Thread & Paper Crafts Ltd was formerly known as the Sewing Basket. We purchased the Sewing Basket in downtown Salmon Arm in March 2014. In September 2014 we moved to our new location and also changed the store name to Thread & Paper Crafts Ltd.
Our new store is much larger and we have lots of selection! Besides all the fabulous product offerings, we also offer classes for quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet and card making, kids sewing (ages 5 and up), classes on the Longarm machine and more!
Here is a list of our classes for Fall/Winter 2016 please check out the “class schedule” link in the top for more details
Beginner Quilting From the first cut to the final step of binding your quilt, Lucille will guide you in creating this gorgeous quilt. Learn cutting, piecing, building a border, and quilting and binding your quilt. You will be able to complete all of your future quilts with confidence. Seven 2 hour classes for $125 Fridays Jan 20 – March 3rd 3:00-5:00 or 6:00-8:00. Sign up before Jan 10th and save 10%
Frayed Edge Quilt Make this be your first quilt ever! So quick and easy it’ll be your go to gift. In this 3 hour class with Lucille you will learn the technique that will have you well on your way to creating a cute frayed edge quilt. No quilting experience necessary. Friday March 17th 6-9pm $24 or sign up before March 7th and save 10%
Beginner Fee Motion Don’t be afraid to try this fun adventurous skill, let Lucille share her tips and tricks while you create a practice sample piece, so you can eventually quilt your own quilts, bags, place mats and more! $54 includes kit Date TBA
Dream Catcher Workshop Come and make one of these beautiful dream catchers. This is a super easy project that tuns out beautifully, get one (or two) done for a one of a kind gift.This is an all ages class, Kids under 10 need to have an adult with them (wouldn’t it be a great mother/daughter project?) $20 for the class, supplies are extra, we do have a few kits available for purchase if you don’t want to bring your own scraps and ribbons. Saturday Feb 25th 9:30-11:00
If you pay on or before Feb 15th the cost will be only $18
Ericka’s Dress Class Make one of these beautiful dresses, available in size 6 months all the way up to 16 (youth). Choose the fabrics you love to make it your own. $45 for the class including pattern. Only $40 if you pay before March 4th
Project Bags with Lucille Make these great see through bags to store your projects or anything else! Friday January 27th 10-2 $28
Clothes Line Rug Make one of these beautiful rugs, with minimal sewing. Choose to make a set of coasters to learn the technique OR dive in and make a full rug to match your decor or give as a gift. This is a great beginner project, with minimal sewing.
Feb 7th and Feb 21 9:30-11:00. Class cost is $22.50 if you pay on or before Jan 28th or $25 if you pay after Jan 28
Paper Craft Demo Drop in Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 1:00 and catch Carolyn or Val showing of the latest tools and techniques. *no demos December 23-Jan 20, they will resume Jan 27th
East Coast Rug Hooking Using a traditional style of hand hooking, Christine Armstrong will show you how to use wool yarns on burlap to complete a 6×6 mug rug from one of her patterns. You will learn every technique needed to expand to wall hangings or floor rugs. This is a mobile craft – take your wool and hoop and enjoy any where any time. Every rug is unique and every rug tells a story. The price of this class includes a kit with everything you need to make a mug rug. $80 includes the cost of your kit with all supplies, just bring scissors and a hoop. Register on or before Feb 14th and pay only $75
Check out www.woolpalace.com for more info.
