What do women do at the Shed?

We learn! We encourage. We help each other to renovate furniture, build garden benches and we contemplate our next project. And there is laughter as we work on our projects and chat (as long as no-one is drilling or sawing!).

Women are also welcome to come in and enjoy the company of other members over a cuppa or a quiet time in the library.

As the photos scroll on your screen you will see the items that members have made. There are native bee hotels, birds shaped from scrap wood that are excellent garden ornaments, garden benches, Adirondack chairs, coffee tables, renovated tables and chairs. There’s a renovated and much loved toy pram used by at least 2 generations of children. There are mosaiced pots, tables and plant stands. The items in the photos have served to teach us many things.

 

 

 

How to use:
– drop saw, scroll saw, band saw and hand saw;
– orbital sander, palm sander, belt sander and sandpaper;
– electric drill and driver.

Cats

 

How to choose:
– drill bits – counter sink or not?
– dowell join or glue & screw or both? – can never be too careful!

– to clamp or not to clamp .. that is a question too.

 

How to plan and measure up to:

Band Saw

– build a coffee table
– renovate a garden table
– make a pot plant stand to fit the pot!

 

What do women do at the Shed? .. we learn, have fun, create and accept and encourage each other.

We welcome you to our shared space.

 

Project: Bentwood Chair

A bentwood chair renovation

An old chair, painted and weathered, was sanded back, crack in the seat frame repaired and the leg braced.

Painted and the seat reupholstered it now looks as good as new.

All that’s required

Patience and persistence, imagination to see what might be, creativity to find a way to make it happen.

Regular visits to the Albury Women’s Shed to put it all into action.

What do we pay for membership?

Annual Membership fee $30.00 – membership is required for you to be covered by insurance in the case of an accident, the annual fee pays for the insurance cover

Session fee $2.00 (for each visit) – paid each visit to the Shed, goes toward the cost of consumables eg screws, glue, nails, sandpaper

Formal Project workshop fees are based on costs – so each workshop will be a different fee, as an example a recent mosaics workshop cost $10 per session for a total of $50 for the 5 sessions, a previous workshop to make a coffee table from pallets cost $5 per session for 4 sessions for a total of $20

Summer break, 2020

The Albury Women’s Shed will close over the summer holiday period from 16 December 2020 , until 11 January 2021, Have a safe Christmas and New Year and we look forward to seeing you again in 2021.

Open for members: Wed 15 July 2020 4.30pm

11 July 2020: We are open for business from Wed 15 July 2020 for members to attend. Please bring you own cup and snack as we want to limit the sharing of these. We also need to be mindful of distancing regulations while at the Shed.

Shed reno

3 May 2020: The Shed will look different when we get back, we have a new amenities area and the recreation/kitchen room is being worked on too … Amenities 0305020

Suspended activities: Covid-19

As you are aware Covid-19 has meant the suspension of all activities that are not considered essential. This includes the Albury Women’s Shed. We will suspend our activities until isolation measures are lifted. We will post here and on Facebook when we are again operational. In the meantime join us on Facebook. (15/04/2020)

Albury Women’s Shed : Thurgoona premises

We will be open for new members from 4.30pm Wed 19 February 2020. Feel free to call in and see what we’re doing at the new shared premises with Thurgoona Men’s Shed.