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Stirling Women's Shed

The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood. It is a place for women to learn and experience the joy of hand tool woodworking, in a safe and supportive environment. A community within which to learn skills and grow together. www.thejoyofwood.com.au/stirling-womens-shed

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Stirling Women's Shed Membership

Stirling Women's Shed Membership
The Stirling Women’s Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood. The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood are committed to working together to continue the growth and development of the Stirling Women’s Shed. Both organisations recognise the value of a space for women to learn, connect and thrive. Membership of the Stirling Women's Shed has benefits and responsibilities. By becoming a member, you are supporting the establishment and running of this exciting facility. Members are entitled to discounted fees for Workshops, for Scheduled Open Sessions, and free entry to Member-only Special Events and Gatherings. Membership is open to all Women aged 16 upwards, including people who identify as female. Cost: $75 until 31 Dec 2023 $75 from 1 Jan – 30 Jun 2024 Or $140 from 1 January 2024 - 31 December 2024
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Make a Custom Lap Bench

Wednesday 6 March 2024
The Lap Bench is such a wonderful tool. You can work anywhere while seated, indoors or outdoors. In this workshop we will make and then customise our Lap Benches to be exactly what we want. Great for spoon carving, kolrosing, relief carving, pyrography, camping, and more. No prior woodworking experience necessary. This workshop provides a great opportunity to begin a woodworking journey of discovery. Even if you are a seasoned woodworker, there are always new things to learn & experience. A workshop for women of all ages, including girls min. age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $110.00 (Discounted fee for Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $130.00 (Full price for non-members of Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are required (See T&Cs). The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply results in exclusion from event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling & The Joy of Wood.
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"Stools come from Trees", Part One and Part Two.

Wednesday 20 March 2024
A delightful bit of pre-industrial woodworking. Start with chunks of tree and create a lovely 3 legged stool - the way it has been done for centuries. It is physical, very satisfying one! Your stool will last you a lifetime and into the next generations. These are the skills and techniques our ancestors took for granted. A 2 session workshop: Wed 20 March 4:30-8:00pm & Wed 27 March 4:30-8:00pm. Price includes both sessions! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 14 years. SWS Member Price $220.00 Total (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $260.00 Total (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carve a Spoon from Seasoned Wood

Saturday 2 March 2024
Spoon carving is taking the world by storm. Join us in this wonderful creative activity to craft cooking spoons from a variety of seasoned woods. Learn how to plan & to make a spoon using a range of traditional hand tools & techniques. No prior woodworking experience necessary. This workshop provides a great opportunity to begin a woodworking journey of discovery. Even if you are a seasoned woodworker, there are always new things to learn & experience. Warning! Spoon carving is known to become quite addictive! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls min. age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are required (See T&Cs). The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply results in exclusion from event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling & The Joy of Wood.
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Introduction to Relief Carving

Wednesday 28 February 2024
Relief carving involve various techniques to carve patterns and images into the surface of wood, for decorative panels, signs, and more. In this workshop, we will explore a range of techniques in relief carving. No previous woodworking experience is necessary, and this workshop can provide a great opportunity to commence a woodworking journey of discovery - or to have a taste of what might be possible. Even if you are a seasoned woodworker, there are always new things to learn and experience. Wood Carving is wonderfully engrossing and relaxing! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carve a Comfort Bird

Saturday 24 February 2024
Discover the joy of shaping a bird from a lovely piece of wood using traditional whittling methods. Comfort birds can be used like a fidget spinner for adults! They're a lovely, soothing thing to hold in your hand, and can make pretty cute little ornaments too. A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Artistic Spoon Carving

Saturday 17 February 2024
Here is a nice twist on Spoon Carving...Create an artistic spoon! Come experience the delights of this artsy end of the wonderful spoon carving craft. You will start with a nice spoon blank of your choice (not a big chunk of timber like we normally do in our seasoned wood spoon carving workshops) and create a beautiful creative spoon using a range of traditional hand tools. Come join us in this delightful process and make a lovely, quirky, artsy, one-off creative spoon! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Make a Kitchen Chopping Board or Serving Platter

Wednesday 14 February 2024
Start with a nice chunk of wood and transform it into a beautiful board for your kitchen or for a gift. Learn how to plan & to make your board using a range of traditional hand tools & techniques. No prior woodworking experience necessary. This workshop provides a great opportunity to begin a woodworking journey of discovery. Even if you are a seasoned woodworker, there are always new things to learn & experience. A workshop for women of all ages, including girls min. age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are required (See T&Cs). The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply results in exclusion from event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling & The Joy of Wood.
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Whittle the Little Goose

