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Learn to sew is no prob-llama with Hoop Hoop Hooray
Hoop Hoop Hooray stitching workshops
Learn how to hand stitch at these affordable crafternoons

There are a number of skills which are in danger of dying out. Luckily, thanks to Elise Hinkley at Hoop Hoop Hooray, hand stitching isn't one of them.

Elise, a teacher's assistant in her non-sewing time and mother-of-two, offers boys and girls (6 years plus) the chance to make a series of quaint projects, such as cute llamas, dinosaurs and unicorns, while learning the basics of hand stitching. Classes are kept small to facilitate learning, and kids make themselves comfy on beanbags and sofas while they stitch.

Hoop Hoop Hooray stitching workshops
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Most workshops are run from Elise's home in Greenwood and she offers a series of classes for different age groups. The price of each workshop includes not only Elise's tutelage and all supplies, but a light morning or afternoon tea for crafters. The Young Adult workshops (10 years plus) includes pizza, while adults only groups are also run on request.

Elise Hinkley
Elise Hinkley, is a teacher and crafter and loves teaching kids how to stitch

During the school holidays, Elise offers basic stitching workshops as well as more advanced classes where children are taught to draw and then stitch their own design. She also offers private sessions for small groups, which are perfect for birthday parties and can be booked on demand. Private parties run for two hours and cost $20 per child (minimum of four children).

Elise's goal is to offer affordable stitching and craft workshops for the kids of Perth, and each of the three hour sessions start at only $35 per person.

Hoop Hoop Hooray stitching workshops
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Workshops for the rest of 2019 are as follows, with more being advertised via the Hoop Hoop Hooray website, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Upcoming Workshops:
Saturday 16th March (1pm - 4:30pm) 'No Probllama' Children's Stitching workshop, Greenwood $40

Saturday 23rd March (12:30pm - 3:30pm) 'Cactus in Bloom' Adult Stitching workshop and lunch, Flinderz Cafe Hillarys $55 [includes three course set menu]

Term 1 School holiday sessions
Tuesday 16th April
Wednesday 17th April
Tuesday 23rd April
Wednesday 24th April (YA evening session)

Term 2 School holiday sessions
Tuesday 9th July
Thursday 18th July

Term 3 School holiday sessions
Wednesday 2nd October
Tuesday 8th October

Term 4/Summer School holidays
Monday 30th December, 2019
Wednesday 15th January, 2020
Tuesday 21st January, 2020

1000 Hearts Kindness project
The 1000 Hearts Kindness project

Hoop Hoop Hooray also take part in the 1000 Hearts Kindness Project, with Dome Kingsley as a generous partner. A small fee covers materials, and participants stitch hearts which can then be passed onto others.

1000 Hearts session - Saturday 13th April 3.30pm to 4.30pm at Dome Kingsley $6-$8 includes a drink, cookie & materials.

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Why? Affordable and fun craft workshops for kids
When: Dates throughout 2019 and beyond
Phone: 0437 519 767
Where: Greenwood
Cost: 3 hour workshops start at $35pp and include material and refreshments
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