UPCOMING EVENTS

May
23
Wed
2018
Fabric Fascination and Environmental Enthusiasm = Dynamic Discussion @ The Sound Temple
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribution: $20

Common Threads – Woven through Community

Look down at the clothes you are wearing today.

Where have they come from? Who made them?

Do you know what they are made of?

Synthetic fibres from clothing impact our ecosystem in a range of ways.

“The average global annual consumption of textiles has doubled from 7 to 13 kg per person in two decades – and in Australia is twice that at 27kgs per person – and the majority of new clothing is now made from synthetic fibres derived from petroleum.” – Jane Milburn

This workshop aims to provide space for an informed discussion into the impact that clothing production has on our world. You’ll learn about the pros and cons of both man-made and natural fibres, and what we can all do to buy mindfully and demand long-lasting change in the fashion industry.

Bring along your open mind, sense of humour, great expansive questions and a thirst for this dynamic conversation. You will share a nourishing light supper with the group during the evening and it’s a great opportunity to meet new friends who have a Common Thread.

Morgan Kay is a multi-disciplined artist who grew up in the Perth Hills. She has been working with textiles for many years, and creates quirky, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art, costumes, and fancy clothing. Sustainable fashion is a passion of hers, and this is reflected in her fascination and enthusiasm for recycling, up-cycling, and re-purposing fabric.

Morgan will be running workshops over the course of the month aimed at informing the community about the ecological impact of fast fashion products and what we can all do to effect change within the global fashion industry.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April.

This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 7:00pm Wednesday 23rd May 2018 (arrive from 6:45pm)
Ends: 9:00pm
Includes: Warming cups of organic tea and nourishing light supper
To Bring: Open mind, sense of humour, great expansive questions and a thirst for this dynamic conversation
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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May
24
Thu
2018
Mending Boot Camp @ The Sound Temple
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contribution: Free Community Event

Common Threads – Woven through Community

HANDS ON WORKSHOP

Sagging hemline? Busted zip? Missing button? Don’t chuck it…. Mend it!!

Bring your favourite piece of clothing along and allow the marvellous Morgan to teach you all the old-school secrets to mending that you’ve been waiting years to learn. This workshop will be a complete game changer. Put an end to throwing things out – learn how to fix, repair, sew and stitch new life back into old things – you’re going to LOVE it! Suitable for complete beginners to experienced sewers.

This is as much sewing boot camp as it is an opportunity to connect with others and get stitching in a beautiful environment.

Basic sewing equipment is provided, but please bring your own sewing kits if you have them.

Morgan Kay is a multi-disciplined artist who grew up in the Perth Hills. She has been working with textiles for many years, and creates quirky, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art, costumes, and fancy clothing. Sustainable fashion is a passion of hers, and this is reflected in her fascination and enthusiasm for recycling, up-cycling, and re-purposing fabric.

Morgan will be running workshops over the course of the month aimed at informing the community about the ecological impact of fast fashion products and what we can all do to effect change within the global fashion industry.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April. This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages.

These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 10:00am  (arrive from 9:45am)
Ends: 12:00pm
Includes: Endless cups of warming organic teas and coffee
What to Bring: Items for repair and your sewing kit if you have one, if not, sewing supplies are provided
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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May
25
Fri
2018
Passionate Projects Exposing The True Cost @ The Sound Temple
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Contribution: $20

Common Threads – Woven through Community

Join India Easton as she shares with our local community the year long study that she dedicated to the world of fast fashion and the real costs involved to societies worldwide.

This night will include a presentation, a display of her work and India will host a powerful open discussion around the way forward.  Some short TED talks will be shared.

This will be the third event that India is involved in during this month long project and she was the impulse for The Sound Temple to pursue this hot topic.

India Easton has been a long time advocate of sustainable, upcycled and hand-crafted fashion. She has spent many years perfecting various creative and artistic techniques to produce her own personal style of clothing.

