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WIRED OPEN LABS 2019: CHUNKY KNITTING - CUSHION COVER
Learn to knit like Samantha from Ohhbulldust, and take home your own cushion with handmade chunky woollen cushion cover.
KNIT LIKE OHHBULLDUST
This workshop offers you and your friends a chance to learn a little or a lot about Australian merino wool, its qualities and how to turn a bunch of of felted wool yarn into a masterpiece!
- Sam will educate and teach you skills to further progress your knitting, give you wonderful memories, and the chance to say, “yep I made that”.
And the best part - no knitting experience needed!
- Ohhbulldust was created to tackle mental health issues and release creative juices, deliver a feeling of accomplishment, and to work with one of our country's best fibres.
You’ll learn how to knit using a technique created to suit Samantha's ability, and you’ll take home with you a finished chunky knit sofa cushion cover.
A life changing accident & my rehabilitation would be my life - almost 4 years on (still early days so I’m told) in a mental slump and physical stand still, I used my creative skills, frustration and drive to get busy! One day, after a lot of trial and error, I invented my very own large-scale knitting method. I incorporated my love of the land and tracked down some beautiful Australian merino wool, taught myself to dye & felt the wool on a larger scale and off I went. Ohhbulldust was born and generating a following.
It’s been my saviour keeping my mind constantly busy, getting me out meeting new, creative and influential people.
I look forward to meeting you as part of this new chapter of the Ohhbulldust journey!
Here’s a bit about myself and how Ohhbulldust came to be.
I love everything agriculture. I spent many years from the age of about 5 out in the paddocks, riding my motor bike, fox shooting, or helping the farmers my father worked for with odd jobs here and there. I didn’t come from a farming background, but I LOVED it.
Skip ahead 10 years and I was working on a friend’s farm and at a night club, saving up to head to my choice of career in the army, when driving home from work super early one morning I was involved in a double MVA resulting in losing the use of my right-hand side. From my collar bone to my toe (hemiplegic) & refined to a wheelchair. It was over, I thought.
In this 2.5 hour workshop you will learn:
- About Australian merino wool, its qualities and how to turn a bunch of felted wool yarn into a masterpiece;
How to knit using a technique especially created by Samantha Longmore; and
- Skills to further expand your knitting ability.
Who Should Attend?
Introductory class, suitable for beginners and keen knitters.
What You'll Get
Each attendee will leave this session with a cushion covered with their own handmade chunky knit woollen cushion cover.
Participants will also be provided with a yummy home-made snack and/or fruit platter, and refreshments including water, organic teas and French press coffee.
What To Bring?
All materials provided.
DATE & TIME
Saturday 16 March, 2019
10:00am - 12:30pm
5Ways Studio and Gallery
1 Tumut Plains Road
Tumut NSW 2720
$200 per ticket (GST inc)
20 places available
CREATIVE KIDS - NSW GOVT $100 VOUCHERS
The Wired Lab is a registered provider of the NSW Government ‘Creative Kids’ Program, which entitles parents and carers of young people (18 years and under) to a $100 voucher towards creative activities. These vouchers will be active from 1st January 2019, and one voucher per child is available on an annual basis.
Most of our workshops are accessible to mature teens or children accompanied by an adult.
Parents and guardians of participants under 18 should contact us directly before enrolling.
To claim your voucher the parent/guardian needs to establish a Service NSW account and apply for a Creative Kids Voucher
Once your voucher is issued contact us to reserve your child's place in a workshop.
Please provide the child's full name, date of birth and the voucher number.
If the workshop place is more than $100, we will invoice you for the balance of the fee.
This venue is wheelchair accessible.
The Wired Open Labs workshops are presented in a range of venues where varying access needs can be met.
We have endeavoured to make our workshops as accessible as possible.
Please contact us with any other specific access needs before purchasing a ticket to ensure we meet your requirements.
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With thanks to our partners at Tumut Art Society at 5Ways Studio + Gallery.
This project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
The Wired Lab is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
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