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Sewing Postcard sized Textile Pictures

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience hosted by Gina

3.5 hoursHosted in English and German
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

You will learn to break down ideas into simple line and thread drawings, use cloth instead of paint and learn to embroider text. All of which is taught in a relaxed, stress-free environment. You can expect to go home with at least one completed textile picture.
Other things to note
Suitable for all levels of sewing skills, also beginners.

What's included

  • Food
    Tea/Coffee and cookies
  • Equipment
    Fabric and thread

Meet your host, Gina

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I come from a family of Needlewomen and learned to embroider and knit before I could read and write. I have a Masters in Fine Art from UCT and have done my practical work mostly by Stitching in one way or another. Being an avid journal keeper I combined my stitching with what happens in my life around me. Sometimes, funny, quirky moments find their way into my little textile pictures, other times, they are more abstract. In 2016 I started a project, making one textile picture per day, which resulted in 366 daily embroideries. The work has been shown in a few exhibitions and resulted in a Book.
I come from a family of Needlewomen and learned to embroider and knit before I could read and write. I have a Masters in Fine Art from UCT and have done my practical work mostly by Stitching in one way or another. Being an avid journal keeper I combined my stitching with what happens in my life around me. Sometimes, funny, quirky moments find their way into my little textile pictures, other times, they are more abstract. In 2016 I started a project, making one textile picture per day, which resu…
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Where you'll be

I will be waiting for you at my Studio/Shop - Gina's Studio 38 Palmer Road, next to JOON's coffee shop.
Samantha
October 2019
Our morning with Gina was fantastic. We really enjoyed the space and Gina’s calm, accepting and enthusiastic approach to our learning this new skill. The experience was planned as an outing for a friend’s birthday and it was perfect as we shared companionship, creativity and conversation and took away a lovely memento from our outing. I would highly recommend this experience, thank you Gina!
Our morning with Gina was fantastic. We really enjoyed the space and Gina’s calm, accepting and enthusiastic approach to our learning this new skill. The experience was planned as…
Judith
October 2019
I did this experience for the first time two days ago and found it so rewarding that I enrolled again today to deepen my experience. Again what a wonderful and heartwarming experience to share the morning with Gina and her friends who drop in to sew with her. A wonderful and inclusive experience and community of people to discover. I found Gina's guidance and knowledge and her manner of encouraging her students to choose the best way to work through a chosen project very supportive. And I love the fabric pictures I've created - both reflective of sweet memories of times past. A wonderful morning!
I did this experience for the first time two days ago and found it so rewarding that I enrolled again today to deepen my experience. Again what a wonderful and heartwarming experie…
Judith
October 2019
A friend of mine who knew I loved crafting with fabric had told me about Gina's stitch magic and I couldn't wait to come to Cape Town to do the course. It was as creatively satisfying as I'd wished and Gina is a master of her craft. She shares her knowledge and techniques freely and I felt very much a welcome participant in a deeply creative, nurturing community of crafters. Doing this kind of wild and free stitchery is liberating for those of us who started stitchery with traditional quilting and want to explore our creativity more deeply. I loved it!!
A friend of mine who knew I loved crafting with fabric had told me about Gina's stitch magic and I couldn't wait to come to Cape Town to do the course. It was as creatively satisfy…
Patricia
December 2018
J’ai passé un après midi trés agréable à faire du stitching avec l’aide de Gina. Nous étions deux pour cet atelier et Gina s’est montrée attentive à chacune d’entre nous. Ses conseils sont avisés et pertinents. Nous avons aussi ri, parlé de plein de choses et bu un délicieux rooibus. Je suis tres contente de ce que j’ai réalisé dans cet atelier.
J’ai passé un après midi trés agréable à faire du stitching avec l’aide de Gina. Nous étions deux pour cet atelier et Gina s’est montrée attentive à chacune d’entre nous. Ses conse…
Kim Berly
December 2018
I was determined to go to this experience and it was all I expected and more! Gina is an amazing artist and she was so kind and encouraging as I painstakingly created my masterpiece. Highly, highly recommend!
Abigail
November 2018
My morning with Gina was fantastic! I had some specific goals going into the experience and was gently guided towards them. It was a great relaxing atmosphere with like minded individuals which allowed me to explore my creativity. I received some great advise around creative process and was shown some new hand sewing techniques which I incorporated into my work. Thanks Gina for an awesome experience!
My morning with Gina was fantastic! I had some specific goals going into the experience and was gently guided towards them. It was a great relaxing atmosphere with like minded ind…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

pen and paper or a journal