OUR WORKSHOPS

By the community for the community

WEN R1500 KONTANTPRYS

Hekel 'n Skapie Of Brei 'n Beertjie | Crochet a Sheep or Knit a Bear

R260 per Kit

Tickets available from 11 May 2024 at:

10 spots avail

R160/ Person

Join us for a creative workshop on making your utility bag from a beautiful array of colourful shweshwe fabric. Learn how to stitch and how to add a zipper. You can use your bag as a pencil bag, make-up bag or any other way you see fit!

kit includes

Shweshwe Thread, Zipper, Batting, Sewing machines will be available.
10 spots avail

R250/ Person

In this workshop, we give new life to old denim. Bring your own denim or use the donated denim to create something new or give a garment new life. We will be using embroidery, stitching and a lot of creativity.

kit includes

Thread, Squares of denim, Embroidery needle, Embroidery thread. To bring with: (If you would like to) Used denim jacket (or new if you prefer) Nearly new jeans
10 spots avail

R300/ Person

Sashiko, directly translated, means “little stabs” or “small running”. This Japanese art form uses little stitches in straight lines, symbols, motives, or randomly to create art and reinforcement. It serves as functional embroidery. Through the form in which the stitches are worked, the “kami” or “spirit” is transferred to the wearer of the garment or owner of the project. Thus, the different patterns in which Sashiko is done represent different meanings, such as good health, prosperity, steadfastness, etc. Traditional Sashiko was used to reinforce points of wear or to repair worn places or tears with patches. Come and learn the beautiful art of Sashiko!

kit includes

Main Fabric Lining Needle, Thread, Knot and cord
10 spots avail

R470/ Person

This workshop gives you the opportunity to be as creative as possible. Come and enjoy weaving your own design and creating a lovely handbag! It is relaxing, fun and unrestricted to the amount of creativity you can use!

kit includes

2 x balls of yarn, 1 x crochet hook, 1 x bag framework, 1 x coconut button,

R650/ Person

As the name suggests, instead of knitting with needles, you will use your arms. The yarn is soft; instead of turning around at the end of the row, you will return the way you came. This is such a fun and enjoyable workshop, and you will go home with a soft winter blanket knitted in no time, a new skill and lots of good memories. This workshop will be full of laughs and a good workout for your arms!

kit includes

4 x yarn balls: 1000g
8 spots avail

R430/ Person

It is winter, it is cold, and you have your own style. Come and make your own personal hoody for the winter months. Learn to sew, measure and have your hoody crafted to your own personal style!

kit includes

2 m material for the hoody Different colour material for the hood and pockets Pattern
30 spots avail

R220/ Person

Unleash your creativity with our immersive polymer clay workshop! Dive into the vibrant world of sculpting and molding as our expert instructor guide you through the process of creating stunning clay masterpieces. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned crafter, our hands-on experience will leave you inspired and equipped with the skills to craft your own unique creations. Elevate your accessory game and join us for a fun-filled workshop where creativity knows no bounds!

kit includes

5 Primary colours of clay (4g), Earring hardware, Texture paper, Roller, Craft blade, Wood skewers, Sensitive ear- and clip-on options are available upon request. To bring with: (We will have this equipment at hand as well.) Tile for working surface, Wide variety of shape cutters, Paint, Brushes, Texture pads,

R150/ Person

“Your limitations are what you create in your mind.” What can your art reveal about your emotional well-being? During this creative evening, we will use a technique that brings art, expression of art, and your inner well-being together. Experience how your subconscious, functional participation and art can speak to each other, and learn a new technique to keep track of where you are in your life and where you are going. Come relax and join a peaceful area to feel at home and use your creativity. Get to know yourself a little better. We will use bright-coloured pastels to draw and immerse ourselves in a world of self-discovery. There will also be a lucky draw, so come and enjoy getting to know yourself better and standing a chance of winning a prize. Juané Raath, a local occupation therapist, will take you on a journey of self-discovery.

kit includes

Clipboard, Craft paper, 1 box of pastels. Envelope to take drawing home Handout of analysis and answers Coffee, tea, and a cupcake

Free

What happens to my body when I do handcrafts? Come and enjoy a discussion on self-care for the crafters. Come and enjoy a demonstration on splints while gaining valuable self-care information. This talk will focus on body and hand postures and how they affect the wear and tear in your body. Proper ergonomic principles will be discussed. A demonstration of proper ergonomics will be shown in person. What damage can one develop if you do not apply proper ergonomics and body posture? What are the treatment options after you already developed it? What is conservative and surgical intervention? What is available on the market to assist with pain and support functions? How do I protect my body and wellness while continuing my passion for handicrafts? Come and find all the answers to your questions in this discussion. There is also the opportunity for a lucky crafter to win a prize. Juané Raath, a local occupational therapist, will lead this wonderful information session.
10 spots avail

R250/ Person

Have you ever wondered how a teddy bear is made? Why not join us at a teddy bear workshop and make your own teddy bear? You'll learn the art of crafting your very own plush teddy bear from start to finish. Delight in selecting soft fabrics, stitching together each adorable detail, and bringing your furry friend to life. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned crafter, this heartwarming experience promises to ignite your creativity. Create cherished memories and a lifelong friend in this Teddy Bear Making Class!

kit includes

50 x 50cm fur, Pair of eyes, Nose, Felt for paws, Pattern, Stuffing, Joint fittings. To bring with: (We will have this equipment at hand, but bring if you prefer your own) Sewing machine (if you prefer working on your own) Scissors Cotton Long sewing needle Pins Marking pen Pliers and flat screwdriver

R440/ Person

Learn about the wonderful qualities of real Merino wool in a fun way. We will be making beautiful wool flowers – each one unique. An all-natural innovative addition to your home interior, which you made yourself. In the workshop, we will make five different flowers, and you will learn many techniques.

kit includes

All that is necessary to make five different flowers.

r22-r30/ Person

Step into a world of vibrant creativity with sand art, the ultimate kids’ entertainment at the Vrystaat Arts Festival! Watch as children unleash their imagination, swirling colourful sands into mesmerizing masterpieces. Each creation uniquely expresses its artistic flair, from intricate designs to dazzling patterns. Sand art promises endless fun for all ages. Join us and let your imagination run wild at the open sand art station, where creativity knows no bounds.

Free

Come and test your tolletjiebrei creativity. You can make your own string, create a set of earrings, or a picture frame with tolletjie art. With a small donation of your choice, you can sit down and just be creative! Yarns, tolletjiebrei, and glueguns will be available throughout the week!

Free

Completely free of charge. All it takes is for you to sit down and join us for a bottle-paint experience. We will be decorating all kinds of glass bottles with nail polish. You can take your craft home with you or donate it. Your new colourful container can be used just as you please. Place a candle inside for a beautiful ambience or place your collection of buttons inside; maybe use it for sweeties – the choices are yours!

free

Join us at our lounge with comfortable seating where you can knit, crochet, and relax, talk about all kinds of crafts, yarns, patterns, and more! All day, every day!

Tufting

cancelled

free

Join us on 2 and 3 July at the Mebala-bala Hall, Examroom 5, to experience the magic of tufting using a tufting gun. Tshidiso will be demonstrating his excellent self-taught skill in creating a beautiful carpet. Don’t miss this demonstration! All day, every day!