Zenzero Design, textiles and print making teacher

Zenzero Design

Zenzero Design

location_on Brisbane

local_activity classes: WeavingTextilesPrint Making

5.0 (80)
Instagram followers2k

Karen is a creative and crafty soul who has a focus on slow, mindful, sustainable crafts. Join a workshop to learn how to create a coiled basket, leather clutch, lino block printing or sewing and textile basics. Invest in some "me" time, learn something new and rekindle your creativity.




Donna Thomas Apr 2024

Thanks Karen for a great workshop. I had lots of fun and loved my tea towels. I’d definitely recommend this class.
I loved that Karen had some templates already there, for us who couldn’t decide what pictures we wanted to do. We even shared each others Lino cutout to print on our tea towels because we loved what everyone else had created.

Print Making class review by Donna Thomas - Brisbane

Jacky Stafford Mar 2024

Awesome class! Karen was lovely and so helpful. Would definitely recommend to any craft lovers

Riley Griffiths Mar 2024

Amazing class, great venue, all materials were provided and it was very thoroughly explained, the instructor was awesome and so kind!

Kim Rosanne Davis Feb 2024

49 ClassBento workshops attended • 45 reviews

What a wonderful way to practice two things ga at one’s
Mindfulness mixed with a craft.
Karen is extremely friendly and a great teacher.
We left with all the skill we need to continue this craft.
And her afternoon tea snack won’t disappoint.

Davina Nowland Feb 2024

Karen’s studio is well set up and equipped for artistic workshops. She is a wealth of creative ideas and inspiration.
Her enthusiasm is encouraging and makes it easy to ask for help with the fabric coil weaving workshop attended.
Lovely way to spend Saturday afternoon…weaving with women and 1 guy!

Gregg Liebenberg Feb 2024

Class was great. The teacher was fantastic. She even surprised us with a lovely afternoon tea. Very supportive and encouraging. Best class we have gone to from ClassBento. Cant rate highly enough!

Lyndall Madden Oct 2023

Great workshop. Karen is an engaging and caring teacher. The craft is gorgeous and not too hard to learn.

Teacher's response

Thanks for the kind words Lyndall - It was lovely getting crafty with yoy!

Cheryl Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Class was great and Karen was an excellent teacher. Karen patiently took us through all the skills needed and has videos available to help after the class (when you haven’t mastered a technique or need a refresher). Really enjoyable few hours and the extra benefit of having the classes at a market meant we got to do a little shopping as well.

Weaving Class: Coiled Rope Basket review by Cheryl - Brisbane

Teacher's response

Thanks for the kind words Cheryl - It was lovely getting crafty with you! Happy coiling!

Josleen Hawas Oct 2023

I had a great experience creating Textile Coiled Rope Basket with Karen today. Karen was very organised, informative, and patience with each person in her workshops class. So if you don't get what your doing. Karen was always there to help. I loved the process and step by sreps of creating my rope basket. This was very relaxing and enjoyable. I didn't want leave to be honest.

Kathy Hotz Oct 2023

Karen was an excellent teacher
Nothing was too much trouble to repeat
She had heaps of materials to choose from and so many examples for inspiration.
Highly recommended and would certainly do another class with her.

Teacher's response

Thanks Kathy - it was lovely getting crafty with you!

Susan Sep 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

An afternoon spent with Karen and the group banter, fabric, learning , cups of tea, more learning and …. A photo or two ….just a big fat dose of extra special vitamins to boost your mental health .
It’s always a wonderful workshop when its vibe is so accomodating and confidence boosting .
Thank you , as always ! Awesome

Weaving Class: Coiled Rope Basket review by Susan - Brisbane

Samantha Crowe Aug 2023

Karen is so talented and had a wonderful approach to teaching us this wonderful craft. I do think she has hooked me in and I'll be coiling as my hobby. I would recommend this class, it was a great atmosphere, no pressure or judgement. A wonderful few hours.

Weaving Class: Coiled Rope Basket review by Samantha Crowe - Brisbane

Libby Cullen Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Found the class good value and all the materials beautiful. The teacher was vastly experienced and inspiring, and so well prepared it was awesome. Comfortable and relaxing atmosphere,found it most enjoyable.

