During the school holidays we run a small selection of our sewing workshops for children aged 10 years and over. If your child is over 14, we suggest looking at our regular program of workshops.
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These sessions are planned for selected evenings and give you the opportunity to come in and take advantage of our full studio setup. With a maximum of 6 participants, each will get exclusive use of one of our 4x4metre sewing stations. Each station is kitted out with; sewing machine, overlocker, steam generator iron, shears and cutting equipment, sewing kits loaded with tools and just about everything we could think of that you may need. Access to the cutting room/drafting tables is included.
Members enjoy DOUBLE the DISCOUNT on these sessions! That’s 34% off!Become a member here – https://threadden.weteachme.com/memberships
Grab the project you’ve been planning to create and make it happen with the added support you need. Complete your project, at your pace. One of our expert teachers is on hand to assist participants with simple things like finding all you’ll need, to providing advice on the best techniques suited to your project.
What to bring:
- Your fabric, notions, haberdashery.
- Note – pattern-making paper and pattern-making card, as well as a small range of haberdashery, is available for sale.
You’ve got your project ready to go, or maybe even underway and want to use a dedicated space to really get some work done! This session is flexible enough to allow for participants at varying levels. However, you will need to know how to thread and operate a sewing machine (maybe not specifically our machines, we can show you the nuances).
Want to make all your gifts this year? Looking for creative gift giving inspiration? Checkout these workshops with projects ideal for giving to friends and loved ones.
A guide by Thread Den
As we run more an more online workshops and private lessons, we are finding that there a lot of pleasant advantages to this delivery mode and we wanted to share them with you.
You can learn in the comfort of your own home, we’ve had students snuggled up on the couch, professionally setup at their work from home desks, cleverly tucked away in their crafting corner or bolstered by pillows in their comfy beds!
Tardiness is avoided because you don’t have to plan your public transport trip, or juggle travel time and parking, then finding the venue. It’s never been easier to avoid being late to class.
While we’re all further apart, this delivery method means we’ve never been closer! By using multiple cameras you get to see what your teacher is doing in different ways. See your teacher like she’s at your kitchen table, or view what she’s doing as if you were peering right over their shoulder.
You can access new support, you still have your detailed handouts and we’re adding more video references on YouTube. During class we can share more references during discussions.
With our teacher and host model for workshops it’s focused and allows you to engage with teachers and the other participants. We have a host who liaises throughout the class via the chat, relaying questions without interrupting the teacher’s audio.
Join the revolution… many of us are incorporating our pyjamas in our everyday wardrobe. Our love of loungewear has grown super strong in lockdown! So take your favourite PJs pattern and choose a tizzy fabric, then wear them with a blazer and heels!
Check out out Pyjama Pants pattern – click here. It’s unisex, has pockets, a separate waistband and slight boot leg shape (also with a boxers variation).
If you are looking for ways to unwind, relax, make the stress of your day stop, crochet or knitting could be your hobby. Let our teachers Lorena and Amy show you how these handcrafts encourage imagination and develop your artistic side. Stimulate the logical part of your brain, distract the chatty bit in the back and calm yourself with these creative therapies.
“Spending time on an activity that you enjoy can improve your mental health and wellbeing. Research shows that people with hobbies are less likely to suffer from stress, low mood, and depression. Activities that get you out and about can make you feel happier and more relaxed. Group activities like team sports can improve your communication skills and relationships with others.”
Read more from Head Health a resource from the Australian Government – click here.
After a lonely ten weeks of shutdown, Thread Den is finally getting back into the workshop!
Making a COVID-SAFE workshop:
The footprint of the workshop allows for Thread Den to have 26 people onsite, or 13 in each workroom and maintain physical distancing regulations. New protocols have also been introduced covering cleaning, the approach to teaching and the introduction of loads of sanitiser and disinfectant.
Danielle, Thread Den’s owner explained:
“Our biggest change and an exciting improvement was changing our sewing workroom to now house six individual sewing stations. They are 4x4metres and are each kitted out with their own sewing machine, an overlocker, a steam generator iron, shears, sewing kits and all the required tools for a class.”
An investment has been made to create a space that is achieving social distance regulations, but still feels nurturing to students and providing every support possible while they learn to sew. Past students and Thread Den’s members will see many more tools, new appliances, machinery and furniture. New protocols to establish a COVID-Safe workshop have been implemented and there has been a reduction in the maximum class size from 8 down to 6 students for all workshops.
You can take a peek at the ongoing progress on our Instagram.
Not everything kicks off at the same time, read on for details of the phased workshop schedule for June, July and August…[Read more…] about Workshop phased reopening