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Get crafty ahead of winter with CWEA

Wednesday, May 17, 2023   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: workshop, crafts

Join CWEA in their bright and cosy space for craft workshops - as the weather gets cold outside and your focus switches to indoor activities.

All workshops are held at Canterbury WEA (59 Gloucester Street, Central City).

Sewing basics: Fingerless gloves

Get ready for the cooler months with your own custom-made short mittens - no knitting required. You will use repurposed merino, fleece and stretch fabrics to make a pattern to fit yourself or others and spend the afternoon putting your gloves together with extra adornment as you see fit.

Date: Saturday 27th May 2023.
Time: 1 to 4.30pm.
Cost: $31 per person or $23 for Community Service Card (CSC) holders.

This workshop with Ruth Targas (aka the Sewing Fairy) is suitable for any age and ability - using both hand and machine stitching. Come along and learn a new skill or build on the ones you have.

Bring your sewing machine if you have one (not compulsory). A selection of materials will be provided but feel free to bring an item to upcycle or some fabric if you wish.

Find out more about this fingerless gloves class, including how to register.

Sashiko: Beginners Japanese Embroidery

Sashiko is a form of decorative stitching from Japan that started out as a way of reinforcing points of wear on garments - making the piece ultimately stronger and warmer.

No embroidery experience required as the designs are based around geometric patterns using a running stitch.

Date: Thursday 1st June 2023.
Time: 6.30 to 8pm.
Cost: $54 per person or $40 for Community Service Card (CSC) holders.

This workshop with Kazuko Iwai is limited to 8 participants. So enrol now to avoid disappointment!

Find out more about this sashiko embroidery class, including how to register.