Pam Smith Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I enjoyed the experience and was happy with what was supplied and our teacher who was a great inspiration.

Hayley Groves Aug 2023

Karen was fantastic in demonstrating her skills in coil basket weaving with ceramic pot. A skill I will definitely find time to continue.

Ruth Moloney Aug 2023

A fun, productive, inspiring and well taught afternoon with other creatives. I’ll continue to make more coiled rope baskets.

Kirsten Kennedy Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fabulous way to spend an extended afternoon. Karen is a friendly, patient and knowledgeable teacher with a range of great materials to use. I loved the emphasis on upcycled and sustainable materials, which gave all the participants inspiration and enthusiasm for additional future projects.

Courtney Jul 2023

Fantastic class - highly recommend. Loved leaving with something (tea towels x3) I’ll actually use. Friendly and experienced teacher, all equipment provided including lots of samples for inspiration if needed.

Tracey Templar Jul 2023

I had a great time with a small group of people.

Always karen is brillant

Eloise Phelps Jul 2023

Karen was a warm and knowledgeable teacher. We had a great time in her class and we were so pleased with our finished tea towels. We are looking forward to doing another class with Karen again in the future.

Janet Jun 2023

Really enjoyed this class , very informative and Karen explained to us exactly how to do our baskets .

Wendy Lower Jun 2023

Loved it all … Karen was great at explaining the techniques, venue was spacious & welcoming … materials were of great quality … very creative afternoon.

Peta Peterson Jun 2023

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Fabulous. Receive this class as a birthday present and I enjoyed every moment! Karen was clear and knowledgeable. It was oddly relaxing learning to weave a basket.

Textiles class review by Peta Peterson - Brisbane

Katina Mace Apr 2023

Fantastic class and loved the final product! Link printing with Karen was so much fun !

Tia Bayer Apr 2023

So fun! Karen was great and helpful, the class is good for all skill levels which makes it great if you have a big group. Lots of fun, love how my tea towel turned out - will make a great gift!

Jace Gledhill Mar 2023

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Karen hosted a FANTASTIC crafternoon ! Brilliant instruction and such thoughtfully prepared materials. I recommend this class to everyone

Weaving Class: Coiled Rope Basket review by Jace Gledhill - Brisbane

Helen Marsh Mar 2023

Such a lovely afternoon of learning, fun and laughter! Well worth the investment and great value for money. Would happily do the class again as it was so much fun! The atmosphere and venue was very welcoming and a great space to learn. All the materials needed was provided and at the end of the class additional resources were available for purchase. Loved it! Thanks for a great memorable afternoon out! Went home and continued my little project and completed my very first coil basket. My new basket is now home to my new coiling tools! ☺️Looking forward to creating many more

Textiles class review by Helen Marsh - Brisbane

Rhianon Mar 2023

A lovely peaceful and fun afternoon with a skilled teacher and an in and r of materials and ideas…

Peta Crowe Mar 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was a perfect wet weather activity for a lazy Saturday afternoon.

Tea, coffee and snacks were provided, the venue was a great size for instruction, demonstration and conversation.

Karen is a great instructor and so generous with all the materials on offer to help you craft a coil basket to suit your own personality and aesthetic.

I'm really hoping Karen will do an advanced class I loved this one so much. Loved it to the point of staying up trying to finish off my creation.

Totally addictive. Totally fun. Totally recommend.

Weaving Class: Coiled Rope Basket review by Peta Crowe - Brisbane

Sarah Dickson Feb 2023

This was such a fun experience! I have no experience drawing, so naturally I was convinced my work would come out mediocre at best! But I was absolutely stunned with what I was able to create! So don't let that hold you back in trying this experience! The whole classes work came out amazing and I will definitely be giving this another go at home!

Carmel Collins Feb 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I thoroughly enjoyed this class and was really happy with my three finished tea towels. Karen is a wonderful teacher, very helpful and encouraging. Highly recommended.

