Events 2017

TIME OUT Workshop

Sun. 19 November 2017 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT

The Little Space | 4/54 Bronte Rd, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022

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It is THAT time of the year. We are frazzled. Exams, concerts, speech days, holidays to plan, Christmas, Hannukah, work parties, family comittments, work deadlines. How do we find time for ourselves amongst all of these pressures?

Shared Threads is calling TIME OUT.

We invite you to an afternoon of nurturing where we look after YOU for a few hours, where the only decisions to be made are whether to have tea or coffee, and where we help you find a space for relaxation and exploration of your creative side. Craft some meaning back into this time of the year in which ideally we might hope to be considering thoughts of peace, hope, love and gratitude but so often are thinking of taking a deep breath, putting our heads down, charging through the tasks of the season and hoping to come out the other end without too many battle scars.

We invite you to bring a current or new project or to try one of the knitting, crochet or sewing projects we will have available for you to purchase in kit form. More details to follow!

If you feel like it an hand made item that has significance to you. It might be made by yourself or someone else. It is not about perfection about what it means to you: your first granny square, warts and all; the jumper your Gran made for you when you were 6? Or something you found else from your family chest. We invite you to tell the group the story of the item and what it means to you whilst we explore the meaning of craft in our lives.

Please bring friends and family. We will have activities designed for all ages.

Tickets are $25 each but a discount of 20% applies to previous Shared Threads event attendees and groups of 2 or more. Just enter the code MULTI to claim your discount.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

This event will take place at The Little Space’s new space in Bronte Rd. It is close to the Bondi Junction train and bus interchange. Parking is available at Westfield Bondi Junction or at East Gate Bondi Junction.

What can I bring into the event?

If you feel like contributing to afternoon tea, you are welcome to bring a plate of something but if you’d like to just be looked after, please just bring yourself. If you’d like to work on a current or new project you can bring one from home and we can help you with any problems or you can choose a project from the options we’ll have available.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please feel free to email us at hello@sharedthreads.com.au

What’s the refund policy?

We can refund your ticket until the day before and can also transfer it to a future event if you can’t make it.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. If you want to transfer your ticket to a future event or give it to someone else, that’s ok.


Knit ‘n’ Resist | Pussyhat knitting workshop | Sat 14 Oct 2017 | 1 – 5pm

Cox Architecture | Level 6 | 155 Clarence Street, Sydney

Entry $15 (includes afternoon tea) | Pussyhat Knit Kits  $30 | Book tickets

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Join us for the official launch of Shared Threads as part of Sydney Craft Week: Hand made in a digital age, presented by the Australian Design Centre. This daytime event aims to bring together multiple generations to learn new skills, and relearn old ones whilst making new friends, supporting and encouraging each other, laughing, sharing stories, drinking and eating. Afternoon tea is provided.  Suitable for beginner and experienced knitters and for children 10 and over. Pre-order your Pussyhat Knit Kit or bring your own supplies.

This event is sponsored by Cox Architecture, Sydney.

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Learn to knit, or rekindle an old skill, have fun, and join a community that supports and empowers women.

What is a Pussyhat?

Shared Threads-84.jpgThe Pussyhat Project was founded by Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman in response to the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States, and makes reference to his unfortunate history of disrespect for women and the fear and anger this has engendered. It has also become a symbol of protest as part of the broader Craftivism Movement. Suh and Zweiman describe the Pussyhat as:

…a symbol of support and solidarity for women’s rights and political resistance. Make a pussyhat! Give a pussyhat! Wear your pussyhat.

And Betsy Greer describes craftivism as:

…a way of looking at life where voicing opinions through creativity makes your voice stronger, your compassion deeper & your quest for justice more infinite.

Women around the world are knitting pussyhats, in Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, and the UK, and now in Australia. You can read about global projects here.

What happens in the workshops

Shared Threads-38-seated groupIn the Pussyhat knitting workshops you’ll learn how to knit a simple pussyhat pattern. You’ll get help casting on and starting off, and there will be someone there to help when you drop a stitch! If you’re an experienced knitter, you can choose a pussyhat pattern that matches your skill level.

The aim of these workshops is to bring women together to talk, laugh and feel strong as a community. Bring your daughter, friend or mother. Expand your connections, drink tea, eat cake, and laugh and learn with new friends.

Read more about the Pussyhat Project that started in the US here and you can read more about the craftivism here.

All welcome | women and men | suitable for children 10 years +

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