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WORKSHOP | Expressive Embroidery with Karina Seljak | 20 Apr 2023

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Date: Thur, 20 Apr 2023 

Time: 6.30pm - 8pm

WhereMelbourne Street Studio,170 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane 4101

Cost: $90 per person, limited to 10

Skill Level: Beginner to intermediate

About the workshop: 
This workshop will equip you with a practical and expressive embroidery technique to repair rips, holes, or stains on your favourite garments. Bring in an item you love, and learn how to use scrap fabric and colourful yarn to create a patch that not only fixes your clothes but creates a feature that is unique to you. Repair saves you money, empowers you to restore the things you love, and helps release pressure on the planet from overconsumption. Repairing your stuff with others can be easy, fun, connecting and meditative – and in this case, really beautiful. 

Included in workshop ticket:

  • New skills!
  • Embroidery needles and threads
  • Your own embroidered creation
  • Light refreshments

What to bring:

  • An item of clothing you’d like to embellish using the visible mending technique OR
  • A garment in need of repair. The best garments would be jackets, jeans, or items like a blanket or pillowcase. Technique works best with woven not knitted materials, ie. not stretchy, like denims and cotton drills etc. 
  • Non-stretch/woven patch of fabric, if preferred (otherwise supplied) 
  • Notepad 

    About the facilitator:

    Karina Seljak is an artist and designer, and Co-founder & Creative Director at Seljak Brand. Founded alongside my sister, Seljak Brand design closed-loop blankets from textiles waste, which are also recyclable at their end of their useful life. But it’s the value placed on items, and the willingness and skills to care for them, that makes the greatest difference. My current practice includes drawing with soft pastels to explore local landscapes, climate impacts and natural phenomena. These artworks are echoed in blanket designs, as well as the free-form embroidery technique I use to repair textiles.  

    COVID-Safe Policy:

    Please be assured artisan has well considered COVID-safe protocols regarding our workshop programming. You will be offered socially distanced seating, access to your own PPE sanitation options at your workspace, and a large extremely well-ventilated workshop venue.

    Workshop Cancellation Policy:

    Please note this workshop can be cancelled by artisan due to unforeseen circumstances or if minimum numbers are not reached. In this event participants will be refunded accordingly and as soon as possible.

    Participant Cancellation Policy:

    Workshops have limited spaces and involve preparation by the facilitator. Bookings cancelled up to one week prior to the start of the workshop may be refunded, but a 20% non-refundable administration fee will be deducted. Bookings cancelled within a week of the workshop commencing will NOT be refunded. Refunds are to be processed by attendees through Humanitix. 

    Workshop Transfer Policy:

    You may transfer your booking into an alternative workshop up to one week prior to the start of the workshop. Any difference in cost will be charged accordingly. Please endeavour to complete any transfers at least one week prior to the workshop. You are also welcome to transfer your booking to another person prior to the workshop commencing. Please confirm this arrangement in writing to

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    Refund policy

    Refunds are available up to 7 days prior to the event