Brooch Making Class - NSW Seniors Festival

Free workshop for seniors



2 hours Class size 8 to 12     label Free

These beautiful brooches were handmade during an era when fashionable materials were in short supply due to the war effort, and people were adept at the concept of Make Do and Mend. They're making a comeback now due to more and more people showing interest in sustainable fashion.

In this free seniors class, you will learn how to use tubing gathered from coathangers to make these beautiful floral arrangements. It's up to you whether you use it as a brooch, an earring or as a decoration.

This class will be lead by Ffranses Ingram, a visual artist and illustrator living in the Inner West. She has been working in textiles since a child, studied at the School of Wool and Textiles in Adelaide, and has just returned from a two-month residency at the Textile Centre in Iceland where she explored prodrugs using Icelandic materials.

Having been brought up in Wales, textiles had to be functional - an idea which she has never really shaken off. She has tried to make her functional items as beautiful and colourful as possible.

This workshop is free for seniors, thanks to co-funding by a NSW Seniors Festival Grant provided by the Department of Communities and Justice.

At the end of the workshop, you are welcome to join a tour of the Reverse Garbage warehouse.

Please note:
We work very hard to reach our minimum numbers for every workshop, but sometimes (not very often) we just don't get there. When this happens, we need to cancel. To be fair to our team members and to you, we make this decision around five business days before the event.


Knowledge required
No experience required.
 
What you'll get
  • Two hours of expert tuition
  • All materials will be supplied
  • The skills to continue on their own
What to bring
Just a water bottle.
 
Suitable for

This class is great for a birthday or hens party.


Reverse Garbage is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

Additional precautions taken: COVID Safe plan in place

Location

8/142 Addison Road, Marrickville NSW

Your teacher
Reverse Garbage
Reverse Garbage

4.8 (189)
12k

We are a creative reuse centre making a difference in the world by reducing waste and creating change in the way we look at resources.

We run workshops for kids, adults and community groups so everyone can learn how to consume less and make more! With us, you'll see the creative potential in leftover and castaway materials to save them from going into landfill.

At Reverse Garbage you’ll find the materials, skills and inspiration you need to live more creatively, more sustainably and more meaningfully.


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Pamela Woods Apr 2021

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Wonderful class, really enjoyed it. Francis is an excellent teacher, good clear instructions, friendly and warm. She made sure everyone was able to conquer the tiny fiddly parts. The brooches themselves were so clever,a few discarded bits of plastic tubes and voila! Really cute vintage style brooches. Excellent.

Jewellery Making workshop review by Pamela Woods

Samia Kassis Apr 2021


What was the teacher like? Very nice and helpful teacher
How was the venue? The venue was good enough
If materials were provided, did you like them? Yes i did
Was the class good value for money?
What did you do / learn? I learned and finish a very nice brooch

Suzanne Voysey Apr 2021


The tutor was welcoming. All materials provided. It was fun learning something new that dated from so long ago. The tutor was helpful to everyone, was very pleasant & positive giving plenty of encouragement. I managed to create a quite attractive brooch with my fumbly fingers!

Ana Cavagnola Apr 2021


Class was very entertaining. Teacher communication skills was very good, all materials were provided and ready to start making the piece. I enjoyed the workshop very much and was pleased to be using the materials provided. It’s amazing How you can repurpose materials that are already there. Thank you

Elisa Farias Apr 2021


Nice teacher. Good use of plastic materials. We had fun. The venue was ok. We have been to Reverse Garbage many times even though we come from the west.

Diane Delzoppo Apr 2021


teacher was excellent
class was a lot of fun
venue was fine
my brooch was interesting

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Anonymized Customer Apr 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


Absolutely fantastic! The brooches looked great, the teacher was amazing and it was a very enjoyable day. Much appreciated!

Sharon Stockwell Apr 2021


Frances was very generous with her time, organising materials for us and patiently helping each participant. Her instructions were clear and delivered with plenty of encouragement. I am very glad I attended, and I am so pleased with my brooch. Thank you!

Jewellery Making workshop review by Sharon Stockwell

Denise Fahey Apr 2021


Frances the teacher was fantastic, fun and encouraging. Great venue.
Loved the afternoon and have made new friends.
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