Fun before we take a break :-)
Hi Sheddies - this is a very brief update to let you know the volunteers and facilitators will be taking a break during the school holidays. Last week we had a great session with Natalie, who guided us through Shibori dyeing techniques at a member meetup. The community centre looked lovely with all the finished items on the line. We will be planning another session soon, hopefully on a Saturday.
Before we have some time off we have more fun planned this week:
Tuesday : Drawing for beginners - just bring a pencil and pad to get grounded in the basics
Thursday : Treat yourself to a chilled day with yoga at 9.30 followed by weaving at 11 (come to either or come to both)
Saturday : Members Craft retreat - Macraclay. Start the day making some handbuilt clay bowls - . Follow that with a walk, and then move onto macrame plant hangers. Finish the day by returning to your pottery and making any finishing touches. You will be able to keep your favourite piece (after glazing and firing). We want to make a few extras for sale at the open day on August 8th.
The shed will be offline from 26th June until 12th July, but that doesn't mean you can't keep in touch via our members app - band. You can use band to set up chat rooms, make plans and join in with ideas for new groups. We are currently discussing setting up beginners guitar, beginners ukelele , a sewing bee, our nexxt shibori meetup and a social book club. The band app also links to our calendar so you can see what's happening in one place.
Our walking group will continue to run during the break - please make sure you book online as they will be meeting for a spot of gentle street orienteering next week. At Sunshine beach.
After the break we will be back with more workshops including vegan bliss balls and dips with Sara, and another session with Martine, our finance guru. Please check our calendar for the latest workshop info.
One more reminder - tickets are still available for the Evening with the Dragon event on 26th September. We have been given priority access to the tickets, so if enough of us can go we will have the place to ourselves! If you have never seen a Japanese Anagama firing you are in for a treat- these pottery kilns only fire once or twice a year, and this one, Syrinx, also makes pizza :-). Tickets go on sale to the general public 1st of July.
Hope to see you soon
Fire, Mud and Rope
Hi ladies - how are you? How is it feeling to be slowly engaging with the world again?We've been busy this week - meditation, pottery, macrame, book club, yoga, pilates, gardening and walking!
If you are worried that you might miss out, don't worry - we will run some of these activities again, but if you are really keen to join in the fun, please download the 'Band' App - you can access our calendar, chat with other members and you get to hear about one off activities that are just for members - like the macrame meetup this week, and the introduction to handbuilt pottery.
This week we have our regular yoga, pilates and meditation classes - the yoga is back at the shed and online, pilates and meditation are online. Our Tuesday walkers are back again meeting at 8am at Tickle Park, Coolum. Also on Tuesday its another class back at the shed - drawing for beginners, and we are covering chapter 7 of the book - looking at positive aspects of negative space. Sorry we haven't managed to get the last lesson up online yet-too busy! We put it all in the members area so you can join anytime. We also have an informal shibori 'bee' on Thursday 11-3- we will be working on some things to sell as a fundraiser. Tickets will be available on Monday.
Meanwhile, some of the vocal group are nervous about Thursday evening - it's only our second time meeting up in person! If you are coming you can listen to the songs we have been working on over zoom - we have a playlist on soundcloud - the link is in the members area.
PLEASE NOTE: All activities are must be booked in advance - even free ones! It helps us comply with COVID 19 requirements, and it really speeds up the check in process.
BOOK BEFORE 1st JULY! We have been given priority access to tickets for 'An evening with the dragon' with Tania Edwards, on 26th September at 6-8.30pm. Tania has an enormous woodfired pottery kiln in the hills of Cooroy. Firings take a team of people working round the clock for up to a week, the kiln itself is big enough to sleep in (although too hot!). Meanwhile inside the kiln, the magic is happening as the different temperatures, wood ash and oxygen levels are manipulated by the kiln team. These kilns are so big, they only fire a few times a year, so it's pretty special to get an invite.
We have been invited to enjoy a light supper of her mom's homemade soup and garlic pizza bread cooked on the kiln. Tania will talk us through the process and you will be able to see her work being fired (bring sunglasses to look in a kiln!). It's a really atmospheric evening, and you get to take your soup bowl home as a souvenir. We would love to make this an exclusive Women's shed night out, so Tania is giving us priority access until 1st July - let's see if we can all get up there and enjoy the warmth of the kiln - tickets are $50 for members. BYO wine. We will arrange car sharing nearer the time. Book here
The shed at Research Street is opening on Thursday 11th June - what it means for you
This guidance may change - the latest information can be found here. This information is valid from 1st June to 17th August. It is important that all people book online in advance to allow us to meet the contact tracing and social distancing requirements.
Please do not attend if you are showing any symptoms - you will be asked to leave.
Gatherings at Research Street Community Centre:
Back at the shed this week
9.30 am Gentle yoga with Simone ( also available online)
6.30pm Women that run with the Wolves Bookclub
Vinyasa yoga (online, 8am)
Macrame meetup - members only, fully booked
Most activities are run from the Coolum Men's Shed Community Centre. 26 Research Street, Coolum 4573 QLD
Our purpose - connection through recreation