Certificate of 4 shaft Weaving with Ilka White– Starting 4 August 9.30am- 4.30pm
Aug
4
to Oct 20

Certificate of 4 shaft Weaving with Ilka White– Starting 4 August 9.30am- 4.30pm

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Take your weaving to the next level!

Run over 12 x Monthly Sundays, this long-established course with Ilka White provides an excellent grounding in 4 shaft weaving for students with some 4 shaft weaving experience. The program combines thorough weave theory with practical design skills with experimental approaches. Includes materials and the use of a 4 shaft table loom to take home between classes for the duration of the course.

2019/20 Course outline:
August 4 Project 1 - Weaving Overview, Tools, Yarn choice
Plain / Hopsack variations, Double-cloth & related structures
Sept. 15 Twills and Finger manipulated weaves
October 6 Project 2 - Colour Theory for Weave - blending yarns
November 3 Exploring Rosepath structures, Drafting
December 1 Project 3 - Designing Kinetic Block Weave
February 2 Block Weave theory, Monksbelt
March 1 Extending Blockweave, Honeycomb, Turned Monksbelt
April 5 Project 4 - Lace Weaves
May 3 Exploring Lace Structures: Blocks/Figuring
June 28 Round Robin – Warp Faced On Opposites
July 26 Colour & Weave, Summer & Winter
August 30 Overshot, M’s & O’s
Sept 27 Marking/Assessment (TBC)

Cost: General $1900 / Members $1800 (Enquire at the guild to become a member)
Payable by deposit ($700 general / $600 members) to secure your place and then complete 8 monthly instalments of $150.00 commencing in August 2019 through the Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild office.

Further Info: https://handweaversandspinnersguildofvictoria.weteachme.com/classes/1031546-certificate-of-4-shaft-weaving-1-year-course

$1,900

@spinweavevic

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CRAFT x SAM Showcase: Way to your heart
Aug
14
to Nov 11

CRAFT x SAM Showcase: Way to your heart

Zhu Ohmu,  Way to your heart,  2019. Image courtesy the artist

Zhu Ohmu, Way to your heart, 2019. Image courtesy the artist

CRAFT x SAM Showcase
Way to your heart
14 August - 6 November 2019


Zhu Ohmu

Through this new body of work, Zhu Ohmu endeavors to expand her ceramic practice by introducing a stronger voice of environmental advocacy. Ohmu’s coiled pieces investigate the resurgence of the handmade and the ethics of slowness in an age of mass production. Through this exhibition she explores the entangled relationship between human and non-human ecologies in the current geological age.

The Craft x SAM Showcase is a curated program of exhibitions in partnership with Craft Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum.

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Vicki Mason and Alice Whish | Member Showcase
Aug
22
to Sep 22

Vicki Mason and Alice Whish | Member Showcase

Artists: Vicki Mason and Alice Whish,  Flowering grey gum and In the Bush No: 1,  Powdercoated brass, linen, cotton, fabric pen and porcelain, 925 silver, nickel silver pin, L to R, 9.2 x 11 x 4.5 cm and 5.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm, 2019 and 2018, Photography Andrew Barcham and Greg Piper

Artists: Vicki Mason and Alice Whish, Flowering grey gum and In the Bush No: 1, Powdercoated brass, linen, cotton, fabric pen and porcelain, 925 silver, nickel silver pin, L to R, 9.2 x 11 x 4.5 cm and 5.5 x 5.5 x 1 cm, 2019 and 2018, Photography Andrew Barcham and Greg Piper

VICKI MASON AND ALICE WHISH

22 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER  2019

Vicki Mason and Alice Whish present new jewellery resulting from a joint AIR in Bundanon, NSW in 2018. Embedded in the works are ideas that interrogate how plants have the capacity to connect us to place to reveal something of the genius loci or the spirit of that place.

Mason digs into the stories and connections people working at Bundanon have with select plants of the property. Knowledge about plants and their names is dwindling and Mason seeks to draw our attention to specific species as a way of maintaining this knowledge and keeping it in circulation. At Bundanon, Whish had the privilege of learning about the positive effects of burning bushland from the Mudjingaalbarraga fire group, particularly in relation to understanding and controlling plant diversity. In this exhibition she explores specific plants that return after a fire as well as how individuals orientate and navigate within the bush environment.

