Wednesday 17 November, 5.50-8pm, Learn to sew: cutlery roll

This class is held at our Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.


Join Lily Duval to make your own cutlery roll so you always have a spoon, fork, chopsticks, and napkin on hand for takeaways and picnics. Fill the roll with our second-hand cutlery or your own hand-carved wooden spoons or chopsticks.

This workshop is suitable for total beginners, and those that would like a refresh of their skills. 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 sew a straight line, finish a hem, create a tie, and more.

Off-cut and recycled material, and second-hand metal cutlery will be available for purchase at a low cost on the day, but you are also encouraged to resourcefully source your own fabric and cutlery if you can. Natural fibres like cotton or linen work best.

Please feel free to bring your own electric machine to work on. Just add a note to your order to let us know that you plan to BYO.


About your tutor

Lily 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 do a variety of natural crafts. Her Masters of Arts thesis examines attitudes to insects in Aotearoa and she has done 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 kouka basket, and string making workshops. She is currently developing sewing workshops. More about Lily’s work: https://www.lilyduval.com/


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 will incur a $5 admin fee.


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.


Management of COVID-19 risk:

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.


We are grateful for the support of CNZ, which has allowed us to offer this class at a subsidised rate.






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