As a town of makers, crafters and performers, Kyneton has creativity in bucketloads. There is something about the relaxed country lifestyle that feeds creativity and vice versa. Whether you are nine or ninety, there are endless opportunities and an array of artistic avenues to choose from in Kyneton. Here are a few we discovered.
For those who want to create fashionable clothing and original hand-crafted pieces, there are several businesses at your disposal. Hat’itude On Piper is a millinery shop that encourages people to stand out from the crowd and host events where you can make your own hat creation. JACH Textile does alterations and educates people on dressmaking and pattern making. Alice in Fabricland on High Street is a fabric lover’s dream. There is a range of materials to purchase: pattern books, tools, clothing, home decor and accessories. The store also hosts workshops.
For the artists at heart, there is likewise various places to choose from. Little Think Big is a studio which hosts crafting activities for mini makers as well as children’s parties. Whether drawing, painting, constructing or creating, it is a space for little people to let their big imaginations run wild and where parents need not worry about the mess. The Old Auction House runs classes for people of all ages and houses a gallery and shop of hand-made goods.
If you are into music, The Kyneton Street Band welcomes individuals and families to join them in the fun of making music. Anyone can be involved whether they can play an instrument or not. The Kyneton Theatre Company likewise encourages locals to be involved in their twice-yearly productions. Both experienced and amateur performers receive coaching in acting, dancing choreography and singing as part of the rehearsal process.
If you are still unsure of where your creativity lies, the Kyneton Community House hosts a variety of creative courses and workshops. Whether art classes, shared reading circles or sewing, you will be able to find a course that is the perfect fit for you.
For more information:
JACH Textile: https://www.facebook.com/JACH-Textile-647411792089814/
Alice in Fabricland: https://www.facebook.com/helloaliceinfabricland/
Little Think Big: https://www.facebook.com/littlethinkbig/
The Old Auction House: https://www.facebook.com/theoldauctionhouse/
Kyneton Street Band: https://www.facebook.com/kynetonstreetband/
Kyneton Theatre Company: https://www.facebook.com/KynetonTheatreCompany/
Kyneton Community House