WHM Art Group starts this Thursday!

New Art Group Flyer 2016

Have a UFO that needs finishing, or just fancy an evening of creativity and conversation?

Either way, the Art Group kicks off at Walcha Handmade this Thursday 16th, June.

The Studio will be open from 6:30 p.m. (cost of $5 per person), so bring along an unfinished project, your latest project or something new to start.

For further details, please contact Megan or Emma on the numbers above.

For the uninitiated: UFO = UnFinished Object ūüôā

Workshop News: March & April 2016


Nerida hosted a¬†Children’s Learn-to-Knit Workshop on February 21st, and our eager young knitters came and learned the basics from a pro.

Fun and frustration was had by all, and with Winter coming, the girls will be able to keep practising their knitting skills.

young girls with cameras

We had 3 eager participants at Tasha’s Photography for Kids workshop on March 5th.

The girls had a brief lesson on the history of photography, before going on to learn about composition and lighting, and finished the afternoon with a camera-walk around town, putting into practice all that they had learned.

What workshops are coming up in the Studio?

April 9th and 16th sees Gail hosting Paper Folding Workshops in the Studio.

At each workshop you will learn how to fold and create amazing geometric objects from a simple piece of paper, and using these, create a cool hanging!

Both workshops run from 10.30am to 12.30pm, and all materials are provided.  You are more than welcome to BYO string and sticks though!
The workshop costs $25 per person and places are limited, so book today.

You can join Lorna  on April 24th for a Learn-to-Sew Workshop, where you will learn basic sewing skills while making an easy-to-sew cushion!

Materials are provided for this workshop, although you will need to bring your own sewing machine and thread.
Running from 10.30am to 12.30pm, morning tea will be supplied, and the cost for the workshop is $35.
Again, places are limited, so book soon to secure your spot.

Contact Leanne to book your spot on 6777 2911 or 0407 244 860 (evenings preferred) or
email to lavenderpatch@bigpond.com

Workshop News: January 2016

Clarissa will be running Art classes on Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays from January 6.

There will be 2 sessions each day.- 5-10-year-olds from 10 a.m. to 12 noon, and 11 years and over (with adults welcome as well!) from 1-3 p.m.

The morning class Рfrom 10 a.m. to 12 noon Рis for 5 to 10-year-olds and the afternoon class Рfrom 1-3 p.m. is for 11 years and over (with adults welcome as well!)

She has just released her class program for the first week.

Wednesday morning: Explore the rich history of Dutch painter, Vincent Van Gogh, and recreate one of his famous work Sunflowers in watercolour with an oil pastel resist

Wednesday afternoon: Draw and watercolour a ship sailing on the ocean waves, inspired by famous American painter, Winslow Homer.

Thursday morning: Learn about Cubism, and its co-founder, Pablo Picasso, while recreating one of his later works, Le Coq in pastels.

Thursday afternoon:¬†Recreate¬†Van Gogh’s Starry Night in¬†pastel.

Friday morning: Draw yourself in a likeness of Vincent Van Gogh in one of his many self-portraits, using your choice of medium.

Friday afternoon: Learn the basics of drawing the human face and form, inspired by one of the greatest artists and inventors, Leonardo da Vinci, using pencil and charcoal.


Megan will be running a simple woven wall-hanging workshop on Saturday January 9.  At this workshop you will make your very own small hanging, using a piece of card and twine!

Then on Sunday 31 January, Leanne will run a Disappearing Patch Nine workshop, where you can learn how to make this quilt using a simple variation on the tradition nine patch block.


Bookings are essential for all workshops, as spaces are limited.

If you are interested in any of these workshops, more details can be found on our Upcoming Workshops page, or on the Walcha Handmade Facebook page.

Workshop News: October 2015

What’s coming up in the workshop?


The very talented Katie Street will be running a fun weaving workshop in the Studio on Saturday 25th, October.

If you are interested in this workshop, keep your eye on the Upcoming Workshops page here on the blog, or pop on over to our Facebook page, where more details will be published once they are available.

Tonya is also still running her fortnightly Crochet class, with classes coming up on October 31, and November 14 and 28.

If you’d like to join Tonya at one of these workshops, you’ll find all of the details here.

Edited to add:

Information on Katie’s weaving workshop is now on the Upcoming Workshops page!

Also, Lorna will be running another of her Children’s Learn-to-sew classes -this time with a Christmas theme, where the kids will make their own Christmas stocking.

Details for Lorna’s class is also on the Upcoming Workshops page.

Workshop News: August 2015

We have some fun workshops coming up!

disappering nine

Tonya has commenced her fortnightly, two hour, ‘Learn to Crochet’ workshops this month!

These regular classes are open to those of all ages and all levels or ‘crochet expertise’. Come along as often as you like … from every fortnight or to just whenever you can.
Classes run from 10.30am to 12.30pm.  Tonya provides morning tea and materials (or you can bring your own).

The cost is $15 per person/per day.  To book for a day, or for more information, please call Tonya on 0413 652 138.

Leanne will be running a quilting workshop on Sunday 23rd August.

The ‘Disappearing Nine Patch’ is a simple variation on the traditional nine-patch block, is very easy to make, and looks impressive when finished.

This class will run from 10.00am ‚Äď 3.00pm.

Morning tea is provided, with a BYO lunch. ¬†Places are limited, and as this is a ‘suitable for all levels’ workshop, spaces will fill up quickly.

Cost is $30.00 per person, so please contact Leanne to book your spot on 6777 2911 or 0407 244 860 (evenings preferred) or email lavenderpatch@bigpond.com.

And finally, Ange McCauley will be running a cupcake decorating workshop for kids – more details coming soon!

For more details on these workshops, or to find out how you can host your own, please pop on over to our Upcoming Workshops page for more details.

Workshop News: July 2015

We’ve had quite a busy month in the Studio – with two workshops and the Presbyterian ladies knitting and crocheting up a storm for charity.

Crochet squares and conversation

Crochet squares and conversation

The Studio was bursting at the seams when the Presbyterian ladies popped in for an afternoon of crochet and knitting.

All of their completed work is donated to charity – and with the cold weather we’ve had, would no doubt have been very much appreciated.

The ladies had a wonderful afternoon of crafting and catching up with friends

The ladies had a wonderful afternoon of crafting and catching up with friends

Our¬†Children’s Learn to Crochet workshop was well attended, with 7 young ladies all trying their hand at the craft.

Some picked it up quickly, and some declared that they were simply “making knots”.

Proud of them all, though, for giving it a try.

Seven little ladies learning the craft of crochet

Seven little ladies learning the craft of crochet

Tonya showing Mia how to hold the hook and wool

Tonya showing Mia how to hold the hook and wool


And Amy enjoyed some very personalised tuition from Sam when she attended the Teens Learn to Sew workshop through the school holidays.

Sam showed Amy how to make stuffed toys from fabric scraps and a sock.  Amy was quite chuffed with her rainbow fish and had finished a sock-monkey by the end of the day.


Sam helping Amy with what to do next

One rainbow fish softie

One rainbow fish softie

If you’re keen to hold a workshop at the Walcha Handmade studio, pop on over to the¬†Upcoming Workshops page for more details.