For India, 2017 was dedicated to a year long study into the production, processes and destructive impact of fast fashion on our global society. She is one of Perth’s most cutting edge, contemporary protagonists for environmental and social change.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April.

This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 7:00pm Friday 25th May 2018 (arrive from 6:45pm)
Ends: 10:00pm
Includes: Warming cups of organic tea and nourishing light supper
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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May
26
Sat
2018
Saturday Morning Sound Healing @ The Sound Temple
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Contribution: $40 includes : An hour of Sound Healing and a warming cup of tea

** Mothers Day Month Special Event: Bring your mum or a friend along for half price – $60 for 2

Nurture your divine self with sound

The beautiful Sound Healing sessions held every Saturday morning at The Sound Temple are perfect for everyone.

Whether you are starting out on your journey into the amazing benefits of Sound Healing or have experienced the positive results and want to continue, these sessions offer a delicious taster and allow you to dip your toe into the pool of pure, divine love which we create each and every Saturday morning here at The Sound Temple.

Perhaps you are a time-poor executive or a stressed out stay-at-home-mum, or someone experiencing sleep disorders, mild anxiety, stress or chronic pain? Deeply relaxing, supportive and nourishing each session revitalises the immune and nervous systems and can promote positive results for a variety of emotional and physical issues.

Conducted in our hand-crafted wooden resonance chamber with three large symphonic gongs, Corinthian tubular bells, drums, orchestral grade chimes, crystal singing bowls, chanting and didjeridu every cell in your body will be bathed in the wonderous sensations of sound.

Held every Saturday morning for an hour and a half – we’re holding the space for YOU, all we need is for you to honour yourself and say YES!

Blankets, pillows and bolsters provided.

Please be there at least 15 mins before 10am.

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Weave and Wind, Soothe and Spin @ The Sound Temple
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Contribution: $135

Common Threads – Woven through Community

Join Phoebe for a wonderful workshop where you can warp and weft to weave some magic at The Sound Temple.

Learn and put into practice the ancient art of weaving whilst making a beautiful wall hanging to take home and boast pride of place in your favourite space. Phoebe will take you through the weaving process, loom design and weaving techniques on a wooden handloom which will be yours to take away, so you can create more of your own magic at home.

All wool, yarn, tools and weaving materials will be provided for you to immerse yourself in this creative project which will allow you to Weave and Wind, Soothe and Spin.

Phoebe Phillips was first introduced to weaving by her mother who led women’s creative groups making woven baskets.

Drawn to the meditative quality of this slow-paced creative practice Phoebe uses found and recycled fibres as the starting point for the design of her beautiful pieces of art.

Vintage textiles, modern art and the colours of the Australian outback inspire Phoebe’s work. She is also interested in weaving as a cultural practice, and how it has been used amongst different groups and communities around the world.

Phoebe will create a beautiful space where you can slow down, drink good tea and coffee, have a wonderful conversation with like-minded weavers and immerse yourself in making magic.
Photos by Amy Snoekstra taken at Stackwood and Cheryl The Makers Portrait.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April.

This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 10:00am Saturday 26th May 2018 (arrive from 9:45am)
Ends: 2:30pm
Includes: Warming cups of organic tea and nourishing light lunch
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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Kirtan – Devotional Singing @ The Sound Temple
May 26 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Cost $10 contribution, no charge for children

Family event for the whole community

Mantra – Music – Meditation – Shared Meal

The Sound Temple presents a group of facilitators to allow a beautiful Kirtan event to share an evening of devotional singing, chanting, mantras, dancing, playing instruments, bringing families together to share a meal and to build community and to give opportunity for us to express our and love and gratitude for everything that is.

Please bring a meal to share, make yourself comfortable by 5.30pm when the Kirtan will commence. The call and response mantra session will be one and a half hours in duration and will conclude with a shared meal at 7.00pm.

Please reserve a place online and entry is by a suggested donation of $10 p/p or what is affordable. No charge for children.

