In February, as part of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2018, the Loom Room hosted a special event called Re-imagining Textile Waste to draw our attention to the issue of textile waste.
As part of the event, the community was invited to participate in two special events:
An exhibition of works by members of the Loom Room including garments, rugs, jewellery and homewares that have been mended or reconstructed. Visitors to the exhibition on weekends watched demonstrations and participated in mini workshops.
Launched: Friday 23 February at 7pm
Exhibition ran: Friday 23 February - Thursday 8 March
At: Joel Gallery, 5 Sargood St, Altona
Open: Mon to Fri 10am-4pm & Sat to Sun 11am-3pm
Saturday 24 February
Work with Colleen Miller to help decorate a children's cubby with textile waste and learn how to locker hook in the process. 11am-12.30pm
Tiffany Westphal will demonstrate how to make a rag rug made from jeans and t-shirts. Noon-1pm
Demonstration using needle felting to repair holes in woollen garments with Wendy Clarke and weaving on a table top loom with Evie Palmer. 1pm-2pm
Sunday 25 February
Learn how to make string with fabric scraps with Tiffany Westphal. 1.30pm-2.30pm
Saturday 3 March
Work with Colleen Miller to help decorate a children's cubby with textile waste. Learn how to locker hook in the process. 11am-12.30pm
Sunday 4 March
Practise some visible mending and mend a square on our 'Mend Me Quilt' with Tiffany Westphal. 1.30pm-2.30pm.
The Loom Room is a community group that meets weekly at 1pm on Wednesdays in Williamstown (in the Seniors building) on the corner of Ferguson St and Melbourne Rd.
Members of the Loom Room are very enthusiastic about all kinds of textile arts and crafts and love to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with each other and with members of the community. Anyone can become a member or attend casually. Memberships are $10 per term or casual visits are $2.