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Open door: Contemporary Makers & Designers
Aug
24
to Oct 5

Open door: Contemporary Makers & Designers

Rowsaan,  Taco pull , 2018, stainless steel, 300 x 150mm. Image courtesy the artist

Rowsaan, Taco pull, 2018, stainless steel, 300 x 150mm. Image courtesy the artist

OPEN DOOR: CONTEMPORARY MAKERS AND DESIGNERS
24 AUGUST - 5 OCTOBER

Artists: Lionel Bawden, Kristel Britcher, Mark Edgoose, Warwick Freeman, Gillian Garvie, Tallara Gray, Cassie Leatham, Beverly Meldrum, Rowsaan, N’dene Riley, Rebecca Robinson, Vipoo Srivilasa, Lisa Waup and Dominic White”

Curated by Julie Ewington


This exhibition considers how contemporary makers can help us make social as well as physical transitions. Featuring contemporary door-furniture by artists and makers in a variety of media, Open Door considers how this aspect of the built environment is beautiful, as well as useful, in Australian life.

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Vision Quest - A Portal Opens - Jasmine Targett
Aug
29
to Sep 27

Vision Quest - A Portal Opens - Jasmine Targett

Mt Dandenong 37.8311° S, 145.3600° E

"Star gazing on Mount Dandenong another world opens up. Immersed in the forest the light pollution of the city fades and the Milky Way becomes visible. The longer I look, the more I can see. My awareness of self and other dissolves as I am absorbed by my surroundings. My mind is flooded with the light of a thousand stars spilled across the sky. The deeper into nature I look the more it reveals. My mind’s eye tries to focus and make sense of other worlds becoming visible. A portal into another world both inside and outside of myself opens and reality expands."

The allegory within the work implies that as we look deeper, nature responds by opening up a portal in the mind for a vision quest into nature and self; of which there is no boundary.

From this place we are able to contemplate our connection to nature, its relevance in our lives today and the importance of holding this connection close to our hearts in the face of climate change, the Anthropocene and Holocene; the sixth mass extinction event the Earth has ever seen. Presented as a part of the Knox Immerse initiative.

FREE

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Beginners Weaving Workshop with WunderWeave (repeat)
Sep
3
6:00 PM18:00

Beginners Weaving Workshop with WunderWeave (repeat)

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Get creative with the age-old craft of weaving. Learn the basic steps in preparing a loom, as well as various weaving techniques and knot styles. You'll be given the chance to explore colour and texture to create a beautiful woven wall hanging with a modern twist.

All materials (including loom) provided.

Suitable for ages 16 years +.

Full $40 / Concession $35

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Drawing on Photos with Katherine Marmaras
Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

Drawing on Photos with Katherine Marmaras

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A two-hour workshop to be held at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre where participants will be introduced to and guided through the process of using a gel pen to alter printed photographic images.

Through the process of photo drawing, the intention is to draw each participant’s attention to the less obvious in order to see things differently and to shift the focus from the main subject.

Participants are welcome to bring their own printed photographs to the workshop or work with photographic images provided.

To see the images created by participants at the workshop please follow @katherinemarmarasartist and @doodleonyourown on Instagram.

For bookings and more information please visit Katherine’s website: www.katherinemarmaras.com

$30

@katherinemarmarasartist

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King Houndekpinkou Artist Talk & Demo
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00

King Houndekpinkou Artist Talk & Demo

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Presented by HEIDE x SLOW CLAY CENTRE

In celebration of the exhibition An Idea Needing to be Made: Contemporary Ceramics Heide is thrilled to partner with Slow Clay Centre. As part of Craft Cubed Festival, Heide will present a talk and demonstration with exhibiting French artist King Houndekpinkou facilitated by Jane Sawyer from Slow Clay Centre.

Born in Montreuil, France, in 1987, King Houndekpinkou is a Franco-Beninese ceramicist who works and lives in Paris. King blends clays and other materials from all continents to create experimental works that combine craftsmanship, cross-cultural understanding and spirituality. He cultivates an attraction for the “beauty of imperfection” and purposely scratches, tears and repairs clay bodies often disfigured by texture overload. Once fired, glazes reveal cracks, grains and flux that often emulate the aesthetics of the Voodoo altars from Benin.

