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The Creative Year

Create Connect Inspire - a Year of making time for making. (Listed in Australian Dollars $AU)

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IMAGINE a whole year dedicated to learning new crafts, slowing down and creating meaning in your days, & connecting to your own creativity in a whole new way. This beautiful course gives you 12 different creative making courses - basically more than a year's worth of learning, making, exploring and creating. Aimed at helping you to slow down in your everyday life, while finding the mediation in crafting, you'll learn a whole heap of different crafts, as well as listen to my conversations on slow living.

Each Creative Making session will feature one new project that will include all the how-tos, from gathering & making your supplies, to creating your finished work. Most sessions will teach more than one technique, showing you how to make your supplies as well as how to create your finished piece (ie - learning how to dye your raffia before you weave with it = 2 techniques for one month's teaching).

You'll receive ::
+ Video lessons each month on a different project
+ Full materials list, which includes easy to access materials often things you already have
+ Facebook & Instagram support (via a private FB account)
+ Downloadable technique instructions (eg - stitches & recipes)
+ A connection to a community of creative makers through Instagram & Facebook
+ most projects suitable for children & crafting with children
+ and more as may be appropriate for each month - I'm open to suggestions, feedback & advice.

The projects will be suitable for beginners with minimal crafting skills, aimed to work around & within regular everyday life (I have 3 kids, including a very active 2yr old!). There'll be scope within each project to expand skills you may already have - sometimes the simplest projects bring about the most amazing creative outcomes and outlets. Often it's the journey, not the outcome, that matters the most. There'll be talk about that too.

Each Creative Making Segment will be it's own mini ecourse, and you'll have full access to :
+ Basket Weaving
+ Natural & Botanical Dye with Indigo & Shibori
+ Loom Weaving
+ Making fabric necklaces / bracelets
+ Crochet - making crochet stones, mushrooms and a string bag
+ Eco-dyed paper & simple book binding
+ Paper making using plants from your garden
+ Hand stitch - Slow Stitch
+ Hand printed fabric
+ and more....

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I aim to use minimal tools with my creative making - I don't see the need for buying endless new supplies & materials each month. My way of working is in a sustainable manner - I like to use similar tools across different crafts. The idea is to just create, with what you have, rather than having to buy new supplies every month. Having said that - it depends on your crafting cupboard, what you'll need to purchase extra for each month's project; BUT there will be no large outlay for big tools, etc etc. (Please contact me via email if you've any questions about this).

A whole year's worth of ecourses and creative making for less than one of my workshop days! I've tried to keep this course at a price that is viable for you and for me - I hope this is a lovely balance that works for everyone to have a beautifully connective creative year together!


Your Instructor


Ellie
Ellie

Class Curriculum


  Basket Weaving with Raffia
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  Crochet pebbles, mushrooms, string bag & more...
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  Natural & Botanical Dye with Indigo vat & Shibori
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  Slow Stitch and essays on the importance of quiet creative making
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  Loom Weaving : conversations with a weaving loom
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  Simple Booking Binding & Eco-Printing on Paper
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  Paper Making
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  Screen Printing, Stencil Printing & Instinctual Mark-making on fabric
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  Textile Jewellery
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  Practical Fabric Projects : Lampshade, Bento Bag & Project bags
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Courses Included with Purchase



Slow Stitch and conversations on the importance of quiet creative making
Sashiko & Kantha-style stitchwork creating beautiful pieces - cushion, purse / case and the practice of making
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FREE
Simple Book Making & Eco-Printing on Paper
Create your own art books
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$65
Woven Basket Making
Learn how to hand stitch & basket weave a small dish, vessel or bowl
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$47
Loom Weaving - the craft, art & conversation with a weaving
From beginner basics right through to developing your own artistic voice
Ellie
$65
Natural & Botanical Dye with Indigo vat & Shibori
An in-depth Introduction to Natural & Botanical dye and Indigo. (Listed in Australian Dollars $AU)
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$59
Practical Fabric Projects - a lampshade, bento bag & project bags
hand stitched or machine sewn beautiful practical fabric items
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$25
Printing on Fabric :: Screen Printing, Stencil Printing & Instinctual mark-making
Printing on fabric using stencils & screen printing as well as unique mark-making processes
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$59
Paper making with leaves
hand made paper using leaves from the garden
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$35
Crochet - Pebbles, Mushrooms and more
You'll learn how to make little cosy covers from pebbles, stones, rocks, and sweet mushrooms for some whimsy
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$25

Original Price: $380


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. If you purchase this course on a Payment plan, and you default on your plan, you'll automatically be un-enroled from the course. Please contact me if you'd like to re-enrol.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy with my courses, but unfortunately I due to the nature of online course content, once you enrol I cannot offer a refund. If the course does not match up to the description, and you feel it was wrongly described, please contact me via email (petalplum@gmail.com) and we can chat about it. If you'd like to ask me any more questions about the course, to see if it's suitable for you, please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions.

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