Saturday 10 February 2024
What a delight this little Goose is. We will whittle it from a blank. Whittling is the ancient art of carving wood with a knife. Come and learn to whittle while making this lovely little goose. If you have carved a few birds and animals before, have you tried carving the Goose? Whittling is a heap of fun. It is relaxing, mindful, and a great way to spend time with some lovely people. If you are new to this, we will teach you to safely use the whittling knives as you fashion your little Goose. Come and join in the fun! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls aged 14+. Fee to participate in this second session: SWS Member Price $90.00 Non-member Price $110.00 Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Make an Advanced Trinket Box with a Sliding Lid.

Wednesday 7 February 2024
Last year we made a more basic model. In this workshop, you will use a variety of traditional hand tools to create a more advanced small box with a sliding lid. Skills covered include accurate measuring, cutting, planing, joining, routing, and cutting housed corners - a great variety of wood working skills that can be applied to a variety of projects. Plus you walk away with a cool box to store your treasures! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carve a Spoon from Seasoned Wood

Saturday 3 February 2024
Spoon carving is taking the world by storm. Join us in this wonderful creative activity to craft cooking spoons from a variety of seasoned woods. Learn how to plan & to make a spoon using a range of traditional hand tools & techniques. No prior woodworking experience necessary. This workshop provides a great opportunity to begin a woodworking journey of discovery. Even if you are a seasoned woodworker, there are always new things to learn & experience. Warning! Spoon carving is known to become quite addictive! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls min. age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are required (See T&Cs). The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply results in exclusion from event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling & The Joy of Wood.
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Make a Small Picture Frame

Wednesday 31 January 2024
Unlock the mystery of picture framing! In this workshop we will learn to make our own frame profiles using wooden moulding planes, making provision for the glass and the ply back. We will cut the mitres and glue up the frames, and fit the backs and the glass. You can add your own finish later to your completed frame. The glass (150mm x 250mm) and all materials are included in the fee. NOTE: this is a 4 hour workshop. A workshop for women of all ages, including girls aged 14+. Fee to participate in this second session: SWS Member Price $110.00 Non-member Price $140.00 This fee includes the glass and the other materials. Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Furniture Dowels for Jointing: Skill Building (Part 2)

Wednesday 24 January 2024
This is a belated part two of this skill building workshop, experiencing how furniture dowels are used for jointing. Such a useful woodworking technique to know! We will work together to apply these skills to create much needed wooden stools for the Stirling Women's Shed. These workshops allow you to build your woodworking skills while contributing to the SWS community. This session , part 2, Wed 24 Jan 4:30-7:30pm, can be a one-off. A workshop for women of all ages, including girls aged 14+. Fee to participate in this second session: SWS Member Price $30.00 Non-member Price $40.00 This fee covers the second session for newbies! Those who came to the first session can come to session 2 without paying anything. Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carve Coffee Scoops and other Small Spoons

Saturday 20 January 2024
Spoon carving is such fun-but sometimes it can be hard to work out how to hold those small pieces of wood while we carve them into our little scoops and small spoons. In this workshop you will learn how to make and use jigs and devices to hold those tricky little pieces. Lets make scoops! No previous woodworking experience is necessary. This workshop provides a great opportunity to commence a woodworking journey of discovery - or to have a taste of what might be possible. Even if you are a seasoned woodworker, there are always new things to learn and experience. Warning! Spoon carving is known to become quite addictive! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy
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Introduction to Steam Bending Wood

Wednesday 17 January 2024
Ever wonder how a straight piece of wood gets bent into a cool shape? This workshop will introduces the process of steam bending wood. Learn how to prepare the wood, make a former and use a steam box to bend a simple curve into a kitchen spatula. *Please note your spatula must remain cramped to former for several days to dry and will need to collected and completed the following week during an Open Session time (M 9-12, Th 4-7 or Sat 1-4). A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, pumps, sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply results in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Introduction to Whittling Skills

