Creative Art & Craft Classes, Courses, Workshops at the PCC

Beginners Guide to Indoor Gardening BOOKED OUT

In conjunction with The Plant Society*

When: Saturday 4 May from 10 am to 12 noon
Where: Plant Craft Cottage enter via H Gate
Cost: $30 per person
Bookings at www.theplantsociety.com.au/workshops/beginners-guide-to-indoor-gardening
Enquiries: Plant Society 0439 282 409 or Friends 9650 6398

Keep your indoor plants thriving with our beginners’ guide to indoor gardening. In this two-hour workshop you will learn a range of basic indoor gardening skills including watering, the right light, repotting and maintaining your plants. This informal social session will remove your fear of indoor gardening.
*The Plant Society has been born from a passion for design and plants, but also to create a plant community, or as we like to call it, a ‘plant social network’. By celebrating plants and all things green, we hope to establish a knowledge bank of skills and techniques that can be enjoyed by all plant enthusiasts, whatever their skill level.

Lavender Basketry Workshop - BOOKED OUT

Stitched Exposed-Core Lavender Basket

When: Saturday 11 May 10.30 am – 2.30 pm
Where: Plant Craft Cottage RBGV, Melbourne Gardens enter via H Gate
Cost: Friends $65 Non-members $80
All materials and morning tea provided. BYO lunch.
Bookings essential. Maximum number of participants – 8.
In this workshop you will work with dried English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) to make a coiled basket using a variety of stitching materials including raffia, linen thread and cotton. The lavender fragrance remains for many years.
Written instructions for collecting and drying plant materials will be included, along with tips from the Cottage basket-makers on simple techniques for basket-making.
Warning: Lavender can sometimes cause an allergic reaction, such as sneezing and sore eyes. The workshop will be held outdoors under cover.

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or phone Friends' office for Enquiries or bookings - 03 9650 6398

Beginners Basketry Workshop NO. 2 (Repeat) - BOOKED OUT

When: Saturday 25 May 2019 - 10 am to 3 pm

Where: Plant Craft Cottage RBGV, Melbourne Gardens enter via H Gate
Cost: 
Friends $85     Non-Members $95 
Limit of 10 per workshop Morning tea and coffee provided. BYO Lunch.

Continue in our series of Tackle the War on Waste Workshops with Jodie Goldring, who is a notorious gleaner that has a broad range of creative experiences to share. Patterned shirts go out of fashion so quickly that they tend to crowd the hanging spaces in our wardrobes and at op shops. In this workshop you are invited to use them to make complex colouration in the creation of a coiled basket using a mariposa stitch. You will also learn the technique of string making which is a relaxing thing to do at the end of the day and resulting cordage can be used for a myriad of things around the house and garden, such as tying a tomato plant to a stake.  So, grab your old patterned shirts and join us for a beginners’ basketry workshop at Plant Craft Cottage nestled in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens. This workshop will inspire you to make your very own treasures by re-purposing your old clothes to tackle the growing war on waste.
No experience needed. All materials included. Suitable for both adults and teenagers.

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or phone Friends' office for Enquiries or bookings - 03 9650 6398

Macrame Wall Hanging Plant Holder Workshop 

Join us for a knotty morning, learning the ins and outs of Macramé! Learn to use simple and traditional knots to create your own hanging work of art! Everything will be supplied for you to create a macramé plant hanger including, cotton rope, a pot & indoor plant. In this workshop we will be learning the basics of macramé knotting and some more complex knots for those with experience.  
Your Teacher will be Roz Slade, who is a Melbourne based textile designer and maker who loves exploring the connection people have with textiles and sharing her appreciation for the hand-crafts with others. Roz teaches textile-based workshops around Melbourne and Regional Victoria, combining her love and knowledge of textiles with the therapeutic act of hand-making. Her label Be Kind Textiles is about what she loves doing most, creating thoughtful quality products, while using sustainable methods, ethically sourcing materials and being kind to the earth.
When: Saturday 22 June 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Where: Plant Craft Cottage, RBGV Melbourne Gardens enter vie H Gate
Cost: Friends $90   Non members $110
Booking essential. Numbers limited to 12

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or phone Friends' office for Enquiries or bookings - 03 9650 6398

Beginners Basketry Workshop No. 3

Tackling the war on waste at this third of 4 beginners basketry workshop, with Jodie Goldring. Tackle the War on Waste with Jodie Goldring who is a notorious gleaner that has a broad range of creative experiences to share. Learn how to use green waste from the garden to make a small to medium sized basket using the traditional basketry technique of twining. Twining is the twisting of two strands of flexible material around a vertical support. This technique creates shape as well as adds stability to baskets.
Materials will be provided as well as information about how to collect, dry and prepare your own plant material at home. This workshop will inspire you to transform plants pruned in the garden into treasured baskets that help tackle the growing war on waste. 
So, join us for a beginners’ basketry workshop at Plant Craft Cottage nestled in the RBGV Melbourne Gardens. No experience needed. All materials included. Suitable for both adults and teenagers.

When: Saturday 3 August 2019 - 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Plant Craft Cottage RBGV, Melbourne Gardens enter via H Gate
Cost: Friends $85     Non-Members $95 
Limit of 10 per workshop Morning tea and coffee provided. BYO Lunch.

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or phone Friends' office for Enquiries or bookings - 03 9650 6398 

Ikebana Workshop 

Experience the art of Ikebana, a traditional form of Japanese floristry. Join Lara Telford, Ikebana artist and teacher of Sogetsu School of Ikebana on this wonderful workshop. Evoke your creative spirit. With Ikebana you’ll learn new skills, find unexpected encounters with people and nature, experience a profound meditation, and see things you haven’t noticed before. You become more humble, practise to let go, realize that less is more. You are on a journey of Kadensho-the way of flowers.
 This workshop is broken into two parts and you will create two different arrangements to take home. You will explore Moribana style Ikebana producing both an upright and slanting forms. Moribana is one form of Ikebana and the term ‘Moribana’ means ‘piled up flowers’ providing the foundation for the creation of the floral piece. 
Your flowers, branches and oasis will be provided along with handouts to take home.  Please bring your own secateurs.
When: Saturday 10 August 10 am – 3 pm with 1 hour lunch break
Where: Plant Craft Cottage, RBGV Melbouren Gardens, enter via H Gate
Cost:  $120 members and $150 non-members
Bookings essential. Numbers limited

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or phone Friends' office for Enquiries or bookings - 03 9650 6398

Rainforest Terrarium Workshop 

Create a terrarium in the lovely surrounds of the Plant Craft Cottage
A terrarium is a beautiful way to keep plants indoors and decorate your space. A closed rainforest terrarium is a miniature ecosystem consisting of plants, stones, moss, other materials and figurines, crystals or ornaments for decoration. You will learn how to build a healthy ecosystem and maintain it for years to come.
You will leave with your own large terrarium and a head full of ideas on how you can make more!
What a great way to spend Winters day nestled deep in the Botanic Gardens at Plant Craft Cottage making your own mini-garden. 
When: Saturday 24 August 9.30am – 12.30pm
Where:  Plant Craft Cottage, RBGV, Melbourne Gardens, Enter via Gate H
Cost: Friends  $120 non members  $150
Booking essential as numbers are limited

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or phone Friends' office for Enquiries or bookings - 03 9650 6398

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