Community Engagement Programs

Term 1, 2023 – Enrolling NOW

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Afghan Women’s Sewing Circle

When: Monday 9:30 – 12:30, in Term 1, 2023
Where: House of Welcome in Granville.

An 8-week sewing program on domestic machines. Beginners and experienced students welcome! Learn how to make a simple garment using a pattern from The Social Outfit. You will learn professional cutting techniques and the correct order of assembly for a beautifully finished garment. You will also get to practice your English skills and meet like-minded people in this class. Delivered in partnership with the Afghan Australian Community Settlement Support Grants Program and House of Welcome.

Starts: Monday 6th February
Finishes: Monday 27th March
Address: 117 The Trongate, Granville


Contact Samira (Dari/English) on xxx to enrol in this class.


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example of embroidered stitchwork with orange mustard and green flower

Embroidery Class

When: 3rd Tuesday of the month, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Embroiderers Guild of NSW

This is a monthly stitching class for migrant and refugee women who are interested in growing their skills in embroidery. Led by two master embroiderers from the Guild, Mary Brown and Carolyn Pearce, you’ll learn new stitching techniques, practice your English skills and meet like-minded people.

Starts: Tuesday 21st February
Finishes:
Address: 76 Queen St, Concord West
Contact xx to enrol in this class.


Community Print Art Project

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This project is delivered with the support of Dooley’s Club Lidcombe.

When: TBC
Where: Granville PS Community Hubs

The Social Outfit’s Community Print Programs are much-loved textile art workshops delivered in collaboration with people from our refugee and new migrant community, reflecting a hopeful and inclusive Australian Spirit.

Our 2023 community print theme is RESILIENCE and we are working with young people and their families from Granville Public School’s Community Hubs to share their creative responses to this theme.

The project facilitator from The Social Outfit will work with the students once a week throughout Term 1, 2023, introducing a range of artistic techniques. Students create individual artworks which the professional artist will then use elements from to design a collaborative repeat textile print, to be sewn into distinctive Australian fashion. Proceeds from garment sales will support our charity to continue creating training and employment pathways for refugee women.

Student artworks and reflections on the theme will be exhibited in the windows of The Social Outfit at the conclusion of the project. Students, families and members of the wider community will be invited to a celebration and showcase event at the conclusion of the workshops.

To enquire about having a community print arts program at your school or community group, please contact Kate Clugston, Partnerships and Development Manager at kate@thesocialoutfit.org

2023 Community Print Showcase Date: TBC


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Financial Literacy Program

When: Thursday 2nd February, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: The Social Outfit Workroom, Marrickville


This class is for current or past staff and students of The Social Outfit,
Contact xx to book your free spot on xx


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Online Sewing Classes

When: 2nd Wed of each month 11:00am - 1:00pm

Where: ONLINE via zoom.

Schedule 2023: 

Contact xx to book your free spot on xx