As part of Work-shop Makery’s programme of activities and events on the theme of Upcycling in the month of June, we are delighted to have Miss Helen presenting an upcycling weaving class!
In this class we will be weaving a floor rug, perfect for use in your bathroom or kitchen, or as a welcome doormat. Using upcycled materials we will repurpose old clothing, bed linen and fabric offcuts to create a hardy and unique floor mat.
Maaike from Furniture Resurrection and Work-Shop Makery’s very own Maple Rose will be kindly donating fabric offcuts to use in this class too – which will help make your pieces extra special.
About Miss Helen
Miss Helen is a mixed media contemporary artist and graphic designer who works in textiles and paper.
She makes zines, spins yarn, makes pom poms, postcards, full scale installations, surface design and knits, crochets, weaves and embroiders. She likes to combine kawaii aesthetics with an appreciation for the natural world, over processed petroleum based pink plastic with hand washed and processed alpaca, rough quartz stone with glitter glue, post riot grrrl sensibilities with an appreciation for slow living.
She is passionate about the process of making, and of using the process as a self-soothing meditative practice. She believes in the invisible magic that a handmade item carries as well as the sense of empowerment the maker grows through making and completing beautiful tangible projects that reflect their identity.
- Weave a floor rug, perfect for use in your bathroom or kitchen, or as a welcome doormat.
- Repurpose old clothing, bed linen and fabric offcuts to create a hardy and unique floor mat.
- You will learn techniques to turn a tshirt into a continuous ball of yarn, as well as how to use anything as a weaving loom (a great skill to have in case of an apocalypse).
- We will be supplying materials, but we welcome you to bring anything along that you may like to weave with to help create a more personalised rug.
- Things that you may have lying around the home that will work: old pantyhose, mens ties, plastic bags, fabric off cuts, old tshirts, scarves, ribbons, tea towels, pillowcases, bed sheets, curtains…the ideas are endless!
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
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We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.