Saturday, April 17, 2010

world environment day

Celebrating all things for a sustainable lifestyle, BOSS is hosting a World Environment Day event on Saturday June 5.

Stalls, demonstrations, information, activities, hand made goods, local produce, great food, entertainment. Stallholders welcome.

Email if you'd like to get involved. We'd like to see a great range of sustainable industries represented.

All possible through the support of the Department of Environment and Resource Management, the Department of Communities and the Scenic Rim Regional Council.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

felted pots with sue wright

two hour workshop - saturday 22 may
9.30 - 11.30am. $10

learn how to turn a handful of wool into a beautiful felted pot.

a fun introductory 'hands on' workshop to working with sheep wool fibre to produce a small pot.

participants will require dexterity with their hands in order to create the pot. There re several techniques involved, eg, layering cleaned and processed fleece, 'massaging', decorating, rolling and shaping.

All materials will be supplied, but please bring an old towel.

Email for more info or to book.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

eco batik with patena moesker

eco batik workshop - saturday 24 april 10am - 4pm $20
Patena Moesker, amazing artist with 20 years teaching and art making experience.
Working with 100% natural fibres, first the garment will be hand dyed with
natural products like brown onion skins, tannin from wood, or aged metals.
The workshop will then teach the art of batik, a technique thought to be over a thousand years old. Patena will share her skills and fascination with the fabric dyeing method of batik, creating fabulous shapes and forms on specially prepared fabric.

The process involves dyeing fabric by making use of a resist technique; covering areas of cloth with wax, a dye-resistant substance, to prevent the fabric absorbing colors.
All materials will be supplied, however please let us know if you have some garments or fabric you'd like to recreate into a new look. These need to be 100% natural fabric or rayon. Patena will dye these beforehand in readiness for the workshop.
Email for more information and to book.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Scenic Rim Low Carbon Diet

The hunt is on for the Biggest Carbon Loser as tourism operators and community members of the Scenic Rim take the Bligh Government’s Low Carbon Diet, as part of more than $300,000 worth of community grants to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Round Four of the $1 million program.

Tourism operators and community members within the Scenic Rim are invited to a series of free workshops to improve their business sustainability for better efficiency and real dollar savings. The workshops will educate and challenge the participants to make real reductions in the carbon footprint of their business operations.

Boonah Workshops are 21 April, 4 and 19 May all at the Sports Complex between 10am and 12 noon.

More info and timetable for workshops is on the website of Scenic Rim Escapes organisers of the program. Other sessions are at Beaudesert and Mt Tamborine.