Creative Classes

Here at our Counting Stitches store in Hastings we often run creative and learning classes in various subjects for beginners through to seasoned experts. Below are some of the areas we offer. If you would like to know more, register your interest and we will be in touch to let you know when the classes are scheduled to run.

Refund Policy

A lot of thought and time has gone into the scheduling of classes and making a commitment to teachers to

hold these classes. Whilst we understand things happen in life we still need to pay our teachers even

if you do not come, the following refund policy applies to all classes.

10 weeks before Workshop: 90% of amount paid returned (as refund or store credit)
5-8 weeks before Workshop: 50% of Event Fees returned (as refund or store credit)
2-5 weeks prior event: 25% of Event Fees returned (as refund or store credit)
Two weeks prior to event: No refund

Booking Policy 

Bookings are taken on a first come first serve basis – there are limited places for all classes. Alternatively you can book by calling the store. Please note: bookings are accepted in date and time order (either online, by phone or in person)

Upcoming Classes
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Bag Making

Want to learn about bag making but don't know where to start? Our classes teach you the basic sewing techniques and what materials are needed. New class availble monthly.

Foundation Paper Piecing

Progressing towards Judy Niemeyer Foundation Paper Piecing certification by December 2018. This is patchworkig technique that allows you to create definite sharp lines and edges and produces stunning quilts, table runners, wall hangings and more. Ideal for intermediate to advanced patchworkers.


Applique is a perfect way to jazz up clothing, bags, quilts and more. This technique allows you to be as creative as you want with your designs. Classes in reverse applique, hand applique and machine applique available.

Dress Making

Learn basic techniques to get you started on your dress making journey. New classes monthly. 

KISS Class

Keep It Simple Sewing Class..

These classes are to give you some basic sewing skills while making something unique to you.

Quilted Vest Class.

Thursday 18 June 10am -4pm

$45.00 includes pattern 

Fabric and notions extra

You must bring your own sewing machine

Lincoln Log Cabin Quilt

A Modern Log Cabin with a twist

We done them all you say but with this Log Cabin you get a modern version with a twist.

Class: Saturday 11 July 

Fee: $45.00 + Pattern $72.60

Enchanted Evening Table runner

Needle Turn Reverse Applique

Set your table with Style with this enchanting graceful table runner made by you.

Class: Saturday 27 June

Fee: $45.00 + pattern $29.50

Impatiens Placemats

Impatiens Placemats

Class:                            Saturday 15 August 2020                              9-4pm

Another Quiltworx foundation paper piyeced project this is a fat quater friendly pattern.

You will have the templates and papers to complete four of these beautiful placemats

Class Fee: $45.00 plus Pattern $59.00

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Patchwork is the art of sewing together beautiful pieces of fabric to form a pattern or block. Specialising in modern designs and fabrics, we hope to bring patchwork into the 21st century. All skill levels welcome to join our variety of classes on offer.

Block of the Month

 BOM is Teapot Sampler by Jason Yenter. $120.00 for the 1st month and then 44.50 per month for 8 months to finish this stunning quilt.

Kits now available $ 380.00


Interested in attending a class?

Select your class here and book online or complete the contact form below and we'll let you know when the next classes are scheduled.

2020 Class Schedule

22 Oct 2020

4 day workshop making a foundation paper pieced quilt.

Egyptian Lotus Workshop

Workshop runs for 4 days over Labour Weekend.

$450.00 includes pattern, lunches and morning and afternoon teas.

10 Jul 2020

A log cabin block with a twist

Lincoln Log Cabin

Not your usual Log Cabin block this one comes with a twist.

Two patterns to choose from

Saturday 11 July 10am 

$45.00 + pattern

29 May 2020

Will you guess the desgn before we reveal it?

Mystery Quilt Weekend

Come join us for this fun weekend will you solve the mystery before we reveal it?

Starts Saturday 30 May @9am  till 3pm Monday 1 June.

Fabric kit, pattern morning and after noon teas and lunch included in price.

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Contact Us

Counting Stitches

117a Avenue Road East



Call us:

06 878 9083

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Mon             CLOSED

Tues & Thurs: 10am - 5.00pm

Wed             10am-9pm

Fri:               10am - 4:30pm

Sat:              10am - 3pm

Sun:              Closed