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!
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Here is a list of our current classes, please check out the “class schedule” link in the top for more details
Tuffet – Come in and make this super cute tuffet that would make a great addition to any room! $185 for the class, includes a kit with MOST of what you need. Nov 2nd 10-4
Beginner Information Session – Are you interested in starting to quilt or sew? Come and learn abut the basics in a relaxed atmosphere. Learn about fabrics, basic tools, and a little about machines. See whats available for beginner classes. Wednesday Sept 20th 6:30-8:00pm The cost is $10 and all participants will receive a $10 gift card for Thread & paper.
Intro to Hand Embroidery – Come and learn the basics to hand embroidery, all supplies for this class are supplied, if you are new to hand embroidery don’t be shy! If you are a quilter, check out how you can add interest to your quilts. Everyone welcome, bring a friend and see what you can learn. Wednesday Oct 4th at 6:30pm. The cost is $10 and all participants will receive a $10 gift card for Thread & paper.
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 Sept 29-Nov 17 (No class Oct 20) in the afternoon 3:00-5:00 or evening 6:00-8:00, sign up before Sept 19 and pay only $112.50
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. Nov 10 9:30 – 12:30 $24 or sign up before Oct 31 and save 10%
Beginner Free 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! Dec 1st 9:30-4:30 $60. Sign up before Nov 20 and pay only $54
Project Bags –Come and make these neat “see through” bags, to hold your current project or other goodies. Friday Oct 6th 10:00-2:00 $35 or sign up before Sept 26 and pay only $32
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.
Thursday Nov 23 and Dec 7 9:30-11:00. Class cost is $25, or only $22.50 if you pay before Nov 13
Stitchers Garden The Stitcher’s Garden Block of the Month quilt will have you learning to use a different sewing machine presser foot each month. Learn how to utilize decorative stitches and each month explore a new technique with guided instruction and hands on practice. Techniques include machine appliqué, couching, pin tucks, chenille and plenty of decorative stitches. Class runs on the 4th Friday of each month Sept – April, 10:00am-12:00 (excluding December) Pay $25 /month, or a one time fee of $140
Jelly Roll Quilt Quick and easy strip pricing and 60 degree angles will have this quilt put together in no time. November 3rd and 17th 9:30-12:30. Sign up before November 3rd and pay only $48
Folded Pot Holder Try this easy but attractive folded pot holder with Carol on Oct 17 6:00-8:30pm OR December 4th 9:30-12:00 $15
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 Sept 27- Nov 29 (no class Oct 4th and Oct 25th) daytime 9:30-12:00 or evening 6:00-8:30. $170 or pay before Sept 17 and pay only $153, all supplies extra. Teens with some experience welcome
PJ pants (all sizes) – Come and make your very own custom PJ pants. Choose one of our cute cozy flannels (lots to choose from for guys or girls). Pattern is available in ALL sizes (6 months to adult XXL) so you can make the pants for yourself or a friend / relative. $30 includes pattern, fabric is extra. **basic sewing knowledge needed November 30th 9:30-12:00Sign up before Nov 20 and pay only $27. Pattern included
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, Dec 6th 9:30-12:00 OR 6:00-8:30 $22 or sign up before Nov 29th and pay only $19
Ericka’s Sewing Group Drop in and spend the day (or a few hours) sewing. Work on the same thing as me, or bring your own project and get some support. Sessions are 9:30-noon, 3:00-5:30, and 6:00-8:30. Come for a 2.5 hour session or drop in anytime and stay as long as you like and get some work done.For the fall, I will be working on a ByAnnies bag. ByAnnies make loads of different bags, you can choose one you like and bring it to work on, and I will help you out…or choose something else that you would like to make and bring it on down!
See you there,
PS kids and teens with sewing experience welcome 🙂$45 for the 3 months (Sept 25, Oct 23, Nov27)
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 on the 3rd Tuesday of each month 9:30-4:00 Sept-Nov $75
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.Sept 12, Oct 3, Nov 14 10:00-12:30 or 6:00-8:30 or stay for the day/ $45 for all 3 classes
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 Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20 10:00-4:00
**Purchase a Janome Embroidery machine from Thread & Paper and receive a FREE session of machine embroidery classes**
The Elephant Abstraction quilt with Lyn Knox – Let Lynn help you make your way through this amazing paper piecing project, come and create with friends in a supportive environment. Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 16, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, 10:00-3:00. $147.20 one time payment OR $30/class. Price includes pattern. Orientation/fabric choosing Sept 12 4-6 pm
My Small World / Gyspsy Wife – Let Lynn help you make your way through one of these Jen Kingwell patterns, come and create with friends in a supportive environment. Sept 14, Oct 12, Nov 16, Jan 11, Feb 8, Mar 8, 11:00-4:00. $144 one time payment OR $30/class. Price includes pattern. Orientation / fabric choosing Sept 12 4:00-6:00pm
The Butterfly Quilt – Let Lynn help you make your way through this exquisite Tula Pink pattern, come and create with friends in a supportive environment. Sept 16, Oct 7, Dec 2, Jan 13, Feb 17, Mar 17, 10:00-2:00. $147.20 one time payment OR $30/class.
