After School Workshops for Children


Does your child just love making things and is keen to learn more?

Engage their creativity and learn traditional handwork skills in our small friendly after-school classes.

In these relaxed sessions children will learn basic sewing skills, gain confidence in exercising their own creative choices and explore ways to bring their unique ideas to life. Projects options include selecting an existing ak kit, there are lots to choose from or getting guidance developing an idea. Kits can be tweaked and adapted to suit each child’s aptitude and interest.

Note: this programme will run throughout the whole term – if the class falls on a Public Holiday you will have the opportunity to do a make-up class at another time.


Term One : Monday 11 February 11 - Monday 1 April (8 workshops)
Hand Sewing with wool felt. Experiment with making a creative project throughout the term. Choose an existing ak kit or develop a completely new and unique design. 

Term Two: Monday 29 April - Monday 17 June (8 workshops)
Hand Knitting or Sewing – we’ll post more details later in the year. 

Term Three: Dates to be advised
Hand Knitting or Sewing.

Term Four: Dates to be advised
Hand Sewing with an emphasis on gifts.


Ages: suitable for 8-12 year olds

Time: Mondays 4pm – 6pm – the shop will of course be closed during the class

Cost: $30.00 a week plus the cost of the initial project which we offer a special class rate.  Pay per week or by the term and receive 8 workshops for the price of 7.

This fee will include our popular book The Magic garden that has lots of how-to tips as well as felt projects, a printedcalico tote bag, a set of their own sewing needles, generous use of all ak in-store stash and resource materials as well as a healthy afternoon tea.

Children will be encouraged to use their material well and not to purchase more throughout the term although this may happen occasionally. 

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