Calling all crafty-type people ... bring your current project (small and portable is best!) along to a Crafternoon session with Seedsmiths Tasmania, starting June 2016. Come along to the designated venue with your embroidery, crochet, knitting, sketching (or whatever!) and spend some time chatting and making, over coffee or tea (or a glass of wine if you like.) Bring some friends and maybe make some new ones!
If possible, please use the event page on Facebook to register your interest before the Crafternoon session, or send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org - this enables us to book a table at the venue and ensures that there's enough room for everyone. For updates and reminders, keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The first Crafternoon with Seedsmiths Tasmania will be held at Jo & Co Cafe, 74 Main Rd, Penguin on Friday 17th June at 2:00pm. There is no cost to participate, other than what you want to eat and drink.
Hope to see some of you there!
Michelle and Naomi
Here at Seedsmiths, we don't think you necessarily need formal qualifications to teach someone a skill. You need to have direct knowledge of that skill and you need to be reliable. You don't even have to be an extrovert! The most important thing is being where you'll say you'll be, doing what you'll say you'll do and communicating whatever your skill is to others who are interested in learning it.
If you're keen to teach something (and it can be absolutely anything - gardening, cooking, preserving, baking, building, painting, drawing, pottery, knitting, crochet, macrame, wood and metalworking, etc, etc.) but are a little nervous about the idea of getting in front of others to do so, please don't be! Michelle and I are able to provide extra assistance with that - we're both qualified and experienced secondary school teachers (and you don't get a much tougher crowd than high school kids!) so we have lots of advice and tips we can share to get you through that aspect of running a course, as well as the usual admin and promotion that comes along with being a Seedsmiths teacher.
To start off, think about a simple but specific skill, it may be casting on/off in knitting, it might be making a small batch of jam, or how to build a simple wooden frame or box. Start small and begin brainstorming how you would go about teaching that skill or item. Jot down a step-by-step instruction list. Then head over here, download and fill in our application form as best you can. Email it to us: email@example.com and we can get the ball rolling.
At the moment we're doing a call-out to discover exactly what kinds of things people are interested in learning. We'll be putting together a list and posting it here on our blog and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Keep checking back regularly - if what you can teach doesn't appear on the list, don't let that stop you! Get in touch with us, we can put out feelers and see if there's enough interest to run your course, you never know until you try and you lose nothing by giving it a shot!
Have you got questions? Can you put us in touch with someone who you think might like to teach a course through us? Email us (address above), click on the 'Contact Seedsmiths' link below, or comment on this blog post.
Michelle and Naomi
What do you want to learn? It might be artsy or crafty, it might be cooking, baking, gardening, wood or metalworking? It may be writing, photography, painting, drawing or even blogging! Are you a local artist, crafter, business or creative who would like to learn some social media management tools? What is the one thing you've always wanted to learn how to do? Comment on this post, click the 'Contact Seedsmiths' link below or email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the main reasons behind establishing Seedsmiths was an attempt to fill the gap that can see people on the NW coast miss out on opportunities to learn something new. It's not always practical travel-wise, or financially for people here to participate in mainland or southern (or even northern) Tasmanian workshops and classes. So, if you have an idea for a workshop or course you'd like to have a go at, here on the NW (or even West) coast, get in touch - we'd love to hear from you!
Michelle and Naomi
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