What you will need... For the petticoat 1.5m netting (based on netting of 1.4m width), I got mine for $2 a metre from Lincraft Eastgate, 6m bias binding in a complementary or matching colour to edge your petticoat (you can skip this part and just do a rolled hem, Elastic, the 4cm width size, enough to comfortable go around your waist. I glammed mine up a little by using two different colours of netting and got 3m of netting, this was enough to make two petticoats. Alternatives to net are a stiff organza.
Calling all crafters. We need helpers to hit our target of 250 bags for the upcoming Weavers Hui. If you have a spare hour or two to come along and put the finishing touches on our handmade bags we would greatly appreciate the help. From cutting, to sewing, to pinning or just for the company, we would love to see you there.
The Christchurch Weavers Hui is coming up quickly and we are still in need of any able hands to come in and help make the last few of the bags needed for the upcoming conference. Stitch-O-Mat is being given koha for every bag made for the weavers hui and all proceeds will go towards keeping Stitch-O-Mat stocked with supplies and doors open. So if you have a spare hour come on down during our open hours to help stich up some bags.
We will be sewing the bags for the weavers conference. So anyone who wants to help us, please drop into Stitch-O-Mat during our drop in times. We need 250! They are easy to sew and a great way to support Stitch-O-Mat and events that will support local people.
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? /www.plasticfreejuly.org/
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 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.
We no longer know who makes our clothes and we don’t know the true cost of the things we buy.
We believe transparency is the first step to transform the industry. And it starts with one simple question: Who made my clothes?
We believe this simple question gets people thinking differently about what they wear. We need to know that as consumers, our questions, our voices, our shopping habits can have the power to help change things for the better.
This market lets you meet the maker first hand and purchase directly from them or meet and buy from businesses who work directly with the makers to ensue ethical standards are being met.
Once you are done you can stick around for a wine or beer and enjoy Level Ones Open Mic Night.