VCE PD&T Textiles Teacher Networking Group - The Castlemaine Sustainability Trail (PL2038)


Did you know there is a Facebook group for VCE Product Design (Textiles) for Teachers that is an invaluable source of support for educators?

Started by Kerry Horbowski, it aims to offer educators a virtual space to swap ideas, ask for advice and share tips.

The group are now having their second ever meet up, and everyone is welcome. Teacher Sam Caddey will be leading the Castlemaine Sustainability Trail, showing the best places to source interesting and ethical materials. Then we'll head for lunch and have the chance to network and share ideas for sustainable classroom projects

There is no cost to attend - only the price of your lunch!  Just email Laura at to let us know you are coming so we can book a table.

And make sure you join the Group! Just visit Facebook and search for VCE Product Design (Textiles) for Teachers and request to become a member.


10.30am meet up at Castlemaine train station and/or fig café next door if slightly later (the 9.02am train from Melbourne arrives at 10.29am)

Sourcing materials for upcycled classroom projects

11.30am- Walk to the mill, explore vintage market


2pm- Lunch TBC

(Maye SAFFS – and meet with local eco dyer)

4pm Visit Castlemaine Art Gallery and/or Falkner Gallery

(Both a print focus, and… near the train station)

5pm Depart /Train home


Free - but please email Laura and confirm you'll be attending