Wednesday, November 9, 2011

BiECO Workshops/Demonstrations

It's all hands on deck in the lead up to what is going to be the greenest BrisStyle Indie Eco Market yet! We can't wait! Will you be coming along?

As mentioned in previous posts the Brisbane City Council is supporting three of the 'Make & Take' workshops that will be happening on the day.  These workshops booked out in record time so for those who were lucky enough to nab a spot they will be held in the 'Workshop Zone' in the middle of the church grounds.  For those who missed out, don't be disappointed, there is so much more eco goodness in store for you:

:: Drop in Zone :: Brisbane Brown Owls ::
The crafty folk from Brisbane Brown Owls will have two marquees set up with a full program of crafty goodness in store. You can also BYO your own crafty project.

9.00am - 11.00am - join Kate Allan of dash robin in a crochet circle. Kate will be demonstrating some simple crochet techniques as well as show you how to make a crochet flower.

11.00am - 2.00pm - Knitting Installation 'Landscapes of Resilience' with Chrys Zantis. Chrys will bring needles and hooks, threads, fabric and wool of all colours. Join in anytime between 11am-2pm and knit and sew with Chrys and reflect on your inner resilience.

:: Make & Take Workshops ::

Kool Candle Workshop - make your own Kool Candle with Sue from Spoil Indulge Natural.  Made from colourful Kool Candle Sand, there is no heat involved so all ages can get involved. $5 per candle. 9.00am - 2.00pm.

MYO Christmas Gift Card Workshop - make your own 'waste free' gift card. Michelle from paper scissors pulp has put together card making kits made entirely of donated local business waste which she has made into handmade paper either herself or in her art classes. The kit is designed to be waste free, meaning all packaging is used in the actual end card.  $5 per participant. 9.00am - 2.00pm.

:: Demonstrations ::

Sketching/Drawing - Eliza from A Painting a Day/Warm Sigh Soaps will be sketching the day away at her easle surrounded by her drawings and eclectic array of eco wares including vegan hair, body and skin products and quirky children’s toys! 9.00am - 2.00pm.

Magazine Christmas Tree - Watch as Christine from Bon Tons turns a magazine into a Christmas Tree using a simple folding technique.  No cutting or glue required. 9.00am - 2.00pm.

BYO T-shirt, Tote or Tea Towel Booth - bring along something plain and Gill from Catamation will screen print it for you at her booth.  $5 a pop. 9.00am - 2.00pm.

A selection of the screen print designs available!

Get Knitted - Kelly from Tangled Yarns will be getting knitty and running hands on demonstrations throughout the day.  She will also have lots of eco supplies on hand including luscious yarns and bamboo needles. 9.00am - 2.00pm.

Come along and get amongst all the eco crafty goodness! We'd love to see you!

BrisStyle Indie Eco Market
Saturday, November 12
9.00am - 2.00pm
St. Augustine's Church Hall & Grounds
Racecourse Road, Hamilton, Brisbane

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