Join us in supporting this community project from Dunedin's Stitch Kitchen. Stitch Kitchen are this years recipients of Dunedin City Council’s Te Ao Tūroa Environment Envoy Commission. Presenting a new community project: 4KT Elephants to transform some of the city’s textile and clothing scraps into 4,000 cute soft toy elephants. Each elephant representing a tonne of textiles received by our local landfill in the last year, which contributes significantly to our city's CO2 emissions, as well as the environmental hazards associated with waste collection.
We have been set the task of making 100 of these wee elephants. The pattern, fabric and stuffing is all ready to go, we just need the hands to do the making. So far 27 have been made, only 73 to go! If you find you don't know what sewing project to work on, start with one of these. Its for a great cause. Even our younger Stitch-O-Mat visitors are giving it a go.
Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste.
Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
Stitch-O-Mat offers a bunch of creative ideas to support your transition to a world without single use plastics. Beeswax wraps, sandwich bags, reusable shopping bags and produce bags. Any one of these projects helps to reduce waste. We have two more even dates available to come along to:
TONIGHT 16th July 7.30pm
and Tuesday 30th July 7.30pm
We'd love to see you, so come on down and say hi!
We were honoured to host Maungarongo TeKawa (Ron) at Stitch-O-Mat during June for a workshop where we created whakapapa quilts. Ron was in Christchurch to receive his ACE award for his contribution to adult education with the whakapapa and healing quilts. Paula Rigby organised 18 wonderful people who over the course of two intensive weekend sessions, gathered to work with the aid of Ron and his expertise. The workshop was incredibly rewarding where skills were gained that may not have been present before, and time was given to pause and reflect throughout the process.