I first came across Put Your Heart Into It (PYHII) via Instagram. They offer sustainable wedding planning and styling workshops, and I am trying to plan a sustainable wedding. Perfect match! After some tooing and froing, I could not attend the workshop before my wedding.
Our mission is to create sustainable and eco-conscious experiences that not only inspire but aim to promote a slower lifestyle, where simplicity and community involvement are cultivated as well as nurturing a hands-on approach to getting creative.
Luckily they host a long list of other sustainable and eco-conciousess workshops. So I did something that I had wanted to do for a while; learn to weave. If you live in or near Melbourne, check out their upcoming workshops here.
A beautiful grazing table was laid out, most of it bought in bulk without packaging. The intention is to not only enjoy the food, but to also have conversations about where the food comes from. There was flavoured water, served in simple glasses with reusable bamboo straws. I appreciated that the eco choices were integrated into the evening seamlessly. We could weave, grab some food, chat, laugh, drink, weave some more…have more food. It’s safe to say we were well fed.
My basket mid weave
I made my basket out of rope, along with collected yarn from second hand stores found by our teacher. It was lovely to work with natural fibres, knowing that it will break down completely at the end of its life.
All the workshops on offer at PYHII are geared at learning practical skills, with emphasis on reusing as much as choosing natural eco materials. It has inspired me to use up some cloth scraps I have at home and *try* weaving into a basket, rug or wall hanging…
It was nice to take time out to indulge my messy crafty side. I am going to inject this new found inspiration to create, it into my wedding planning.
Speaking of which, the wedding is in less than a month. So I am signing off the blog and diving into the final stages, of planning my attempt to host a zero waste/plastic free wedding. Wish us luck! x