Start: Gather at 5:00pm for 5:30pm start Saturday, 26th May 2018
Finish: Concludes with a shared meal at 7.00pm – 8:00pm

Facilitators: Harishakti, Shaki, Kim

Please bring a meal or dessert to share (vegetarian preferred)

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May
27
Sun
2018
Children’s Sound Healing, Colour Visualisation and Counsel Workshop @ The Sound Temple
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contribution:
1st child $40 – includes one parent/carer/adult if necessary.
2nd child $20
3rd Child $20
Family $100 – includes 4 children and two parents/carers/adults

Introducing your child to the wonderful world of sound and colour and exploring the healing properties of vibration, relaxation and rejuvenation.

This workshop involves a wonderful sound healing journey including, singing bowls, gongs, drums and singing accompanied by a visualisation with colour to lead you through the awareness of our own inner strength, stillness, mindfulness, love, inspiration and our connection to the earth, family and friends and our wider environment.

This process allows you and your child to create a bond through sound and relaxation and provide them with an opportunity to learn to connect to their inner strength and sense of self. They will discover how to still their busy minds and touch on the mindfulness tools to find and grow a place of peace and love inside them.

This sound healing workshop is for children from 6 years and older and parents or carers. If your child is younger than 6 years and you are confident they will be able to lie quietly for one hour please speak to Storme personally before the session and we can discuss this. The younger children are required to have an adult present during the session, however older children who are able to lie quietly for one hour do not need an adult with them if you do not wish.

After the sound healing you are welcome to bring your child and sit with Storme to discuss anything personal about your experience and any issues your child may be currently experiencing that you would like some coaching and guidance with.

The sound sessions will be held in The Sound Temple which is a beautifully nurturing space for children and families to share time together, then in the main studio Storme will set up a private space for an optional one on one with parents and child to discuss anything that has come up for them.

When

Start:  Sunday 27th May 2018 starts 11:00am, arrive from 10:45
Ends: 12:00pm

Important Information

Sessions will be for one hour, this is specifically a children’s session but parents are welcome to stay if it’s necessary.
The session in The Sound Temple will finish at 12pm, so if parents leave their children for the session they need to be back at 12pm sharp to collect or supervise their own children.
At 12pm Storme will be available for children and or parents to chat to her in a private space in the studio.

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May
28
Mon
2018
Silk and Fine Merino makes a Heart-Felted Scarf @ The Sound Temple
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Contribution: $95

Common Threads – Woven through Community

HANDS ON WORKSHOP

Join one of these hands-on, heart-felted workshops with Kim Gordon.

You will create your very own individual gorgeous scarf made from tissue silk fabric and fine merino wool.  The layering of fine merino wool and silk will emulate your own personal design, then after adding a few embellishments you will walk away with a stunning creative piece to keep you warm throughout the colder months.

The perfect way to decrease your wardrobe and reduce your footprint is to add a few elegant accessories such as your very own handcrafted scarf.  This workshop will impart to you the knowledge and information to create felt pieces again in the future.

This is an intimate workshop with a maximum of 3 participants, you will receive focused attention to learn the skills required to felt beautiful pieces of clothing and art.

Kim Gordon, who lives locally in the Perth Hills, first learned to felt about 10 years ago and fell in love with it. Ever since she was a young girl she loved the fibres of different fabrics which she reflects may have come from her mother and grandmother teaching her how to knit and crochet using many different wools and cotton.

Over the years Kim has developed a love for natural fabrics and has mostly felted as a

much-loved interest.  Kim has also participated in many workshops with well-known Australian and International felters giving her a variety of skills to share.

Her motto for felting is ‘From Fibre to Fabulous’… “To start with tiny and delicate fibres and watch them turn into a strong and durable piece of fabric or art work is amazing” says Kim.

Kim is facilitating three of these hands-on heart-felted workshops during the Common Threads Exhibition.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April.

