Workshops and Events for Living a Simple Life

Here at Our Life Our Way , we aim to bring workshops and events that will help you with the

concepts of simple living. 

 

Upcoming Workshop

We are currently working out how to run our workshops within the ever chaning Covid19 Rules & Regulation!

We hope to  have the team from The Old Woolshed Tinsmith back on board with copper garden marker, tin scoops and bucket workshops and the girls from Old Mill Quilting with rag quilts, beeswax wraps and lampshades and  new ‘weed’ foraging walks, living with backyard chicken, knitting socks and homemade body product workshops.

Past Workshops

  • Rag Rug Quilt
  • Around the Teapot
  • Natural Body Care
  • Let Them Eat Bread
  • Tinsmithing- Copper Garden Tags
  • Tinsmithing- Tin scoop
 
In this hands-on workshop you will be making your own small quilt 80cm x 60cm to learn the techniques, hints and tips of rag quilting and then be able to go home and share your new-learned skills with your family, friends and community.
The ragging technique involves the layering of 3 fabrics all of which are seen in the finished project. The middle layer can be thin cotton wadding but recycled old flannelette sheets make a great alternative.
It’s an ideal project to use any fabric remnants that you may have or recycle any clothes to make into a memory rag quilt
 
During this hands we will discuss herbal teas, their properties and how to prepare them properly and how to choose the perfect herbal remedy for you. You will taste a variety of teas, and learn how to make an herbal blend that fits your needs.
What we will cover in this workshop:
•Brief overview of tea and tea blending
•Learn how to grow and dry our own herbs
•Learn the health benefits of tea, herbs and spices
•Understand flavours and combinations that work well in tea
•How to formulate your own tea blends
 You will leave with skills and knowledge to incorporate into your Simple Living life journey that you will be able to share with others.

In this part hands-on, part demonstration workshop you will learn how to make beautiful, versatile and economical body products, with natural ingredients for yourself, family and friends.
There will be plenty of samples and notes to take home.
A diverse workshop to encourage conscious consumer choices and self-reliance. We will teach you this timeless skill that is at the heart of Simple Living.
What you will learn:
How easy and economical it is to make products with natural ingredients including, but not limited to : skin moisturiser, body scrub , shampoo and haircare, pest repellant, lip balm and toothpaste
The workshop fee includes all raw ingredients, small jars for your take-home samples, plus recipes and notes.

 
Few things beat the satisfaction that comes with the smell of fresh, home-baked bread, whether it’s a yeasted loaf or a simple flatbread to go with dips or a curry.
Join Megan and Kerrie in this 4 hour, hands-on workshop where we will teach you this timeless skill that is at the heart of Simple Living.
You’ll be making your own loaf of bread, and learning about the natural processes that happen in bread making so you’ll be confident to make your own at home.  We will also show you how to make a couple of different, non-yeasted flatbreads that are really versatile.   

The team at The Old Wool Shed Tinsmith dream to combine skills with the desire to create long lasting heirloom products. They have passion for producing quality Australian made products and also want to share this lost trade with others in their range of tinsmithing workshops. Class sizes are kept small in order to offer a quality experience. All materials supplied.

10am – 12pm $100
Make a set of 6 stamped, copper garden markers on spikes.
(No experience necessary)
Venue -
Buda Castlemaine

Pete really enjoys the art of sheetmetal fabrication and the skills of hands on tinsmithing.
Taking a flat sheet of tinplate or galvanized sheet and with knowledge and skills creating a useful household item.
Actually he is obsessively passionate about it and it’s his mission to teach, encourage and revive these skills and knowledge.

1.30pm – 3.30pm $100
Make a food grade Tin Scoop
(Some hand tool experience preferred)

Venue -
Buda Castlemaine

 

 

 

Event Attendance

As you would predict, the advent of Covid19 has made it necessary to put our ‘in-person’ workshops  and event attendances on hold.
 In the meantime, we are now up to planting the summer veggie seeds & seedling still have bread to bake, chook houses to clean, herbs to dry , body and well being products to make, grass to mow, lambs being born , chicks hatching. 
 Basically we are getting on with our normal life, but with social distancing and the added unknown of running a small business.