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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 believe in art for arts sake and allow students to find freedom in creative exploration. We are located within central Te Aro, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Wellington.


Inverlochy Art School 3 Inverlochy Place
Te Aro
New Zealand

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

When: Saturday 12 June 2021 9am - 5pm
Programme: Autumn - Term 2 (May - July),
Subject: Sewing, Textiles,
Audience: Teenagers, Adults,
Spaces left: 10
Fee: NZ $95.00

Course Details

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!)

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