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Sustainable Sewing Workshop

Sustainable Sewing Workshop


Curious about how Melbourne Shakespeare are creating a whole show from reclaimed and recycled materials? Come along and learn from Costumier Rhiannon Irving how it’s done. Discover sewing and wearable-art tips and tricks to create your very own sustainably designed skirt or waistcoat from recycled materials.

What to bring: 

Sewing machine (if you have one, handsewing activities will also be available.) 


Stanley knife (optional)

Handsewing and machine needles 

Pens and pencils.

Thread if you desire a certain colour, a selection will be provided

Unwanted textile items- t-shirts, old clothes, bedsheets, curtains etc.

Anything interesting to upcycle - soft plastics (plastic bags, cleaned snack packaging, delivery packaging etc), milk/juice bottles and/or tetra packs. Get creative- bring along something interesting and let’s see how we can use it. 

If you have your own travelling sewing kit please feel free to bring, however items will be provided.


This workshop runs alongside The Taming of the Shrew  in the St. Kilda Botanical Gardens and other MSC workshops
Auditioning for Shakespeare, Fighting for Fun and Beginners Shakespeare - From Page to Stage. 




To secure your place, please choose between the General or The Taming of the Shrew Ticket Holder options at checkout


Water, pencil & notebook


Latvian House
3 Dickens Street, Elwood Victoria 3184

This workshops is only suitable for 18+

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