Monday, August 18, 2014

Make Do and Mend: Wartime Crafts, Australian Maritime Museum (Darling Harbour, Sydney)

I've just heard the news - the ANMM is holding a three-part series on wartime crafts and 'making-do' in Australia during WW1 and WW2.

The first talk is on 14 September, and is called 'Knit for Victory':

"Celebrate History Week as we look back over life on the home front one stitch at a time. ANMM Curator Kim Tao shares the story of the amazing “flying knitting needles” of Australian’s across both world war eras- from millions of socks for the troops to scarves, vests and mittens, uncover the story of craft for the war effort. Join in a workshop in knitting from vintage wartime patterns and craft your own creations to keep. "

The second talk on 12 October is called 'Thrifty Fashions' - no blurb yet, but just from the title I know it will be right up any vintage-lovers alley.

The final session is Wartime Foods and Recipes, but it's been post-poned for the moment.

The cost is $30 for a session, and you can book by calling +61 2 9298 3655 or emailing (it's definitely in my calendar!)


Jen said...

WOW! What a great series of lectures! If I lived there, I'd definitely be signing up!

Jessica Cangiano said...

How terrifically cool!!! If only I wasn't half a world away - I'd be booking my seats for all three right now.

♥ Jessica

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