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Natural Dyeing with Nature – A Second Life for Scraps 10:00 am
Natural Dyeing with Nature – A Second Life for Scraps @ The Sound Temple
May 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Natural Dyeing with Nature - A Second Life for Scraps @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $40 Common Threads – Woven through Community HANDS ON WORKSHOP Do you love the thought of being able to forage in your garden and know that after you and your family have enjoyed your vegetables with dinner, you can use the scraps to dye fabrics? It’s hard to imagine how our ancestors got by without synthetic dyes but you ...
Swap ‘Til You Drop – with a Twirl and a Twist 7:00 pm
Swap ‘Til You Drop – with a Twirl and a Twist @ The Sound Temple
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Swap ‘Til You Drop – with a Twirl and a Twist @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $10 Ladies Clothing and Accessories Swap In 2018, we put together a fantabulous event called Swap ‘Til You Drop as part of our Common Threads Woven Through Community exhibition. It was a huge success and we had an amazing time. We swapped (our pre-loved clothes), we dropped (our inhibitions), we laughed over bubbles, we strutted out our best ‘bend-and-snap’, ...
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Mindful Mandalas in The Mandala Room 12:00 pm
Mindful Mandalas in The Mandala Room @ The Sound Temple
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mindful Mandalas in The Mandala Room @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $50 Common Threads – Woven through Community HANDS ON WORKSHOP How would you like to create a beautiful cushion with hand stitched embroidery in the form of a Mandala? Slow Sewing is an artful, alchemical and creative engagement in the act of slowing down, increasing mindfulness and entering deeply into a state of artistic flow. When we commit to ...
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Sensing Stitch with Anne Williams 9:30 am
Sensing Stitch with Anne Williams @ The Sound Temple
May 26 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sensing Stitch with Anne Williams @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $50 – This is a ticketed event, no door sales available Common Threads – Woven through Community HANDS ON WORKSHOP Hand stitching offers transformative and artistic expression in a busy and often frantic world. Join us as we work with needle and thread in a mode of personal enquiry. We will work with themes that focus on the nature ...
The Short Street Kitchen Signature Platter Lunch and Talk 12:30 pm
The Short Street Kitchen Signature Platter Lunch and Talk @ The Sound Temple
May 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
The Short Street Kitchen Signature Platter Lunch and Talk @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $35 This is a ticketed event, no door sales available Common Threads Woven Through Community Are you interested in raw food and how it can make a difference to your health and the health of your family? Would you like to find out more about how to make better choices about what you eat and be inspired to make ...
Lovely Little Felt Pots 2:00 pm
Lovely Little Felt Pots @ The Sound Temple
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lovely Little Felt Pots @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $40 Common Threads – Woven through Community HANDS ON WORKSHOP Did you know this interesting fact about how felt originated? One commonly told story is that during the Middle Ages, men lined their sandals with wool for comfort. Over time, the fibres in the wool became interlocked and felted as a result of the moisture, warmth and recurring pressure ...
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Repurpose Your Much-Loved Denim 9:30 am
Repurpose Your Much-Loved Denim @ The Sound Temple
May 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Repurpose Your Much-Loved Denim @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $80 Common Threads – Woven through Community HANDS ON WORKSHOP Do you have a wardrobe overflowing with pairs of jeans which are either too tight, too big, too flared, too straight? Or maybe you’ve come to a stage in your life when tapping into your innate creativity is calling you? Sometimes we can have an emotional attachment to throwing ...
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Repair to Rewear to ReLove 10:00 am
Repair to Rewear to ReLove @ The Sound Temple
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Repair to Rewear to ReLove @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $30 Common Threads – Woven through Community HANDS ON WORKSHOP If you are passionate about bringing new life into your garments, join Petra Richardson who will tell you why it’s so important that we take action in our clothing care practices to help slow fashion down and how we can Repair to Rewear our clothes by fixing them up ...
River Blue Conscious Fashion and Film Discussion Night 7:00 pm
River Blue Conscious Fashion and Film Discussion Night @ The Sound Temple
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
River Blue Conscious Fashion and Film Discussion Night @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $10 Common Threads Woven Through Community FILM NIGHT The film River Blue is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on what’s happening to our rivers and asks us to consider – Can fashion save the planet? Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, River Blue spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, ...
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Upcycling is the New Black 9:00 am
Upcycling is the New Black @ The Sound Temple
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Upcycling is the New Black @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $80 Common Threads – Woven through Community HANDS ON WORKSHOP Spend the day in the hands of an amazing fashion designer as she helps you add a nip and a tuck to your garment which will give it a much-needed facelift and make you fall in love with it all over again. With formal training in fashion design and ...
They’re all the Buzz – Beeswax Wraps 7:00 pm
They’re all the Buzz – Beeswax Wraps @ The Sound Temple
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
They’re all the Buzz - Beeswax Wraps @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $25 Common Threads – Woven through Community HANDS ON WORKSHOP Are you fed up walking down the aisle in your supermarket picking up rolls of plastic wrap to cover your food? Would you like to teach your daughters, sons and grand children how to store leftovers in the fridge using natural methods? The bees know the answer and here’s ...
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Make a Silk & Fine Merino Wool Scarf 9:30 am
Make a Silk & Fine Merino Wool Scarf @ The Sound Temple
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Make a Silk & Fine Merino Wool Scarf @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $120 Common Threads – Woven through Community HANDS ON WORKSHOP Have you ever wanted to make something gorgeous to wear that you absolutely love? Something you can wear in winter to keep you warm or in summer as a throw or a shawl over your shoulders? Join Kim Gordon at this hands-on, heart-felted workshop where you will create your ...
Don’t Get in a Lather – Make Your Own Laundry Liquid 7:00 pm
Don’t Get in a Lather – Make Your Own Laundry Liquid @ The Sound Temple
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Don’t Get in a Lather – Make Your Own Laundry Liquid @ The Sound Temple | East Perth | Western Australia | Australia
Contribution: $25 Common Threads Woven Through Community Did you know that your skin can absorb 60% of everything it comes into contact with? Would this make you concerned about using laundry powder full of chemicals, which may be toxic to our skin when we wear clothes a large majority of our day? Come along to this presentation by Karla Hooper, ...
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Repair to Rewear to ReLove @ The Sound Temple
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Petra Richardson Repair to Rewear to ReLove Petra RichardsonContribution: $30

