2021 Warped and Twisted Open Day – Cancelled

The Redlands Spinners and Weavers Warped and Twisted Open Day for 2021 will NOT be proceeding due mainly to the uncertainty around managing visitors in this current Covid-19 environment. It would be too difficult ensuring visitors keep 1.5m distance from each other as well as limiting visitors to the venue. We hope to be back in 2022 providing of course life is a bit more ‘normal’ and the vaccine does its job. Keep spinning, knitting and crafting and keep your fingers crossed for 2022!

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New Yarn Shop in Beenleigh!

On Monday, 28 September 2020 Mean Mothers Creations will be launching their bricks and mortar yarn shop at Shop 17, 63 George Street, Beenleigh (opposite McDonalds). The fun starts at 10am.

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Redlands Spinners & Weavers Inaugural Camp – Boonah – August 2020

11 – 13 August 2020

We are pleased to announce that this year we are holding our annual Camp at “The Outlook” training and conference centre located just outside the pretty township of Boonah. Located approx 80 kms (70 mins) south west from Brisbane (or approx 50 kms from Ipswich) this pretty town (population 2700) is within the locality of the Scenic Rim and hosts great cafes, golf and sporting clubs, hospital, art gallery and hotels amongst other interesting shops in the main street.

The Outlook centre is a peaceful retreat on the Ipswich Boonah Road and provides full accommodation with air conditioning and power outlets to all twin bed rooms which contain king single beds and shared bathrooms. Average daily August weather: 22° – 4° – perfect for our woolly hobbies.

We are providing our own chef who will prepare delicious freshly prepared meals and all dietary requirements can be catered for.

In addition to the large air conditioned hall, we can conduct our spinning and workshops in the large outdoor area which can be enclosed and heated. We are planning Eco-Dyeing, single colour Brioche Stitch and Tunisian crocheting workshops. Bring your items and garments to display and discuss on our Show and Tell Table. Lucky Door, Raffle tickets and product shops will add to the vibe and fun of the Camp.

For further information regarding availability, costs etc please contact:

Gillian Smith (President/Camp Convenor): 0411 331 153 smith_kid_58@yahoo.com

Sue Marschke (Joint Camp Convenor): 0417 469 541 sue.c.marschke@hotmail.com

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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 artgallery.redland.qld.gov.au 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 www.carlykotynski.com.au



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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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