Susan Blande Feb 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The draw card to this coiling workshop is the craft AND conversations. Karen invests in prior preparation and planning ( check out the table of goodies & samples) to ensure each participant is afforded the quality time they require to respond to questions, get into the groove … simply a gold star if you can chat , sip , wind and avoid needle/pin pricks while getting the blanket stitching in order.
Your project is as individual as you are ! Karen celebrates with each person as they navigate the skills and enjoy the coffee/Netflix banter.
Do yourselves a favour !
It’s a terrific 3hrs with bonus confidence boost ☀️

Weaving Class: Ceramic Based Coiled Basket review by Susan Blande - Brisbane

Anita Clark Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

It was a fantastic experience. The teacher was excellent and very patient in explaining things. The materials supplied were also excellent. A great workshop.

Susan Blande Jan 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Karen is an organised and approachable teacher. She brings a depth of knowledge and an awesome selection of sample ideas to inspire the range of participant skills.
All equipment was ready and waiting. The material required was generously encouraged . The shared stories & table banter is a bonus to the intense concentration initially required to avoid any pin/needle faux pas .
CraftChat…Coffee…Chat….gifting ideas sorted

Weaving Class: Ceramic Based Coiled Basket review by Susan Blande - Brisbane

Rebecca Coulter Dec 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Amazing afternoon. Karen is so helpful and knowledgeable. This is such a great class, highly recommended.

Textiles class review by Rebecca Coulter - Brisbane

Aimee Richer Dec 2022

I really enjoyed this weaving class more than I thought I would! Our teacher, Karen was lovely and welcoming and gave great demonstrative instructions. Her work is beautiful and it was a pleasure to learn from someone so passionate about her art. She spent time with each of us individually to make sure we had a grasp on the instructions and the 4 hours flew by! Definitely money well spent. Thank you for a great afternoon Karen!

Melanie Theed Dec 2022

Karen was friendly and welcoming. She stepped us through the process at our own pace and was happy to answer questions. A wonderful afternoonnow back to coiling!

Seini Hawkins Nov 2022

I really enjoyed the class. The teacher was fantastic. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Highly recommend.

Melissa Auty Oct 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

I have done a few classes with Karen now which speaks for itself, I’m a returning customer. I really enjoyed the Lino print class today, Karen is full of creative inspiration and nothing is too difficult. Karen is always accommodating and kind to everyone, helping all the participants achieve their goals. It’s a lovely venue, I felt like I was sitting in a beautiful art gallery inspired by all the colour and vibrancy of the work space. I can’t recommend enough. X

Carol Iannella Oct 2022

49 ClassBento workshops attended • 45 reviews

Karen is a wonderful teacher ,
She really loves the craft she is sharing with you .

I would have no heatiation in recommending Her classes .

We lol forward to learning more from you Karen .

Ps love the cookies too

Sharon Cameron Sep 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A wonderful afternoon learning a new craft and creating a beautiful place mat. A basket will be my next project ☺️☺️.

Karen gave excellent instructions and was patient and happily helped everyone. Great atmosphere in the class and a lovely place to learn.

Weaving Class: Coiled Rope Basket review by Sharon Cameron - Brisbane

Cindy Irons Sep 2022

99 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews

Karen was a lovely &very skill full teacher &so knowledgeable.I thoroughly enjoyed the class &hope to do another class within the future

Rebecca Claridge Aug 2022

Karen was really well organised for this class. Materials were very well set out and great quality. Instruction was very clear and not over-whelming. Guidance through out was gentle ideas so I really felt like the owner of my project. My finished Lino cut print exceeded my expectation. Very happy with the process and outcome. Very happy to recommend this experience.

Print Making class review by Rebecca Claridge - Brisbane

Julie Wernigk Jul 2022

Karen is a very qualified teacher who communicated clearly and was able to help give everyone individual assistance with their projects. It was an interesting and rewarding class.