Common Threads – Woven through Community

HANDS ON WORKSHOP

If you are passionate about bringing new life into your garments, join Petra Richardson who will tell you why it’s so important that we take action in our clothing care practices to help slow fashion down and how we can Repair to Rewear our clothes by fixing them up so they will last longer and we can ReLove them all over again!

Petra will share her tried and tested tips on how to best care for your clothing and will then offer to help you with an item of clothing you have with you to remove a stain, to fix a hole, to sew on a button, to repair a tear etc. She will bring along her extensive range of threads for you to use but asks that you rumble through your button jar and bring some extras with you.

Petra Richardson Repair to Rewear to ReLove Petra Richardson Petra Richardson Repair to Rewear to ReLove Petra RichardsonPetra loves to create lots of discussion in her workshops and is very happy to exchange ideas and solutions with you.

She will also bring along a rack of clothing items that she has upcycled, all manufactured using natural fibres, which she will discuss with you.

Petra Richardson has a passion for saving amazing op shop finds; bypassing landfill to create wardrobe favourites.

Petra Richardson joins the Common Threads Woven Through Community TeamHer love of beautiful fabrics and excellent tailoring has grown through her studies in Fashion Design with Technology, in the UK. Petra’s fashion journey has included design, retail, visual merchandising, promotions and styling. Her business was born from her keen desire to marry sustainability with the fashion industry.

Petra is focused on slowing fashion down, buying better and choosing well.
Clothing is hand-picked by feel and quality. Selecting natural fibres that stand the test of time and feel amazing to wear.

Petra says, “I love injecting the gems of clothing I find with lots of TLC and I love breathing new life into old pieces.

