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Te Ao Tūroa: 4KT Elephants Pop-Up

May 31 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stitch Kitchen are this years recipients of Dunedin City Council’s Te Ao Tūroa Environment Envoy Commission, presenting a new community project: 4KT Elephants, a pop-up community workshop in the central city to transform some of the city’s textile and clothing scraps into 4,000 cute soft toy elephants.

Opening Queens Birthday, from Friday to Monday, and continuing the next two weekends from Friday to Sunday, open 11-4pm each day.

Experienced sewers will be available to help, so no prior experience is needed for those who would like to make an elephant.

As well as practical sewing facilities, the bright and colourful space will feature information and tips about how to reduce textile waste through everyday choices, from buying only what is needed, to caring for and repairing clothes, and responsible donating to second-hand shops.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own (freshly laundered) garments or fabrics to use for making their elephant – excellent for sentimental items you cannot bare to throw away, or for items which need some radical inspiration to fulfill their potential.

Groups from businesses, organisations and schools are welcome to book in and create their own mini herd of elephants. For inquiries, please email info@stitchkitchen.nz

This event is made possible through funding from Dunedin City Council, as part of 2019 Te Au Tūroa Environment Strategy, and Dunedin Dream Brokerage. THANK YOU!


May 31
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Stitch Kitchen


343 george street
Dunedin, New Zealand + Google Map