Craft

Craft

The course is open to all members who enjoy crafting and making things with their hands. Initially the art of card making is taught where members can be creative and make cards that mean something to the recipients. Scrapbooking is a way of preserving memories to pass onto future generations by using photographs, journaling and embellishments and placing them in a book or journal. A list of the tools members will need to bring with them will be available at reception and an additional cost of approximately $2.00 will be charged to cover paper and embellishments. Friday
This course is designed for those members who have never made greeting cards before or who know the basics and want to learn more. It is a fun and easy card class where each person can take home a completed card. The tutor will show tips and techniques along the way and hopefully inspire the group to create their own cards at home. The tools required for making cards are; a good pair of scissors with a pointed tip, a good pair of tweezers, a ruler (showing inches and centimetres), pencil and eraser, glue (liquid glue and double-sided tape are used), a mat to cut on, a craft knife and a paper trimming machine. The tutor has spares of these items to borrow if they are not available to members. Expenditure should be kept at a minimum as this is a fun class not an expensive one. Wednesday
A friendly group of members who get together to enjoy the modern phenomenon of adult colouring in, which is shown to help as a calming and de-stressing strategy. Members provide all their own requisites and as a group they encourage one another and share ideas. Monday
This class caters for a wide level of skill, including beginners. Initially beginners will learn basic stitches and apply these to making “granny” squares, edging around washers, hand towels and coat hanger covers before moving on to independent projects. Members need initially to bring an Australian 4 hook and 8ply, light coloured wool. Extra equipment could be required as the course progresses and depending on the projects chosen. Classes are held at Coungeau House in Banya Street. Wednesday
This is a chance for members to get together to share in the many “old” crafts that are new again and trying their hand at the many variations that are always emerging. As members knit, crochet, embroider, glass paint, cardmaking etc. they enjoy swapping ideas on anything from gardening to solving the world’s woes. Members provide all their own materials for the particular craft project they may be working on and have a desire to learn from others as well as share particular skills they may have. Tuesday
This class caters for those with little or no experience in either crochet or knitting. Members are able to choose which of these skills they wish to learn. Members will learn basic stitches and apply these to simple projects before moving on to more complex patterns. Members need initially to bring an Australian no 4 crochet hook or size 8 knitting needles as well as a ball of light coloured wool. Friday
This class is for those who are experienced in quilting and sewing. Members decide on their own individual project and provide everything needed to complete it. They do assist one another with ideas and a general sharing of skills. Thursday
This is a short course of 4 sessions per term. Members have generally completed a beginner's course and will be instructed in further skills. It is anticipated that members of this course will already have most of the materials required but if required a detailed list of materials is available at reception. Silk painting beginners kit is available for purchase from the tutor for $25.00. Friday
Members use a variety of stitches to follow patterns on card. New members enrolling need to bring only scissors and sticky tape for the first lesson. The tutor provides whatever else is needed for the initial lessons. After this members provide their own equipment and work on their own projects with the assistance of the tutor. Monday

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