Women tool-up

A WOMEN’S SHED in Stirling is a step closer after the city announced a series of women’s shed classes at the Innaloo Sportmen’s Club.

A city spokesperson said that following the success of its Women Working with Wood Association – who use the Stirling men’s shed on Saturday afternoons – there had been an increasing demand from local women to learn skills like car maintenance, basic plumbing and furniture restoration.

• Stirling councillor Elizabeth Re with David Blaby, Chloe King, Ashley Moon and Michelle Gale.

“The response to the women’s shed classes has been very positive with the first set of workshops already at capacity showing the demand by women to learn and take charge of traditional handiwork,” Stirling mayor Mark Irwin said.

The classes will teach women how to use power tools, repair household items and fix leaking taps.

After the pilot classes finish in December, the city will assess if there’s enough demand for a permanent women’s shed.

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