In the school holidays Thread Den produces textiles based workshops for young adults and children.
Please check the individual age recommendations. Different workshops require different skill levels. The main age groupings are:
Young Adults – workshops designed for year 7 / high school students. Usually there is an increased level of dexterity and patience required. They will be using an iron with limited supervision. They are encouraged to collaborate with the other students to problem solve and may be asked to direct tasks to the next stage.
Older Children – workshops designed for year 4 and up. Depending on the class; They should be able to use an iron independently (but under supervision). They would need to reach the foot pedal while seated in an adult chair. Children will need to use their fine motor skills to undertake tasks like cutting straight, pinning and sewing to a seam allowance. They should be able to follow instructions involving centimetre and millimetre measurements. They will be expected to thread their own sewing needles.
Young Children – developed for children under 10. A higher ratio of teachers to students is incorporated to allow for assistance with threading needles, cutting and pinning. At this level students do not use irons, hot glue guns and sewing machines. Students are expected to be able to concentrate for 1 to 1.5 hours and work with other children.
Adults are not able to enrol in face-to-face workshops for Young Adults, Older Children or Young Children. Parents can stay at the studio and we have a kitchenette area where you could read, work, enjoy a cuppa, etc. We don’t encourage you to stay in the workshop area, it’s recommended you bring in your children, ensure they are settled, then leave them to create a creative storm! COVID-19 social distancing restrictions have meant that parents are unable to stay – this will be dependent on the restrictions in place at the time of the workshops.
Each workshop has some supplies required. The class description includes the supplies required and this information is in a confirmation email.
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