Castlemaine Artists Market
Providing we're out of lockdown, the next Artists Market will be held at the Western Reserve, Castlemaine on Sunday August 1 from 9am - 2pm.
Needle felting workshops
There are two upcoming workshops at Castlemaine Community house during August! Find out more below.
Date: Saturday August 28 and Sunday August 29
Location: Castlemaine Community House
Cost: $105 full, $85 concession
Early bird fee: $95 available until August 12
What do you get? All tools and materials are provided.
You get to keep whatever you make along with anything needed to finish it, plus a set of needles and an info sheet.
If you'd like to make something specific it can help to bring along some reference images.
How to book: You can book via the Social Planet.
For the August 28 class click here.
For the August 29 class click here.
Have you been to the shop?
Currently there are sheep to be adopted, cards that can be sent to friends out (or in) lockdown zones, and soon there will be face masks!
You can find the shop tab at the top of the page, or just click here.
Hello, I'm Beth.
It's lovely to meet you!
I’m afraid I’m not actually a little grassbird with the ability to make things. I’m just a common or garden variety human living in Castlemaine with my partner and our two cats. It’s a bit of a disappointment, I know.
It can be a pretty sad and stressful world we live in. I’m here to cheer it up for you with cute and quirky needle felting, embroideries, cards, jewellery, and other fun bits and bobs.
What’s that, you prefer making things yourself? No problem! Have a stab at one of the DIY kits, or come along to a workshop.
I love seeing what you make! Please do tag me @littlegrassbird or use the hashtag #littlegrassbirdmakes so I can find your amazing pieces.
You can find out a bit more on the appropriately titled about page, or check out the blog.
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