Crow has an exhibition of her encaustic and cold wax paintings at the Cessnock Library until Feb 27. See details in Exhibitions and Intersting sites.
Feb 5: Bring in items for the Morisset Show.
Feb 9 and 10: Morisset Show - we will need volunteers to help set up our display on Friday Feb 8, and to demonstrate our skills on Sat Feb 9 and Sunday Feb 10.
Feb 12: Items from the Morisset Show will be returned to the exhibitors.
Feb 19: Spinning Study Group: We are encouraging spinners to have a go at thick spinning, so bring your wheel and see what you can do. It will be an entire day of fun spinning.
Feb 25: Entries for the Newcastle Show to be taken to Newcastle Showground
Feb 26: Weaving Study Group
Feb 27: Raffia Hat making. Workshop will be held at Lyn A's, commencing at 9am
March 1,2,3: Newcastle Show
March 5: Our AGM
March 12: Excursion to Feltfine at Mardi. We will take as many cars as needed and drive to Feltfine where will have morning tea and browse the great range of fibres and yarns for sale, no doubt returning home with many additions to our stashes.
March 19: Spinning Study Group
March 26: Weaving Study Group
April 2: Dyeing talk and demonstration. Lyn Britton from Batik Otoreo will talk to us in the morning about the ins and outs of dyeing. After lunch she will demonstrate some dyeing techniques.
April 16: Spinning Study Group. This was a wondeful morning of learning and sharing amongst the newer Spinners. A workshop was held for anyone wishing to learn new skills and techniques.
April 23: Stashbuster day. Lots of goodies changed hands on the day.
April 30: Weaving Study Group. Today was a very eager group with lots of items to show us all and bring new thoughts to all those attending.
May 12-14: The NSW Knitters Guild is having a conference in Newcastle with workshops available.
May 14: Thick & Thin Knitting mini workshop by Helene.
Please bring along A thick yarn and a thin yarn and either double pointed needles OR Circular needles to match the wool (thick and thin) that you are bringing.
May 21: Spinning tutorial in the morning. Beginner Spinner homework. Please bring along two bobbins with a small amount of spun wool to ply on each one and finish your yarn. After the General Meetin approx 10.30 for 1 hour. This is a great way for our newer or experienced spinners to learn new methods. All are Welcome.
May: Friday 31st: The Gathering, hosted by the Central Coast Group. The Central Coast group put on a wonderful day for all that attended. There were lots of workshops and the day went very smoothly for the hosts. All there had a wonderful day and come away with lots of new information on how to do different things and ideas. Thank you Central Coast.
The next Gathering will be held in Clarencetown, with a date to be advised.
May 28: Weaving Study Group met after lunch. We had a great roll up for this and alot of discussion on and including lengths of scarves along with split shed weaving.
The full discussion in on our Weaving Study group page.
June 18th: Our hosts The Salvation Army put on a morning tea for us. Thank you Marco for all the trouble you sent to.
Finishes June 20th.
Karen is exhibiting in the following Art Exhibition.
The Tavern Gallery in The Loft@The Rusty Udder Gallery. 140 Alison Rd, Wyong.
This exhibition is headed by award winning Australia Artis, Neale Joseph with a selection of talented Central Coast Artists.
June 25: Weaving Study Group meets after lunch.
We are five textile artists - Lyn Abbott, Lorraine Banks, Carol Doubleday, Ken Hall, and Gillian Mould - from the Lake Macquarie area.
Our specialities range from wearable articles such as clothing, scarves, shawls, and ruana/ponchos, to fabrics, floor rugs, homewares and wall hangings.
All articles are individually designed and handwoven using beautiful fibres like silk, alpaca, cotton and fine wools sourced from suppliers worldwide. Lorraine also complements her weaving by using plant materials, chunky fibres and found objects to create hangings and vessels.
Because we each create according to our own individual ideas regarding colour and design, each of our products is entirely unique. We also weave using a variety of different types of looms allowing us to be diverse and adventurous with our designs and methods.
Follow us on Instagram @Entwinedweavers
January 9: Meetings at the showground resume
January 16: Spinning Study group - Bring in what you have done with your Shetland wool.
