The Happenstore – a warm hug in weird times …

The Happenstore is the warm hug … virtual of course …we are all are craving in these weird times. Cath Derksema’s – you will meet Cath later this week – The Happenstore is half store, half workshop. Items for sale are exclusively handmade by Australian artists and craftspeople.

Cath holds regular workshops in ceramics, shibori (Japanese indigo dyeing), embroidery, basket making and pom-pom jewellery making and more.

I walked in through a big wooden door off The Parramatta Road – just down the road from Cocoa and Coffee – and ran into an old mate, Julie Gibbs, who was sitting there knitting and having a cup of tea, it’s that sort of place.

A huge part of that warmth is Cath herself but the cosy atmosphere a bunch of women sitting around a table ( socially distanced ) working on something with their hands seems incredibly welcoming and safe.

Check out the link to see what workshops are coming up or when they are open for a cuppa, browse …. oh and there is cake!

https://www.thehappenstore.com

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