Common Threads Woven through Community is a week-long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills.
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 continuing impulse of considerable change.

Common Threads Woven Through Community Start: 10:00am (arrive from 9:45am)
Ends: 12:00pm
Includes: Endless cups of warming organic teas and coffee
To Bring: All materials provided including notes to take home
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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River Blue Conscious Fashion and Film Discussion Night @ The Sound Temple
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

River Blue Conscious Fashion and Film Discussion Night Contribution: $10

Common Threads Woven Through Community

FILM NIGHT
The film River Blue is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on what’s happening to our rivers and asks us to consider – Can fashion save the planet?

Following international river conservationist, Mark Angelo, River Blue spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries, fashion. Narrated by clean water supporter Jason Priestley, this groundbreaking documentary examines the destruction of our rivers, its effect on humanity, and the solutions that inspire hope for a sustainable future.

River Blue Conscious Fashion and Film Discussion Night Through harsh chemical manufacturing processes and the irresponsible disposal of toxic chemical waste, one of our favourite iconic products has destroyed rivers and impacted the lives of people who count on these waterways for their survival.

River Blue brings awareness to the destruction of some of the world’s most vital rivers through the manufacturing of our clothing, but will also act as a demand for significant change in the textile industry from the top fashion brands that can make a difference.

Help propel positive change and protect the world’s rivers.

We will show the film then there will be an opportunity after for discussion and reflection about – What now? How can we make a difference?

Dawn Steel, the founder of Common Threads Woven Through Community, will talk about how she heard India Easton, a Year 12 Steiner School Student who presented this topic two years ago as part of her final year, and how it inspired her so much that she decided to launch this cutting-edge annual exhibition which will cut to the core of this grass roots movement that is shredding decades of fashion industry propaganda, hype and environmental abuse.

Common Threads Woven Through CommunityCommon Threads Woven through Community is a week-long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills following on from the World Fashion Revolution week in late April and  leading into the local Toodyay Fibre festival in June.

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 continuing impulse of considerable change.

Dawn will be joined by Jeremy Hurst who has 13 years’ experience as a classroom teacher and 13 years’ experience in business. Most recently he’s been working in his sharing economy start-up business. He manages his own Eco B&B here in Perth Hills and recently has been active in promoting Save Perth Hills. Jeremy has a passion for environmental sustainability and applies this to his work wherever possible.

Start: 7:00pm (arrive from 6:45pm)
Ends: 9:00pm
Includes: Endless cups of warming organic teas and coffee

Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

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We invite you to come along to up to 8 events of your choice during our 2019 Common Threads Woven Through Community week from Friday 24th – Thursday 30th May.

only $200

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Upcycling is the New Black @ The Sound Temple
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Upcycling is the New Black WorkshopContribution: $80

Common Threads – Woven through Community

HANDS ON WORKSHOP

Spend the day in the hands of an amazing fashion designer as she helps you add a nip and a tuck to your garment which will give it a much-needed facelift and make you fall in love with it all over again.

With formal training in fashion design and work experience in bridal and alterations, Mariana Kirova has transformed her love for clothing into a passion for upcycling by reworking the old into new.

Mariana Kirova Upcycling Is The New BlackBring along clothing and materials you love but no longer wear and Mariana will help you transform the piece before your eyes!

Depending on the complexity of the design and your pace of work you’ll be able to make one or more unique one-of-a-kind garments to love and proudly to show off.

The workshop will discuss the main points to take into account when refashioning, what to consider, including an overview of effective techniques and upcycling methods for clothing with a demonstration of examples from Mariana’s personal work wherever possible.

You will be able to discuss, plan and work on a unique style of your own and you will also get all the help you need from Mariana on any sewing, designing, styling, final visualisation or whatever the case.

Mariana Kirova Upcycling Is The New Black

Mariana Kirova has achieved many milestones during her journey to date and she is thrilled to be able to bring some of these to her students and the like-minded creative souls she has the pleasure of working with.