Adult Beginner “School of Sewing” This class is for Adults who have limited sewing knowledge and want to learn more in depth projects. Over eight 2.5 hour sessions we will cover the anatomy of a sewing machine, types of presser feet, reading a pattern, rotary cutting, pressing / ironing, using interfacing, and different sewing techniques such as ruffling, pleats, and putting in a zipper – all while making 8 fun useful things to keep for yourself or give as gifts. Wednesdays Jan 18th – March 8th daytime 9:30-12:00 or evening 6:00-8:30. $170 or pay before Jan 8th and pay only $153, all supplies extra. Teens welcome
Placements with Forms Learn to make these quick easy placemats in just a few hours. Make placemats for everyday or any occasion – Christmas, Easter, Halloween, what ever you like, or they make a great gift. This a great beginner class. Wednesday March 15th 9:30-12 $22 or sign up before March 5th and pay only $19
Intermediate Sewing…need more of a challenge? is it time to start reading patterns? In this intermediate class, kids and adults will learn to follow a pattern while making some cool stuff like a see through bag, a quilt as you go pillow cover, a table topper and a storage basket. Tuesdays Jan/Feb 3:30-5:30 6 – 2 hour classes for $115, all supplies are extra. Sign up before Jan 14 and pay only $103.50 (kids and adults welcome)
Travelling Artists Journal Creative people find inspiration everywhere and this funky innovative journal will help you record whatever has you inspired, from sketching to painting, stitching, weaving, or all of them and more. We’ll also explore innovative ways to save those precious little found objects that always find a way into our pockets… unleash a whole new way to be inspired. The cost of the class is $50 OR pay only $45 when you sign up before Feb 22nd. Kit available for $20.00 with all supplies included, to be paid at the class. Be sure to stop into our open house Jan 14th from 10-2 to see Jill and get details on this and many other classes.
Appliquéd and Embroidered Buttons Join Jill Saturday March 4th for the Appliquéd and Embroidered Buttons class….Making buttons is addictive! Add the perfect touch to a bag or garment, perfect for wallhangings, plus discover a number of other ways these fun and funky buttons can add pizzazz to your projects. Buttons of all sizes and shapes are possible with several different approaches to button-bases and covering techniques. A selection of patterns to choose from will be provided but you’ll also learn to design your own, from simple, primitive designs to mini works of art. Knowledge of basic embroidery stitches is required. Kit available with all supplies included to make several different styles of buttons – $20.00, to be paid at the class. The cost of the class is $50 OR pay only $45 when you sign up before Jan 27th
Be sure to stop into our open house Jan 14th from 10-2 to get details on this and many other classes.
Absolutely Scrappy Club Carol Cooney has a scrappy approach to quilting and shows various options for students to use their stash effectively. Pattens and notes are given each class. Various topics are discussed, such as ways to make it scrappy, storage, using pre-cuts etc.) After the lesson, students work on whatever projects they wish and Carol gives individual attention throughout the day. Come join the fun. Tuesdays Jan 17, Feb 21 and March 21 9:30-4:00 $75 for all 3 or $30 for a drop in
Absolutely Obsessed Join Lynn Knox once a month on the second Tuesday for three months. Each session features a new quilt pattern, although you don’t have to make the quilt, you can just come and sew. There will be the odd bonus project and challenge thrown in.
January 10, Feb 14, Mar 7th
Mornings 10:00-12:30 $45 for 3 months
Evenings 6:00-8:30 $45 for 3 months
OR stay for the whole day – $90 for all 3 months
Machine Embroidery Club Come and learn how to use your embroidery machine or learn how to use it BETTER. This session we will be making a quilt from an embroidery design. The pattern for the quilt will be supplied, you will need to get the embroidery designs. We will also be trying new techniques each month, which you may or may not try, this is your choice. $75 Jan 16, Feb 20, March 20 10:00-4:00
**Purchase a Janome Embroidery machine from Thread & Paper and receive a FREE session of machine embroidery classes**
Carolyns Cards Join Carolyn each month as she helps you create a unique card using different skills each time, classes are 2.5 hours, the cost is $25.00 and includes a kit. Bring something along to share with the group – a card you’ve made, an idea you saw on pinterest or in a magazine, or a scrap book page – anything to inspire our creativity. Sign up at least 10 days in advance and pay only $22.50
Mini Album Work Shop Join Carolyn for a one day workshop on making mini photo albums. Learn the basics of making covers, choosing page styles, and using die-cuts to create shaped albums. We will talk about themes for albums as well as choosing photos, then put it all together to create one or more albums of your choice. Some tools will be available to try. you must bring your own paper and basic tools.
Finish it Up Drop in Every 2nd Thursday night from 6-9 and finish up what you didn’t finish in class, or just sew in good company.
Gardom Lake Retreats We have a spring and a fall retreat, this is always a GREAT time, and perfect if you want to quilt or sew with out interruptions. See our website or call the store for details.
