The Society Inc.'s second workshop, Old Trades, featuring author Leta Keens was an absolute treat. With dim lights and rain falling outside Leta took us on an adventure through show & tell of all the old trades in her beautiful book 'Shoes for the Moscow Circus' (pop into The Society inc. to pick one up). I learnt so many things- and for all of you who didn't make it I have an important advertisement to share with you:
There is an old lady who lives in Brisbane and works everyday alone in a huge factory hand-making the most gorgeous & beautiful umbrellas you could ever imagine. When she passes, there is no-one to carry on her trade and all of her skill & knowledge will be lost. So for anyone who thinks they may be passionate about umbrella-making please email us and we will put you in touch with her!