His work has been exhibited internationally at biennials, art fairs, group and solo shows including Dak’Art OFF 2016 (Dakar, Senegal), World Cultures Festival (Hong Kong), Art Paris Art Fair (Paris, France), The Salon: Art + Design (New York, USA), Time on Earth (New York, USA), Terre de Mémoire (Cotonou, Benin) and Thank you for the Clay (Shigaraki, Japan). In 2017, King was part of the major tribute exhibition to American art potter George Ohr [1857-1918] Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter at Boca Raton Museum of Art (Florida, U.S), curated by ceramics expert Garth Clark.

King will present an artist talk and demonstration in facilitation with Jane Sawyer, a Melbourne ceramic artist, educator and director of Slow Clay Centre. Jane is a member of The International Academy of Ceramics and brings experience, consideration and open enquiry to the event.

This Artist talk and demonstration is being held in conjunction with the exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art titled An Idea Needing to Be Made: Contemporary Ceramics (27 July 20 October 2019). It is an exhibition centred predominantly around the idea of the vessel form and its continued use and reinvention by contemporary artists working with clay.

It is foregrounded historically by the work of the Australian artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, whose interest in and interrogation of the vessel and the still life tradition ushered in a new way of thinking for ceramicists about function, display and purpose.

Most of the artists in the exhibition deal with one or more of the enquiries and ideas explored by Pigott: how can a vessel function as both something to be used but also about use; in what ways can an artwork be understood as a collection or suite of objects; and why is the past an eternal present in ceramic practice?

The exhibition features the work of artists from Australia and overseas, including:
Alison Britton (UK)
Kathy Butterly (US)
Kirsten Coehlo (AUS)
Pippin Drysdale (AUS)
Ernebella Arts (AUS)
Simone Fraser (AUS)
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (AUS)
King Houndekpinkou (FRA)
Nicolette Johnson (AUS)
Kate Malone (UK)
Kang Hyo Lee (KOR)
Wi Te Tau Pirika Taepa (NZ)

Slow Clay Centre is a ceramics education centre based in Collingwood, Melbourne. Lead by Jane Sawyer, one of her passions is to support visiting national and international guest artists through offering a program of one-off workshops, talks and panel discussions. These events offer a unique opportunity to engage with professionals and be inspired by some of the world's most respected and innovative artists.

$45-55


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Open Studio with Brooke Hyrons
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00

Open Studio with Brooke Hyrons

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Cultural Threads Artist in Resident: Open Studio with Brooke Hyrons.

Brooke Hyrons is interested in abstraction and the way in which the use and qualities of materials, in particular textiles - convey and evoke meaning. Hyrons is building upon the history of feminist art and the history of abstraction.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Cultural Threads Open Day
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00

Cultural Threads Open Day

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Join us to celebrate all things textile! View exhibitions, explore installations, open studios and meet some of the contributing artists.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Start Yourself Spinning - Ruth Mitchell
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Start Yourself Spinning - Ruth Mitchell

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Come to our Open day and share our love of spinning natural fibres. Try out our spindles and wheels and make luscious yarn. Spinning with natural fibres is an ancient craft that is deeply embedded in many cultures. The process of forming a yarn by spinning is creative, practical and a type of meditation which links us back to our ancestors. All stages of creating a beautiful yarn from the fibres of a raw fleece will be demonstrated at our Open Day. It’s easy to learn and we will have our spindles, spinning wheels and fibre ready for people to try this ancient craft.

Donation $2

@spinweavevic

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Tricoautomat Installation - Rute Chaves
Aug
31
9:30 AM09:30

Tricoautomat Installation - Rute Chaves

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Expanding on her workshops during Cultural Threads, artist Rute Chaves' installation celebrates the many faces of Greater Dandenong though a seemingly continuous strip of knitted portraits.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Wheel in a Day - Presented by Wendy Jagger Studio
Aug
31
9:30 AM09:30

Wheel in a Day - Presented by Wendy Jagger Studio

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Escape to the High Country and experience the ancient craft of ceramics. Wendy Jagger Studio is situated on the edge of the pretty town of Mansfield, in North East Victoria and enjoys stunning views to Mt Buller.

This is a very hands-on workshop and Wendy takes care to ensure you quickly develop the basic skills to start creating. You will learn how to center clay on the potter’s wheel, pull up the clay into cylindrical forms to create your own collection of beakers, cylinders and bowls. You will also learn a range of decorating techniques to give your work an individual style.

No experience is necessary, but if you have thrown before, Wendy will help you extend your skills.

All work is made with fine white stoneware, which will be glazed in a selection of glazes, twice fired and will be available for collection 4 - 6 weeks after the workshop, or shipped to you via AusPost—C.O.D.

