Melbourne’s felt queen, Cat Rabbit, is gracing us with her fuzzy presence and needle knowledge in this X-hour plush character workshop for adults. Cat will walk you through the process of transforming a 2D sketch into a soft 3D friend. First you’ll draft your pal on paper with guidance from Cat on developing a character and adapting it to an existing template. Next, the pattern is cut with felt and proper stitching techniques are outlined.
And then comes the fun part - accessorising your little buddy to the nines. Express his giant personality with tiny handmade goods - is he an aviator? A garbage man? A bird watcher? This class is for those with a fondness for felt and basic sewing skills. Plush kits are provided, but participants are asked to bring their own fabric scissors. Delve into Cat’s fluffy mind, explore the wonders of felt, and you’ll leave with a mini companion all your own.
Cat Rabbit is a Melbourne-based textile artist and designer whose plush sculptural works have enamoured the city for years. She works out of her home studio with the feline Porco, and sometimes a cosy space in the Nicholas Building in the CBD. Cat regularly works with her longtime friend Isobel Knowles making children’s books under Soft Stories. She’s worked with Frankie Magazine, NGV, Melbourne Girls Grammar School, and a whole bunch more.
- How to transform a 2D sketch into a soft 3D friend
- Cutting & stitching techniques
- Cute zine full of detailed instructions
- A new plush friend bursting with personality
- Fabric scissors
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.