I'm going to do my best foot stomp here and say, hey why can't I book onto one of the following fantastic kids school holiday workshops at the NGV?!
Three fabulous vintage inspired fashion accessory workshops, aimed toward high school aged children, hosted by iconic sewing lounge Thread Den, coincide with the NGV's current Exquisite Threads exhibition.
Vintage purse displayed at Exquisite Threads
There are three creative workshops your teens can book onto:
Workshop 1, Wed 1 July: DIY vintage purse
Taking inspiration from the beautiful vintage purses seen on display at Exquisite Threads, your children will create their own coin purse using up-cycled and new materials.
Workshop 2, Thu 2 July: Embroidery experiments
Your teens will learn the age old craft of needlework in this workshop, and experiment with patterns and designs on a take-home embroidery hoop to then admire at home.
Workshop 3, Fri 3 July: Pop your collar
Within the Exquisite Threads exhibition, there are examples of embroidered collars, cuffs, capes and shoes. This workshop again takes inspiration from the exhibition, in which children can embroider their own peter pan collar, which will add a touch of vintage charm to any outfit.
Leather Gloves C1960 at Exquisite Threads
All three workshops will run for 3 hours; 10am to 1pm
Tickets are $15 or $12 for NGV members, per workshop.