April speaker

Our enthusiastic speaker, Robyn Steele Stickland from Opendrawer in Camberwell showed some of her many collections including Buttons and Embroidery tools. She discovered that many of us have similar addictions and explored the reasons why we feel the need to “hoard” such things (not to mention the dreaded “Stash” word.

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Kerrie’s Crewelwork Cat

At her shop she runs classes in all sorts of textile work and also gives us a chance to recycle some of our stash at her market stall days. See her web site for more  of what’s on.

We also had fun working on the delightful kits for pincushions that Brenda Ryan had brought along. Hopefully some will be done for our next exhibition! We plan to have a group to work on making items for the exhibition and if you want to join in please see a committee member.

Come and visit Kerrie’s Cat at Our Heritage Festival display at the Wintergarden, 51 McKillop Street this weekend April 29th to May 1st : 10am to 4pm

Classes coming up include a visit from Internationally acclaimed tutor Hazel Blomkamp who will be exploring Needle Lace in Embroidery on 13th and 14th of July.

 

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We begin again

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Intermediate Certificate Canvaswork Investigations

The new year is well on the way and we are starting to think about our activities for 2016.

Our first Sit and Sew meeting will be on Monday February 8th at St Davids from 10am.

4th Wednesday Patchwork and 4th Saturday Sit and Sew groups start back in January and Counted Thread and Juniors in February.

If you belong to one of the home groups check the starting dates.

Classes are now booking and we have some exciting ones to start the year. Intermediate Canvaswork Investigations, “Rinceau” designs, and Tatting are coming up, as well as a visit from Velma Bolyard a paper artist from the USA. See the classes section for details or down load a classes flyer

Patchwork everywhere at Sit and Sew

"Arrival of the Rajah Quilt" in progress

“Arrival of the Rajah Quilt” in progress

We held our first Sit and Sew meeting for the year today with a great turnout and several new members welcomed.

On Display this month were the works of our talented Patchwork group. They impressed us with everything from a Teddy Bear, Crazy Quilting, Dresden Plates and Double Wedding Rings. There was even a teeny weeny Suffolk Puff quilt made for a dolls house.

Our guest speaker Eva Abbinga described the Rajah Quilt made by convict women on their voyage to Australia. She outlined the quilting project that she is running at the National Wool Museum this month   Click for more details of the Rajah Quilt

Our first classes for this year are Fabric Postcards (Feb 18th) and Macbeth Bauble and

Mat (Feb 26th) Click here for the Classes flyer Feb 2015