Textiles

Punch Needle Embroidery with Natalia

Punch needle embroidery just got cool!  And we understand why… They look so pretty and vibrant, they’re colourful and tactile, and the process is extreeeeemely cathartic. Join us for a fun workshop and learn all the basics to create your own punch needle embroidery from scratch. As well as class time, you will receive all the necessary …

  • 29th May, 2024
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEST)
  • 512 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Chikankari: Indian ‘Shadow Work’ Embroidery for Beginners with Manjari

What’s it all about? Chikankari is a very old traditional embroidery technique also known as Shadow Work. This ancient art form was introduced to India during the Mugal era in 16th Century and is still practiced in the Northern India. Originally this work was done on white fabrics using white threads creating a surreal effect …

  • 3rd Jun, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • L3, Room 14-15, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Rice Clay Sculpture with Vivian

In this unique workshop, you’ll learn how to create a brand new sustainable and organic material from scratch — Rice clay. This material has been innovated by Vivian as part of her research and development of rice materials. This includes the creation of rice fabric – check out her Sentimental Rice Jewellery project!  Rice clay is …

  • 30th May, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building) Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Needle Felting: Making Mini Accessories with Heather

Please note you’ll be able to make several accessories in the class if you want or one more detailed creation. What’s it all about?  Needle felting is the process of turning loose wool into a solid felt using a barbed needle – it’s a very easy craft that doesn’t require extensive equipment. Using the dry …

  • 3rd Jun, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • 512 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Needle Felting: Renew Your Winter Woollens with Maddy

What’s it all about?  Holes in your jumper? Ladder in a cardigan? Or scarf that’s fallen victim to moths? All’s well that mends well!  Join us for a fun class in sustainability where you will learn how to customise and mend your woollens with the simple technique of needle felting. Needle felting is the process of turning loose …

  • 4th Jun, 2024
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEST)
  • L3 R14-15, 37 Swanston St, Melbourne, 3000 VIC

Beginner Millinery: Braided Headbands with Louise

Make yourself a chic bandeau headband that you can wear simply anywhere. Melbourne Milliner, Louise Macdonald, is looking forward to teaching you a traditional ribbon folding technique and showing you how to apply it to a contemporary halo design. No worries if you’re new to this – Louise will show you the ropes, teaching you …

  • 24th Jun, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Life Line Cords: An Intro To Japanese Kumihimo Braiding with Vivian

Wherever the artist Vivian Qiu travels – sitting on the train, watching over a lake – she braids in the sound, smell and the essence of that place. In this way the Life Line Cord captures life’s moments, stories and body sensation. Join her and learn the technique of Japanese Kumihimo braiding. It’s a traditional Japanese …

  • 6th Jun, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
  • L3 R14, 37 Swanston St (Nicholson Building) Melbourne, 3000 VIC
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Indian Mirror Work: Embroidery for Beginners with Manjari

What’s it all about? Learn the basics of Mirror (Sheesha) work embroidery from the Kutch region of India. Traditionally mirror work was used to ward off evil spirits and bad luck away from homes and the wearer! This embroidery is fun, playful and bright! In this class we will learn various stitches and techniques on …

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Crochet 101 with Maria

Crochet is not just for your grandma! Once you learn the art of crochet there are so many projects you can put your skills to – crop tops, teapot covers, dolls and beautiful blankets! And yes, granny squares, too. Come and learn the art of crochet and start adorning yourself and your home in crochet goodness this …