This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 10:00am (arrive from 9:45am)
Ends: 1:00pm
Includes: Endless cups of warming organic teas and coffee
As a hands-on workshops, it is recommended you wear something comfortable and don’t mind getting a little bit wet.
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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Guided Meditation Circle @ The Sound Temple
May 28 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

Contribution: $15  (includes a warming cup of tea)

Gratitude and Love – Fill your Heart with the Glow of Thankfulness

A powerful, creative force flows through us when we focus on the areas of our life we are thankful for. An attitude of gratitude is a powerful statement of self – love and worthiness. It resonates an acknowledgement of love to the Universe which is met and then returned, often resulting in the flow of more abundance.

May is the month of expansiveness and the recognition of the light that exists in our lives. These meditations will leave you with a sense of deep peace, radiance and grace.

Here at The Sound Temple, we are blessed to work with some amazing facilitators who bring their gift of meditation and mindfulness to our space here in Perth Hills to share with you.

Meditation is a practice that gives balance emotionally, physically and spiritually and has been proven over and over again to be an incredibly powerful way of manifesting your heart’s desires.

These sessions are perfect for everyone – whether you are about to start your journey into meditation or whether you have felt the benefits of mindfulness and the positive impact it can have on your life and want to commit to a regular practice.

Buddha was asked, “what have you gained from meditation”?  He replied, “nothing, but let me tell you what I have lost – anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death”.

We welcome you with soft hearts and open arms to our sacred space every Monday evening from 7.15pm for an hour of Guided Meditation with one of our facilitators.  Be taken on a journey of visualisation where you can see in your mind’s eye the path before you and feel the joy of having created the very thing you want to manifest.

The evening concludes with a debrief and discussion about your experience if you wish.  Please arrive 5 minutes early to enable you to leave the stresses of the day behind you and allow your body and mind to relax into the experience.

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May
29
Tue
2018
Mending Boot Camp @ The Sound Temple
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Contribution: Free Community Event

Common Threads – Woven through Community

HANDS ON WORKSHOP

Sagging hemline? Busted zip? Missing button? Don’t chuck it…. Mend it!!

Bring your favourite piece of clothing along and allow the marvellous Morgan to teach you all the old-school secrets to mending that you’ve been waiting years to learn. This workshop will be a complete game changer. Put an end to throwing things out – learn how to fix, repair, sew and stitch new life back into old things – you’re going to LOVE it! Suitable for complete beginners to experienced sewers.

This is as much sewing boot camp as it is an opportunity to connect with others and get stitching in a beautiful environment.

Basic sewing equipment is provided, but please bring your own sewing kits if you have them.

Morgan Kay is a multi-disciplined artist who grew up in the Perth Hills. She has been working with textiles for many years, and creates quirky, one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art, costumes, and fancy clothing. Sustainable fashion is a passion of hers, and this is reflected in her fascination and enthusiasm for recycling, up-cycling, and re-purposing fabric.

Morgan will be running workshops over the course of the month aimed at informing the community about the ecological impact of fast fashion products and what we can all do to effect change within the global fashion industry.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April. This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages.

These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 10:00am  (arrive from 9:45am)
Ends: 12:00pm
Includes: Endless cups of warming organic teas and coffee
What to Bring: Items for repair and your sewing kit if you have one, if not, sewing supplies are provided
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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Full Moon Sound Session @ The Sound Temple
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Cost $80,  $65 Concession

Join us for a powerful, immersive and intimate Full Moon session and gift yourself the deep healing of Sacred Sound.

The Full Moon is a powerful and significant time when the moon’s energy is at its strongest. Through the power of sound, vibration and frequency we can amplify our personal intentions as well as experience a deep sense of relaxation, peace and nourishment as the sound healing aligns and recalibrates our bodies.

During the time of the Full Moon, an intense energy is present, resonating within the walls of the beautiful wooden, hand crafted Sound Chamber here at The Sound Temple. Our three large symphonic gongs, Corinthian tubular bells, orchestral grade chimes, crystal singing bowls, drums and didjeridu combine to awaken and assist the healing of body, mind and spirit.

