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 email@example.com (it's definitely in my calendar!)