Tuesday 19 July, 2- 4:30pm, Craft Opportunities: Learn to sew: No-strings Apron

Come along and learn how to sew an apron with Lily Duval in a workshop held at our Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the former Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.

This workshop is free/low-cost for Community Service Card holders, though donations are appreciated. The standard workshop price of $75 applies for those without cards. Please select the appropriate option at the bottom of the page. 

Create a beautiful but functional apron for the kitchen, workshop, or garden with Lily Duval. The cross-back design of this apron means that you will barely notice you're wearing it.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners or those with a little experience. Lily teaches in a way that makes sewing approachable. Perfection is not the goal in these workshops, instead you will learn resourceful skills and strategies that can be applied to any sewing project. You will learn how to create a tidy inside seam and finish it with a top-stitch, to pin and stitch a hem, sew a pocket and more! 

Lily can supply the white drill from Creative Junk for $6 on the day. 

This fabric is great to naturally dye after the workshop. If you wish to source your own fabric, natural fibres like cotton or linen work best. Please be mindful of environmental and social sustainability. Where possible, use second-hand or reuse—old curtains that don’t have blackout material are a good option, or other furnishing/upholstery fabrics might also be suitable. 

If you would like to purchase new fabric, the range of heavier linen/cotton canvas available at The Fabric Store is a good option. Please opt for heavier weight fabrics with measurements of 1.7m x 1.2-1.5m.

Lily Duval is a multi-faceted artist and craftsperson who is resourceful by nature. She’s spent the last decade growing food, building her own tiny house and learning how to practise a variety of natural crafts. Her Masters of Arts thesis examines attitudes to insects in Aotearoa and she has made watercolour illustrations to raise awareness of threatened species.

Lily has experience working with people in a variety of different settings and has a passion for teaching and working with young folk. She currently teaches spoon-carving, tī kōuka basket, string making and has recently developed several resourceful sewing workshops. sewing workshops. She was a craftsperson in residence at Rekindle between April and September 2021. See: https://www.lilyduval.com/

Bookings are non-refundable 

A credit may be issued if you are unable to attend due to illness or COVID isolation and advise Rekindle as soon as possible, prior to your workshop. A transfer fee may apply.

Credits will not be issued with less than 24 hours notice given. 



We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop in a partially subsidised manner because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora the Arts Centre.

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