Our Working Bees are generally held fortnightly, subject to room availability, from 1pm – 4pm in Room 3.02 (level 3) in the Marie Reay Teaching Centre at the ANU. Any changes to venues or times will be noted on the calendar above.
Please reserve a ticket on Eventbrite for all workshops to assist us with planning.
For any special events please email your interest in attending or check out our Facebook Events. Hope to see you there!
Join up! Join up!
All GOG financial members are invited to renew our Memberships in January! Or if you’d like to support us by becoming a new member, …..why not join now? It costs just $10 per year to join GOG, or to renew your membership. GOG membership is very rewarding and you receive:
All the yarn and supplies you need to create your beautiful GOG comfort pieces to donate
Invitation to our fortnightly Working Bees
Access to all our workshops throughout Canberra
Invitation to special events
Our monthly newsletter, the “GOG Gazette”
Access to our physical and online pattern library
The chance to connect with a kind, supportive and creative community of like minded people
And, if you’re becoming a financial member for the first time, you will also receive our welcome pack which contains a crochet hook, needles, and other useful supplies to start your GOG journey.
Everyone, from complete crochet/knitting beginners to inspiring experts, are welcome to join us!
Ready to renew (or join up for the first time)? You can do it all here, or in person if you prefer. Just click on the ‘Become a Member’ button above.
Good Omen Goodeze prides itself on being a highly inclusive and supportive charity. If you would like to join us but can’t due to financial reasons, please email us at email@example.com and we will work with you to find a way.
Our Variegate Threads sessions have been a massive hit, thanks to the incredible support from our GOG ‘family’. 🙌
For all our wonderful members who have been part of the journey, we invite you to continue spreading the positivity and connection by joining us at Taylor, Ginninderry and Evatt Primary School. 🤝🌟 Whether you want to lend a helping hand to others, learn something yourself or simply connect with like-minded people, this is the perfect opportunity to do so! 🤝
All sessions are free and all supplies are provided! So why not share the love and tell a friend about our thriving community? The more, the merrier! 💕 Together, let’s build a place where everyone feels welcome and supported. See you all there! 🎊😊 Thanks to the generous support of the ACT Government – Health Directorate, Ginninderry, Margaret Hendry School and Evatt Primary School for making these groups possible!
Join us from:
1.00pm – 3pm every Thursday at ‘The Hive’ at Margaret Hendry School, Taylor
1.00pm – 3pm every Friday at ‘The Link’, Ginninderry
9.30am – 11.30am every Monday at Evatt Primary School, Evatt
If you enjoy a cuppa and a chat and have an hour or two free, please come along and join us at Majura Hall in Dickson! Beginners to experienced ‘stitchers’ are welcome. Thanks to the generous support of Northside Community Service!
Join us from 10.00am – 12 midday Thursdays at the Majura Hall, Dickson
Good Omen Goodeze (affectionately known as GOG) is a grassroots charity that started about 5 years ago to engage Canberrans of all walks of life to craft beautiful comfort items for patients, families and staff in the ACT health services. GOG’s vision is ‘providing warmth and comfort for those in need, one stitch at a time’ and our key focus is crafting items for people in ICU, aged care and end of life settings, while also reaching out into other areas of the community including children’s vaccinations, local charities, walk-in centres and the ACT Ambulance Service.
Our charitable work focuses on engaging the local community through working bees, workshops, public events and online activities with a focus on fostering positive, supportive and inclusive opportunities for people to meet, learn and share a love of crafting – all with the aim of giving back to people in need in the ACT community. We engage community groups with outreach to people from culturally diverse or socially isolated backgrounds, as well as schools, universities and through online initiatives. Much of our work supports mental health in the community, and our comfort items also facilitate health care – GOG items are recognised as supporting two ACT health care accreditation standards.
In February 2019 we successfully piloted a Knitting for Mindfulness Program within The Canberra Hospital. In September 2020 GOG applied for and won a ‘Covid19 Mental Health Innovations Grant’ which gave us the opportunity to provide a similar wellness program to the wider Canberra Community. Further information regarding our Project can be found on our website under the ‘Community Threads Project’ section.
We’d love to hear from you.
GOG is entirely volunteer run by people who juggle work and family. Someone will get back to you as soon as we can.