Beginners knitting workshop with Ana Maria
Beginners knitting workshop with basics on how to knit either a scarf or beanie.
Join us for a 2,5-hour class from 10 am - 12:30 pm on Saturday the 9th of September, at SisterWorks' design lab on 323 Swan St, Richmond (get directions).
The cost of the workshop is $50 per student and includes the cost of all materials (200 g 100% wool ball & knitting needles).
- This workshop will run for 2,5 hours on Saturday the 9th of September from 10 am - 12:30 pm.
Beginners knitting tutorial
Techniques to create a beanie for an adult or child
Beanie and scarf pattern supplied
About your teacher:
I’m Ana, I’m from Chile. I have five children living in Chile, and one is here in Australia. When I came to Australia in 2013, as a tourist, I met a man. He promised me a wonderful life for my children, so I married him, and had a child. However, my husband was a terrible man. One winter night he left my son, Joseph and me on the side of the road. I had nowhere to go.
This was a terrible time. But luckily, a friend, Ana, introduced me to Luz. SisterWorks has helped me for the rest of my life. Luz helped me become strong and independent. This is best for me.
Now, I crochet beanies. I make them out of cotton and alpaca wool, for children and adults. I can make five beanies a day. I knit all day, and make these beanies with love!
My dream is for all my children to live with me in Australia. I have a good life here, but it is expensive to apply for my children’s visas, and to pay for their airfare. That’s a lot of beanies!
Read Ana Maria's full story here: https://www.sisterworks.org.au/pages/ana-maria-pena-chile-1
SisterWorks is a not-for-profit social enterprise.
SisterWorks supports women who are migrants, asylum seekers or refugees to become financially independent and happily settled in Australia. The women that SisterWorks works with are the most vulnerable migrants. They have been marginalised due to a lack of identity, language barriers, lack of western culture knowledge, poor employment skills and being the carers of their families. They face long-term unemployment which exacerbates social issues. With ongoing support, this vulnerability can be lifted and not become a lifetime issue. We believe that Work Empowers Women and our aim is to support as many women as possible to move into work.