1:00 pm — 5:00 pm
House of Artisan
22 Channon Street

Gympie, Qld 4570 Australia
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Karen Wright


“The simple act of working with your hands can often create a sense that the world has slowed down. Whatever that creativity is, it provides a chance to personally connect with a process that in turn gives us the space to make our own mark and the opportunity to dream of more. Essentially, it’s the chance to unwind, ponder and create.”


Zenzero Design is the brain child of Karen Wright. The youngest of three daughters, Karen was raised in a creative environment with parents who were passionate about doing, making and learning. The home front was continually a creative hub with self employed parents who could turn their hands to most things and – if the know how was lacking, they’d seek to educate themselves to ensure another skill was mastered.
Crafting has always played a huge part in Karen’s life and she has experimented with a variety of pursuits over the years as trends have come and gone. The daughter of a dressmaker and a photographer, Karen grew up making her own clothes and fashion accessories and later found a lot of satisfaction from producing her own soft furnishings and furniture restoration. Her father passed on his love of all things wood and Karen has always had a keen eye for quality pieces and values the craftsmanship of yesteryear. She can often be found scouring through thrift shops to find that next treasure that can be re-purposed and re-loved.
Her focus is to simplify and embrace the practice of slowing down. To value and re-purpose items from bygone eras, make carefully considered choices and treasure items that were worth waiting for. She is passionate about our carbon footprint and strives to reuse, recycle and re-purpose whenever possible.
Being a maker gives Karen a huge appreciation of the time, patience and skill that goes into the things I own. Through this process, I have become a more mindful consumer.
Karen has two adult children and can now focus full-time on her creative pursuits. The birth of Zenzero Design has given Karen the creative avenue to develop her love of sewing, weaving, printing and mosaic art (amongst other things). She chooses to use quality materials including locally designed and printed fabrics and locally sourced Australian leather, textiles and fibres.
Zenzero Design
Image: Zenzero Design



Image: Zenzero Design

Be inspired by a large variety of sample baskets, made by Karen herself and be led through this relaxing craft in a friendly and laidback environment.

Image: Zenzero Design

Enjoy the magic of calm, mindful weaving as you learn the fundamentals of this fabulous craft and join the reuse, repurpose recycle revolution by creating your own unique coiled basket using pre-loved and recycled textiles!

Everything you need will be provided in a kit which includes:

– A rope starter coil
– A weaving needle
– An array of gorgeous pre-cut recycled fabrics to choose from
– 28 colours of hemp cord (choice of 4 x 10m cut lengths) 

•Please Note: Your final design may differ slightly to picture. You may not complete your basket in the time allocated, but you’ll leave with all the necessary materials and the know-how to continue weaving in your own time. Chances are you might just leave hooked to this addictive craft!

Payment Options:  PayPal and Afterpay available!

BYO – By all means you are welcome to bring your favourite wine alone to sip on during the Workshop, whilst we cannot decant for you there are plenty of wine glasses available! Attendees must be 18+ to consume alcohol and responsible behaviour must be observed at all times.

* DELICIOUS CATERING – You will be spoilt with delicious goodies throughout the course of the Workshop.

* REFRESHMENTS – A wonderful selection of complimentary teas, coffees and cold juices will be available for you to enjoy during the Workshop. Some delicious chocolates just might be laying around for that sw…well, just because!

Workshop Level:  Beginner
Minimum Workshop Requirement:  This Workshop runs with a minimum of 5 people to go ahead
Suitable for: No experience is required to attend this workshop. 18+
What do I bring? Teachers will advise in the Course Description what you may need to bring, otherwise everything is supplied including aprons. We will send you an email in the days leading up to your Workshop. Please keep an eye out for it (including in your Others or Trash folders).

By purchasing a ticket for any Workshop facilitated by House of Artisan you are understanding and accepting the following Terms and Conditions:

    1. Media Rights – you agree to allow House of Artisan and oska+willow publishing rights of photographs, videos, social media posts etc taken during a Workshop. Such images may be be used to promote the Workshops on House of Artisan and oska+willows website and social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
    2. Liability Waiver – for any loss, theft or property damage incurred to personal property that you have brought into House of Artisan.
    3. Cancellations by House of Artisan – Workshop participant numbers are nominated by the Teachers and agreed upon by House of Artisan and a minimum number will be set, attendee numbers may vary from Workshop to Workshop based on many factors such as materials used, space required, and tutor ratio required tasks. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the minimum ticket sales are met, if for any reason they’re not then the Teacher may choose to cancel and/or reschedule the Workshop to another date. If this happens you will be contacted via email and encouraged to reschedule with the class or remain in Credit for another Workshop or entitled to a full refund.

      We understand things happen and will always work with you to accommodate cancellations, we also respect that the Teachers of these Workshops purchase supplies in preparation for your lesson and attendance, and in some circumstances even book accommodation.

      Cancellations 30 days out will receive full refund
      Cancellations 14 days out will receive 50% refund
      Cancellations 7 days out will be given a Credit which can be used to purchase supplies or book another Workshop or you could send someone else in your place.
      Cancellations within 4 days of a Workshop (or no shows on the day) will not receive a refund or credit, however you can send someone else in your place.
    4. You must not attend if you have COVID-19 related symptoms, have been in close contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive or are COVID-19 positive.

      For current information and updates on COVID-19 call your GP or QLD Health on 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84). You can also find more information on the QLD Health website at www.health.qld.gov.au.



Saturday, August 6
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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