Threads of Gaia

earth-loving, artisan accessories


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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