Creative Workshops


Sustainably resourced with skilled makers in Brisbane

Announcement June 2023

Over the years our amazing volunteers have preserved our craft heritage by sharing their skills through our creative workshop program and introducing a new generation of women to the therapeutic values of craft and creativity.

As announced in April 2023, The Nest Community will be relocating to The Sheds in Brendale (Sept 2023).

During this transition, we will be pausing our existing workshop program. 

To all our volunteer hosts and anyone who has attended our workshops in Everton Park – thank you for all the chats, cups of tea and homemade slice!

Rest assured that workshops will continue and you can learn more about our expression of interest below.


The future of workshops at The Nest

In our new venue; The Sheds, there will be two beautifully appointed creative studio spaces adjoining The Nest Haberdashery and how we manage these studio spaces will be an evolving process.
Initially we have launched ROUND ONE, a selective process calling for expressions of interest for hosts wanting to run regular workshops and be appointed as a preferred supplier for a period of 6 months. 

Preference will be given to individuals, businesses or organisations that:

  • Offer recurring workshops. 
  • Align with our core values of hand making, sustainability, skill sharing.
  • Help to preserve craft heritage
  • Incorporate quality service delivery
  • Purchase our reclaimed resources from The Nest Haberdashery.

As a preferred supplier you can run ticketed events:

  • Set your own prices and keep any revenue generated from your event.
  • Pay a hire fee from $35 per hour + GST with min 3 hour hire
  • Manage your own bookings and cancellations policy via Eventbrite.

Sound like you?

Expression of interest for Round One is now open until 31 July 2023

What workshops we offer

Learn to Sew

Absolute beginners will learn the basics of machine sewing, making a small tote bag with our experienced instructors. 

We believe anyone can start sewing however we would recommend this workshop is suitable for ages 10+yrs. Class size maximum of 4 people.

Boho Rag Rug Making

Enjoy a crafternoon and make a Rag Rug that adds colour and comfort to your floor.

Popular during the Arts and Craft movement of the early 1900s and bourne out of thriftiness during the Great Depression in 1930s, the process is deeply relaxing and creative.

Yarn Birds

This is a social group dedicated to yarn.

Suitable for those that can already crochet or knit and wish to continue to learn, problem solve and meet friends with similar interests. 

You can book a multi pass if you’d like to attend regularly.

Learn to crochet

Practice mindful awareness as you master the basic crochet stitches. From blankets, clothing, bags or even placemats, crochet is versatile and adds colour and style to your home and wardrobe.

Make a coil basket

Create a beautiful coiled basket from your fabric stash, spare clothes or thrifted materials. Once you have the basic method you will learn how to incorporate colour with textiles (coiling), as well as how thickness and tension will influence your design.

The Art of slow stitching

From Mexican embroidery, boro mending and mindful slow stitching, there are many ways that you can express your creativity with needle and thread.

We have workshops suitable for beginners to advanced.