These sessions are powerful, unique experiences for the senses and include: ceremonial cleansing smoke, essential oil aromas, ethereal sounds, warming herbal teas, delicious organic vegetarian food and a warming fire in winter.

Included:

You will also take home a unique gift to honour your time with us and after the session you are welcome to join us for a light organic vegetarian meal and a cup of tea which will offer the perfect opportunity to share your experiences from the evening.

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Slow Clothing as a Lived Practice @ The Sound Temple
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribution: $20

Common Threads – Woven through Community

Join Jane Milburn for this once in a lifetime opportunity to speak with her face to face in a group limited to 35. Jane is travelling directly from over East to us at The Sound Temple to bring her wealth of expertise on this topic to the heart of the Perth Hills Community.

Jane says “Clothing is as essential as food for our health and wellbeing because clothes do for us on the outside what food does inside – they nourish, warm, and engage body and soul. What we choose to wear impacts how we feel and how we present to the world. As conscious eaters are now aware of sourcing fresh whole food and returning to the kitchen – conscious dressers are engaging in the process of learning where and how their clothes are made. Our choices have profound influence – yet sometimes we are too busy to think much about them.”

This particular topic, Slow Clothing is a holistic approach to what we wear that considers clothes in the context of health and wellbeing. As an Australian social entrepreneur Jane has spent five years studying the need to transform a culture of excess to a more thoughtful and engaged approach to clothes.
Jane outlines how Slow Clothing actions can bring wholeness through living simply, creatively and fairly.

Jane Milburn is an accomplished media advisor and communicator with a proven record of effective advocacy for rural, health and professional groups. Jane’s extensive business, media and creative networks provide excellent linkages and outcomes for clients and contacts. Jane is an agricultural scientist, a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, and recently completed postgraduate leadership study at James Cook University.
In 1999, Jane helped reactivate the Rural Press Club of Queensland as a leading agribusiness network and was awarded life membership in 2009. Jane is the founder of Textile Beat, an innovative enterprise that taps into growing interest in ethical and sustainable ways to reduce our clothing footprint. As with the rising interest in home cooking and food growing for health and wellbeing, Jane believes there is a pressing need to rethink our approach to textiles and fashion.

Jane is hosting two evening talks and three daytime workshops during her Perth tour, events not to be missed if slow clothing is close to your heart.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April.
This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 7:00pm Tuesday 29th May 2018 (arrive from 6:30pm)
Ends: 9:00pm
Includes: Warming cups of organic tea and nourishing light supper
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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May
30
Wed
2018
Mindful Mending Brings Love @ The Sound Temple
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Contribution: $50

Common Threads – Woven through Community

HANDS ON WORKSHOP

Join Jane Milburn for this once in a lifetime opportunity to be involved in a three hour hands on workshop of Mindful Mending.

Jane is travelling directly from over East to us at The Sound Temple to bring her wealth of expertise on this topic to the heart of the Perth Hills Community.

Jane says “Clothing is as essential as food for our health and wellbeing because clothes do for us on the outside what food does inside – they nourish, warm, and engage body and soul. What we choose to wear impacts how we feel and how we present to the world.”

As conscious eaters are now aware of sourcing fresh whole food and returning to the kitchen – conscious dressers are engaging in the process of learning where and how their clothes are made. Our choices have profound influence – yet sometimes we are too busy to think much about them.”

This interactive workshop will be led by Jane Milburn based on a philosophy of living lightly on Earth through the everyday practice of mindful mending brings love.

Mended garments carry a story of care. They reflect a triumph of imperfection over pretention, while the act of mending itself brings transformation in both mender and mended.

Bring a few garments that need fixing and we share ideas for visible mending, darning, patching and embellishing over and around holes, tears and blemishes. Equipment provided, but if you have needle, thread and scissors please bring them along.

