Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August
Get ready for a real treat as Craft Punk focuses on body-hugging creativity this winter with draping, constructing, coiling and decorating. Book a workshop led by industry experts and create a re-constructed garment from manufactured knit off-cuts inspired by Belgium fashion designer Martin Margiela, or a beautiful contemporary breastplate, neck-piece or body adornment using Indigenous Pacific Island traditional coiling techniques. Join our drop-in session and make a Japanese inspired wrapping cloth or decorate a hankie. Craft Punk is all about giving you the tools to take making into your own hands!
Wrapped and Knotted
11 and 12 August, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Free with Museum admission (ages 12 years and over). No bookings required.
Create a Japanese inspired wrapping cloth to cover a small gift or decorate a hankie with simple tacking stitch and appliqué. All materials supplied. Children should be accompanied by an adult
Re-constructing knitwear: create an up-cycled machine knitted garment
11 and 12 August, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Suitable for ages 14 and over with basic hand-sewing skills.
$85 adult, $80 Powerhouse member (includes Museum admission)
Alana Clifton-Cunningham is a designer of contemporary machine knitting and a lecturer in Fashion and Textile, Design faculty at UTS, Sydney. Alana has exhibited her work at the International Fashion Art Biennale in Seoul and her work is currently on tour with the Tamworth Textile Triennial.
Pacific Island inspired jewellery
11 and 12 August, 10.30am – 12.30, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Beginners welcome (age 14 years and over)
$20 adult, $15 Powerhouse member (includes Museum admission)
Seve Faleupolu Gooding, a Samoan craftsperson, will introduce you to traditional wrapping and weaving techniques that can be used to make contemporary jewellery, body adornment or interior decorations. Learn some inspiring age-old body adorning techniques refashioned into contemporary jewellery from one of our nearest Pacific Island neighbours. Useing traditional and non-traditional materials Seve Faleupolu will show you how to make a pendant, bracelet or necklace. All materials supplied including coloured raffia, feathers and an assortment of braids and threads. Feel free to bring along any beloved materials, such as beads, that you might like to incorporate into your work.