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Refresh your Knitting Skills with Tash Jones

Refresh your knitting knowledge and skills. We will go through the basics of the different cast on methods, a reminder of plain knit and purl stitch and the best methods of casting off. We will also have a brief discussion on basic pattern terminology. Find your knitting confidence again as a precursor to Stackwood's winter workshop offering -or- tackling those shelved knitting projects!   Bring:8 ply yarn, 4.5mm needles, notebook and pen  Date and time:Saturday 22nd July, 10:00am - 12:00pm The Experience:A morning of learning, making and conversation at Fremantle’s newest creative venue, Stackwood. About Tash:Tash Jones is a Fremantle local who comes from a long family line of knitters and stitchers. Growing up she remembers sitting watching her Grandmother knit baby clothes for new family members, and eventually pass on the joy of knitting onto her. Tash is passionate about sharing her Grandmother's knowledge with like minded folk in her workshops.  

Kraken a mid winters blaze

Enjoy a day of free community activities as the Bathers Beach Art Precinct comes to life for this winter warmer for the whole family. Participate by bringing something to share! This could include baking something, taking photos, bringing your guitar or bringing your hula hoop. Get creative with the Blazing Swan 11 principals in mind. Whats Kraken?  1 pm – 6 pm  Acoustic music at Bathers Beach boardwalk gazebo 12 pm – 7 pm Fashion and craft markets on Bathers Beach boardwalk 3 pm Welcome to Country by Reverend Sealin Garlett (Bathers Beach Gazebo) 5.30 pm  Effigy burn on the beach at sunset accompanied by fire twirling and drumming 12 pm – 11 pm Food and theme camp activities at J-shed 12 pm – 7 pm Food trucks in front of Kidogo 3 pm – 6 pm Drinks at Kidogo 12 pm – 5.30 pm J Shed and Mrs Trivett’s place residents open for business 12 pm – 9 pm Chill theme camps at the Round house Plus roving entertainment and so much more!  Photo by Sam Luckman

Step Into Social

Step Into Social is a social group for young adults 18-30 on the autism spectrum in Fremantle, Western Australia.Now running 3 groups fortnightly on a Saturday, Step Into Social provides a space in Fremantle for individuals to hang out, to have fun, and to meet people with similar interests. About Step Into Social: Step Into Social is run with the active involvement of group members, with Autism West staff facilitating activities the group members agree on. These groups are great places to develop friendships while enjoying various activities, meals and excursions, and where possible, we support the delivery of special projects such as coding, art and film-making.In 2017, the Step Into Social group launched a documentary exploring what engaged them as young adults living in Perth. Here’s a sneak peak of the trailer.

Workshop Freo Opening

Workshop Freo is officially launching at 15 Mrs Trivett Place, Fremantle! Come down on July 22nd from 1.30 to help us celebrate! Sydney founders Matt and Chester will kick things off as Honorary Gunners and fire the Roundhouse canon. From 1.30 we will have some family activities, ping pong, Giant Jenga and mini workshops. Local master of the can Destroy will be doing live graffiti until 4.30pm and Coral and Cactus will be yarn bombing and making our oceanfront digs even more stellar. Mayor Dr Brad Pettit will officially welcome us to Freo at 3.30. Some amazing cold- pressed Refresh Juice will be available and Grilled to the Mac will be serving their famous Mac and Cheese Toasties! At 5.30pm, set your faces to stunned and watch as Blazing Swan ignite the night with Kraken: A Midwinter’s Blaze. It will be all day excitement in the Bather’s Arts Precinct with music, stalls, food trucks and chill camps. Do not miss it and spread the word!

Saturday Cocktail Class

End your day and start your night the best way, with a complimentary Cocktail Class at The Harbour Master bar in Fremantle. Ladies and gents, you are invited to master the art of cocktail creation with our knowledgeable bartender every Saturday at 6pm. If you're looking for a great night out for team building, birthdays, hen's and buck's nights or any other special occasion our Saturday Cocktail Class is perfect.

Little Comedy

Little Comedy Lounge at Little Creatures Next Door brings you three of the finest things in life at its highest quality. Comedy, expertly brewed beer and the beautiful sea-side city of Fremantle have never gone so well together and the best thing is you can experience it every Saturday night! Get more info including comedian line-ups.

