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? Clunes Neighbourhood House, 70 Bailey Street, Clunes, 3370 (Lee Medlyn Home of Bottles), Tues - Fri, 9.45am - 3.15pm
Joe Perse gets another yummy pizza ready 1st TUESDAY PIZZA LUNCH SPECIAL
Yes they're back! Local chef Joe Perse creates delicious pizzas to share.
Come and join the growing number of people who have discovered our pizza lunches!

Great food, Great conversation.

4th February ::  4th March ::  1st April
12-1:30pm, Supper Room Town Hall ::  $5.00 bookings recommended

Sharing art, ideas, food and conversation.

Last Thursday of the month in the gallery at the Supper Room, Town Hall.
Bread and soup provided. BYO beverage. $5.00

February: Thursday 27th, 6-8pm: Introducing GRASSLANDS
Join Rebecca Russell and Ken Evans as they discuss the ideas, artists and process behind their latest production GRASSLANDS. Working with dance puppetry, projection and a stage of living native grasses, GRASSLANDS explores our fragile connection to place. GRASSLANDS brings together an exciting team of local and Melbourne based artists and ecologists to develop this work during 2014.

March: Thursday 27th, 6-8pm: The Booksellers of Clunes present "My First Favourite Book"
Join the booksellers of Clunes as they discuss the first book that rocked their world and set them on the path towards owning a bookshop. Join this discussion about early influences and the impact a good book can have on a young mind. What was your first favourite book?

Featuring Pam Adams, Ian Baker, David Bernstien, James Curzon-Siggers, Joan Rogers, Wendy Sattler and Robin Schmidt.

Janette Wotherspoon

DESIGN, DYE, PRINT AND MAKE - with Janette Wotherspoon

Textile artist Janette Wotherspoon is offering 4 half day workshops that will inspire your creativity and develop skills and techniques for dyeing and screen printing. This can be used as a way to embellish plain fabrics to create a unique and individual style of your own. The fabrics can then be used to create clothing and or home wares such as cushions or craft items for your self and your home.

Saturday 1st March, 1pm-4pm, $35.00 includes fabric
Dyeing Fabric with Natural Dyes
Use rose petals, turmeric, walnuts and other natural products to dye fabric. This is an inexpensive, easy, fun, and fascinating way to change the colour of drab old material. Bring natural fibre clothing or fabric to dye or work with the fabric provided.

Saturday 15th March, 1pm-4pm, $30.00
Drawing and designing motifs suitable for screen printing. Create your own original designs or bring designs to adapt for printing such as gift card and wrapping paper designs. Please bring pencils for drawing, a sketchbook and designs to adapt. Sketchbooks will be available for purchase at the workshop.

Saturday 22nd March, 1pm-4pm, $35.00 fabric included
Screen printing the motifs and designs on to fabrics as placement prints

The designs can be used to embellish clothing or home-wares you already have. There will be an opportunity to also do some stencil printing using other forms of printing and stamping. Bring along garments or fabric for printing or work with the fabric supplied. Fabric must be natural fibre, 100% cotton or 100% silk are best.

Saturday 29th March, 1-4pm, $30.00
Make a product, jewellery or embellish clothing using your printed designs

Make a cushion or a bag or a simple garment from the printed fabrics you have made. You will be able to access new tips for sewing tuition and product designing advice in this workshop. Bring your sewing machine and garments, cushions etc to embellish. There will be a couple of machines also available on the day.

Old fashioned Household Remedies, facilitated by Pam Adams.

Wednesday 12th March, 11am-12.30pm
$5.00 includes morning tea

Come and join the conversation on Home Remedies and Brews. Bring along a recipe for your favourite natural product that you can make at home, be it shampoo, air freshener, kitchen or bathroom cleaner, or health remedy. Share your thoughts or just listen and take home some fabulous ideas. Old ideas are new again!

NATIVE GRASSES identify, propagate, grow
with Dale Tonkinson, Ecologist with 20 years specialising in native grasses.

Thursday 20th March, 6pm-9pm, $5.00
COMMUNITY SPACE (Alliance St behind the Bottle Museum)

BBQ included, Places limited, Bookings required

Help grow grass for the GRASSLANDS project while learning simple techniques to be able to grow your own. Native grasses are easy to grow and they are perfect for home gardeners, conservation, preservation or farming. Learn basic identification of native grasses and how to successfully propagate from seed and division.