Stay for a lovely warm light supper afterwards.
Maximum: 15 people.

This workshop is followed on in the evening with another event “A Conversation About Clothes” please make a separate booking if you are wanting to attend both events.

Jane Milburn is an accomplished media advisor and communicator with a proven record of effective advocacy for rural, health and professional groups. Jane’s extensive business, media and creative networks provide excellent linkages and outcomes for clients and contacts. Jane is an agricultural scientist, a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, and recently completed postgraduate leadership study at James Cook University.

In 1999, Jane helped reactivate the Rural Press Club of Queensland as a leading agribusiness network and was awarded life membership in 2009. Jane is the founder of Textile Beat, an innovative enterprise that taps into growing interest in ethical and sustainable ways to reduce our clothing footprint. As with the rising interest in home cooking and food growing for health and wellbeing, Jane believes there is a pressing need to rethink our approach to textiles and fashion.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April.

This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 3:00pm Wednesday 30th May 2018 (arrive from 2:45pm)
Ends: 6:30pm
Includes: Waming cups of organic tea and nourishing light supper
What to Bring: Equipment provided, but if you have a needle, thread and scissors please bring them along and any items of clothing you want to mend mindfully.
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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A Conversation About Clothes @ The Sound Temple
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Contribution: $20

Common Threads – Woven through Community

Join Jane Milburn for this once in a lifetime opportunity to speak with her face to face in a group limited to 35.  Jane is travelling directly from over East to us at The Sound Temple to bring her wealth of expertise on this topic to the heart of the Perth Hills Community.

Jane says “Clothing is as essential as food for our health and wellbeing because clothes do for us on the outside what food does inside – they nourish, warm, and engage body and soul. What we choose to wear impacts how we feel and how we present to the world.

As conscious eaters are now aware of sourcing fresh whole food and returning to the kitchen – conscious dressers are engaging in the process of learning where and how their clothes are made. Our choices have profound influence – yet sometimes we are too busy to think much about them.”

This juicy interactive conversation will be led by Jane Milburn based on a philosophy of living lightly on Earth through the everyday practice of how we wear and care for our clothes.

We can leave home without eating but never without dressing. Clothes are integral to life. What we wear matters in practical, emotional and material ways so this is an opportunity to talk about how we choose, wear and care for clothes. This is an interactive discussion about clothes in an everyday context – what they are made from, how we choose them and how we manage our wardrobe. We will reflect on how clothing choices fit into environmental awareness and healthful, engaged lifestyles.

Session details:

  • Purpose is to raise awareness about the environmental impact of clothing
  • Audience limited to 35 people to enable all to have voice and encourage interactions
  •  Session to include direct audience engagement about what they are wearing at the time
  • Discussion about clothing fibre choices and how we manage our wardrobes
  • Discussion about ideas to choose and care for clothes to limit waste and pollution

Jane Milburn is an accomplished media advisor and communicator with a proven record of effective advocacy for rural, health and professional groups. Jane’s extensive business, media and creative networks provide excellent linkages and outcomes for clients and contacts. Jane is an agricultural scientist, a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, and recently completed postgraduate leadership study at James Cook University.

In 1999, Jane helped reactivate the Rural Press Club of Queensland as a leading agribusiness network and was awarded life membership in 2009. Jane is the founder of Textile Beat, an innovative enterprise that taps into growing interest in ethical and sustainable ways to reduce our clothing footprint. As with the rising interest in home cooking and food growing for health and wellbeing, Jane believes there is a pressing need to rethink our approach to textiles and fashion.

Jane is hosting two evening talks and three daytime workshops during her Perth tour, events not to be missed if slow clothing is close to your heart.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April.