Print Making class review by Julie Wernigk - Brisbane

Carol Iannella Jul 2022

49 ClassBento workshops attended • 45 reviews

We lived this class
Well delivered
Enjoy very

Kind and Patient teacher

Thank you for your class

Wendy Armstrong Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fabulous teacher, gave simple clear instructions and explanations.
Never assumed we had prior knowledge so we all started at the same point.
Exceptionally well organised with fabrics, bowls, scissors etc.
Had good examples of other work so we could see as we became more confident what could be achieved.
Setting was stimulating.
Very good value. Thanks Karen.
Wendy Armstrong

Esther Weaver Jul 2022

Karen is a lovely lady with a passion for craft. Learning to coil weave was interesting and the class was enjoyable. Definitely recommend.

Deb Bailey Jul 2022

Great workshop again thank you Karen … meeting new people with same passions go and do a workshop you will love it

Ruth Stastny Jun 2022

Very relaxing and inspiring class! Karen patiently & carefully explains the process of the coiling, and everyone is soon stitching and turning away. There is lots of inspiration on offer - I recommend coming with at least some idea of what shape/colour you'd like to make because the options are almost endless! The materials and supplies are of great quality.

Brenda Ahnon Jun 2022

Lovely afternoon - relaxed, clear instructions, fun and exactly as advertised.
Recommend this class to anyone looking for a fun new hobby.

Tara Bailey May 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

This was such a wonderful class, Karen was such a great teacher and nothing was too much trouble. The venue was comfortable and easy to get too. Plenty of materials to choose from and the class was excellent value for money. Thank you Karen for sharing your craft and knowledge with me.

Textiles class review by Tara Bailey - Brisbane

Melissa Parsons May 2022

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed this class with Karen. She’s a wonderful patient teacher, and very giving with her knowledge and tips. I love the technique, and that you can let your creativity run free! This is a technique that you can do whilst relaxing, listening to music, or watching a movie.
The classroom at Brendale is light and airy and well located.
Great value too.

Kerry Denman Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

A wonderfully relaxed workshop delivered in a peaceful and welcoming setting. The teacher provided clear instructions and empowered all of the participants to feel capable. Materials provided were of great quality. Would highly recommend this workshop.

Textiles class review by Kerry Denman - Brisbane

Narelle Fagermo Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Excellent class. So well explained and beautifully taught. Super organised. Most importantly it was outrageously fun!

Kelli Bridges Apr 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I would do this class again and again. Karen is so easy going and doesn’t make you feel pressured. She will provide assistance after the class as you won’t get it finished in one sitting. In saying that it’s a skill you will become addicted to once you learn the basics. The materials are generous and cover all colour tastes and the setting for the workshop was perfect. Thanks Karen. You have inspired me once again.

Kim Janovsky Apr 2022

Karen is an excellent and patient facilitator. Lovely environment to relax and enjoy the workshop. Detailed instructions and great to start to make a lovely product.

Helen Richards Apr 2022

Really enjoyed this artistic class! Karen was a very good instructor, positive and patient while we learned the coiling art. Would recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn a new skill that gets the creative juices flowing. It is easy and fun once you know how! Thankyou Karen!

Meredith Lovegrove Mar 2022

A great class, helpful teacher, very appropriate venue, ideal sized class and all equipment provided… I encourage anyone interested in lino print making to attend one of Karen’s classes

Print Making class review by Meredith Lovegrove - Brisbane

Fiona Smith Mar 2022

Wonderful class! Karen was super helpful and 'ever ready' to answer any further questions along the way. I've become completely addicted to this beautiful craft. The venue, supplies and afternoon tea were exceptional and great value for money. There's also the added bonus of lovely classmates! A fabulous way to spend an afternoon.

Penny Richards Mar 2022

The teacher was obviously very experienced and was able to explain and show techniques and was very friendly and supportive
Venue was excellent
The variety of materials and colours provided was able to meet everyone’s tastes
Great value for money
Loved it

Melissa Auty Mar 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Such a great way to spend an afternoon! Karen was fabulous, I learnt a lot and can’t wait to get home to keep stitching. X

Paula Ford-Simpson Dec 2021

The class was well structured and a good pace. The materials were well laid out and of good quality.
The instructor was clear, friendly and organised.

