Well, here we are on Monday 1st February 2021, its been over 6 months since I have written on the blog – no real reason, just slack I suppose. But that is about to change.

So here goes, firstly following is a copy of the newsletter I sent out recently (If you are not on the mailing list and would like to be, email me your details.)

Gumnut Gear Newsletter:   Session 1 2021. 19th January to 13th March.

Hi and welcome to the first Gumnut Gear newsletter for 2021.

Well, here we are in January 2021, hopefully this year will be a lot less crazy than what it was in 2020.  We have new rules that need to be followed and if everyone just gets on board with them, we should be fine. It looks like it will be our new normal for some time to come.

Here in the studio I have hand sanitizer and sign in at the door.

I will continue to send text reminders for all classes, as I have restricted number allowed it is really important that you respond to my text yes or no so that I know how many to expect.

Rulers and mats are available for you to use, you will need to bring all other equipment yourself.

I am making a change in how things run this year, that is I will be working in 8-week blocks, 8 weeks of classes and 2 weeks off. This is to give me some time out to recharge. 

Now for the fun stuff!!

Below I have listed the Classes and Workshops for session 1 2021.

General Sewing classes continue to be popular. So, why not come and join me for some uninterrupted sewing time with a lovely group of likeminded people and all the help and guidance you need.

There are 2 workshops, Crumbs – Scrappy piecing and Intro to Modern Quilting. (There are a couple of sample photos for each)

Don’t forget Bookings are essential for all classes. Deposits are required for workshops.

I’m looking forward to a busy fun session.

Why not join us?

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Spend some relaxing uninterrupted time sewing with likeminded people in a friendly environment. With all the help and guidance, you need.  Bring along a project you are working on or start something new.

Suitable for the beginner or advanced sewer.

This class is available day, evening and weekends.

Gumnut Gear Studio


23rd February, 9am – 3pm.

Tuesday evenings

Every week,  6.30pm –9.30pm.

Wednesday evenings

Every week, 6.30pm –9.30pm

Weekends – Saturday afternoons

6th February,  New Extra Class, 13th February

and 13th March.  1pm—4pm.

Gunnedah Fashion Fabrics


18th February, 11th March, 9am—3pm. 

– JUNIOR SEWING –For children 10 years or older. Each class starts with learning a new sewing skill, followed by working on their current project or starting something new.

They will learn how to prepare patterns, measuring, correct cutting, hand sewing, how to use a sewing machine and more.


18th February and 4th March, 4pm—5.30pm.



In this workshop you will learn what you can do with all those scraps, yes, you know the ones, they are too small to save and too big to throw out and yes it’s OK to use larger pieces as well. I will share with you all the tips and tricks that I have learnt over time. There is no specific project for this workshop, I will take you through the techniques, its then up to you to choose your project.

Sunday 28th February                         



Modern Quilting is extremely popular, it’s where you take tradition and add a twist, so much fun.  In this class I will introduce you to things like negative spaces,          minimalism, improvisational piecing, and much more.

I will show you different techniques in block making, arrangement and design.

Mondays 1st and 8th March

2 x 3 hour classes, 6.30am—9.30pm.


Keep on sewing 

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