This workshop is perfect for anyone who:

· Wants to have a go on the wheel - no experience necessary!
· Wants to create lovely bowls and beakers
· Can’t make it to weekly classes
· Wants a fun filled, artistic experience
· Wants an experience to share with friends
· Wants an escape from the everyday

INCLUSIONS

· Professional tuition by Wendy Jagger, B.Ed., Dip Arts Ceramics
· Tuition, Clay, full use of studio equipment, sole use of potter's wheel, all glaze materials and firing.
· Exclusive embroidered apron
· Morning tea and a delicious lunch served in the artist’s art-filled home.

* Purchase before 20th July 2019 to receive the EARLYBIRD 5% discount!

LIMITED TO 7 PARTICIPANTS (minimum of 3)

WARNING - Places fill fast! Other dates may be available on the website.

$260

@wendy_jagger

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Aug
30
8:00 AM08:00

Sustainable Fashion Market

Pictured: Fashion Design by Tamara Leacock / R E M U S E @remusedesigns. Photography Laura DuVe @femmeplastic. Model: “Pookie” A´col Agaar Apollo @thereal_pookie

Pictured: Fashion Design by Tamara Leacock / R E M U S E @remusedesigns. Photography Laura DuVe @femmeplastic. Model: “Pookie” A´col Agaar Apollo @thereal_pookie

Sustainable Fashion Market

Friday 30 August
8am - 2pm
Goldsbrough Village
Corner of Bourke and William Streets, Melbourne

In conjunction with Melbourne Fashion Week and Goldsbrough Village, Craft Victoria presents an inspiring market of makers working on the edges of fashion, wearables and textiles with slow-made and sustainable principles at heart.

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@goldsbroughvillage

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Lowkey Laneway Launch Party for Mattt's Bag Library
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Lowkey Laneway Launch Party for Mattt's Bag Library

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Presented by mattt SHOP & BAG LIBRARY

This will be a lowkey, informal event to celebrate the launch of the brand new mattt SHOP & BAG LIBRARY laneway space. A space constructed in a new courtyard space accessible off a laneway this will be the place to visit to view and discuss bags and take part in workshops and events. The event will be run in conjunction with the Kindling x Flect event (running on the same night at the front of the location), so will be used to celebrate all the designers in the space. The mattt SHOP & BAG LIBRARY has been constructed from repurposed materials and fittings, so a further extension and exploration of the themes of intelligent re-use and re-purposing seen in my bags and accessories.

FREE

@mattt.com.au



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Kindling x Flect Launch Party
Aug
29
6:00 PM18:00

Kindling x Flect Launch Party

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The collaboration is a celebration of three designers who live, work and met in Lygon St Brunswick East, forging a partnership of complementary product design.

Georgia and Sam met at a local bar and created the label Flect together. They wondered into Nina's store wearing their creations and inspired her to sell them alongside her clothing within the mix of many wonderful Australia female designers also represented in the space.

The Kindling x Flect collection will include a range of jewellery and clothing based on shapes created collaboratively between the three designers. The shapes will be applied though mixed mediums, cut perspex, silver and screen printed fabric. All pieces will be hand made within the two Brunswick based studios, just 30 meters apart and be sold exclusively in the Kindling store.


FREE

@kindlingclothing



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Wire Wrapped Jewellery presented by Kyneton Craftery
Aug
29
10:00 AM10:00

Wire Wrapped Jewellery presented by Kyneton Craftery

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Bend and twist artist wires to create decorative embellishments and surrounds for cabochons.

No prior experience required, and all tools and materials provided.

$30

Part of Kyneton Craftery’s “Thursday Craftspiration sessions” is session is being run out of The Old Auction House, Kyneton, an independently run regional arts space with art galleries, working studios and Australian handmade giftwares.

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A Workshop on Running Workshops by Think Thornbury
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

A Workshop on Running Workshops by Think Thornbury

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In this 2 hour class, you will learn everything you need to know about how to run a successful creative workshop. The team at Think Thornbury will unpack all the skills and techniques you need to delve into the field of teaching workshops. From forming an original workshop idea and developing good teaching skills, to marketing and pin pointing the perfect price point. Common questions that will be covered are: 

- How to navigate finding a venue that's right for you. 

- How to navigate the world of profit-splits and room hires.

- How much do I charge? 

- How will I know if people will come? 

