter and Katrina to give you a hand.

Bring in a quilt, patchwork, embroidery, garment or craft project that you are working on and have a great time.

Pattern Drafting and Sewing (Lutterloh Pattern Drafting System)

The Lutterloh system is a great pattern drafting system that allows you to take two body measurements and then draft out your own unique pattern.

This is a great way to learn about

  • pattern drafting
  • cutting your pattern
  • cutting your fabric
  • sewing it all together


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Janome Memory Craft 15000 Test Drive

Experience hands-on the Janome Memory Craft 15000.
You will be navigated through the machines features and functions and make a small take home project.
Janome Sales Educators will be instore to share their extensive knowledge and showcase this fantastic machine.

Phone Katrina and Peter to reserve your spot now, limited spaces!!  Ph: 5482 1296

When: 21 February 2017

When: 10am- 1pm

Find out more about the Janome Memory Craft 15000 here

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Digitizer MBX Workshop: August 2016

candlewick butterflyKatrina from Katty Kreations has created a great candle wicking design for you to create in this workshop.

Katrina takes you through the entire design process to create this amazing design from nothing to fully functioning embroidery design ready to be stitched out on your embroidery machine.

When: 4th August 2016, 9.30am start

Where: Woodrow Handcrafts, 105 Mary Street, Gympie, QLD, 4570

What Do I Need To Bring:

Laptop computer with Janome Digitizer MBX preloaded and up all current updates installed

Wired mouse

Notebook and Pen

USB Memory Stick

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July Embroidery Workshop

In the Hoop Pin Cushion


Learn how great it is to use your embroidery machine to create amazing things, like this Pin Cushion.

When: 21 July 2016, 9.30am start

Where: Woodrow Handcrafts, 105 Mary Street, Gympie


  • Embroidery machine
  • 2 pieces of homespun fabric to fit your embroidery hoop
  • Bobbin fill
  • Cutaway stabilizer
  • General Embroidery Supplies
  • Toy fill

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Artistic Edge Masterclass


The Artistic Edge Cutter is the creative tool that everyone needs in their craft room.

It can cut paper, plastic, card and fabric into all sorts of fantastical shapes, shapes that you could have only dreamed of cutting before.

In this Masterclass, Katrina will instruct you on how to

  • Import images into the SimpleCut software
  • Create a cutter file from the imported image
  • Cut fabric for applique
  • Create the appliqued piece using your sewing machine


When: 30 June, 9.30am Start

Where: Woodrow Handcrafts, 105 Mary Street, Gympie

Cost: $75, includes fabric, thread, etc.

What You Need to Bring: Computer with SimpleCut software preinstalled, Artistic Edge Cutter, High Tack Mat and Sewing Machine.


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Have a Very “Mary Christmas”

We love Mary Street and we want to share that with the world.

This year on the 14th and 21st of December from 5pm to 9pm Mary Street will turn into a Christmas wonderland.

Come along on these nights and be amazed not only by what we have in store, but what Mary Street has to offer everyone.

mary christmas

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Class: Embroidery February 2015


What: Reverse Applique Butterfliesw

When: 18 or 19th of February, 9.30am start

Where: Woodrow Handcrafts, 180 Mary Street, Gympie


  • Coloured embroidery thread to match your fabric
  • Tailors chalk
  • Fat quarter of coloured fabric
  • 1/2m of black homespun
  • 1/2m Cutaway stabilizer
  • White bobbin fill
  • Thread snips
  • Needles (We recommend the Janome Purpler Tip needles for embroidery)
  • Embroidery machine, embroidery carriage and accessories
  • SQ14 hoop (Memory Craft 15000,12000), SQ14a (Memory Craft 9900), SQ Hoop/RE Hoop (Memory Craft 11000), B Hoop (Memory Craft 350e,300e, 10000, 9700) or an embroidery hoop with a design size of 140mmx140mm