Janome Club Come and learn how to use your Janome machine, or learn how to use it BETTER. This 3 part class is Free to anyone who purchased their sewing machine from Thread & Paper, if your machine was purchased else where the price will be $20 for all 3 classes. Lucille will answer any questions you have about your machine and teach you about all of the different attachments, features and tricky things it can do…..come and see what you can learn to get the most out of your machine! Jan 19, Feb 23, Mar 9, 12:00-1:30. All participants must purchase a kit for $10
Horizon Club Come and learn how to use your Janome Horizon machine, or learn how to use it BETTER. This 3 part class is lecture style and is Free to anyone who purchased their sewing machine from Thread & Paper, if your Horizon was purchased else where the price will be $20 for all 3 classes. Lucille will answer any questions you have about your machine and teach you about all of the different feet, attachments, and features…..come and see what you can learn to get the most out of your machine! Jan 19, Feb 23, Mar 9, 2:00-3:00
Janome Serger How To Come and learn how to use your Janome serger, or learn how to use it BETTER. This 2 part class is Free to anyone who purchased their serger from Thread & Paper, if your machine was purchased else where the price will be $25 for both classes. Lucille will answer any questions you have about your Janome Serger and teach you about all of the different features…..come and see what you can learn to get the most out of your machine! Feb 23 and March 9
Kids Beginner Sewing Kids ages 8 and up can learn to thread a sewing machine, wind a bobbin, and work on sewing straight lines, all while making some great projects! A pillow case, 9 patch treasure bag, placemat, snap bag, and a frayed edge quilt will all be made over the 6 week session. Kids will learn to do a back stitch, a pivot, a 1/4 inch seam, a french seam, try to master a straight line and use an iron. Kids 6 and 7 years old are welcome to come with an adult. Samples are at the store for viewing. $150 – This covers the supplies for all but two classes (you will pick your own fabric for them). Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 January 18 – Feb 22 pay before Jan 8 and save 10%
Intermediate Kids Sewing…need more of a challenge? is it time to start reading patterns? In this intermediate class, kids will learn to follow a pattern while making some cool stuff like a see through bag, a quilt as you go pillow cover, a table topper and a storage basket. Tuesdays Jan/Feb 3:30-5:30 6 – 2 hour classes for $115, all supplies are extra. Sign up before Jan 14 and pay only $103.50
Kids Christmas Crafts Send your Kids 8 years and older to make Christmas crafts. No experience necessary, all supplies are included. More details will come closer to the day of class. Saturday Dec 3rd 9:30-12:00 $30 for the class including all supplies
I am so happy to be back! I had a wonderful time in Vancouver for the past 6 months spoiling our grandchildren. BUT there are no shops down there that satisfied my craving for fabric! I came “home” a few times and made sure that I made time to come to Thread and Paper. It was wonderful to walk in the door and be greeted by a smile and a warm hello. The shop is just amazing. So many items displayed to help give you ideas, great staff to answer questions and show you where to look when you can’t seem to find what you want, and on top of it all, when there is something the shop…by some miracle…does not have in stock already, the staff is happy to order it for you!! I love the shop and can only encourage anyone interested in knitting, quilting, scrapbooking…don’t look any further..you have found the best place to look right here in Salmon Arm. Thank you Carol and all your great staff!
Helen HuffmanHappy Customer
From the moment I walk through the door of the Thread & Paper, it is always a great shopping experience. The staff are knowledgable and pleasant to deal with. The product is consistently the best anywhere I have been. I love this shop!Diane WoodHappy Customer
Hello Ladies, Your store is one of my favorite stores to shop at here is Salmon Arm The staff have always been friendly and helpful. Oh and the selections of fabrics to choose from are numerous. Not just fabric is carried but also wool and like products as well scrap booking and everything that you need to take up that hobby. I also went to one of the in store retreats and the food was delicious and all the sewing time was really good for me. No interruptions. My two Janome sewing machines have stood up to all that sewing I have been doing as well. Thanks again.Joanne PLHappy Customer
Thread and Paper, I love to shop in your store. It’s bright and always has a huge selection of fabric to choose from. You offer such a wide variety of classes, no need to get bored in our little town of Salmon Arm. Thanks for being there.