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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Castaway to Couture Winners

What a fantastic response to the Castaway to Couture competition this year - over 70 highly creative entries from around Australia!

This year the Guild partnered with Echidna Sewing Products to offer a Brother Innovis Sewing & Embroidery machine as first prize. Judith Turner, author of The Sewing Bible for Clothes Alterations donated a 12-month subscription to her popular Sewing Genie Magic Circle, a collection of eBooks and videos with insights into the secrets of alterations and re-fashioning of garments.  Winners also received gift vouchers from McCalls Pattern Services, Handbag Hardware Australia and Craftsy.

Without further ado, we present the winners.

Judges' Choice 1st Prize - Adam Mikulicz

Judges' Choice 2nd Prize - Julie Livingstone

Finalist & Judges' Choice Highly Commended - Kristy Chan

Judges' Choice Highly Commended - Trish Stott

Viewers' Choice 1st Prize - Stefanie Alvez

Viewers' Choice 2nd Prize - Jackie Pardoe-Matthews

View gallery of all other entries
Thank you to all participants.  We look forward to seeing more marvelous creations next year.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Zebra Fabrics - ASG Industry Partner

Zebra Fabrics is one of the ASG's newest Industry Partners! Read more about Zebra Fabrics below!

Zebra Fabrics is an independent Australian online retailer of knit fabrics, focussing on natural fibres, primarily cotton jersey knits. Fabrics are sourced both locally and Europe. We stock plain and over 26 colours, and a variety of lycra jersey which is in stock most of the time.

Our range covers, whimsical, fun and fashion.

Looking for something special for high intensity sporting pursuits, we carry Supplex fabrics. Try one of our patterns from the Jalie Sewing Patterns from Canada who specialise in knit patterns.


Margo Parkyn
Ph: 0439 574540