Celebrating the power of making with the respect to the environment, some of the places Mariana has showcased her upcycled collection and one-of-a-kind pieces are at the first Eco Fashion Week Australia, Brisbane’s second-hand fashion festival ‘Revive’ 2017, Jane Milburn’s Slow Clothing Project 2016, at Common Threads Woven Through Community 2018 and a couple of publications in the international makers magazine Altered Couture, USA. She has been an advocate and presenter at Common Threads Woven Through Community since its inception in 2018.

Mariana’s main focus is to keep as many as possible good quality textiles and clothing in circulation as opposed to discarding onto landfill. Her real love and the task she is devoted to is to help, educate and inspire others to learn the skills of sewing and upcycling clothing themselves.  She does this by offering an online secondhand fashion website and also encourages people to buy locally where possible.

Common Threads Woven through Community is a week-long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills.
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 continuing impulse of considerable change.

Common Threads Woven Through Community Start: 9:00am (arrive from 8:45am)
Ends: 1:00pm
Includes: Endless cups of warming organic teas and coffee
To Bring: Bring along clothing and material you love but no longer wear
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

Book Now    More About Mariana

SEASON PASS

We invite you to come along to up to 8 events of your choice during our 2019 Common Threads Woven Through Community week from Friday 24th – Thursday 30th May.

only $200

Huge savings! Limited number available.

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They’re all the Buzz – Beeswax Wraps @ The Sound Temple
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Karla Hooper beeswax wrapsContribution: $25

Common Threads – Woven through Community

HANDS ON WORKSHOP

Are you fed up walking down the aisle in your supermarket picking up rolls of plastic wrap to cover your food?
Would you like to teach your daughters, sons and grand children how to store leftovers in the fridge using natural methods?

The bees know the answer and here’s the buzz …

Karla Hooper beeswax wraps

Join Karla Hooper, our very own local Perth Hills Earth Girl and learn how easy it is to make your own beeswax wraps which are a sustainable alternative to plastic cling wrap.

Karla’s presentation offers a thorough introduction to beeswax wrap uses, care and maintenance and you will learn about 7 different ways to make them, including ingredients, equipment and recipes. Two wrap-making techniques will be demonstrated on the night and you’ll be able to touch and feel many different samples to decide which technique and recipe will suit you best.

You will be provided with notes and a selection of wrap making supplies will be available for those wanting to go home and start a hive of activity as you get buzzing and busy with throwing out the plastic and starting to make beeswax wraps!
Karla Hooper joins the Common Threads Woven Through Community Team

Karla Hooper’s passion is finding simple, efficient and convenient solutions for leaving a lighter footprint on the Earth.
Currently live in the Perth Hills, Karla loves all things animals, sustainability and spirituality.

So much so, in 2010 she quit her corporate job to intuitively travel Australia to learn about using camels as a sustainable form of transportation.

Karla grew up thinking nothing about what chemicals she put onto or into her body, ate packaged foods, thought nothing about her personal environmental footprint and lived a blissfully ignorant life.

Karla says – “I have now dedicated my life to working with the Earth to find, share and inspire solutions for living in better harmony, returning balance and respect. And I believe this shouldn’t mean going without”.

Common Threads Woven through Community is a week-long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills.

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 continuing impulse of considerable change.

Common Threads Woven Through Community Start: 7:00pm (arrive from 6:45pm)
Ends: 8:30pm
Includes: Endless cups of warming organic teas and coffee
All materials provided including notes to take home
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

Book Now    More About Karla

SEASON PASS

We invite you to come along to up to 8 events of your choice during our 2019 Common Threads Woven Through Community week from Friday 24th – Thursday 30th May.

only $200

Huge savings! Limited number available.

Buy a SEASON PASS for 8 Common Threads Events

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Make a Silk & Fine Merino Wool Scarf @ The Sound Temple
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Make A Silk & Fine Merino Scarf WorkshopContribution: $120

Common Threads – Woven through Community

HANDS ON WORKSHOP

Have you ever wanted to make something gorgeous to wear that you absolutely love?
Something you can wear in winter to keep you warm or in summer as a throw or a shawl over your shoulders?
Join Kim Gordon at this hands-on, heart-felted workshop where you will create your very own gorgeous scarf made from colourful tissue silk fabric and fine merino wool.

