About this workshop
Learn to sew a sailor's ditty bag with Rick Mitchell.
This pouch was traditionally used to store the small tools of a sailor's trade and was made from the offcuts of sail canvas.
In this full-day workshop, you will learn to make your own ditty bag using traditional tools such as a sailmaker's palm and needle.
At the end of the day, you can carry your belongings home in your ditty bag.
Required skill level
No previous experience required
What do I need to bring?
Snacks, lunch, water, notepad and pen
Workshop appropriate - closed toe shoes, no hanging jewellery, hair tied back
Maximum class size
Small class size – max 8 participants
What is included
All instruction, tools and materials included
You will learn
You will learn to use a sailmaker's palm and needle, to run a line of stitching on both round and flat seams, to sew an eyelet, and complete a ditty bag.
Morning tea/lunch info
A lunch break and morning tea break are included with morning tea provided each day
About the instructor
Shipwright and SailmakerMore info