Kia ora and welcome to Inverlochy Art School

Inverlochy Art School offers a broad range of high quality art classes and workshops, taught by a community of enthusiastic and talented practicing artists all year round. We are located within central Te Aro, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington. 

2021 Term Dates:

Term Start Finish
Term 2 Monday 10 May Friday 2 July
Holiday Programme Monday 12 July Friday 23 July
Term 3 Monday 2 Aug Friday 24 Sept
Holiday Programme Monday 4 Oct Friday 15 Oct
Term 4 Tuesday 26 Oct Monday 20 Dec
Inverlochy Art School 3 Inverlochy Place
Te Aro
New Zealand

Pin & Play Pin Cushion workshop with Stella (Saturday 12 June 9am-5pm)

Course Description: 

Give your sewing supplies a fun splash of colour and texture. Learn how to make a hand embroidered pin cushion using contemporary stitch techniques in this fully made by hand textile art class. A one day workshop, in this class you will create a stitched surface design and then transform it into a quilted 3D pin cushion using a raw quilting technique. You will both further refine your design abilities through developing a unique surface design and also develop skills in several basic embroidery stitches.

Materials are included but you may choose to bring your own. 

One hour lunch break -  Bring your own or explore the cafes of Te Aro

Optional Materials students can bring:

  • 2 pieces cotton fabric [at least 50cmx50cm.] These two pieces of fabric form the front and back of your pin cushion. Note that fabric can be sourced cheaply from op shops. 100% cotton bed linens can be particularly good. Leftover fabric can be used for other craft projects.
  • Various fabric scraps (the tutor will also provide some)
  • 3-4 colours of cotton embroidery threads
  • 2ply baby yarn (1 ball in a colour of choice that contrasts to your chosen fabrics)
  • Scrap yarn (any weight) the tutor will also provide some yarns for communal use
  • Chenille needle for sewing with the thicker threads
  • 1 normal sized sewing needle
  • Sewing pins (bobble headed ones are easy to use)
  • Sewing scissors (small) -for thread cutting 1 spool of cotton sewing thread – neutral colour
  • Sewing tape measure (if you have one!)
When: Saturday 12 June 2021 9am - 5pm
Programme: Autumn - Term 2 (May - July),
Subject: Sewing, Textiles,
Audience: Teenagers, Adults,
Tutor: Stella Carruthers,
Spaces left: 10
Fee: NZ $95.00

Event Location

Casual Classes


 Tuesdays  10AM-1PM

Every third Saturday 10AM-1PM

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Contact Us

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

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