Crafting in the context of environment and economic concerns, Cut + Paste takes traditions of craft and re-use and pastes them into the here and now. The weekend festival will showcase some of the most exciting sustainable handmade goods by local artists, designers and craftmakers, amongst organic fair trade meals, treats and Devonshire teas.
Friday 11 September
6.45pm Refugee women's textiles from the Thai-Burma border: hear their story, buy their textiles and support their cause
A presentation by Sydney-based Women for Education, Freedom and Textiles about their work in support of refugee and internally displaced women on the Thai-Burma border to earn a fair living wage from their textiles. Hear about workshops that mix traditional weaving with contemporary design, meet refugees who have resettled in Sydney, and view Karen, Chin, Kachin, Lahu, Kayin and Mon textile products, including scarves, cushions, bags, children’s clothing, table runners and beautiful woven fabric featuring natural dyeing, backstrap looming, applique and culturally unique embroidery. Delicious food available. Free entry.
Saturday 12 September
12 – 8pm Makers Market
A makers market featuring some of the best local, fair, sustainable and handmade goods made locally, alongside stalls of organic groceries and treats. Free entry.
12.30 – 5.30pm Free Workshops bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org
12.30-2pm Vegan No Bake demo - Eco-friendly animal free products and methods.
3-5pm Bookbinding - Make your own beautiful books and journals from gorgeous re-used materials and old book binding techniques with Artists Joanna Redestowicz and Georgia Graham (full)
3.30-5.30pm Craft my BIKE - A workshop with Bugz to take your eco-ride from drab to fab! Bring your bike and a desire for glamour and you’ll be hitting the streets in style in no time.
Sunday 13 September
10am – 3pm Makers Market continues
Featuring some of the best local, fair, sustainable and handmade goods on offer, all with an eco-focus.
10.30am – 3pm Free Workshops bookings: email@example.com
10.30am – 12.30pm Crafty Kiddies - A special spot in the program for the crafty kids in the world. Work with artist Sian McIntyre to make a range of fun and easy eco-friendly craft projects. For children 5 – 12 years.
10.30am – 12.30pm Crafting Sustainably - The talented designer behind the label Pearl and Elspeth, Annie Werner will share her skills and knowledge for crafting sustainably. This workshop will include ideas and instruction on refashioning old clothes and new ones from unexpected cloth sources.
1 - 3pm Fresh Flower and Garden Corsage making - Extraordinary crafty florist Tonia Gatt teaches you how to craft your very own corsage from flowers you can find in your own garden (or your neighbours!).
6pm Early Spring Evening
The festival will close with a wonderful early Spring evening for the senses with short handmade stop frame animation films and fabulous costume based performance translating the tactile to the stage, complimented by an organic home-cooked vegan meal. Featuring Wife, Justin Shoulder, Feva, Fox Trott, Trash Vaudeville, Greedy Hen, Tara Tan, Maisie Cohen, the Cake Lady and more. Music by DJ Gemma.
Dinner from 6pm, shows from 7.30pm
$10 entry or $15 with dinner.
This project is supported by funding from Marrickville Council.
Cut + Paste is also funded and supported by LInc, Reverse Garbage, Alfalfa House, and The Red Rattler.