Time & Location
19 July 2023, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Denmark, 2A Strickland St, Denmark WA 6333, Australia
About the event
Two hour taster crochet workshop at Denmark Arts in our Makers Space.
Facilitator: Amber Launay from Winter Wilding
Date: 19th July
Suitable for ages 14+
Tickets: $20 members, $25 non-members
Hailing from Minang Boodja, on the wild southern coastline of WA, Winter Wilding is a design and pattern label championing slow and sustainable diy fashion using the traditional craft tecnhique of crochet. Global clothing production has doubled since 2000, the fashion industry now produces 10% of all humanity’s carbon emissions and is the second largest consumer of the world‘s water supply. Tragically 85% of everything produced ends up in landlfill.
Winter Wilding aims to take back and redistribute the means of production, by teaching traditional craft skills and promoting the value of slow fashion as both a political act and an aesthetic choice. An item that is laboured over has innitely more value to the maker, and is therefore more likely to stay an essential part of the wardrobe for longer. Winter Wilding aims to make a small contribution to lessening the demand for fast fashion, and to drive support for Australian and New Zealander wool growers and producers of organic, recycled and eco-yarns. On the south coast, the cooler weather begins in May, during the Noongar season of Djeran, and often runs right through to Djilba in September. Winter Wilding aims to inspire a desire to experience the wild outdoors even during these colder months, because of a rmly held belief that as humans we are happier, more grounded and connected to others, when we immerse ourselves in natural awe inspiring beauty on a regular basis. There is also the hope that if more of us deepened our connection to the earth and the country on which we walk, we might feel compelled to tread more lightly. After all we only have this one wild and precious life*
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Amber Launay, the designer behind Winter Wilding, migrated from the UK in 2007. Having been used to the luxury of double glazing and centrally heated houses, she has spent much of her time in Australia exerting great eort to stay warm during the cold winter months. Working in the arts and cultural sector in regional areas introduced her to groups of mostly older women practicing traditional craft practices and she was inspired to learn to crochet as a practical response to staying warm, as conscious activism, and to help promote craft making knowledge and skills so they are not lost and forgotten.
FIND OUT MORE
Winter Wilding can be found at the Kwoorabup Community Markets on a sunday, with small scale garments, yarn and accessories for sale.
Downloadable PDF patterns are available for purchase from etsy.com/shop/winterwilding
To enquire about future workshops email Amber on firstname.lastname@example.org
Denmark Arts Member Ticket$15.00+$0.38 service feeSold Out
Non-member Ticket$20.00+$0.50 service feeSold Out
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