Friday, 29 April 2011

Craft Punk

Sydneysiders are in for a treat this weekend, 30th April – 1st May. The Powerhouse Museum is holding the first in a series of quarterly craft weekends. The weekend is packed with hands-on activities for all ages. There are drop in workshops which are free with Museum admission. The other textile workshops that have an additional charge plus require booking.Zipper-Mouth-Monsters

You can learn to knit contribute to making a blanket with Wrap With Love Inc.  On display are some beautiful hand knitted blankets made bysome of the many Wrap With Love Inc. community volunteers.Wrap-With-Love-Inc You can join members of the Lace Guild and lace-making Museum Volunteers who will show you the basic techniques of Bobbin lace making, tatting and crocheting. 

In the Children in the loop! Zone, join hands-on activities for families and children including knitting, lace-making and paper weaving (suitable for ages 4 and over). Also for younger ones is Discover Lace, learn about bobbin lace with some of the Museum’s talented Lace Volunteers and make a small piece of lace in shape of a fish to take home!

You can also try your hand at making a Zipper Mouth monster with Colette Guanta.craft_punk2011For more information and bookings visit the Powerhouse Museum


Natalie said...

Looks like lots of fun.Wish I coud visit Sydney again.

Ty said...

Museums doing craft? What is the world coming to? A better place I think. Good for them.