Saturday 13 January 2024
Whittling is the art of carving & shaping wood with a knife. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the delights of whittling and wood carving. You'll learn to safely & efficiently use whittling knives and to create something lovely. No previous woodworking experience is necessary. This workshop might just start you on a woodworking journey of discovery - or to have a taste of what might be possible. Whittling and wood carving is wonderfully calming! It may change your life! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carving Comfort Birds and Animals

Saturday 9 December 2023
Discover the joy of shaping a lovely piece of wood using traditional whittling methods. In this workshop, you will learn how to use a sloyd knife to carve a cute little animal. Choose from our growing variety of wooden blanks such as comfort birds, wombats, pigs, ducks, snakes, rabbits, penguins. Such fun! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Wood Block Printing Workshop

Wednesday 6 December 2023
Ink Block printing has been around for centuries. It is where printing began. In this workshop, learn relief carving techniques to make designs in simple wood blocks then try them out by printing gift and holiday cards! Relief wood carving techniques have so many other applications, too! This workshop opens up a whole new world of possibilities for creative expression! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls aged 8+. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Wooden Christmas Tree Workshop

Saturday 2 December 2023
Create a unique small wooden Christmas tree to decorate your home for the holidays. You can hang it or build a stand for it to sit on a table. Leave it natural or decorate it with paint. Pratice your marking out, cutting, drilling and fabricating skills in this holiday workshop. A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Furniture Dowels for Jointing: Skill Building (Parts 1 & 2)

Wednesday 22 November 2023
In this two-part skill building workshop, experience how furniture dowels are used for jointing. Such a useful woodworking technique to know! We will work together to apply these skills to create much needed wooden stools for the Stirling Women's Shed. These workshops allow you to build your woodworking skills while contributing to the SWS community. A 2 session workshop series: Wed 22 Nov 4:30-7:30pm & Wed 29 Nov 4:30-7:30pm. Price includes both sessions! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls aged 14+. SWS Member Price $60.00 (Discounted fee for Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $80.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) The fee covers attendance at BOTH sessions! Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carve a Santa Ornament

Saturday 25 November 2023
Traditional wood carving skills can be applied in so many different ways. Learning to use carving knives & gouges opens up a whole new world of possibilities. Come along to this workshop & learn how to whittle, relief & chip carve a cute Santa ornament. You can learn a new skill or build upon what you already know AND get into the Christmas spirit at the same time! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls aged 8+. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Fee for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carve a Spoon from Seasoned Wood

Saturday 18 November 2023
Spoon carving is taking the world by storm. Join us in this wonderful creative activity to craft cooking spoons from a variety of seasoned woods. Learn how to plan & to make a spoon using a range of traditional hand tools & techniques. No prior woodworking experience necessary. This workshop provides a great opportunity to begin a woodworking journey of discovery. Even if you are a seasoned woodworker, there are always new things to learn & experience. Warning! Spoon carving is known to become quite addictive! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls min. age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are required (See T&Cs). The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply results in exclusion from event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling & The Joy of Wood.
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Introduction to Chip Carving

Wednesday 15 November 2023
Learn how to use this traditional method of carving which was used to produce interesting borders, motifs and embellishment on spoons, furniture and other woodcraft! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Bespoke Wooden Christmas Decoration Workshop

Saturday 11 November 2023
Get into the Christmas spirit by creating your own bespoke wooden Christmas ornaments! Join us to cut out and decorate wooden ornaments to adorn your tree! Or repurpose some off-cuts of wood to make a little Christmas village. Be inspired by our examples or use your own ideas and designs. Personalised ornaments make great gifts, too! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Build a Trinket Box with a Sliding Lid

Wednesday 8 November 2023
In this workshop, you will use a variety of traditional hand tools to create a small box with a sliding lid. Skills covered include accurate measuring, cutting, planing, joining, routing - a great variety of wood working skills that can be applied to a variety of projects. Plus you walk away with a cool box to store your treasures! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carving Small Wooden Bowls

Saturday 4 November 2023
Wood carving is a delightful pastime. Join us on another journey into traditional carving techniques using hand tools to create small wooden bowls. Whether you are new to wood carving or want to hone and refine your skills, this workshop will take you though the journey of turning a block of wood into a small functional or artistic vessel. A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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"Stools come from Trees", Part One and Part Two.

