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Workshop in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie (Hunter Valley)


Make this Xmas a special one and gift your friends and family natural handmade items by you! Join us for a fun day of learning and making. You will learn how to make two naturally dyed scarves imprinted with flowers and leaves, beeswax wraps (the perfect alternative to plastic wrap!), natural jasmine moisturiser cream, and a woven hanging pot holder using industry waste and fabric.

You will take home 2 x silk scarves, 3 x beeswax wraps, 1 x pot of moisturiser cream, 1 x hanging plant holder. You can make more of each item during the workshop at an additional fee per item to cover material costs. Please email for the price list.

10.00am - 2.30pm SAT 25th November 2017

Includes homemade yummy lunch. All materials supplied.

Natural Handmade
Xmas Gift Workshop:


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Located a stones throw from the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie, 1hr drive north of Hornsby, in Blackalls Park (Newcastle Region), only 10mins from the Pacific Motorway. This workshop will be held at the urban permaculture property of Michelle, in her home textile studio. Nestled on the edge of a paperbark forest, you'll be surrounded by a thriving garden, ducks and a chook or two!

Michelle is an experienced artist, a graduate of The College of Fine Arts in Sydney. Her fascination with colour, textiles, and love for plants has been combined in her continued study and exploration of weaving & natural dying, recieving recent tuition with master weaver Matt Tommey (US) & master dyer Aboubaker Fofana. She is founder of Michelle Leilani, a sustainable textile company specialising in the art of natural dying.

Refunds upon cancellation by the student will only be awarded if we are able to fill your booked place, and we are notified no less than 7 days prior to the event. This still applies if the workshop is not fully booked, as we require a minimum number of placements to be filled in order to run the workshop and offer confirmation to students. Confirmation of the workshop will be made at the latest 5 days prior to commencement. In the event the workshop is postponed due to low enrollment numbers or other circumstances, you will be offered the choice of a full refund or credit towards any other course.