- How to troubleshoot and foresee common problems before they arise. 

Want to start sharing your creativity with the world but don't know where to start? This is where you get armed with all the knowledge and tools to give yourself the highest chance of success.


$32

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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Quilt Workshop Series - Presented by the National Wool Museum
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Quilt Workshop Series - Presented by the National Wool Museum

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The National Wool Museum’s Quilt Workshop Series kicks off with this ‘taster’ event on Sunday 25 August 2019.

This is the first in a series held at the National Wool Museum as part of the Museum’s Art Quilt Australia 2019 exhibition – a showcase of Art Quilts from Australia and New Zealand, running from 6 September – 15 December 2019.

More information on the workshop can be found at nwm.vic.gov.au. Bookings can be made through Eventbrite.

Art Quilt Australia is a biennial juried exhibition/competition open to textile artists resident in Australia and New Zealand and Oz Quilt Network members worldwide.

Art Quilts experiment with textile manipulation, colour, texture and/or a diversity of mixed media, often pushing quilt world boundaries... Art Quilts explore a concept or idea rather than the handing down of a pattern.

The competition seeks to promote excellence and innovation in contemporary art quilts in Australia, with over $6000 in prizes - including:

• $3000 for Expressions: The Wool Quilt Prize, for a wool quilt. The winner of the Expressions prize is also acquired by the National Wool Museum for its permanent collection.

• $3000 for the non-acquisitive OZQN Award of Excellence, which is open to all quilts.

• $500 awards for Highly Commended in both categories.

$40-$45

@nationalwoolmuseum

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Let’s Weave a Band on an Inkle Loom - Ruth Mitchell
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Let’s Weave a Band on an Inkle Loom - Ruth Mitchell

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Join Ruth Mitchell, an experienced weaver who enjoys using the inkle loom to create unique woven items, to learn fast, creative weaving on an inkle loom. You will make a key fob and earrings with the beautiful woven band. No experience required.

$165
Discount for Guild members.

@spinweavevic

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Ceramic Hand Building and Macrame Plant Hangers
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramic Hand Building and Macrame Plant Hangers

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  • Learn the techniques to craft a unique clay and cotton work of art for your wall. 

    In this special collaboration class join Maggie May from Middle Aisle and Aliça from Rara Studio to learn Macrame and Ceramic Handbuilding. Combine these two interesting and beautiful skills and add a little magic to your world. 

    In the first half of this class Maggie May will guide you through fundamental beginner macrame techniques to build an elegant macrame plant hanger. Macrame is a wonderful craft for meditation and mindfulness, it allows you to relax and let your creative ideas out into the world. Macrame might seem complicated at first glance but when explained by Maggie May you'll soon find yourself knotting with confidence and ease. 

    In the second half of this class Aliça will bring out terracotta clay and show you how to transform it into beads, charms and a terracotta plant pot that will sit beautifully in your macrame plant hanger! You will learn different hand-building techniques like pinching, slabbing and mark making.

    Maggie May will demonstrate how to attach your ceramic treasures and your finished pieces will be fired for you, and ready for collection at Think Thornbury or posted to if you require (for the price of postage). 

    From cotton to clay, never fear if you think you are lacking in creativity or the necessary skills to achieve the class outcome, Maggie May and Aliça will be at hand to help you every step of the way. Both experts in their respective areas, they are also experienced teachers and passionate about creating a supportive and fun environment to explore and try your hand at this beautiful creative project.


    Who is Aliça? 

    Aliça runs RARA Studio (@hellorarastudio), a Melbourne-based ceramics business. She makes unique, hand-built objects for the home and to wear. 

    Aliça has a background in fine art and has a love for natural materials and objects, especially the look and feel of handmade work. She originally studied ceramics with a Japanese ceramicist but is primarily self-taught. Each piece she makes is one of a kind, with the marks of the maker celebrated, forming the texture of the work. 

    She sells her ceramics online, with stockists across Australia and overseas. You can also find her at markets like Big Design Market and the Melbourne Ceramics Market. Her work has been featured in Frankie, Yen and Country Style Magazine. Aliça works locally from her studio in Thornbury, with her three studio helpers, Teti (dog), Claudia and Sybil (cats).


    Who is The Middle Aisle? 

    Maggie May is a master Macramé artist, graphic designer, and stylist for her business, The Middle Aisle. She is passionate about working with Australian made materials and supporting local makers and craftspeople.

