Redlands Spinners’ September 2017 Bribie Island Camp

It was another wonderful camp spent at Bribie Island. Although the numbers were down slightly the enthusiasm was high as usual. Thanks Jan for all your hard work. Gorgeous raffle prizes and wonderful company plus hours and hours of spinning, knitting, talking, eating, drinking and laughing. What more could you ask for?

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Open Day 2017 Photos

Here’s a link to most of the photos taken at Open Day. They can also be found under the Open Day 2017 page which is accessible via the top banner of the website.

Many thanks to Rona who took most of the photos of visitors wearing their knitted and woven apparel and to Miriam’s daughter Rebecca who took some gorgeous photos of the fashion parade and the other two venues.

Rebecca Williams APP AIPP

Accredited Professional Photographer

www.rebeccawilliams.com.au

info@rebeccawilliams.com.au

0432 882 533

 

 

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World Wide Knit in Public Day

World Wide Knit in Public Day is being held on Saturday, 10 June this year.

I have registered the Redlands Spinners & Weavers as it falls on one of our regular Knit and Knatter days.

Come along and join us for some knitting, spinning, crocheting, talking, laughing, eating, drinking coffee and generally have a lot of fun!

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Redlands Spinners & Weavers 2017 Open Day

Open Day is nearly here!! I have just received our flyers which will be distributed very soon. Please book this date in your calendar: Tuesday, 20 June 2017. We are opening one hour earlier this year so be there at 9am!

If you are interested in attending workshops, please refer to a recent published post.

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Open Day Workshops – Tuesday, 20 June 2017

This year we are offering some exciting workshops for those who attend the Open Day. Bookings must be made to avoid disappointment. Please contact the workshop organisers direct. All details are included below. There are very limited places available.

Two Different Workshops – Ragmatting and Basket Weaving

Sandra Davis will conduct one ragmatting class, at 11-11.30am. Cost is $10 for the starter’s kit; tuition is free. Bookings taken via email: sgdavis@bigpond.net.au  Class limited to 6 people. Demonstrations of ragmatting during the day.

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At this year’s Open Day Carly Kotynski will offer two different basket making workshops using natural fibres.

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Weaving Workshop – Basic basket technique
9.30am – 11.00am

Learn traditional basket weaving techniques using palm, banana and different vines to create your very own basket to take home from the Open Day. These basic techniques are the foundation for making most baskets but with just a little creativity every basket will be different and unique.

Weaving Workshop – Random weaving technique
12.30pm – 2.00pm

Using palm inflorescence you will learn a very different basket weaving technique in this workshop and create your own unique sculptural basket. These baskets are definitely conversation starters!

These workshops will cost $30 each as a special price for the Open Day and pre-bookings are essential. For more information or to book a place please contact Carly through the contact page on her website www.carlykotynski.com.au

 

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Bribie Island January 2017 Camp

Camp Logos 05Another wonderful Bribie Island camp was enjoyed by those who attended. Although it was quite hot and humid, we were blessed with beautiful sea breezes and access to the beach and to the pool.

Thanks must go to Jan who organises all our camps for us. Without Jan’s ongoing efforts we wouldn’t have these wonderful opportunities to come together in friendship to share our craft experiences 🙂

We also celebrated Gillian’s 70th birthday by surprising her with a lovely chocolate mud cake which was delicious!

Simone Cross from Gum Blossom Yarns in Brisbane attended and gave us a quick demonstration on natural plant dyeing. Simone also very kindly brought along quite a few skeins of beautifully dyed yarns and dyed silk scarves. We were blessed to be able to buy these goodies at the Australia Day sale price which was a whopping discount of 26%!! Thank you so much Simone. Needless to say quite a few of us indulged 🙂

Thank you to Lindy for again bringing along her shop of yarn, fibre and equipment which no one could resist!

And thanks to all of those who attended for making it such a wonderful and successful camp.

Photos can be found here.

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Knit and Knatter – Saturday, 10 December 2016

We had a record number of 18 women who attended Knit and Knatter on Saturday. This group is proving to be very popular due its relaxed atmosphere and lots of laughter. There is so much knowledge sharing and interest in each other’s projects.

The range of crafts is very interesting: spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, scrapbooking, loom knitting and sometimes we come along just for a talk 🙂

Due to the popularity of Knit and Knatter we will be holding our last one for the year on Saturday, 24 December at Hoya Garden Plaza from 12.30pm. We don’t expect to have a large number of attendees but I am definitely looking forward to it!

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capellabay-articleA lovely graphic which appeared in my Facebook feed recently.

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circles-of-women-sayingSee you all at our Christmas Party tomorrow (13/12/16) at the Redland Bay Golf Club at 12 noon.

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