New!! Millinery Workshops now happening in Temora

“Learning Sinamay Techniques”

“Fostering the Arts in Temora”

Temora Shire Community Arts, Culture and Events Officer, Amanda Gay wants Temora to become “the meeting place of artisans”.

Her goal is to value the artisan crafts of old and pass on forgotten skills so locals, particularly women, will see a future in handmade craftsmanship.

“I want to empower women entrepreneurs” she said, ‘with a long term goal of showcasing the artisan crafts of local people”

(image credit and excerpt from local newspaper, The Temora Independent)

Riverina Millinery Association Patron and Vice President, Rose Organ took the students through their paces, learning the secrets of hat making, focusing on  bias cutting and rolling techniques for sinamay.

Weekend Workshop Millinery Classes will run in Temora over the next few months in 2017, with an emphasis on traditional millinery skills. The  student’s next class in March will be an introduction into Traditional French Flower Making.