Monthly Meeting

First Tuesday of the Month
Time:  7:30pm
Venue: Philatelic Society Rooms, 67 Mandeville Street
Parking is on the street.

There will be:

  • Show and tell
  • Raffles 
  • Library
  • Guest speakers
  • Demo of new techniques and equipment
  • Sales Table


Sit and Sew
Date: 23rd November 2019
Venue: Hohepa – 23 Barrington Street, Christchurch (River end)

Sit and Sew is held in the Artemis activity Centre.

It is like a retreat in the city. We have the facility from 9:00am until 4:00pm.

What to bring: Lunch, a coffee mug, extension cord and multi-box. Sewing machine and all
associated things you need . Most importantly your charming personality.

Sit and Sew: Held each month, bring your own work and make sure you bring everything you need.
No charge


Judy Coates Perez

Paint and Print – A Palooza

Date:  1st and 2nd Feburary 2020

Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Venue:Hophepa, 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere, Christchurch

Cost: $205 for members, non members $220 + $50 kit fee

Learn numerous techniques for creating colourful painted fabrics, and explore the art of shibori or Japanese fabric pleating and folding to create a wide variety of patterns, using acrylics inks. Then learn how to apply additional pattern using a variety of different stamping techniques and printing with thermofax screens.

Student Supply List
one large plastic trash bag
rubber stamps, hand carved stamps, foam or wood stamps, large paint palette able to hold separate
colours of ink (plastic plates with dividers, plastic egg trays, or old muffin tins work great)
Litre size container for rinse water
permanent black marker

Class kit fee $50 NZD per student
includes: 1 yard PFD cotton fabric, large synthetic bristle paint brush, foam brushes, shard supply of: acrylic inks, textile printing inks, thermo-fax screens, various tools and supplies.

Judy Coates Perez



Judy Coates Perez

Tea and Ephemera

Date:  3rd Feburary 2020

Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Venue: Sydenham community Centre, 23 – 29 Hutcheson street, Christchurch

Cost: $105 for members, non members $120 + $45 kit fee

This class is like an action packed introduction to mixed-media techniques on fabric, everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to try on your own

Spend the day; using textile paint, printed paper vintage imagery, thermofax screens, coloured pencils, rubber stamps, paint sticks, tea bags and more, learn multiple mixed media techniques while creating fabric collage to take home and stitch.

Student Supply List

acrylic gel matte medium
small synthetic bristle brush
1” foam brush
fine point black permanent marker
scissors for cutting paper
container fro rinse water
plastic tray for paint
rubber stamps
stamp pad (optional)
2-4 used tea bags (tea removed)
collage ephemera*(Judy will also provide a large
selection of ephemera, so don’t worry if you don’t have things on hand)

Some examples of collage ephemera*
Phone books page, Old sewing patterns, Decorative tissue, decorative printed napkins, paper dry cleaner tags, paper tea labels, ticket stubs
Optional: apron

Class kit fee $45 NZD per student:

includes: prepared fabric, imagery, art papers, printed tea bags, CD with 12 pages of full colour handouts, use of coloured pencils, paint, stamps, pads, paintsticks,
stencils, screen printing inks

Judy Coates Perez


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