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Block Print Your Own Cushions with Ruby TalbotDunn

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 linen cushions which retail for $60, 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: Saturday 11th of August 10:00am - 1:30pm  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. Photo 1 by The Makers Portrait. All other photos Stackwood.  * Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangable, but you are more than welcome to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.

Liquidbred Beer Education Appreciation

Our 3 hour Masterclass is specifically intended for those wishing to expand their knowledge of what we have generally come to refer to as ‘craft beer’, while not excluding those who perhaps are coming to ‘craft’ beer as a potential novice. We will aim to demystify the primary differences between ale and lager and thereafter highlight the range of various expressions of both these major beer ‘families’. In a nutshell, this course is for those who have had their curiosity aroused and want to learn more. As with any course we offer, discussing and elaborating on what we are tasting is critical; the intention is not so much to judge what we are tasting as good or bad, but understand why it tastes the way it does. Within this process, discovering new, interesting and captivating flavours becomes a real possibility. Therefore, roughly the first third of the session will provide background and insight, the remaining time dedicated to tasting through a select range of beers that reflect and reinforce our exploration of traditional brewing and artisanal/craft beer. It goes without saying that our main aim is to enhance an appreciation for beer styles beyond the norm, highlighting beer can be as complex and diverse as wine (if not moreso) and thus hopefully generate an excitement and desire to seek out more interesting, challenging and tasty beers. MOST importantly, the course will aim to be FUN, ENGAGING, INTERACTIVE & AFFORDABLE and tinged with a touch of irreverence...... so as not to get too serious!   The Masterclass runs for 3 hours and includes 12 beer tastings, Complementary Liquidbred beer glass and Complementary charcuterie platters & tacos courtesy of Don Tapa.

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Repair Lab Fremantle

When in doubt, don't throw it out, bring it to Repair Lab! We'll have volunteers ready to assess your broken items and help you gain the confidence and skills to start repairing your stuff. Keep tuned for more details, and join us on 11 August for some repairing action!

Handbuilt Ceramics

Join Ceramic Artist Lucy Abogye from Not Yet Perfect for a full morning (three hours) hands on pottery workshop. Lucy will guide you from design and hand-building techniques through to making your own functional ceramic piece from start to finish. You will learn how to prepare, manipulate and join clay to ensure success, as well as about the firing and glazing processes. Incorporating your own style through adding texture, pattern and colour, each person's handmade artwork will be entirely unique and something to treasure.

Make Your Own Woven Vessel with Sian Boucherd

Explore the ancient craft of basket weaving and take home your own functional work of art. Weaving is a wonderfully meditative practice that allows you to unplug, slow down and craft something with your own hands. In this workshop you will learn techniques to build and shape your own unique vessel to take home. We will be using ethically sourced raffia and other natural fibres such as cotton, wool and feathers allowing you to personalise your vessel. This workshop is perfect for those just starting out as well as those with some experience who want to expand on their skills in a constructive and creative community environment. All tools, materials and morning tea will be provided. Date and time: Sunday 12th of August, 10am - 1pm Sunday 2nd of September, 10am - 1pm Sunday 7th of October, 1pm - 4pm About Siân: Siân Boucherd is a fibre artist specialising in basket weaving. Following the completion of her Art and Design Degree 2007, Sian has worked across many aspects of the arts, including a stint curating Land Art projects in ancient woodlands of Kent, UK.  Sian continues to explore the natural environment through her studio practice and the delivery of weaving workshops. Images by Lyndley Mill * Tickets are non-refundable, but you are more than welcome to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend. You can find more details in our Terms and Conditions.

PVF The Local Hotel Fremantle Aug 2018

Come on down for a dig on Sunday 12th Aug to The Local Hotel in South Fremantle. 1000's of vinyl cakes to dig through, plus an awesome selection of drinks and wholesome food from The Locals menu :-)Last event for the Fremantle area for 2018. Rhubarb Records is hauling down a full table and giving away a $50 voucher as a door prize! New and old faces have booked into this event, and heavyweights are re stocked.Ample parking for patrons surrounding the venue, with the event and bar opening at 11am. Look out for the street signs!

Bookmaking Short Course

Monday evenings from 6pm - 8pm at The Meeting Place, South Fremantle. 13th 20th and 27th August. Learn three different bookmaking methods and take home your own beautiful hand made books. Learn how to bind, stitch, cover and assemble your own books made from leather, book cloth and specialist materials.  Individualise your books by hand embellishing and making your own end papers. Take home a set of ‘how to’ notes each week so that you can continue the craft at home. Absolutely everything is provided.  Spaces limited - Please book by 10th of August.

