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
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 April 28th -June 9th in the afternoon 3:00-5:00 or evening 6:00-8:00, sign up before April 18th 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. May 23rd 6:00-9:00 $24 or sign up before May 13th 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! This Class will run again June 3rd, $54 if paid by May 24, $59 after
Project Bags –Come and make these neat “see through” bags, to hold your current project or other goodies. April 7th 10:00-2:00 $28 if paid on or before March 27th. $30.80 after March 27th
Needle Felting – Learn to create wonderful softly textured images using barbed needles and wool roving. You will learn how to combine various fibres to create flowers, leaves or other designs on a surface that could become a small purse or an eyeglass case or pillow cover….with special tips on making an old wool jacket sleeve into a purse! You will also learn how to use needle felting to enhance your fibre art. Sign up before April 21st and pay only $21.60
Girls skirt – Make a cute patchy skirt perfect for twirling! Use up scraps or find matching fabric for a more streamlined look. This class includes a pattern for the skirt in size 6months – 10 years Monday June 5th 9:00-2:00, basic sewing knowledge required.
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.
May 25th and June 8th 6:30-8:00. Class cost is $25, or only $22.50 if you pay before May 15
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.
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 daytime 9:30-12:00 April 12-June 14 (no class April 19 or May 17) or evening April 12-June 21 (no class April 19, May 10 or May 17) 6:00-8:30. $170 or pay before April 2nd 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. watch for this class again in the fall
Intermediate Sewing…need more of a challenge? is it time to start reading patterns? In this intermediate class, you will learn to follow a pattern while making some cool stuff ... Quilt as you go Pillow, Bridgets Bagettes, Banded Basket and a fun table runner.
Students will play a bigger role in cutting their fabric for the class and reading patterns. Students will need to be able to maintain a 1/4 inch seam and measure accurately. Five 2.5 hour classes April 18, May 2, May 23, May 30, and June 6 9:30-12:00 Class is $110 supplies are extra. Register and pay before April 8th and pay only $100 **Its is highly recommended that you take beginner sewing before this class as it will give you the basic skills needed to complete these projects
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. TuesdaysApril 25, May 16, June 20 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. April 11, May 9, June 13
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 April 24, May 15, June 19 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
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.
PJ / Lounge Pants (adults) – 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 digital pattern, fabric is extra. Sign up before May 19 and pay only $27
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! . All participants must purchase a kit for $10 Spring Session May 19, June 2, June 19 1:00-2:30
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!
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 Spring Session April 6 and May 4 3:00-5:00pm
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 3:30-5:30 April 12 – May 31 (no class April 19 and May 17) pay before April 2 and save 10%
Kids Blazer – Intermediate Kids Sewing…Check It Out! make your own blazer! Kids age 8 and up WITH sewing experience can come and make their very own custom blazer. Be prepared for all of the compliments you will receive with this adorable blazer! With long and short length options and regular and cuffed sleeves included, it is easy to customize and will become your go-to accessory for the perfect touch to every outfit! Mix up fabrics depending on your mood and the season! Pattern goes all the way from 6 months to Ladies XL so make one for your self or a friend. 3 Tuesday afternoons 3:30-5:30 May 23, May 30 and June 6. The cost of the class is $55 and includes a digital pattern. Fabric is extra, sign up before May 13th and pay only $49.50
Kids Summer Programs
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. $125 – This covers the supplies for all classes except for the pillow case (you will pick your own fabric and bring it with you on day 1) Sign up and pay before July 7th and get the early bird rate of $120
Intermediate Kids Dress class – Girls ages 10 and up can make them selves a cute halter dress for summer (and a hairband if there’s time) the dress pattern comes in size 7/8-16. See website for pictures. Must be a confident sewer. $105 for class, fabric is extra, sign up before July 12th and pay only $100 July 24-28 9:30-12:00
Intermediate Kids Rag Quilt Class – Confident beginners to advanced kids can try making this rag quilt with batting! Over 5 two hour classes kids will work on making their lines straighter and build there sewing confidence. Aug 21-25 1-3pm 8 years plus. $80 if paid before Aug 11 or $85 after. Fabric is extra and must be purchased in advance.
Sewing and gymnastics – It will be happening again! The sewing and gymnastics camps are a great way for kids to try out sewing AND gymnastics, no experience necessary. Kids ages 6 and up are divided by age and will do a mix of gymnastics skills and games, and sewing. All supplies and sewing machines are provided. Dates TBA watch the Momentum Facebook and Instagram and www.threadandpaper.com for details as the become available.
Beginner knitting – Come and learn to make this great scarf or dish cloth. You will learn basic cast-on, basic cast-off, knit stitch, purl stitch, blocking and how important it is, straight vs circular needles, all about yarn weights, or try a dish cloth Here is what the cloth will add to your skill set- 1- learn how to increase stitches, 2- learn how to decrease stitches. This class is 4 two hour parts and the cost is $56
First Sweater (knitting) – This class is designed to support you, the knitter as you launch into your 1st, 2nd or 3rd sweater. ( or a knitting project that you find challenging). You will receive the techniques you need and time line guidance so that you complete your projects within the time lines of the class. For the students who wanted to knit a top down sweater, this the place for you. I will be knitting sweaters along with you so get ready to learn from each class member and the teachers projects. This is a fun class where a lot of learning happens in a interactive environment. Must be able to knit and purl *this class will take place upstairs, you must be able to make it up and down the stairs
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.