The layering of fine merino wool and silk has been designed so that you will walk away with a stunning creative piece which will turn heads whenever you wear it!
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 the knowledge and information for you to be able to create your very own pieces using felt at home.

This is an intimate workshop with a maximum of 4 participants and you will receive focused attention to learn the skills required to felt beautiful pieces of clothing and art which you can practice at home.

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.

Kim Gordon joins the Common Threads Woven Through Community Team

Kim has been part of the Common Threads Woven Through Community team since its inception in 2018.
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 a delicate art work is amazing” says Kim.

Common Threads Woven through Community is a week-long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills.
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 continuing impulse of considerable change.

Common Threads Woven Through Community Start: 9:30am (arrive from 9:15am)
Ends: 12:30pm
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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SEASON PASS

We invite you to come along to up to 8 events of your choice during our 2019 Common Threads Woven Through Community week from Friday 24th – Thursday 30th May.

only $200

Huge savings! Limited number available.

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Don’t Get in a Lather – Make Your Own Laundry Liquid @ The Sound Temple
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Karla Hooper laundry liquidContribution: $25

Common Threads Woven Through Community

Did you know that your skin can absorb 60% of everything it comes into contact with?

Would this make you concerned about using laundry powder full of chemicals, which may be toxic to our skin when we wear clothes a large majority of our day?

Come along to this presentation by Karla Hooper, our very own local Perth Hills Earth Girl and learn how easy it is to make your own homemade Laundry Detergent, using just a couple of natural ingredients.

Learn how to:

  • Make your own laundry bar soap by saponifying coconut oil
  • Make your own washing soda by baking bicarbonate of soda
  • Customise the scent so that it doubles as a smell you love AND assists with cleaning
  • Make your own laundry powder from bar soap and washing soda
  • Turn the laundry powder into laundry liquid
  • Use the final product to get beautifully clean, soft clothes which is so important for eco-clothing and part of our philosophy around Common Threads Woven Through Community.

Karla Hooper laundry liquidNot only is it an empowering exercise to learn how to make your own, you’ll also discover how incredibly cheap it is, and you can rest easy knowing exactly what you’re using and putting down the drain. Not only will your skin and your body thank you, but also the fish and the Earth!

You will be provided with notes of what’s discussed during the presentation will be provided to participants and you’ll leave with a sample on the day to take home and try. A limited number of homemade laundry soap bars will be available for purchase in case you want to go home and get making straightaway.

Karla Hooper’s passion is finding simple, efficient and convenient solutions for leaving a lighter footprint on the Earth.
Currently living in the Perth Hills, Karla loves all things animals, sustainability and spirituality.
Karla Hooper joins the Common Threads Woven Through Community TeamSo much so, in 2010 she quit her corporate job to intuitively travel Australia to learn about using camels as a sustainable form of transportation.

She grew up thinking nothing about what chemicals she put onto or into her body, ate packaged foods, thought nothing about her personal environmental footprint and lived a blissfully ignorant life.

Karla says – “I have now dedicated my life to working with the Earth to find, share and inspire solutions for living in better harmony, returning balance and respect. And I believe this shouldn’t mean going without”.

Common Threads Woven through Community is a week-long community engagement project proudly brought to the Perth Hills.
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 continuing impulse of considerable change.

Start: 7:00pm (arrive from 6:45pm)
Ends: 8:30pm
Includes: Endless cups of warming organic teas and coffee
To Bring: All materials provided including notes to take home
Location: 30kms east of Perth CBD in the Hills WA (details on booking)

Book Now    More About Karla

SEASON PASS

We invite you to come along to up to 8 events of your choice during our 2019 Common Threads Woven Through Community week from Friday 24th – Thursday 30th May.

only $200

Huge savings! Limited number available.

Buy a SEASON PASS for 8 Common Threads Events