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Thread Painting – Freeform Stitching Workshop.

TUTOR: Anne Garvey

DATE: Sunday 25th June 2023

LOCATION: from out of the blue studio galley, 18 Halse Place, Ōpūnake.

TIME: 9am -4pm. Shared Lunch. Tea and Coffee supplied.

PRICE: $65 per person includes some materials.

Maximum of 4 people.


Come and learn a new skill – how to draw with your sewing machine. This technique allows you to embellish surface areas, quilt, and add texture, depth and interest to your fabric projects. 


* Food for a shared lunch

 *Your sewing machine with manual, and a darning foot/freeform quilting foot . Your machine needs to be able to “drop the feed dogs” (these are the little ridges under the needle plate)

* spare needles and pins

*threads that suit fabric

* scissors

*pen and paper

*A piece of cotton fabric with either a clear design or a pictorial graphic. Clear lines will work best. Please don’t buy material. Either recycle a piece of clothing/fabric or look in your local op shop. We will work on an A4 size.

The Course Fee includes batting and calico backing.

Numbers limited to 4.

Check out Anne’s current work on and see her back story on her artist’s page :

Please PM or txt Viv on 021 407 424 , email for any other details.

Fill out the form below to register for the workshop.