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 $115 Fridays 3:00-5:00 or 6:00-8:00
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. Tuesday Oct 4th 6-9pm $21
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 Sat Nov 26 9:30-4:30
Project Bags with Lucille Make these great see through bags to store your projects or anything else! Friday November 18th 10-2
Infinite Possibilities: A Quilting Clinic Gayle and Kirsten will get you quilting your own quilt. We’ll start with thread, batting, equipment and preparation options, and move on to quilting patterns for various quilts. We’ll look at your unfinished tops and brainstorm ideas for quilting choices. Your class sampler for this first session will be a set of placemats with 16 quilting patterns that you can use for future reference. You’ll get new quilting patterns and a project of the month at each class. And you’ll get to hear how two different quilters approach their work, and find what works for you.
Prequisite: Lucille’s beginners quilting class or basic freemotion skills. You must have a good working knowledge of your machine and require an extension table for your machine.
Sept 8, Oct 6, Nov 10 9:30-12:30 each day $60
Attic Window For those of you have felt intimidated by the Attic Windows block Gayle will be teaching a simplified version of it. You will need a panel plus 3/4 of a metre of a co-coordinating light, medium and dark fabric plus sufficient fabric for the border. This method also looks lovely with a baby quilt motif and is easy enough for a beginner quilter. Thursday Oct 27 9:30-4 $42
Paper Craft Demo Drop in Every Friday at 1:00 and catch Carolyn or Val showing of the latest tools and techniques.
Class sign up and Open House sale – Saturday September 17th
Crystal Chasm Quilt This quilt was designed for the Springtime in the Rockies U.S. Quilt Shop Hop in 2015 and is an easy but striking pattern that goes together really nicely. Make it to showcase large print fabrics, or keep your fabrics tone-on-tone and use it as a platform for the machine quilting class on Sep. 22nd and 29th. Cut all your fabrics before the class and you’ll get well into completing this fun quilt in class. The pattern was specially imported from Wyoming, and you will get addition instructions on how to cut your borders perfectly, and how to do a magic binding!!!
Pattern included in price Monday Sept 12 9:30-4:30 $57.50
Quilting the Crystal Chasm This machine quilting class will give you great quilting designs for your Crystal Chasm quilt OR for any quilt with squares and two sizes of borders. You will get some great designs that you can use in a lot of different applications and Gayle and Kirsten will talk about taking your borders to a whole new level by quilting “outside the box”!!! And you’ll learn to finish your quilt with a magic binding.Come with your quilt sandwiched and ready to quilt, and all the thread colours you want to use for your quilting.
Prerequisite: Lucille’s Beginner’s quilting class or basic confident freemotion skills. You must have a good working knowledge of doing free motion work on your machine and have an extension table for your machine. Monday Sep 26 and Thursday Sep 29 9:30 am to 4:30 pm $84
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.
Check out www.woolpalace.com for more info. Nov 7 9:30-12:30 and Nov 14 9:30-11:30 $65
Bats in a Rug Join Ericka or Carol to make this great rug with your batting scraps. This project can be a great stash buster, or choose matching fabrics. $50 includes a pattern November 30th and Dec 7 9:30-12 $45 includes pattern
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. There is home work for this class. Wednesday mornings 9:30-12 Oct 5 – Nov 23 $160
Fold N Stitch wreath with Carol This wreath can be made for any season and doubles as a candle wreath. Easy and fun, you can make them for everyone. The cost of the class is $32.50 and includes the pattern. Oct 4 9:30-12 $32.50
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 Sept 13. Oct 18 and Nov 15 9:30-4 $75 for all 3 or $30 for a drop in
We have a new knitting teacher and plenty of new knitting classes as well. Times have been booked on the website, prices and details will be on as soon as we get them. So be sure to check back.
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 6, Oct 11 and Nov 8
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
Paper Piecing with Lynn Knox This class is for beginners to advanced. If you have started a paper piecing project and need help finishing it, or want to learn to paper piece from scratch, this class is for you. The cost of the class is a $20 monthly commitment (for 6 months)and includes the Arcadia Avenue pattern which you can choose to work on in class or Lynn will help you out with any Absolutely Obsessed pattern, Quiltworx, or any other pattern you wish.
3rd Monday of each Month 1:00-3:30 excluding December
Aviatrix medallion Join Lynn, once a month and learn “block by block” how to make the Aviatrix Medallion, use 25 fat quarters or your favorite fabric scraps to make this modern medallion quilt featuring patchwork birds and butterflies!
The cost will be a $20/month commitment for 6 months (Sept, Oct, Nov, Jan, Feb, Mar) and includes the cost of the pattern 10:00-12:30
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 Oct 17, Nov 21 and Dec 5 10:00-4:00
**Purchase a Janome Embroidery machine from Thread & Paper and receive a FREE session of machine embroidery classes**
Scrap Booking Basics Learn to scrap book and get those photos into a book! Enjoy journaling, cropping and arranging your family photos and memories. The same techniques are useful in many paper crafts. Oct 24 6:00-8:00 $22
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 $22.50 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.
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. Saturday October 29th 10:00-3:00
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 Nov 28 9:30-12 $19
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.
Buggy Barn “Barn Burner” with Jill…Make the class sample or choose any Buggy Barn pattern you like – this class is full of fun! With a fabulous potluck dinner plus yummy snacks, it WILL fill up fast so register early. Not for beginners. Saturday Nov 19th 9:30am-9:00pm $56
Pencil Jar Covers Kids ages 5 and up can make these cute jar covers, use them to hold pencils, jewelry, rocks or other treasures. no experience necessary. $18 includes some supplies and machine rental Saturday Oct 22 9:30-11:00
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. $135 – This covers the supplies for all but two classes (you will pick your own fabric for them). Wednesdays 3:00-5:00 Sept 21 to Oct 26
Kids Hand Embroidery Kids ages 9 and up can come and learn the basics of hand embroidery while making a few cute projects. Hand embroidery is a great skill to have, you can decorate and embellish so many things. In the classes we will learn some basic stitches, make a hand embroidered greeting card, a christmas ornament, and more. 6 – one and a half hour classes, $97 includes some supplies included 5:30-7:00pm Sept 28, Oct 12, Oct 26, Nov 9, Nov 23, Dec 7
Stitched Paper Art Need something to do this Pro-D Day?? Let the kids test out their sewing skills on paper, they’ll make some really cute cards, gifts tags, decorations and more. The cost of the class includes everything they’ll need. Ages 8+ no experience necessary Friday Oct 21 9:30-12:00
Stitched Paper Art Bonanza What a way to spend a Saturday! We will be making tags, cards, decorations and more! Drop your (older) kids off for a day of sewing Fun. Price includes a Subway Lunch, supplies and everything needed as well as a sewing machine rental. Saturday November 5 10:00-3:00 $50 ages 9-14 no experience needed.
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.