Mariana Vega Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We loved the workshop. I went together with my teenager daughter and we learn and start our project, came back home excited to finish it.
Karen is very patient and knowledgable teacher.
All the material was provided and you can get more for your next project.

Elizabeth Gray Dec 2021

Karen provided clear instructions broken down into manageable steps, and individual supprt when necessary, along with abundant inspiration through the display of her baskets on the work table. A lovely sociable session in an air conditioned venue, much appreciated on a hot morning. The basic materials for the session were laid out on the table for each participant,with plenty of scope for personalisation of the work in choosing from the pre-cut fabric strips and yarn colour. I learnt from this class how it is possible to make something beatiful from simple materials and techniques providing an opportunity to engage with the fabrics that surround us in everyday life.

Textiles class review by Elizabeth Gray - Brisbane

Mariana Vega Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I went with my teenage daughter and we both enjoyed the workshop so much. Was something great to to together.
The teacher is amazing, very patient and share all her wisdom.

All the material was provided and we end up with the base, to be able to finish our basket at home.

Print Making class review by Mariana Vega - Brisbane

Judy Mackenzie-Ross Nov 2021

Teacher was very helpful
Compared to other craft classes, I've done recentlyI expected to take home finished product

Robyn Mear Nov 2021

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Thank you Karen for a fantastic class. I really enjoyed learning this new addictive skill.

Deborah Howe Nov 2021

Great class. Karen was a friendly and encouraging teacher. Clean airy studio. All art materials were supplied. Everyone was supported whilst making their lino blocks and guided through the printing process. Thoroughly enjoyed the session.

Lino Block Printing Class review by Deborah Howe - Brisbane

Megan Lawson Nov 2021

Enjoyed this lino print class. It was great to learn from start to finish, from carving to printing and to go home with 3 printed tea towels. It was all well explained and fun.

Karen Lie Nov 2021

Wonderful way to spend a saturday afternoon. Karen was a great teacher. Very helpful and obviously loved sharing her expertise with us. The class was very relaxing even for a novice like me
Another bonus was that everything was included in the price.
Great coffee and afternoon tea with a lovely group of ladies. Thank you so much.

Textiles class review by Karen Lie - Brisbane

Dianne Haynes Oct 2021

Karen is a great communicator and wonderfully patient teacher . She has the ability to make you feel at ease right from the start . The venue was great . The materials were provided and well used by everyone . Value definitely for money . I did the coil basket

Carissa Hwung Oct 2021

Teacher gave simple to understand instructions. A wide choice of materials provided. Nice biscuits and coffee.

Debra Schefe Sep 2021

Taking a class with Karen is like sewing with a friend. Great instructions and demonstrations. Karen is super patient and will repeat instructions as many times as needed.

My coiled basket is off to a great start.

Textiles class review by Debra Schefe - Brisbane

Gayle Steinohrt Sep 2021

I liked how you structured the class. You were constantly walking around to assist and kept a eye out if anyone was struggling. You provided good resources. Thank you Karen.

Cecily Hamilton Sep 2021

Fantastic workshop run by a very talented tutor.
Good amount of materials supplied to complete a coiled rope basket.
Clear instructions on how to construct the basket.
Thank you Karen for your expertise.

Wendy Merrick Sep 2021

Great venue and helpful company. Loved the individual attention given to concerns. Liked the availability of video to review processes at a later date.Sat at what I thought was the front - to hear and see better - but turned out to be the back! Local ladies group provided nibbles and even something for dinner if needed.
Hope I have enough supplies to finish my basket.

Kim Schefe Sep 2021

Great workshop. Karen is very engaging and informative. Learnt lots and I now have a new passion.

Joyce Pym Sep 2021

What a great class, had fun, learnt heaps. Teacher was amazing, her samples and supplies were great. Thank you for a good night.

Sharon Johnston Sep 2021

Really enjoyed the class. Karen is a clear, informative teacher and does not seem to mind how many times she has to repeat herself. I will keep an eye out for any other classes she might run

Rachel Kuns Sep 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Loved the class. Karen was a great teacher and very supportive. Everything we needed was supplied and we were able to take home what resources we required to finish the project. I thoroughly recommend this class.

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