This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 7:00pm Wednesday 30th May 2018 (arrive from 6:30pm)
Ends: 9:30pm
Includes: Warming cups of organic tea and nourishing light supper
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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May
31
Thu
2018
Clothing Revival and Resuscitation @ The Sound Temple
May 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Contribution: $50

Common Threads – Woven through Community

HANDS ON WORKSHOP

Join Jane Milburn for this once in a lifetime opportunity to workshop the topic of Clothing Revival. Jane is travelling directly from over East to us at The Sound Temple to bring her wealth of expertise on this topic to the heart of the Perth Hills Community.

Jane says “Clothing is as essential as food for our health and wellbeing because clothes do for us on the outside what food does inside – they nourish, warm, and engage body and soul. What we choose to wear impacts how we feel and how we present to the world. As conscious eaters are now aware of sourcing fresh whole food and returning to the kitchen – conscious dressers are engaging in the process of learning where and how their clothes are made. Our choices have profound influence – yet sometimes we are too busy to think much about them.”

This interactive workshop will be led by Jane Milburn based on a philosophy of living lightly on Earth through the everyday practice of upcycling and enacting personal change.

The clothing surplus in wardrobes and op shops presents a creative opportunity to revive and adapt garments to suit ourselves while exploring our unique style. Sometimes we hold on to clothes which may now be too big, too small or out-of-date. Bring along a few unloved natural-fibre garments and we will discuss options for upcycling them, then enact changes using hand-stitching techniques within the time available.

Jane Milburn is an accomplished media advisor and communicator with a proven record of effective advocacy for rural, health and professional groups. Jane’s extensive business, media and creative networks provide excellent linkages and outcomes for clients and contacts. Jane is an agricultural scientist, a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, and recently completed postgraduate leadership study at James Cook University.
In 1999, Jane helped reactivate the Rural Press Club of Queensland as a leading agribusiness network and was awarded life membership in 2009. Jane is the founder of Textile Beat, an innovative enterprise that taps into growing interest in ethical and sustainable ways to reduce our clothing footprint. As with the rising interest in home cooking and food growing for health and wellbeing, Jane believes there is a pressing need to rethink our approach to textiles and fashion.

Jane is hosting two evening talks and three daytime workshops during her Perth tour, events not to be missed if slow clothing is close to your heart.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April.
This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 10:00am Thursday 31st May 2018 (arrive from 9:45am)
Ends: 1:30pm
Includes: Warming cups of organic tea and nourishing light lunch
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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Take your Unloved Teez to the Catwalk @ The Sound Temple
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Contribution: $50

Common Threads – Woven through Community

HANDS ON WORKSHOP

Join Jane Milburn for this once in a lifetime opportunity to workshop the topic of Clothing Revival. Jane is travelling directly from over East to us at The Sound Temple to bring her wealth of expertise on this topic to the heart of the Perth Hills Community.
Jane says “Clothing is as essential as food for our health and wellbeing because clothes do for us on the outside what food does inside – they nourish, warm, and engage body and soul. What we choose to wear impacts how we feel and how we present to the world.”

This is a fun and uplifting experiential workshop where we use scissors, knotting and stitching to reconfigure your unloved t-shirts into a range of eco-products of our own making to suit our own style. Rework your old Teez into Catwalk Quality accessories that you will fall in love with again, the perfect up-cycle opportunity.

Remodel your t-shirts into endless opportunities including a beautiful neckpiece, bracelet, brooch, ring, phone pouch, shopping bag, caplet, beanie, ribbon/ties.

Please pull out a few unloved t-shirts from the bottom of your wardrobe and a good pair of scissors (if you have them) and with some magic shared by Jane, you’ll fall in love with them again.

Jane Milburn is an accomplished media advisor and communicator with a proven record of effective advocacy for rural, health and professional groups. Jane’s extensive business, media and creative networks provide excellent linkages and outcomes for clients and contacts. Jane is an agricultural scientist, a fellow of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation, and recently completed postgraduate leadership study at James Cook University.

