Weekend Studio Sessions

Studio sessions are members only events. For more studio sessions refer to the Events Calendar.

Studio sessions are not about hands on skill development as such but more about a talk/demonstration combined with a problem solving Q&A session. At these sessions attendees share their ideas, skills, wonderings and challenges.  While often held at Craft House, we also head out to other venues that better suit the presenter or topic under discussion. Sessions may be run in the morning or afternoon of a Saturday or Sunday.

Japanese Stitching: Sashiko; Boro; Kogin with Pauline O’Brien – Sunday July 24

Pop in Penny recently arrived at Craft House toward the end of Pauline O’Brien’s half day studio session on Japanese stitching techniques and designs. Penny found participants so absolutely absorbed in their stitching and the information being provided that the task of getting a couple of photos was, at first quite challenging. As the session wound down, people reported that the cultural information provided…
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Weekend Studio Sessions

The Holy Trinity: Feet, Needles & Thread

Our Weekend Studio Session headed out to Midland on Sunday April 10, where fifteen participants listened to Michelle, the owner of Handcrafter’s House and a “brilliant presenter”. After a cuppa and cake we enjoyed a demonstration and discussion on which feet, needles and / or threads to use when and where or even why not! All there agreed Sunday morning was perfect as they…
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WAFTA blog, Weekend Studio Sessions

Finishing Touches: A Conversation!

Our sincere thanks to Annie Shelley who ran the first re-vamped 2016 WAFTA workshop on Saturday Feb. 13. The Weekend Studio Session was inspiring and interactive. Due to the creative and informative input and discussion I know that my piece changed many times over in concept throughout the two hours. Event leader, Pauline O’Brien thanked attendees for both sharing their ideas and wonderings about…
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Weekend Studio Sessions