    After discovering Macrame she immediately fell in love with the craft because of Macrame’s versatility for expression and creativity. Maggie creates modern ‘improvised’ macrame pieces inspired by Melbourne and her life. 

    She regularly posts on her Instagram @middleaisle about her life and being creative in Melbourne. Maggie works from her studio in Thornbury with her baby Remy, Dog (Sylvia) and Cats (Mina & Kansas). 

    Maggie is also one-half of the creative duo behind 'Think Thornbury'

    What you will learn

    • Beginner Macrame Skills

    • A range of hand building techniques

    • How to combine clay and cotton rope to make magic

    What you will get

    • A finished Macrame Plant Hanger with hand built ceramic charms and beads

    • All the skills you need to be able to go home and keep making

    • Expert tuition from TWO experienced teachers

$228

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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Darebin Parklands Mini Market
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Darebin Parklands Mini Market

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The Darebin Parklands Mini Market is returning for the second time as part of Craft Victoria’s Craft Cubed Festival.

Situated in the beautiful Darebin Parklands, 9 local artist and craft makers are holding a mini market and open studio showcasing products that ponder and celebrate sustainability, recycling, nature and the handmade.

Featuring the following artists:

Emily Green - https://www.instagram.com/helloemilygreen/

Hannah from Hanami Cosmetics - https://www.instagram.com/hanami_cosmetics/

Evie Barrow - https://www.instagram.com/evie_barrow/

Bon Lux - https://www.instagram.com/bonluxcandles/

Emma Greenwood Makes - https://www.instagram.com/emmagreenwoodmakes/

Jess McCaughey- https://www.instagram.com/squidgyandwonky/

Chooktopia – https://www.instagram.com/chooktopia/

Julie B Ceramics - https://www.instagram.com/julie_b_ceramics/

Carly Altree-Williams - https://www.instagram.com/carly_altree/

shuh. - https://www.instagram.com/shuhlee/

Candy Ng - https://www.instagram.com/yanyancandyng/

We would like to encourage visitors to not only come visit our Mini Market but to also explore and learn about what the Darebin Parklands has to offer. There will also be face painting and delicious cakes and coffee by Pookie Ray all within the scenic surrounds of the Darebin Parklands. We would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners and custodians of this land and pay respect to their Elders past and present.

FREE

@dpminimarket

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Out of the Blue with Julia Boros
Aug
25
8:30 AM08:30

Out of the Blue with Julia Boros

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Sunshine Print Artspace (SPA) is a not for profit access printmaking and creative space based in Sunshine in Western Melbourne. At our interactive Open Studio weekend we have programmed a range of demonstrations and workshops on printmaking processes for textiles and paper. In this introductory workshop on Cyanotypes, Julia Boros will explain the process and what is required to create these beautiful blue mono prints. Each participant will leave with their own print created out of their own found objects.

We will have information sessions on SPA memberships and on all the programs we offer. Members of the public will be able to book into workshop sessions and try their hand at block printing a tea towel, participate in our collaborative textures print project. Workshops will be lead by artists, crafts people and educators who all experienced in their chosen disciplines and have been teaching in the higher education, vocational education and at high schools in Victoria. Demonstrations of paper printing and lithography will also be scheduled.

$30

@sunshineprintartspace

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Threads
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Threads

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The event will highlight how we embrace fashion with a focus on the expression and interpretation of different cultures through textiles.

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Make your Own Plush Toy with Cat Rabbit
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Make your Own Plush Toy with Cat Rabbit

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In this workshop Cat Rabbit will take you through the process of making your own plush character, from drafting a design through to sewing.

24 & 25 August
2 - 6pm


Cost: Full $40 Concession $34
Bookings: (03) 8571 1666

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Amoebic Planter Workshop with Artist Zhu Ohmu
Aug
24
1:30 PM13:30

Amoebic Planter Workshop with Artist Zhu Ohmu

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Create your own amoebic pinch pot planter to take home in this workshop led by ceramicist Zhu Ohmu. Using hand-building techniques participants will learn how to create these organic forms to place in their home or garden. Adult Workshop.

Image: Zhu Ohmu

$45
Friends of SAM $40

@sam_shepparton

@zhu.ohmu

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Collage & Image-Making workshop with Maximillian Malone
Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

Collage & Image-Making workshop with Maximillian Malone

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Max invites you to his art studio for an afternoon of Collage, Conversation & Coffee. All materials are provided. Limited spaces, so booking is essential.

