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?
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
0432 882 533
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!
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Class limited to 6 people. Demonstrations of ragmatting during the day.
At this year’s Open Day Carly Kotynski will offer two different basket making workshops using natural fibres.
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
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.
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!