24. July 2020 - 2:00
RekindleRekindle Workshop, Level 1, Boys High Building, The Arts Centre, 28 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch, New Zealand, Ōtautahi Christchurch
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3 part Upholstered Stool-making workshop | Friday, 24. July 2020

This workshop is held in our Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard. It will run over a weekend: Friday 24 July 6-8pm; Saturday 25 July 9am-4pm; and Sunday 26 July 9am-1pm.

In this workshop run by Nigel Cook, you will create an upholstered stool using locally available & various different reused materials. You can choose one of three sizes for your stool. In the first session on Friday night, you will assemble the timber frame, pre-cut from used pallets. The Saturday and Sunday sessions will focus on upholstery, stretching webbing, attaching scrim, teasing out virgin wool from Canterbury sheep, sewing piping, and covering your stool in your own favourite material. This is a wonderful opportunity to use that lovely piece of fabric you’ve been saving for something special, or to find a scrap or offcut you love.

In addition to the $180 workshop fee, $100 must be paid directly to the tutor to cover the cost of materials - making the total price for this workshop $280.

The sizes of the stool are:

500m x 500m x 300m high;

or 500m x 500m x 200m high;

or 650m x 650 x 300m.

Please note, these measurements are all approximate due to the nature of hand building.

Nigel Cook has a long involvement with upholstery In Ōtautahi, has so much knowledge about these skills and it’s local history, and many great stories to share.

There are 7 places available in this workshop and booking is essential, and non-refundable.

Bookings are essential, non-refundable and non-transferable. We do, however, understand that things come up and try to accommodate people to the best of our ability. This can include moving people to another class or a refund - but please be aware that this is reliant on us filling the original spot.

This is because all of our pricing, and our efforts to keep costs as low as possible while still paying the tutors a fee commensurate with their experience and allowing them to cover the costs of living, is based on running these classes with a certain number of participants.

We are grateful for the support of CNZ, which has enabled us to offer this at a subsidised rate.

The price covers a portion of the: tutor's wage, workshop rent, materials & the labour to collect them, tools & their maintenance, electricity, insurance & other overheads. We are working to keep workshop prices as low as we possibly can.

Management of COVID-19 risk:

Please be assured this workshop will be managed with the utmost care in terms of risk management in relation to COVID-19. This will include: the workshop space being set-up with a minimum of 1 metre space between group members; hand sanitiser being provided & its use required; hand washing facilities nearby; no sharing of tools/materials, regular disinfection of shared surfaces, and everyone is invited to bring a mask to wear if they’d prefer to do so.

Participants who are unwell, or who are required to self-isolate, must not attend the workshop. Refunds will be given if participants need to miss the workshop in order to manage the risk of COVID-19, however we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can fill the space. Refunds will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell on the day.