Block Printing with Ruby Talbot Dunn

Are you interested in learning about textiles and how to print onto fabric? In this workshop, local textile designer Ruby will teach you how to carve printing blocks and use them to transfer your designs onto material.   Exploring colour, pattern, layering and composition this workshop will be a fun introduction into the endless possibilities of textile block printing. You will leave with a set of printed pillowcases and a tea towel, as well as the knowledge and confidence to work on more projects at home! All tools, materials and morning tea will be provided.   Bring:An apron Date and Time:Sunday 23rd of July, 10:00am - 1:00pm   The Experience:A morning of enriching learning and making at Fremantle’s newest creative venue, Stackwood. About Ruby:Ruby Talbot-Dunn is a textile designer who grew up in Fremantle, Western Australia spending most of her childhood down at the beach and watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean. Ruby has a BA Textile Design Degree, won the Designers Choice award from the Country Road Industry project, and has worked for industry partners such as Dryen, Country Road, Linen House, Ladelle. You may recognise her playful prints and colourful designs from local brand La Paleta.

Natural Skincare 101

Escape on an afternoon botanical adventure with The Beauty Mistress, Lisa Soon. Simplicity. Minimalism. Pure. Natural. In simplicity we find calm. In basics, we find beauty.  Step into a world where beauty is only but natural. Where habit is turned into pleasure. Beauty is raw. Beauty is transformed. Beauty is handmade. In this fully hands-on three hour workshop, you will create your own facial routine, by you, for you. You will learn the ins & outs of your own skin as well as the wonders that may lay hidden in your pantry, waiting to be discovered and turned into enticing skin treats. You will formulate three natural skincare products to suit your very own skin’s needs: cleanser, scrub and mask. About the teacher:  I am Lisa Soon, The Beauty Mistress. Of plant, of fire, of earth & water, I create. Where destination & culture meet, the elements bind to become one. I turn habit into pleasure. Rituals of beauty are elavated. Reminding you to make time & take time for you. A sanctuary where you can truly honour you. Creations from the heart that bond mind, body, soul & skin. Unapologetically naked beauty with nothing to hide. Handmade artisan all natural skincare. Pure, active, cruelty free with ingredients you can pronounce & recognize. A career in the spa, wellness, beauty & make up industry now spanning over near 20 years. Starting as a make up artist, then training & working with a luxury spa in a world renowned hotel chain in Singapore. Spa therapist to senior spa therapist to spa manager to spa consultant & now skincare creator. Exposure to some of the best products, treatments, products & ingredients in the industry, it was a natural transition to one day create a line of my own. As a spa consultant, I create anything from spa menus to signature treatments to even signature products. A botanical mixologist so to speak. Urban apothecary with an exotic spice. So with the same burning passion, I go forth creating skin treats to pamper your skins. Skin seductions that pay homage to my home, Singapore, a rich mixed heritage, shared old wives tales where sensual Asian ingredients blend with raw Aussie elements blessed by unique names, each with a story to tell.

Emily Leung plays Bruch

Amazing Emily Leung performs the legendary Bruch Violin Concerto. Fremantle Chamber Orchestra opens with Beethoven’s Overture Leonore 1 and closes with Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony 3.

Fremantle High Tea

Indulge in a leisurely afternoon of sweets and savouries, tea and tipples with a traditional high tea at the Harbour Master in Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges. Available every Sunday between 3-5pm, pick one of four packages and treat yourself to an assortment of ribbon sandwiches, freshly baked scones accompanied with jam and double cream, and a selection of cakes or tarts accompanied by a selection of teas by T2.  Classic High Tea - $38 per person Includes T2 teas and coffee Sparkling High Tea - $44 per person Includes glass of sparkling or upgrade for $10pp to receive "flowing sparkling" throughout your high tea experience.  Chandon Sparkling High Tea - $48 per person Includes a glass of Chandon Sparkling. Champagne High Tea - $54 per person Includes a glass of MUMM Champagne.  Hen's High Tea Party A spot on farewell to your single days with all your favourite ladies, young and old! Call 9432 4881 or email for more information or to book your Hen’s High Tea in our private dining venue, The Calista Room.