May 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Sound Temple
$50 contribution
The Sound Temple
0474 555 444

Contribution: $50

Common Threads – Woven through Community


Join Jane Milburn for this once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in a three hour hands on workshop of Mindful Mending.

Jane is travelling directly from over East to us at The Sound Temple to bring her wealth of expertise on this topic to the heart of the Perth Hills Community.

Jane says “Clothing is as essential as food for our health and wellbeing because clothes do for us on the outside what food does inside – they nourish, warm, and engage body and soul. What we choose to wear impacts how we feel and how we present to the world.”

As conscious eaters are now aware of sourcing fresh whole food and returning to the kitchen – conscious dressers are engaging in the process of learning where and how their clothes are made. Our choices have profound influence – yet sometimes we are too busy to think much about them.”

This interactive workshop will be led by Jane Milburn based on a philosophy of living lightly on Earth through the everyday practice of mindful mending brings love.

Mended garments carry a story of care. They reflect a triumph of imperfection over pretention, while the act of mending itself brings transformation in both mender and mended.

Bring a few garments that need fixing and we share ideas for visible mending, darning, patching and embellishing over and around holes, tears and blemishes. Equipment provided, but if you have needle, thread and scissors please bring them along.

Stay for a lovely warm light supper afterwards.
Maximum: 15 people.

This workshop is followed on in the evening with another event “A Conversation About Clothes” please make a separate booking if you are wanting to attend both events.

Jane Milburn is an accomplished media advisor and communicator with a proven record of effective advocacy for rural, health and professional groups. Jane’s extensive business, media and creative networks provide excellent linkages and outcomes for clients and contacts. Jane is an agricultural scientist, a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, and recently completed postgraduate leadership study at James Cook University.

In 1999, Jane helped reactivate the Rural Press Club of Queensland as a leading agribusiness network and was awarded life membership in 2009. Jane is the founder of Textile Beat, an innovative enterprise that taps into growing interest in ethical and sustainable ways to reduce our clothing footprint. As with the rising interest in home cooking and food growing for health and wellbeing, Jane believes there is a pressing need to rethink our approach to textiles and fashion.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April.

This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 3:00pm Wednesday 30th May 2018 (arrive from 2:45pm)
Ends: 6:30pm
Includes: Waming cups of organic tea and nourishing light supper
What to Bring: Equipment provided, but if you have a needle, thread and scissors please bring them along and any items of clothing you want to mend mindfully.
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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