Inverlochy Art School at Level 2

Classes will be in session at level 2.  Stay at home if you are sick. If in doubt seek advice from Healthline. symptoms of the virus  Everyone must sign in using either the Covid 19 app on the front door or use the manual sign in register on the podium in the foyer.  All students will create their masterpieces one metre apart.  The kitchen will be closed therefore please bring your own waterbottle or choice of beverage.  Wash your hands and help us keep surfaces clean.  Face coverings are optional. protect yourself and others. 


Welcome to Inverlochy Art School

Inverlochy Art School, in central Wellington, offers a range of high quality casual art classes taught by a friendly and welcoming community of enthusiastic and talented practicing artists. Interesting and exciting courses and workshops are offered year round.

Inverlochy Art School 3 Inverlochy Place
Te Aro
New Zealand

Weaving with the Rigid Heddle Summer Workshop with Cris Mirkin (Sunday 7 March 9am -4pm) T1.21

Explore the craft of weaving in this one day workshop using the rigid heddle loom. The rigid heddle is a type of loom that is easy to use as well as versatile and portable. It only has two openings - up and down. However one can achieve incredible results with the use of colors, patterns and pick up stick methods (level 2).

During this class the participants will learn how to warp the loom (vertical lines) and how to weave (weft) in the looms provided by the tutor. This process of warping and weaving is made easy by applying the technique in class at the same time the explanation is provided.


The knowledge acquired in this workshop allows for the participants to continue exploring the weaving craft shall they choose to invest in their own looms in the future.  At the end of the workshop the participants will leave with an unique scarf they wove it themselves.


The participants will only need to bring 400g of wool of their choice. Eight ply any type of wool except for alpaca.  Variegated yarn works well for a first project.

When: Sunday, 7 March 2021, 9am -4pm
Programme: Summer - Term 1 (February - April),
Subject: Textiles,
Audience: Teenagers, Adults,
Tutor: Cris Mirkin,
Spaces left: 5
Fee: NZ $165.00

Event Location

Casual Classes
Featured Courses
  • Crafty Knitters with Lily Engelbrecht (Thursdays 6:30-8:30) T1.21

  • Weaving with the Rigid Heddle Summer Workshop with Cris Mirkin (Sunday 7 March 9am -4pm) T1.21

  • Intermediate Artists After School 10-14yrs with Rachel Silver (Thursdays 3.30 - 5pm) T1.21b

  • NOSTALGIC VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY- Sunday workshop(11 April 2021)

  • Introduction to Maori Wood Carving(Saturdays,15 May - 3 July,10am -1pm) T2.21

Contact Us

Inverlochy Art School
3 Inverlochy Place
Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Phone 04 939 2177
Email [email protected]

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