Queer Social Thornbury Pop Up: Kokedama Japanese Moss Balls with Maddy

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Queer Social is popping up in Thornbury again! This time we are partnering up with Bridge Queer Gathering to bring a kokedama moss ball class for LGBTQIA+ folks and friends.

Kokedama is an ancient Japanese botanical art like bonsai or ikebana
art. The word ‘Kokedama’ means ‘moss ball’ in Japanese as they are
plants living in freestanding balls of moss-covered soil instead of
pots. Kokedama are a beautiful way to bring greenery into your home and
are ideal for apartments or flats with minimal space.

In this class, we will learn how to make them and take home your own kokedama creation.

This event will be half social chats with a bunch of like
minded queer people and half fun, educational and interactive workshop.

What will we cover?

We will learn the whole process of making kokedama from how to make
the soil balls and cover them with the sphagnum moss to how to wrap them
around with colourful yarn or twine and hang them at home. We’ll learn a
little about what plants to use and how to take care of our kokedama so
they last.

    Who will be teaching? 

    Maddy (she/her) is a crafty hobbyist based in Naarm who has a big heart for colour and expression. She enjoys working with all sorts of materials and mediums, and repurposing everyday items into expressions of art and fashion. As a musician, these wonky and not-so-wonky creations often find their way onto stages around Melbourne.

    Maddy enjoys carving and printing linocuts, paper collage, and combining the two. She also enjoys gardening, especially getting her hands dirty!

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    Any other questions or accessibility requests we can help you with? Just shoot an email to Maddy (she/her) at