Meet the makers behind the creations

Artists will take part in We The Makers Create. (Pictures: Supplied)

The National Wool Museum’s We The Makers Create is a sustainable and ethical fashion-focused platform. Encouraging people to make, mend, refashion and re-purpose – offering a new perspective on fast fashion and consumerism.

Join artists sharing their knowledge to teach new skills and inspire us to take pride in making and reduce the impact of our wardrobe.

Whether you’re a professional or beginner, complete the courses at your own pace. Be inspired by the variety of ideas – from practical to playful. Follow Megan Anderson’s steps to make a simple three-layered face mask with ties or allow Ana Fernanda Covarrubias to make you fall in love with your old T-shirts again with her course on how to refashion a T-shirt. Let Ruth Woods from Craft School Oz teach you a range of creative mending techniques. These are only a few of the wonderful experiences on offer.

Access to the courses and videos are free thanks to support from the National Wool Museum and the City of Greater Geelong – helping artists during the pandemic.

The museum is adapting to the COVID-19 world and is hosting a series of live online events in November. Try the courses at your own pace then take the opportunity to delve into meeting the makers and expanding your skillset.

Join in for a chance to meet some of the artists behind the event in small group sessions and ask your burning questions.

How to build a sustainable wardrobe with Courtney Holm

Creative mending share and solve with Ruth Woods

Refashioning share and solve with Ana Fernanda Covarrubias

Electrical Jewellery share and solve with Vivian Qiu

Natural Dyeing share and solve with Tamara Leacock

These events will be run on Zoom in a meeting-style format where all attendees can use their cameras and will be given the opportunity to speak directly with the artist. Minimum ticket cost is $5 (plus fees) to make the event accessible for all.

Engagement, learning and programs manager Stephanie Rosestone says the artists are eager to meet those who have taken their courses and share their successes.

“We are excited to bring this new opportunity for personal interaction to our popular courses,” she says.

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Authorised by G. Wilson-Browne, acting chief executive officer, City of Greater Geelong, 30 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria