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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Art in Wood – Cleveland – 26/27 November 2016

The Bayside Woodturners is holding their Art in Wood event at the Lions Community Hall, Shore Street, Cleveland (near the Grand View Hotel) on 26 and 27 November from 9am to 4pm. The event will feature a Gallery of their craft and sales items ready for Christmas. Displays – wheelchair access – gold coin entry per family.

I have uploaded some historical newspaper articles from 1983 – 1987 on the page ‘Our History’ which can be found here.

Don’t forget our Christmas Party at the Redland Bay Golf Club at 12noon. Secret Santa is optional ($10).

Knit and Knatter is on this Saturday, 26 November at Hoya Garden Plaza at 12.30pm. See you there!

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New 2016/17 Committee Members

On Tuesday, 11 October 2016 at our Annual General Meeting, the following members were nominated and elected:

President:  Gillian Smith (3206 0718)

V/President:  Merhyl Shevill (3341 5015)

Secretary:  De-Arne Crawford (0418 497 719)

Assistant Secretary:  Sue Marshke (3348 3917)

Treasurer:  Charlotte Kennedy

Librarian:  Miriam Elkin

Assistant Librarian:  Vanessa Bovee

Camp Convenor:  Jan Bowell (3207 2732)

Assistant Camp Convenor (Advertising):  Melanie Jonker

Open Day Convenor:   Shirley Graham (3206 8967)

Archivist:  Sandra Davis (3822 1759)

Newsletter/Digital Media:   Melanie Jonker (0402 109 499)

Our thanks to Desley who resigned as Secretary. Desley carried out this role for five years and did a stellar job. We now welcome De-Arne and Sue to the roles of Secretary and Assistant Secretary. I am sure between the two of you our minutes will continue to be recorded in a professional and thorough manner. Thank you for nominating 🙂

Don’t forget the Christmas Craft Extravaganza, Cleveland Assembly Hall, Smith Street, Cleveland 10am – 4pm this Saturday, 22 October 2016. You can visit the Extravaganza first and then come along to Knit and Knatter at 12.30pm at Hoya Garden Plaza 🙂

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October AGM

Ladies, next week we will hold our AGM (Tuesday, 11 October). Please come along and consider nominating for any of the positions that will be vacated. In particular, we need two to three members to share the role of Secretary. Desley has done a stellar role over the last few years but has decided to step down. There are only ten meetings a year, so shared between three, it only means 3-4 meetings each.

On another note, I would recommend you all read Kay Faulkner’s latest blog. Kay has some wonderful news to share.

See you at Knit and Knatter this Saturday, 8 October 🙂

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Redlands Spinners & Weavers September 2016 Camp

If you are thinking about attending our Bribie Island camp from 9 – 11 September, the time is getting closer and closer so you MUST fill out your application form, and submit the $175 payment. Our camp is located at the House of Happiness, 2-16 Clement Street, Woorim, Bribie Island.

If you can only make it as a day visitor, please contact our Camp Convenor, Jan Bowell on 3207  2732 or 0409 276 486 to find out the day rate.

Our camps are always lots of fun. It’s where we forge and cement friendships, share knowledge, laugh a lot, eat a lot, relax to our heart’s content, spin, knit, crochet, weave or talk. Basically, it’s your weekend to do as you wish so please join us!

More information about our craft camps can be found here.

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Open Day 2016

Open Day is done and dusted for another year. It was so successful and I’d like to thank all of you who attended and supported our club and our wonderful traders. I was absolutely exhausted by the end of the day and didn’t even have the energy to check out my goodies when I got home. That had to wait until the weekend 🙂

Many thanks to Robyn from Booie Spinners and Weavers (Kingaroy) for introducing yourself to me and thanking me for all my efforts on the Redlands Spinners & Weavers FB page. It was lovely to meet you and I really appreciated that you took the effort to seek me out.

Also, many thanks to Jo Crang for introducing yourself to me too. Jo is a member of the Australian Handspinners and Knitters FB page and lives on the Sunshine Coast. I’ll definitely be touching base with you when I’m on holidays in Noosaville 🙂

Thanks to the local and Brisbane-wide media that supported the event and printed notices in their various publications.

A huge thanks to Redland City Council and Redland Performing Arts Centre for providing us with the magnificent venue to hold our Open Day. It has certainly put the Centre and our group ‘on the map’ in the spinning and fibre world.

And finally, many thanks to our wonderful committee members who worked so hard during the lead up and on the actual day. You put a lot of younger people to shame with your boundless energy and zest for life 🙂

You can find pictures of the 2016 Open Day here and a story about it here.

Our Open Day Convenor thanks email can be found here.

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