Date Claimers for June and July 2019

Make sure you add these two events to your diary for June and July 2019

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Ormiston House Craft Expo and Woven Shibori Exhibition

Check out the following events being held in the Redlands during March 2019.

The Ormiston House Craft Expo will take place on Sunday, 10 March from 10am to 4pm and Redlands Spinners and Weavers will be represented by a small group of spinners demonstrating our craft. Simone Cross from Gum Blossom Yarns will also have a table as well as our talented embroiderer Desley.

The Parallels of Woven Shibori exhibition will run at the Redland Art Gallery, cnr Middle and Bloomfield Streets, Cleveland from Sunday, 10 March to 14 April and opens on Friday, 8 March at 6.30pm. There will be a floor talk and morning tea on  Sunday, 10 March at 10am. For more information go to or phone the gallery on 3829 8899.

And of course don’t forget our Warped and Twisted Open Day to be held at the Redland Performing Arts Centre, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 from 9am to 3pm.


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Volunteer Award for our Sandra!

Just in case this article slipped by some of you, congratulations to Sandra Davis for winning the Greg Cook Volunteer Award for her tireless work at the Redland Museum.

And don’t forget, Knit and Knatter restarts this Saturday, 12 January. All details are on the Knit and Knatter page on our website.

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Christmas Markets in the Redlands

If you’re still in the throes of Christmas shopping make sure you visit these two local markets.

On Wednesday, 21 November …

And on Saturday, 1 December …

On the last Redlands Spinners meeting on Tuesday, 27 November, I’ll bring along a selection of project bags I’ve been making. $25 each for the large size.

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Basket Weaving Workshops – Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Carly will be holding her basket weaving workshops at the Redlands Spinners and Weavers Warped and Twisted Open Day on Tuesday, 19 June. Don’t miss out! You can book directly with Carly. All details set out below.

Basket Weaving Workshop
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 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

In this advanced workshop you will learn the random weaving technique and use palm inflorescence to 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



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Redlands Spinners & Weavers August 2018 Camp and Warped and Twisted Open Day

Our Bribie Island camp is on Friday, 24 August until Sunday, 26 August 2018 at the House of Happiness, Woorim, Bribie Island.

We’d love to see you there. You can find more details on this site under the banner “Our Craft Camps”.

Here’s a copy of the application form.

Don’t forget our Warped & Twisted Open Day on Tuesday, 19 June 2018!!

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Coming Events

This Sunday, 11 March 2018, some of our members will be demonstrating spinning at the Craft Expo at Ormiston House, 277 Wellington Street, Ormiston. The event starts at 12 noon.

On Saturday, 19 May 2018, the Olde English Fair will be held at St George’s Church, Cnr Thorne Road and Victor Street, Birkdale. The Fair runs from 8am to 2pm.

On Tuesday, 19 June 2018, our Warped and Twisted Open Day will again be held at the Redland Performing Arts Centre, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland. The event runs from 9am to 3pm.

On Saturday, 30 June and Sunday, 1 July 2018 Knitfest will be held in the main street of Maleny. Knitfest 2018 is an exciting weekend Yarn & Fibre Arts Festival.

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