Price includes pattern
Orientation / fabric choosing Sept 12 4:00-6:00pm
Row X Row Come for the day and work on those Row by Row kits you have picked up. Share ideas and see what others are choosing to do, make it into a full quilt or a cute table runner. Sept 21st 10-4 $5
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 Sept 26, Oct 31, Nov 28, Jan 30, Feb 27, March 27, April 24, May 29 6:00-8:30
Christmas Card Bonanza Bring your Christmas spirit and join Carolyn to get your Christmas cards ready. You will make five different cards, 3 of each, so you will have 15 cards ready too send out at the end of the day. November 18th 10:00-2:00 $48 includes kit. Registration closes on November 11.
Tweed Owls Have a hoot creating these little owl. You can make them from wool, flannel, or up-cycled old clothing. you will use a combination of machine and hand sewing and a little embroidery for embellishments. November 9th 9:30-12:30. Sign up before Oct 30th and pay only $24, pattern included
Embroidered Magnetic buttons Do you want to try a small hand embroidery project? Join Carolyn to create hand embroidered buttons that can be worn as a brooch, add a magnet to make it a needle keep or skip the magnet and use your button as an embellishment on a bag or purse. Patterns included October 26th 9:30-12:00 $22 Or sign up before Oct 16th and pay only $20
Christmas Flower Ball Ornament – Get in the Christmas spirit! Join Carolyn to make these beautiful paper folded flower ornaments. (If you prefer you can make a wreath from your flowers) Bring a friend and have a fun afternoon of crafting, Christmas music, and snacks. Sunday Nov 5th 11:30-3:30. Sign up before Oct 26 and pay only $28
Stitch-A-Story – Choose your favourite children’s story or poem and learn to use the narrative to design your own quilted book – or use your resulting designs to make a unique quilt. Fun and creative! Sat Oct 28th 9:30-12:30 and Sat Nov 4 9:30-4:30 $63 if paid on or before Oct 18th, $68 after
Plastered & Stitched Cards – Beautiful and delicate, these cards are little works of art. Simple stitching and a unique “plaster” treatment combine to create something very beautiful – you’ll want to make several! Tuesday Nov 7th 9:30-4:30 $57 or sign up before Oct 28th and pay only $52. Price includes kit
Buttermilk Basin Tree Ornaments – These Charming tree-shaped designs make wonderful ornaments or even gift tags – simple techniques let you make these quickly – perfect for gift giving. Nov 25th 9:30-4:30. $42 if paid on or before Nov 15, $46 after
Pick-A-Pattern Runner – Pick your favourite table runner pattern by Ankas Treasures and join Jill for a day of quick and easy piecing techniques you will be surprised by how quickly you can piece a beautiful runner. Sat Sept 30th 9:30-4:30. Sign up before Sept 20th and pay only $42
Buggy Barn “Barn Burner” – Pick your favourite Buggy Barn pattern, pack up your supplies and come sew for the day and evening, a fabulous pot luck dinner s icing on the cake. Some experience with Buggy Barn patterns is needed. October 14th 9:30-9:00. $52 OR sign up before Oct 4th and pay only $48
Artists Design Journal – Kickstart your creativity and create a design reference journal you can refer to over and over – Jill will help you explore a number of techniques including pattern, collar, value, and scale. Learn to use your ideas to create unique textile art of your own design. Monday Nov 6th and 13th 9:30-2:30 $75 – Sign up before Oct 27 and pay only $70
Merry Chris-Mouse – Just in time for Christmas, these adorable mice would make beautiful gifts, or keep them for yourself. December 16th 9:30-4:30 $60 or sign up before December 6th and pay only $55 – Kit included
Hardanger Christmas Ornament – Jill will help you through creating these beautiful ornaments complete with handmade tassels and twisted cord make stunning tree ornaments. Choose from 3 designs. October 30th 9:30-4:30. Sign up and Pay before October 20th and pay only $49 Price includes kit
Handmade paper – Learn the ins and outs of making handmade paper with Jill, we’ll use recycled paper, cotton and more to make lovely sheets of paper you can write on and stitch in. Be Inspired! October 3rd 9:30-2:30. $55 includes kit, sign up before Oct 3 and pay only $50
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. Open to anyone who has taken a class at Thread & Paper
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 $10 for 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! Price includes kit for class. Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 13 9:10-11:00
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, the cost is $10 for 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! Sept 22, Oct 27, Nov 24 1:00-2:00pm
Janome Serger How To Come and learn how to use your Janome serger, or learn how to use it BETTER. This 2 part class costs $10 for anyone who purchased their serger from Thread & Paper, if your machine was purchased else where the price will be $20 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! Sept 15 and 29 12:00-1:00
Gift Card Holder Do you give gift cards for Christmas or birthdays? How cute would they look in a personalized gift card holder? Quick and easy, come by and make one, or two…or three. Sign up before Nov 18 and pay only $18
