Threads of Gaia

earth-loving, artisan accessories

Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Fabric Printing & Furoshiki Wrapping

Hello!

This workshop is for all those who would love to get creative with gift-wrapping for the upcoming Christmas and holiday season whilst reducing our burden on the planet. Every year millions of us discard metres of expensive gift wrap, ribbons and tags; this is your opportunity to get creative and make your own reusable fabric for gift-wrapping!

We will be creating our own printed fabric using wooden block prints. Traditional hand carved blocks from India have been used for centuries to create design imprints and patterns onto fabric. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore patterns and colours and create your own fabric that can be used over and over again.

You can also create your own printed gift tags to match. Seeded card is used for these tags so that gift tags can be planted into the garden, your gift keeps on giving as beautiful flowers emerge from the garden!

We will also be practicing some simple fabric wrapping techniques, a Japanese technique known as Furoshiki to make your gifts look polished.

More information on pricing coming soon, please email me at hello@threadsofgaia.com with any queries or to reserve your spot.

I look forward to creating with you

Kate x

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Boomerang Bag - Busy Bee
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Boomerang Bag - Busy Bee

Hello creators & change-makers! Join local Perth makers; Kate (of Threads of Gaia) and Louise (of The Art of Fit) at our community collab workshop and make your own reusable produce bags.


This community workshop is a place to come together, to create together, to share together and make a difference together! ✌️♻️🌏

Come along and make your own boomerang produce bags as a positive step forward in helping to reduce and replace the huge amount of single-use, plastic food packaging ending up in landfill on the daily. Use your reusable & washable bags to buy your loose fruit and vegetables from supermarkets & farmers markets 🍎🥕🍇🥔🥒. We will be making them for both ourselves and for sharing with our local community.

The boomerang bag initiative was originally founded in Queensland, it is a community driven movement run by volunteers with aims to reduce plastic pollution by engaging communities to make reusable bags and make a difference.

We will have a simple draw-string bag template available to use, some fabrics and sewing tools to use (Sewing machines, scissors, thread etc). Please also bring what you can…any fabric remnants, donated fabric and clothing items for upcycling can be used, this is a great way to divert old fabric from landfill too. We will also have hessian fabric from old coffee bean bags to use…these make great reusable bags for potatoes, carrots and other veggies. Whilst our focus is on using remnants or upcycling old fabrics, we can also supply organic cotton mesh to purchase if you would like, let us know if you are interested.

This is a co-created event, we are pooling resources, skills, ideas and a collective group intention to create something new! The ripple effect begins with each of us… so bring along your creativity, ideas, passion and laughter and let’s see what we can create and change together! ♻️🌏☀️💚

What to bring:

  • Sewing machine (if you have one)

  • Fabric remnants

  • Machine cotton thread (if you have some)

  • Prior / basic sewing knowledge (you are very welcome to hand sew if you prefer)

  • Plate of food to share for afternoon tea (vegetarian please)

  • Laughter, passion and creativity!

What will be provided:

  • Bag templates

  • Community!

  • Afternoon Tea

  • Space may be limited and & tools are for sharing, so please be willing to wait, sit back, chat & enjoy a cuppa!

  • Artisan stalls selling The Art of Fit and Threads of Gaia products too!

Please email us at hello@threadsofgaia.com to register your place. Please note spaces are limited, please only book a space if you are coming on the day, any no-shows will mean that someone is missing out on being part of the community.

Let’s create an earth-loving community together!

We look forward to creating & sharing with you

Kate & Louise XX

Sunday 28 October; 1-4pm, Doubleview.

Taking place around the full moon, this is a great time to come together and take action for what we wish to see rise up in the world, for what we wish to shine a light on and speak up for. See you there change-makers! xx

www.threadsofgaia.com

www.theartofit.com.au

www.boomerangbags.org

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Plastic Free July: Community Workshop
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Plastic Free July: Community Workshop

Come along and join us for a community afternoon of making your own beeswax food wrappers & bin liners from newspaper!

Thanks to the inspirational initiative #plasticfreejuly, we are making ongoing efforts to remove single-use plastic from our home. Last year I learnt how to make reusable beeswax food wrappers at our lovely Steiner school and was surprised how simple they are to make at home. I am now in need of some more to expand our food container options at home, and would love to share these with anyone who would like to make their own too.

All materials will be provided; cotton fabric, organic beeswax and jojoba oil, the event is by donation to cover the cost of these materials. You are welcome to bring your own fabric to use too, please make sure it is pre-washed and must be 100% cotton. Please note that shop bought wraps contain an additional ingredient 'tree resin' to make them 'sticky', we won't be using tree resin at the workshop as I have not been able to source food-safe resins (the wraps I have previously made have not contained this either).

You can also learn how to fold a sheet of newspaper into a bin liner for your bins around the home too! If anyone has any other great tips or skills you would like to share at this community event to help us all reduce our need for single-use plastic, please reach out! We will have a fire pit, hot chai and afternoon tea to share, please feel free to bring a plate of food along to share too 🙏.

Please email me at hello@threadsofgaia.com to reserve your place if you would like join us on Saturday 28 July, drop in between 2-4pm; Doubleview, Perth.

This is family-friendly event, we love kids learning & helping you create too, please ensure they are supervised as we will be using an oven, hot equipment and there will be a fire pit in the garden. Our gathering will also be dry-weather-permitting, in the event of wet weather we will postpone to another day.

Thank you for supporting #plasticfreejuly, for more information and resources, please visit; 

http://www.plasticfreejuly.org

Kate x

🙏💚🐝 ..

 

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