Wednesday 25 October 2023
A delightful bit of pre-industrial woodworking. Start with chunks of tree and create a lovely 3 legged stool - the way it has been done for centuries. It is physical, very satisfying one! Your stool will last you a lifetime and into the next generations. These are the skills and techniques our ancestors took for granted. A 2 session workshop: Wed 25 Oct 4:30-8:00pm & Wed 1 Nov 4:30-8:00pm. Price includes both sessions! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 14 years. SWS Member Price $220.00 Total (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $260.00 Total (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Kolrosing Workshop: Embellish a Flower Press

Saturday 28 October 2023
Come along to learn the Scandinavian tradition of Kolrosing, a nifty a way of "tattooing" wood. Then, get on the tools to make a flower press and apply your new Kolrosing skills to embellish it! It's a great introduction to the possibilities Kolrosing offers for creating patterns on various wood craft...Flower Presses, Spoons, Spatulas, Butter Knives-endless possibilities!. It is a very cool technique! Kolrosing is a great traditional skill to have up your sleeve! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Introduction to Whittling Skills

Thursday 19 October 2023
Whittling is the art of carving & shaping wood with a knife. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the delights of whittling and wood carving. You'll learn to safely & efficiently use whittling knives and to create something lovely. No previous woodworking experience is necessary. This workshop might just start you on a woodworking journey of discovery - or to have a taste of what might be possible. Whittling and wood carving is wonderfully calming! It may change your life! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carve Coffee Scoops and other Small Spoons

Wednesday 18 October 2023
Spoon carving is such fun - but sometimes it can be hard to work out how to hold those small pieces of wood while we carve them into our little scoops and small spoons. In this workshop you will learn how to make and use jigs and devices to hold those tricky little pieces. Lets make scoops! No previous woodworking experience is necessary, and this workshop can provide a great opportunity to commence a woodworking journey of discovery - or to have a taste of what might be possible. Even if you are a seasoned woodworker, there are always new things to learn and experience. Warning! Spoon carving is known to become quite addictive! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Artistic Spoon Carving

Wednesday 11 October 2023
Here is a nice twist on Spoon Carving...Create an artistic spoon! Come experience the delights of this artsy end of the wonderful spoon carving craft. You will start with a nice spoon blank of your choice (not a big chunk of timber like we normally do in our seasoned wood spoon carving workshops) and create a beautiful creative spoon using a range of traditional hand tools. Come join us in this delightful process and make a lovely, quirky, artsy, one-off creative spoon! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) - The whole foot must be covered! Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Wooden Hanging Basket Workshop

Saturday 7 October 2023
Using some basic woodworking and wire working skills we will make a funky wooden hanging basket from recycled wood. Take it home, add your plant and hang it up! The skills you will learn in this workshop will let you continue to make these fantastic baskets for your friends and family. It's a great new project which adds colour to your home as well! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Introduction to Steam Bending Wood

Wednesday 4 October 2023
Ever wonder how a straight piece of wood gets bent into a cool shape? This workshop will introduces the process of steam bending wood. Learn how to prepare the wood, make a former and use a steam box to bend a simple curve into a kitchen spatula. *Please note your spatula must remain cramped to former for several days to dry and will need to collected and completed the following week during an Open Session time (M 9-12, Th 4-7 or Sat 1-4). A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, pumps, sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply results in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carving Birds and Animals

Saturday 30 September 2023
Discover the joy of shaping a lovely piece of wood using traditional whittling methods. In this workshop, you will learn how to use a sloyd knife to carve a cute little animal. Choose from our growing variety of wooden blanks such as comfort birds, wombats, pigs, ducks, snakes, rabbits, penguins. Such fun! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carve a Spoon from Seasoned Wood

Saturday 23 September 2023
Spoon carving has been taking the world by storm. Come join in this wonderfully creative activity as we craft our cooking spoons together from the smorgasbord of wood pieces on offer. Learn how to plan and to make your spoon using a range of traditional hand tools and techniques. No previous woodworking experience is necessary, and this workshop can provide a great opportunity to commence a woodworking journey of discovery - or to have a taste of what might be possible. Even if you are a seasoned woodworker, there are always new things to learn and experience. Warning! Spoon carving is known to become quite addictive! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carry Box Workshop

Wednesday 20 September 2023
These nifty curvy carry boxes are fun to make & great to use. Never mind what you use them for, these are a great little woodworking project! Of course, you can use them well! So many possibilities - your secateurs and gardening gloves; how about small tools or use it as a funky fruit bowl! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $110.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $130.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Cheese Board and Knife Workshop