In 1999, Jane helped reactivate the Rural Press Club of Queensland as a leading agribusiness network and was awarded life membership in 2009. Jane is the founder of Textile Beat, an innovative enterprise that taps into growing interest in ethical and sustainable ways to reduce our clothing footprint. As with the rising interest in home cooking and food growing for health and wellbeing, Jane believes there is a pressing need to rethink our approach to textiles and fashion.

Jane is hosting two evening talks and three daytime workshops during her Perth tour, events not to be missed if slow clothing is close to your heart.

This workshop is the final of five events that Jane has so proudly hosted at The Sound Temple, don’t miss this opportunity, places limited to 15 participants.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April.

This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 2:00pm Thursday 31st May 2018 (arrive from 1:30pm)
Ends: 5:00pm
Includes: Warming cups of organic tea and nourishing soup
What to Bring: Please BYO a few unloved t-shirts and a good pair of scissors (if you have them).
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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Jun
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Fri
2018
Declutter, Dejunk and Downsize to A Small Wardrobe @ The Sound Temple
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Contribution: $30

Common Threads – Woven through Community

Is your wardrobe taking over your mind? Your life? And all four rooms of your house? Time to Declutter, Dejunk and Downsize to a small wardrobe.

Join Patricia as she discusses her minimalist lifestyle and invites you to make steps towards reducing the size and impact of your wardrobe. She will take you through her capsule wardrobe and explain the value of quality over quantity and how to make mindful decisions about your wardrobe. Embracing a sustainable mindset by minimizing waste and engaging with positive benefits of a minimalist lifestyle.

Somewhere along the line, it seems we’ve been led to believe that our possessions are an extension of who we are. Whatever size your wardrobe, learn how to declutter and dejunk your fashion collection for a downsized version of the new YOU!

Leave this discussion with a clear idea of how little you REALLY need and how to sustainably get rid of the things that no longer spark joy!

Patricia from ‘A Small Wardrobe’ is passionate about recycled fashion, minimalism, and waste reduction. She specialises in wardrobe sustainability, offering knowledge and advice on how to downsize clothing and accessories through simple, practical and achievable strategies. Patricia’s keen organisational skills have helped many others to become aware of the advantages of minimalism and mindful decluttering.

Common Threads – Woven through Community is a month long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the world Fashion Revolution week in late April.

This exhibition includes topics of integrating sustainability, creativity, and traditional hand-crafted wisdom of the ages. These events are designed for you to leave feeling deeply inspired to become part of a brand new impulse of considerable change.

Start: 7:00pm Friday 1st June 2018 (arrive from 6:45pm)
Ends: 9:00pm
Includes: Warming cups of organic tea and nourishing light supper
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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Jun
2
Sat
2018
Saturday Morning Sound Healing @ The Sound Temple
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Contribution: $40 includes : An hour of Sound Healing and a warming cup of tea

** Every 5th session complimentary

Nurture your divine self with sound

The beautiful Sound Healing sessions held every Saturday morning at The Sound Temple are perfect for everyone.

Whether you are starting out on your journey into the amazing benefits of Sound Healing or have experienced the positive results and want to continue, these sessions offer a delicious taster and allow you to dip your toe into the pool of pure, divine love which we create each and every Saturday morning here at The Sound Temple.

Perhaps you are a time-poor executive or a stressed out stay-at-home-mum, or someone experiencing sleep disorders, mild anxiety, stress or chronic pain? Deeply relaxing, supportive and nourishing each session revitalises the immune and nervous systems and can promote positive results for a variety of emotional and physical issues.

Conducted in our hand-crafted wooden resonance chamber with three large symphonic gongs, Corinthian tubular bells, drums, orchestral grade chimes, crystal singing bowls, chanting and didjeridu every cell in your body will be bathed in the wonderous sensations of sound.

Held every Saturday morning for an hour and a half – we’re holding the space for YOU, all we need is for you to honour yourself and say YES!

Time: Saturdays 10am – 11:30am
Please be there at least 15 mins before 10am.

To Bring: Blankets, pillows and bolsters provided.
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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