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Pub Choir

Well it’s time for YOU to perform at Clancy’s! Join our conductors Jim Fisher and Natalie Gillespie as they unite a pub full of punters in a joyful bar room chorus. Warm up with some fun classics and then work up a number with our conductors to perform at the end of the session and we shall film it for prosperity. Come and join the PUB CHOIR. 3rd Wednesday of every month. Gold coin donation.

Stackwood Made Local Winter Market

The Made Local Market is back at Stackwood! This edition of the market will focus on local makers and will host more than 25 stalls selling locally made wares such as ceramic planters, artist prints, clothing, textiles and jewellery. The market will host food trucks serving up winter eats. There will be coffee by STACKED CAFE and doughnuts by MARY STREET BAKERY.We will open the Stackwood bar for a live unplugged performance (artist TBC) at 7pm on Friday, plus there will be kid-friendly activities happening right throughout the weekend. The Stackwood studios will also be open so you can get a behind the scenes look into the warehouse, and our concept store will be full of plants to add to your urban jungle.The market event will take place:FRIDAY 17 AUG | 3PM - 9PM (BAR OPEN)SATURDAY 18 & SUNDAY 19 AUG | 9AM - 3PMStackwood, 10 Stack Street, Fremantle. $2 ENTRY | tickets at the doorFull list of stallholders to come!

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Mono Freo Book Launch

MONO FREO 2 is a book of black and white photography by James Kerr set in and around Fremantle WA. The book will be launched at 6pm, Friday 17 August 2018 at Earlywork, Shop 9/330 South Terrace (cnr Wardie St), South Fremantle. This book is a sequel to the original MONO FREO. The launch will feature an exhibition of images from the book as well as a selection of previous photographs. The exhibition will also open 10am-4pm Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August 2018. http://jameskerrphotography.com

Macrame Plant Hangers

Learn to make a beautiful macrame plant hanger for that special piece of greenery. In this three hour workshop, Sam Pace from The Threaded Wall will guide you through the art form of knot tying to create a striking, wall art style design. This is not your average macrame plant hanger! You will have the option to include beads and if you're feeling confident, to bring your own ideas into the work. You will be using beautiful sustainable, recycled t-shirt yarn for this project and complete your work with a wooden hanger, ready for installation.  About the Artist:Sam is a local artist born and raised in Perth, Western Australia and known for her bespoke wall art and stylist services. Her meticulous attention to detail and unique ability to interpret her client's ideas have her in high demand to stylize boutiques, restaurants and most recently creating bohemian influenced wedding arbours.The Threaded Wall was created by a chance meeting with a vintage window in downtown Fremantle that was begging for a makeover. Plain and lifeless, Sam challenged her artistic abilities to create a stunning window display.The window display sits proudly at The Gypsy and The Stylist and since then Sam has continued her journey creating awe inspiring textiles with her individual craftsmanship.What you will learn:-How to create a macrame artwork using a series of specialised knots-How to finish your wall art using a wooden dowel hanger What you will get:-Beautiful, sustainable recycled t-shirt yarn to work with-Pot to fit your design-Wooden dowel hanger so that your work is ready to hangWhat to bring:No need to bring a thing, but if you like the rustic look, you could bring a stick/ branch to use as a hanger if you prefer.What to wear:Closed toe shoes preferredAppropriate forSuitable for adults of all levels

Ban the Bag Crochet Edition

Plastic bags have just been banned in WA from July 2018! Hurrah! Not only are they horrendous for the environment but they are an abomination to fashion. In this workshop you will learn how to crochet a basic shopping bag using yarn made from 100% recycled products. Suitable for both beginners and the more advanced crochet lover, you will learn to follow a basic crochet pattern as well the 3 basic stitches used throughout the pattern. We will spend time practicing these stitches before moving on and creating our beautiful shopping bags. About the Teachers: Cass and Maddy met as neighbours 6 years ago and bonded instantly over their love of crafting and crochet. After many a crafternoon they decided to turn this crafty love into a business, blooming into their collective of Coral and Cactus at the beginning of 2017. Cass discovered a love for crochet whilst nursing her first kidlet and passed on her passion & knowledge of the craft to Maddy, teaching her to make her first granny square only 3 years ago and from that point on Maddy was as hooked as Cass for making everything from blankets, to teddies, to jumpers and more & more…!