Emerging from the lockdowns of last year we’re gearing up to celebrate all things crafty and woolly. For those who visit us each year there will be the usual mix of the handwork of our members for sale, and our personal projects and explorations on display. Our focus is as usual on natural fibres, and garments and accessories made with care so they will last for more than a season.
We will have members demonstrating all aspects of our craft. Spinning weaving, fibre preparation, knitting, crochet, felting and dyeing, and one of the delights of the weekend are always the discussions that the displays generate around technique and design. We welcome the time and opportunity to chat with people who might like to explore these crafts for themselves.
So, if you’re in need of a new beanie, or think you’d like to take up weaving you might like to visit us.
We will be following COVID safe protocols and ask that you do the same.
7 Prospect Street, Pascoe Vale, Vic. In the hall adjacent to the swimming pool.
Another exhibition set up and ready to go. The team of helpers got in and helped and it was all done smoothly and in record time.
It’s interesting the way my crafting year is defined by this exhibition. In the months leading up to June the thinking is..must finish projects so they can be shown at the exhibition. No squirrels allowed to be followed. As soon as the set up is done, it’s like a new year full of possibilities. Which might I try next? Perhaps some embroidery done with handspun, naturally dyed threads? Or will I tackle that fleece that’s been niggling in the corners of my mind. The one with the lovely colour variations that’s perfect for a colourwork jumper…so many possibilities. Exciting!
I hope we get lots of people to our exhibition. To see the things we’ve poured our creativity and time into. Doors open at 10, and though it’s at the Pascoe Vale Pool, no swimmers are needed….we’ll be inside, where the heaters are.Exhibition 2019
Around 2 weeks before the exhibition each year there’s always a little trepidation in the group that there’s just too much to do and we’re never going to make it. Of course we always do. Having spent the day setting up with many of the other members of the group I’m sitting back on the couch enjoying a nice cuppa, relaxing in the knowledge that there’s nothing else I can do now. I might even start a new knitting project.
For your visual pleasure here’s some snaps of the hall all set up…… Roll on tomorrow.
Oh, just in case…..its at the Pascoe Vale Pool, from 10 till 4 on Saturday and Sunday
Thought I’d share a little visual reminder of our fast approaching exhibition. Everyone is working madly to finish off the items for display and for sale. The group projects promise to be particularly interesting…..this is a little sneak peek of part of one piece.
We will have demonstrations of spinning and weaving throughout the day in the main hall, and more detailed demonstrations in the kitchen attached to the hall. The times for those are shown on the poster below.