Thursday 10 February 1.30-4.30pm, Craft Opportunities: Make a knitted t-shirt dishcloth (Community Services Card holders)

This class is held at our Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard, and is taught by Simone Bensdorp of Wild Felt.

Vaccination requirement: Anyone 12 and over attending our workshops at any level of the traffic light system must be fully vaccinated. Please bring proof of vaccination (My Vaccine Pass), to show at the start of your workshop. More details about how we are creating a safe space for you in our workshops that are held within an open public setting can be found HERE.

Learn how to knit a dishcloth from a cotton T-shirt! In this workshop you will learn how to make yarn from old clothing and use it to knit a simple dishcloth. This class is suitable for absolute beginner knitters – you will be taught all the techniques to complete basic knitting projects. However, more experienced knitters are welcome to attend! You will leave with a durable cloth that can be used as a dishcloth or face cloth, plus the skills to keep knitting at home.

Please bring an old, unwanted 100% cotton T-shirt and a pair of sharp sewing scissors. If you don't have access to either of these things, just let us know and we can provide them for you.

Please note: This workshop is for adults only please, as it is not suitable for children.

There are 8 places available in this workshop.

Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.


About your tutor

Simone Bensdorp is a textile artist and teacher with a passion for sustainability and creativity. Her work is grounded by a philosophy of resourcefulness, using local, repurposed and sustainable materials wherever possible. She is committed to keeping traditional felt making skills alive, while continuing to expand and push boundaries with contemporary techniques.

Simone's workshops aim to equip people with practical skills, whilst providing a safe space for creative expression and learning. She loves sharing the knowledge of traditional crafts, and the inevitable stories, laughter and connections that come with it.


Management of COVID-19 risk:

As we wish to operate as safely as possible, and protect the health of our communities, Rekindle will be running vaccinate mandated workshops from the implementation of the traffic light system, at all levels of the traffic light system.



This means that from Covid-19 traffic light system confirmation, anyone 12 and over attending a workshop at Rekindle must be fully vaccinated.


Mask-wearing is also a requirement at Orange & Red, and strongly encouraged at Green. Please visit our COVID policy page for more details.



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, and they will be asked to leave. Refunds will not be given to unvaccinated persons arriving at the workshop on the day, and they will be asked to leave


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We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop in a partially subsidised manner because of support from Creative New Zealand.





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