Quilt As You Go Pillow Come and make an awesome “quilt as you go pillow” that is great for a Christmas, birthday, or hostess gift. Tt can be personalized for the recipient, and whats better than a hand made gift?? Sign up before Nov 25 and pay only $18
Spring Sling Use one of those mini charm packs that you have kicking around, or you can use either scraps or coordinating colours for the front flap of this fun shoulder bag (11″ wide X 7″ high X 3′ deep) the pattern, by Emmaline bags, will take us through a number of techniques that will serve you well in all of your bag projects. Tuesday Sept 26 9:00-5:00 $56 if you sign up before Sept 18th, $60 after
Floats – Long Dining Runner This “Beyond the Reef” pattern is a great design to use some wonderful background prints and throw in shots of gorgeous colour. Its is the perfect project to showcase a variety of quilting designs. Decide on the size you want to make and then have fun choosing the fabrics that will enhance the space where you will use this piece. This is an easy project to piece…all straight lines and no points. But take care with your fabric choices, as that is what will make your project stunning!! Thursday Sept 28th 10:00-4:00
Embellish with Vintage Doilies Do you have a stash of doilies or table linens that you have collected or inherited, that you no longer use? Come have fun playing with your collection, choosing coordination fabrics and block or piecing designs to create a lovely wall hanging, small quilt, or table topper. October 26 and Nov 9 1:00-4:30. $49 if aid before Oct 16th, $54 after
Brown Bag Christmas Mystery Make and Take – You brown bag your lunch & Jill will be packing up everything else you need in beautiful Christmas gift bags. Kit includes supplies for a minimum of 3 “projects” December 9th 9:30-4:30, $55 if you Sign up before Nov 30, $59 after. Price includes kit
Beginner Program – 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, and snap bag will be made during this 1 week (5 day) 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. Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 Sept 20-Nov 8, no classes Oct 4th and Oct 25th $140 covers the supplies for all but two classes (you will pick your own fabric for them). Also includes machine rental, if needed. Save 10% if you sign up before Sept 10
Kids already done beginner Sewing?…. Try Ericka’s Sewing Group, Quilt As You Go Pillow, or Gift Card Holder
Kids – Quilt as you go Pillow Kids can make an awesome “quilt as you go pillow” that is great for a Christmas or birthday gift…. or keep it for your self…This is my go to gift for birthday parties, it can be personalized for the recipient, and whats better than a hand made gift?? Sign up before Nov 25 and pay only $18. supplies are extra
Kids – Gift Card Holder Do you give gift cards for Christmas or birthdays? How cute would they look in a personalized gift card holder? Quick and easy, come by and make one, or two…or three. Sign up before Nov 18 and pay only $18. supplies are extra
Dream Catcher Work shop 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. If you pay on or before November 5th the cost will be only $18
Beginner knitting stage 1 – Wondering what to do with 2 sticks and some string? Come find out how to knit – this class is for the absolute beginner or as a refresher – the project is a dishcloth or baby wipe and wrist warmers. Wednesdays Sept 20, 27 and Oct 4 6:30-8:30 $53 Sign up before Sept 10 and pay only $48
Beginner Knitting Stage 2 – Comfy with garter stitch? Time to move up! Add in our next basic stitch and find out what it will do for your knitting – its the purl stitch Oct 11th and 18th 6:30-8:30 $35 Sign up before Oct 1st and pay only $32
Beginner Knitting Stage 3 – We can knit and purl, now is the time for shapes. Learn open and closed increases and 4 (count ’em) different decreases! Oct 25th and Nov 8th 6:30-8:30 $35 Sign up before Oct 15th and pay only $32
Beginner Knitting Stage 4 – Almost there! Stage 4 is all about knitting in the round on one circular needle and 4-5 double points knit a beanie and wrist warmers. Nov 15th and 22nd 6:30-8:30 $46 Sign up before Nov 10th and pay only $42 Price includes pattern
Technique class Entrelac – This technique is so cool – looks like you have woven your knitting! fabulous – thick home decor, socks and more, the possibilities are endless. Nov 16th, 23rd, and 30th 6:30-8:30. $53, Sign up before Nov 6th and pay only $48
Technique class Cables – Ever look at these twists and turns and think “yikes”? Come and learn how to keep yourself untwisted while your knitting and twisting in delightful directions.Oct 26, Nov 2 and 8th 6:30-8:30 $53, Sign up before Oct 16th and pay only $48
Knitting socks – Warm toes, warm everything! knitting socks makes you everyones best friend. Choice of 2 weights or be ambitious and make 2 pairs. Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18. 6:30-8:30 $64
What Our Customers Say
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!
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!
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.
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.