Saturday 13 February, 1.30-4pm, Handmade Cushions

This class with Kuva Zakheim takes place in our workshop at the Arts Centre, which is located upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.

An opportunity to make lovely durable cushions from a coffee sack, soft wool stuffing, and scrap fabric. This resourceful way of making cushions uses hand-crank sewing machines, and involves hand-stitching with a sacking needle. Perfect for your favourite cosy spot inside and durable enough for outdoor use.
Depending on your planned use of the cushion you could use the coffee sack as the outer layer, or you can make a cover. You’ll have time to make one cushion. If you find you have time to make 2, you are most welcome to, but you will need to pay for the additional materials at the time.
We provide the sacks, stuffing and thread, but please bring some re-purposed fabric of your choice for the cushion cover. We will have a supply of scrap fabric too should you not have anything.
More details will be sent to you before the workshop.
There are 6 places available.
Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.

About your tutor
Kuva has spent much of his life exploring the intersection of philosophy, meditation and resourceful craft. He is curious about the impact our everyday objects have on our sense of self and how we view and engage with our world. Kuva is particularly drawn to reuse of materials and uses a wide range of craft skills in his practice including metal work, sewing, printing, & tool making.
Bookings are essential, non-refundable and non-transferable. We do, however, understand that things come up and try and accommodate people to the best of our ability. This can include moving people to another class or a refund - but please be aware that this is reliant on us filling the original spot.

This is because all of our pricing, and our efforts to keep costs as low as possible while still paying the tutors a fee commensurate with their experience and allowing them to cover the costs of living, is based on running these classes with a certain number of participants
 We are grateful for the support of CNZ, which has allowed us to offer this class at a subsidised rate.

Management of COVID-19 risk:

Please be assured this workshop will be managed with the utmost care in terms of risk management in relation to COVID-19. This will include: the workshop space being set-up with a minimum of 1 metre space between group members;  hand sanitiser being provided & its use required; hand washing facilities nearby; no sharing of tools/materials, regular disinfection of shared surfaces, and everyone is invited to bring a mask to wear if they’d prefer to do so.
Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop. Refunds will be given if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space. Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day.



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