Saturday 16 September 2023
Here's your chance to make a beautiful Cheese Board and a wooden cheese knife to go with it, using a range of traditional hand tools. Start with a piece of wood and transform it into an awesome kitchen utensil/serving board. Fun to make, fun to use. They also make great gifts. A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Salad Server Workshop

Wednesday 13 September 2023
Come along and learn how to make a pair of wooden salad servers so you will be ready for all those spring and summer picnics. These are such a useful kitchen utensil and fun to make. They make great gifts, too! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Ember Bowl Workshop

Saturday 9 September 2023
Create an ember bowl! Historically, wood has been made into useful objects with a myriad of techniques & tools. Ancient civilisations used fire to form & create functional wooden items for day-to-day life, from spoons to bowls to even canoes. Come learn how to use fire to form a small bowl in a piece of wood. The slow process of gently blowing on an ember from the fire to char and shape a piece of wood is very relaxing, mindful & rewarding. Join us! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Make a Shrink Pot

Wednesday 6 September 2023
The Shrink Pot is another traditional woodcraft item. As the green piece of branch you’ve hollowed out shrinks, it will close over the base you have fitted. Once dry, a lid can be created. Then it’s a beautiful lidded box! Come and join us for this exciting workshop! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Learn Kolrosing and use it to Decorate a Kitchen Spatula!

Saturday 2 September 2023
Come along to learn the Scandinavian tradition of Kolrosing, a nifty a way of "tattooing" wood. Use tools to finish off a Kitchen Spatula blank and apply your new Kolrosing skills to embellish it! It's a great introduction to the possibilities Kolrosing offers for creating patterns on Spoons, Spatulas, Butter Knives and other wood craft. It is a very cool technique! Kolrosing is a great traditional skill to have up your sleeve! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carve an Eating Spoon

Saturday 26 August 2023
Not that long ago, most people ate with wooden spoons. It's only in the last couple of hundred years that people in industrialised countries have been using metal cutlery. Get with the trend - return to your roots, and eat with a nice wooden spoon! Come and make yours with us! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carve a Comfort Bird

Saturday 19 August 2023
Discover the joy of shaping a bird from a lovely piece of wood using traditional whittling methods. Comfort birds can be used like a fidget spinner for adults! They're a lovely, soothing thing to hold in your hand, and can make pretty cute little ornaments too. A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. SWS Member Price $90.00 (Discounted fee for Paid Stirling Women's Shed Members) Non-member Price $110.00 (Full price for non-members of the Stirling Women's Shed) Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Introduction to Relief Carving

Wednesday 16 August 2023
Relief carving involve various techniques to carve patterns and images into the surface of wood, for decorative panels, signs, and more. In this workshop, we will explore a range of techniques in relief carving. No previous woodworking experience is necessary, and this workshop can provide a great opportunity to commence a woodworking journey of discovery - or to have a taste of what might be possible. Even if you are a seasoned woodworker, there are always new things to learn and experience. Wood Carving is wonderfully engrossing and relaxing! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Introduction to Whittling Skills

Saturday 12 August 2023
Whittling is the art of carving and shaping wood with a knife. A craft as old as humanity itself. In this workshop, we will introduce you to the delights of whittling and wood carving. We will teach you to safely and efficiently use whittling knives, and then apply those skills to create something lovely. No previous woodworking experience is necessary. This workshop might just start you on a woodworking journey of discovery - or to have a taste of what might be possible. If you are a crafty person, there are always new things to learn and experience. Whittling and wood carving is wonderfully calming! It may change your life! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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Carve a Spoon from Seasoned Wood

Saturday 5 August 2023
Spoon carving has been taking the world by storm. Come and join in this wonderfully creative activity as we craft our cooking spoons together from the smorgasbord of wood pieces on offer. Learn how to plan and to make your spoon using a range of traditional hand tools and techniques. No previous woodworking experience is necessary, and this workshop can provide a great opportunity to commence a woodworking journey of discovery - or to have a taste of what might be possible. Even if you are a seasoned woodworker, there are always new things to learn and experience. Warning! Spoon carving has been know to become quite addictive! A workshop for women of all ages, including girls from a minimum age of 8 years. Sturdy covered shoes are essential (See T&Cs) That means No Crocs, no pumps, no sandals - the whole foot covered. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from the event. The Stirling Women's Shed is an exciting partnership between The City of Stirling and The Joy of Wood.
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