January 23: Committee meeting after lunch.
January 30: Weaving Study Group
February 6: Bring in entries for the Morisset Show
February10 and 11: Morisset Show
Feb 20: Spinning Study group. Final day for Shetland projects. Cotton study will commence with a discussion about cotton led by Mwyf and Liz
Feb 27: Weaving Study Group
March 6: Annual General Meeting 10:00am
March 14: Visit to Feltfine - we are car pooling for this morning outing. Meet at the Showground, and we will depart about 9:30. As well as adding to our stash, we will have morning tea at Feltfine, before returning to the Showground by lunchtime.
March 20: Spinning Study group
March 27: Weaving Study group
April 3 and April 10: Rod Byatt will teach us how to make temari balls.
If you have booked for these two workshops, remember to bring: pair of small scissors (or, ideally, thread snips); tape measure; needle with a big eye and a sharp point (Birch chenille or any tapestry-type needle only with a sharp point) - eye big enough to take Pearl Cotton 5.
April 17: Spinning Study groupLast day looking at Cotton. Hopefully everyone will have a handspun cotton item to show.
April 24: Weaving Study group
May 1: Mini workshop - Stick weaving - The Men's Shed have kindly made us a batch of sticks for stick weaving. If you are doing this mini-workshop with Lorraine bring along a crochet hook small enough to go through the hole in the top of the sticks. If you have any rug wool you would like to use, bring it along. Otherwise, Lorraine will bring a collection for you to buy at mates rates, and the proceeds will go to our building fund.
May 9, 10, 11, We depart on Wednesday May 9, in a mini bus we are hiring, to take all seven of us on our excursion to Blue Mountains, Bathurst, Orange and Gulgong. We will be back home on Saturday May 12, ready to be spoiled on Mothers Day!
May 15: Spinning Study group
May 29: Weaving Study group - we are looking at various knots used by weavers
June 12:Mini Workshop - Beverley will be demonstrating needle felting
June 19: Spinning Study Group - bring in the yak you have been spinning
June 26: Before lunch - We will have two Piccolo looms and two rigid heddle looms set up for you to try your hand at weaving Art Yarn.
June 26: Weaving Study Group - (after lunch) We will be looking into Shibori weaving, and deciding on projects to do.
Mini workshop - Navaho plying. Bring your spinning wheel and a some singles you have spun on a bobbin, and try your hand at this simple method of plying. Tutored by Helene and Anne D.
Spinning Study group - bring in your completed Yak project. The next project we are doing is looking into working with singles.
Stashbuster sale day.
Weaving Study group - Will we all have completed a Shibori Weaving sample ready for gathering and then dyeing? Bring them in.
: Mini workshop: Mwyf and Gill will show how to change colours in circular knitting without the change being obvious. If you wish to learn this technique, bring in some circular needles on which you have circular knitted for about 2 cm. Also bring a couple of different coloured yarns to work with. 8 ply is probably the easiest to use for thhis workshop.
In the afternoon the Weaving Study goup members who have a woven Shibori piece to dye will be meeting to dye it.
Spinning Study Group - ways of working with singles to create different effects. Bring your spinning wheel and some fleece/fibre ready to spin.
Weaving Study group.
September 25: Weaving Study Group
October 23: Stashbuster sale day
October 28: Bus trip to the Fibrefest at Singleton
October 30: Weaving Study group
November 13: Lynne H will be running a nuno felting workshop. To give participants pleanty of space, it will be held at the Morriset Showground Function Centre, commencing at 9:00. Cost is $20. Please put your name on the list if you would like to attend. Lynnette will provide materials (for a small fee), or talk to her if you want to bring your own materials. It should be a fun, creative day.
November 20: Spinning Sudy Group
November 27: Weaving Study group
December 4: A fun day for our last day at the hall for 2018. For the new weavers with rigid heddle looms there will be a mini workshop to help you all develop more confidence (competence?) at playing with your new looms. No need to bring anything, as it will be discussion and demonstration.
For the spinners, we will have a Spin-In. Bring your wheel, and some fibre to spin if you have some. We will have some fibres for you to use if you want. We will also have carders and other equipment for you to use if you wish.