: Local teenagers Lucy Turner and Olivia Kerry get into the spirit of the denim make-over workshop to be held in Alstonville on 24 January. Image: Vicki Kerry.
: Local teenagers Lucy Turner and Olivia Kerry get into the spirit of the denim make-over workshop to be held in Alstonville on 24 January. Image: Vicki Kerry.

Retro denim workshop for teens

WITH a fun one-day workshop at the Crawford House Museum, the Alstonville Plateau Historical Society is helping teenagers explore their creative selves and individual fashion sense.

The workshop, for teens aged 12-16, is called My Style - Retro Frills and Spills, and will help them to develop a range of practical fashion skills as they spend the day deconstructing out-dated pieces of denim clothing and transforming them into something with a contemporary edge.

One of the reasons behind the workshop, said local style coach and facilitator of the workshop Lois Hennes, is because the group recognised that in today's ever-changing world, young people receive lots of confusing messages about how to look and what to wear.

They said they could see how the media, celebrity trends and sizing inconsistencies can undermine their confidence and self-image at a time when they are beginning to have fun exploring fashion, so they wanted to help bring the fun and individuality back into clothing.

"We express our individuality through our clothing and sense of style and it is important to celebrate that individuality at every stage in our lives," said Mrs Hennes.

Held at the Museum in Alstonville on Thursday January 24, the workshop costs $10 and includes morning tea and drinks.

Participants will need to bring along their lunch, scissors, an unpicker, berry pins, sewing needles and thread.

The participants will also get a chance to see the Heads Necks Hands and Tootsies exhibition on show at Crawford House currently.

Numbers are limited, so book before January 21 by phoning 02 6628 1829 or email aphs2477@gmail.com



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