A unique opportunity to visit this converted mechanics yard, now art-studio, and to explore a variety of image-making techniques with collage specialist Maximillian Malone. The artist will provide all the materials, including access to his vast cut-out library for you to experiment with. The session will combine both hands-on methods along with digital editing. Participants will learn a number of the processes within a laid back and creative environment.

There are two sessions:

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:00 - 2:30 PM

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:00 - 2:30 PM

$40

@maximillian.malone

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Handcarved Wooden Spoons Presented by Pip Haydon
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Handcarved Wooden Spoons Presented by Pip Haydon

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Open Studio at Shirl the She Shed.

Down a side red brick and bark path is my small but mighty wood workshop, Shirl the She Shed.

Drop in, I’ll be at the messy bench making something wooden spoony. I might be axing out a spoon blank from a green wood branch, carving a spoon bowl with a hook knife or putting the last coat of oil on The River Red Gum Project Spoons. There are heaps of special spoon makers tools to see and map drawers full of finished spoons to sift through. “Shirl the Shed” where hand carving turns timber prunings, storm falls, and offcuts, into spoons to cook, serve up and eat your dinner with.

FREE

@pipjhaydon

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Lace Taster - Presented by Australian Lace Guild (Victorian Branch)
Aug
24
10:30 AM10:30

Lace Taster - Presented by Australian Lace Guild (Victorian Branch)

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Lace Making Taster Day Hosted by the Australian Lace Guild Victorian Branch.

Ever wondered how lace is made or the difference between bobbin lace and crochet?

Try your hand at:

  • Bobbin lace Crocheted lace

  • Knitted lace (other lace types may be added)

  • No experience necessary

  • All equipment provided Cost: $10 per session

Saturday 24th August

Session 1: 10:30am-12:30pm

Session 2: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Attend one or both sessions.

This event coincides with our monthly lace making day so an array of lace will be being made by Guild members and our library will be open filled with traditional and contemporary lace books. If you are curious about lace come along and have a try and a chat.

Bookings essential as numbers are limited. Bookings via TryBooking https://www.trybooking.com/BCKJM or contact lacevictoria@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook - Victorian Branch Australian Lace Guild.

$10

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Ceramic Hand Building and Macrame Wall Hangings
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramic Hand Building and Macrame Wall Hangings

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Learn the techniques to craft a unique clay and cotton work of art for your wall. 

In this special collaboration class join Maggie May from Middle Aisle and Aliça from Rara Studio to learn Macrame and Ceramic Handbuilding. Combine these two interesting and beautiful skills and add a little magic to your world. 

In the first half of this class Maggie May will guide you through fundamental beginner macrame techniques to build an elegant macrame wallhanging. Macrame is a wonderful craft for meditation and mindfulness, it allows you to relax and let your creative ideas out into the world. Macrame might seem complicated at first glance but when explained by Maggie May you'll soon find yourself knotting with confidence and ease. 

In the second half of this class Aliça will bring out terracotta clay and show you how to transform it into charms, beads and ceramic treasures to complement your macrame wall hanging. You will learn different hand-building techniques like pinching, slabbing and mark making.

 Maggie May will demonstrate how to attach your ceramic treasures and your finished pieces will be fired for you, ready for collection at Think Thornbury or posted to if you require (for the price of postage).  

From cotton to clay, never fear if you think you are lacking in creativity or the necessary skills to achieve the class outcome, Maggie May and Aliça will be at hand to help you every step of the way. Both experts in their respective areas, they are also experienced teachers and passionate about creating a supportive and fun environment to explore and try your hand at this beautiful creative project.

Who is Aliça? 

Aliça runs RARA Studio (@hellorarastudio), a Melbourne-based ceramics business. She makes unique, hand-built objects for the home and to wear. 

Aliça has a background in fine art and has a love for natural materials and objects, especially the look and feel of handmade work. She originally studied ceramics with a Japanese ceramicist but is primarily self-taught. Each piece she makes is one of a kind, with the marks of the maker celebrated, forming the texture of the work. 

She sells her ceramics online, with stockists across Australia and overseas. You can also find her at markets like Big Design Market and the Melbourne Ceramics Market. Her work has been featured in Frankie, Yen and Country Style Magazine. Aliça works locally from her studio in Thornbury, with her three studio helpers, Teti (dog), Claudia and Sybil (cats).


