Profile: Weaver’s Interest Group

Weaver’s Interest Group is a bit different from some of the other groups at QSWFA. After all, it’s difficult to cart your floor loom into a meeting! The monthly meeting (1st Wednesday at 10 am) is more of a study or discussion group than a crafting session. Each month we discuss a specific topic and bring examples that we have woven. We also have ‘show and tell’ for our recently completed projects.

At the November 2021 meeting, the topic was wearable handwoven clothing. Members brought in some lovely garments and wraps – some beautifully tailored, and others with minimal construction but nonetheless stunning.

Life on the land celebrated in Landline’s 30th birthday quilt.

Landline is celebrating 30 years on ABC TV and we want you to help us mark the occasion.

We’re making a commemorative quilt from squares created by you.

The theme is Life on the Land, which could mean animals, vehicles, landscapes — whatever regional and rural life means to you.

Use your favourite fibre, yarn, and thread, and create something you’re happy to hand over permanently.

Here are the creative specifications:

  • Finished size 15 cm x 15 cm square (max 2 cm thick) with finished edges (binding).
  • Feature any techniques, ie knitting, crochet, patchwork, felting, embroidery, applique, weaving, dyeing, spinning, lacemaking.
  • Use any colours you like.
  • Feel free to use texture and embellishment.

Please send your completed piece to:

ABC Landline, GPO Box 9994, Brisbane 4001.

Please include your name, address, phone number and email with your submission.

Squares must be received no later than April 30, 2021.

Follow Landline’s Facebook and Twitter accounts see the final product.

Annual Cook Up 2021

Friday 15 January – Monday 18 January.

Lots of activities from our Book & Paper Group including an exploding box card, french link stitch binding, botanical printing, shadow box, discovering paper jewellery, sun printing and making a fold out book.

This activity is for MEMBERS ONLY.

You must register to attend due to latest COVID restrictions.

Face masks are mandatory.

The Emporium

Our member’s Emporium is full of goodies! Pop in this week to stock up for the holidays! Fleece, yarn, silk, Treetops wool top, hand-dyed wool top, dyes for all fibres, fabrics, yarn, we have it all! Including hardware for your spinning wheel or loom.

Opening hours:

Tues to Fri 10 am to 1 pm

We close for the holidays from Saturday 19 December until Tuesday 12 January.

Stash Bash

You can BUY!

Take advantage of our spring clean and grab a huge bargain at QSWFA’s annual 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.

Click here for details.