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Craft at Koonung Cottage
Lynne Wishart taught craft classes from about 1985 to 2002. She started by showing how to make a handkerchief press. One student came to the first class and two students came to the second class. They worked at a rickety card table.
But word spread quickly. Soon Lynne was teaching on Tuesdays and Thursdays with extra workshops for those who could not get to a class. She introduced many projects including footstools made from baby food tins. Most projects took one to three sessions to complete.
After Lynne left, the group became a self-help group with fortnightly meetings. Their first project took nine months, as members made beautiful bags.
- History recollection meetings at Koonung Cottage, 11 and 16 March 2015.