Operation Cuddles continues!

Thanks so much to all the folks who came along to make marsupial pouches on Thursday 21 November. It has been so successful and awakened a movement! We made 576 pouches in one day……. amazing! Great job everyone.

Let’s not stop here. Operation Cuddles is back by popular demand on Tuesday 26 November from 10 am till 3 pm.

Join our working bee to make pouches for orphaned wildlife for the RSPCA.

Let’s use our craft skills to help native animals injured and displaced by bushfires. We are going to make marsupial pouches, RSPCA instructions here. We will sew, knit, crochet and felt pouches for sugar gliders, possums, kangaroo joeys and koalas.

Bring along some fabric: cotton jersey/flannelette/wool fabric/fleece, or just come and help. BYO sewing machine.

Thanks so much to full circle fibres for their QLD cotton jersey donation.

Our revamped instructions and sizes are here. (We learnt from our first day’s experience) Perhaps it’s best to check with your local Wildlife Rescue or RSPCA to see which size they require.

If you would like to make some at home you could drop the finished pouches into us at 12 Payne St Auchenflower or to your local RSPCA or wildlife rescue group.

Operation Cuddles

Join our working bee to make pouches for orphaned wildlife for the RSPCA.

Let’s use our craft skills to help native animals injured and displaced by bushfires. We are going to make marsupial pouches, check them out here. We will sew, knit, crochet and felt pouches for sugar gliders, possums, kangaroo joeys and koalas.

Bring along some fabric: cotton jersey/flannelette/wool fabric/fleece, or just come and help.

Thanks so much to full circle fibres for their QLD cotton donation.

BYO sewing machine

We will have scones for morning tea. BYO lunch or join us for pizza.

Thursday 21 November 2019 from 9:30 am

12 Payne St Auchenflower

Register your participation here

Stash Bash is back!

You Can BUY!

Take advantage of our spring clean and grab a huge bargain at QSWFA’s Stash Bash marketplace.
Tools and equipment at run out prices including spinning wheels and weaving looms. Craft supplies will be available for purchase at a bargain including yarn, wool, fabric, sewing & knitting supplies, magazines, books, beads, scrapbook supplies, stamps, display items etc.

You can SELL!
Do you need to spring clean or de-clutter?
Then sell YOUR extra crafting supplies at the QSWFA stash bash.
Get a table for $10. You set your own prices and handle your own sales, we don’t charge commission. At the end of the day, you take home any items that you haven’t sold.

Prefer to donate?
You may choose to donate items to QSWFA for us to sell. We keep any money received and anything not sold is ours to keep, donate to charity, or dispose of.

How do you get in on this action?


Come to get a bargain between 9am and noon!

Get your space here on Eventbrite


Our Emporium will be open for business – Tea, coffee & fresh scones available

Open Day for QSWFA 50 year anniversary.

Our BIGGEST day of the year did not disappoint! We opened our doors to visitors to show off our hand made fashions in a parade and the members’ gallery shop.  The trader stalls and our own Emporium shop were well equipped with everything you need to start making!

A visit to our scrumptious cafe was a must after checking out the demonstrations, workshops, and bits and bobs from the 2nd hand stall.

Did you see it all? Not to worry? Just 12 months until our next Open Day!

Trader Stall – Deb
Trader Stall – Full Circle Fibres
Trader Stall – Bearly There felting
Workshop – Avocado dyeing on silk with Simone
Workshop – Felting with Kathy
Trader Stall – Fibres to felt and spin – Gary
Trader Stall – Alpaca Queen – Helen
Trader Stall – Kitch Kreative
Trader Stall – Kitch Kreative
Trader Stall – Woolly Wagtail
Trader Stall – Indigo Niche
Demonstrating Weaving – Carolyn & Robyn
Cafe Crew – Di, Diana, Jill, Lyn
Cafe Crew and their tempting treats
Felting Workshop with Kathy
Demonstrating Spinning – Jenny, Paula, Karlene, Pam
Card Making Workshop with Chris
Trader Stall – Rosabella Yarns
Trader Stall – The Thread Collective – Luke & Nicky
The 2nd hand stall – Leone, Clare, Renate, Susan, Pam & Margaret
Information, Raffles & Jam – Dana & Jenny

Shakespeare in the gardens.

A beautiful warm autumn day at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens today for a few of our members demonstrating our crafts.

Keeping the crowds happy.
Sandra showed off her papermaking skills.
Jonna felted her fingers off.
Karen was weaving magic while Mary made bobbin lace.
Kym and her indigo vat made some blue friends.
The whole blue crew.
Michelle, Jen, Nat, Jonna, Sandra, Kym, Karen, Mary.
Great job gals showcasing our crafts to the crowds.

High Tea

At our first meeting of the year we celebrated the beginning of our 50th year with a high tea. We had 80 people enjoy delicious morsels while they witnessed the unveiling of the new library on the stage.

Auchenflower: Jenny Woodard & Kym textor -Photographer Janis Hanley