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Pallet Cleanser: DIY Pallet Furniture

Roger & Jill Mabey

Hammer your way to a sustainable wooden stool made from pallets! HandMade veterans Roger and Jill Mabey will take you through the step-by-step process and have done all of the hard work for you! Pallets will be cleaned and dismantled in advance, leaving you plenty of time to finish the project and add a personal touch with optional stamps provided by Jill.

    • Skill level: ROOKIE – no experience necessary
    • Time: 9 – 11am, 5 Sat & 6 Sun June
    • Cost: $65 including most materials.
      Bring measuring tape, pencil, hand saw, screw driver, sanding block


Upcycled Earrings

Amy Macaskill

Join local designer and teacher Amy Macaskill for a hands-on workshop making earrings from upcycled materials and found objects. All participants will make a pair of rubber feather earrings (shown in the image) and have the opportunity to make more as time and creativity allows.

    • Skill level: ROOKIE – no experience necessary
    • Time: 11.30am–1.30pm, Saturday 5 June
    • Cost: $72 including materials.
      You can bring your own scissors, needle-nosed pliers and any found, broken or upcycled bits and pieces you might like to play with


Don’t Be Spoolish! We Can Mend That

Joyce Tam

A hands-on session where you can breathe new life into a favourite but damaged garments.  No fix is too hard for Joyce, who has 55 years of sewing and 27 years of teaching sewing to bring to the mending experience

    • Skill level: SKILLED
    • Time:  2pm – 4pm, Sat 5 June
    • Cost: $49
      Bring scissors, garments to mend with matching thread.



Jane Wrigglesworth

Breathe new life into that old leather jacket that’s been sitting unworn in your closet, or pick one up from one of Wellington’s fabulous second-hand shops. Jane will guide students through the process of turning your leather jacket into a leather handbag!

    • Skill level: NOVICE – basic beginner skills required (you don’t need to have mastered them yet)
    • Time: 1:30 – 4.30pm,  Sun 6 June
    • Cost: $69
      Bring a leather jacket and scissors. All other materials provided