Who is The Middle Aisle? 

Maggie May is a master Macramé artist, graphic designer, and stylist for her business, The Middle Aisle. She is passionate about working with Australian made materials and supporting local makers and craftspeople.

After discovering Macrame she immediately fell in love with the craft because of Macrame’s versatility for expression and creativity. Maggie creates modern ‘improvised’ macrame pieces inspired by Melbourne and her life. 

She regularly posts on her Instagram @middleaisle about her life and being creative in Melbourne. Maggie works from her studio in Thornbury with her baby Remy, Dog (Sylvia) and Cats (Mina & Kansas). 

Maggie is also one-half of the creative duo behind 'Think Thornbury'

What you will learn

  • Beginner Macrame Skills

  • A range of hand building techniques

  • How to combine clay and cotton rope to make magic

What you will get

  • A finished Macrame Wall Hanging with hand built ceramic charms and beads

  • All the skills you need to be able to go home and keep making

  • Expert tuition from TWO experienced teachers

$228

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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Weaving a new life for fashion - Maryanne Moodie x Kuwaii x IParchitecture
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Weaving a new life for fashion - Maryanne Moodie x Kuwaii x IParchitecture

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Maryanne will be weaving with waste from Kuwaii production. People can come along and weave along and have a go at weaving too. There will be a few of the projects that Maryanne, Imogen and Kristy have been workshopping to make use of Kuwaii waste.

FREE

@maryannemoodie

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Sunshine Print Artspace Open Studio
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Sunshine Print Artspace Open Studio

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Sunshine Print Artspace (SPA) is a not for profit access printmaking and creative space based in Sunshine in Western Melbourne. At our interactive Open Studio weekend we have programmed a range of demonstrations and mini workshops on printmaking processes for textiles and paper. We will have information sessions on SPA memberships and on all the programs we offer.

Members of the public will be able to book into workshop sessions and try their hand at block printing a tea towel, participate in our collaborative textures print project and try out cyanotype mono printing. Workshops will be lead by artists, crafts people and educators who all experienced in their chosen disciplines and have been teaching in the higher education, vocational education and at high schools in Victoria. Demonstrations of paper printing and lithography will also be scheduled. Works created by members of SPA will be on exhibition during the weekend. Members will be available to talk about their work and the how they are involved with SPA. The studio is located on the same premises as the Fundere Foundry and visitors to the site will also be able to tour the foundry to learn about bronze casting.

FREE

@sunshineprintartspace

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Pattern Play - Block print a Tea-towel with Julia Raath
Aug
24
8:30 AM08:30

Pattern Play - Block print a Tea-towel with Julia Raath

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Sunshine Print Artspace (SPA) is a not for profit access printmaking and creative space based in Sunshine in Western Melbourne. At our interactive Open Studio weekend we have programmed a range of demonstrations and mini workshops on printmaking processes for textiles and paper. We will have information sessions on SPA memberships and on all the programs we offer.

Members of the public will be able to book into workshop sessions and try their hand at block printing a tea towel using recycled printing blocks made from industrial and building waste. Participants in this workshop can explore pattern structures, colour and layering techniques and will produce their own linen tea towel. Workshops will be lead by artists, crafts people and educators who all experienced in their chosen disciplines and have been teaching in the higher education, vocational education and at high schools in Victoria. Demonstrations of paper printing and lithography will also be scheduled. Works created by members of SPA will be on exhibition during the weekend. Members will be available to talk about their work and the how they are involved with SPA. The studio is located on the same premises as the Fundere Foundry and visitors to the site will also be able to tour the foundry to learn about bronze casting.

$30

@sunshineprintartspace

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Town Hall Gallery After Dark
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Town Hall Gallery After Dark

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Enjoy art served late on selected Friday nights at Town Hall Gallery After Dark. These pop-up events were a massive hit when premiered in 2018, so again the doors of Town Hall Gallery will be flung open for special after-hours access to the best art in the eastern region. These relaxed evenings provide a feast for the senses with fantastic live music and immersive activities for you to explore.

The Arts Bar will be open and the exhibition curators and artists will be close by to enlighten you on the works displayed. Entry is free and allows you access to the Town Hall Gallery exhibition spaces and live music, as well as The Emporium where you can purchase handmade gifts by local artisans.

Grab your friends and start your Friday night the best way possible at Town Hall Gallery After Dark.

FREE

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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