Embroider Native Flowers

Engaging school holiday workshops for girls and boys aged between 8 and 12.

Tuesday 22nd January: Sewing Machine Basics
Ideal for kid’s who want to try out sewing or have a sewing machine they would like to learn to use. We will start from the very beginning, learning the parts of the machine, how to thread and unthread it, and how to sew lines and curves. After the class has mastered the basics they will make a simple fun project to take home. If  your child has a sewing machine they would like to use they can work on that (no toy or ‘mini’ machines please), if not they can use one of ours. All other material and equipment is provided.

Thursday 24th January workshop: Make a Dinosaur or Unicorn Hat
The class will work on a super-cool hat made from recycled fabrics. This project will involve hand and machine stitching as well as a bit of glueing.

The workshops can be taken together or separately however basic machine sewing skills are desirable for the second workshop. Each workshop will have a maximum of 5 students. Four enrolments are required for the workshop to proceed.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.

We will provide: Sewing machines and all other equipment and materials.

Bring along: Your own sewing machine if you would like to learn on that (we have plenty if you don’t own one). Some snacks and a drink.

Our small class numbers (maximum 5 students) allow your teacher Zoe to give each student lots of personalised attention.

Where: The Gaye Abandon Workroom, 122 Buckley St, Footscray.

When: 10am – 12noon Tuesday 22nd January: Sewing Machine Basics
Thursday 24th January workshop: Make a Dinosaur or Unicorn Hat

Getting here: We are just near the corner of Buckley St and Victoria St in Footscray.
3 minutes walk from Middle Footscray Station. Street parking out front. See Contact Page for a map

Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.


Learn versatile embroidery stitches and create beautiful native flower designs

Create  french knots, lazy daisy stitch, chain and straight stitch, along with other embroidery techniques ato create beautiful native flower embellishments! Your guest teacher Simone Berman will also teach you embroidery fundamentals. With no experience necessary, start your embroidery journey today! Head to this fun embroidery course with your friends and family for some relaxation and creativity.

Skill level – Absolute Beginner to competent hand sewer. No experience necessary but if you do have some hand sewing knowledge come and learn some new stitches in this fun creative session! Open to adults, teens and children (min age 8).  Men and non-binary folks are most welcome. 

We will provide: Embroidery threads in many colours, needles, hoops, base fabrics and all other equipment.

Bring along:  A loved textile you’d like to embroider your designs onto (optional). Embroidery is great for mending and embellishing as well as creating new pieces. BYO sewing kit and embroidery floss if you prefer.

Where:  Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray.

Booking Policies:  Due to our small class numbers our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLEBe sure to familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking to avoid disappointment.

Payment Options: Secure Credit Card (via Stripe) or Direct Deposit. If selecting Direct Deposit, payment is required within 24 hours of booking to secure your place. Our bank details are in the confirmation email you will receive upon booking.