Fibre Arts Retreat 2022

A weekend away, surrounded by your craft (spinning, knitting, weaving, felting,…..) and crafting friends. Sounds great, doesn’t it! Now’s the time to book in to our annual Fibre Arts Retreat 29-31 July 2022 in rustic Mapleton in the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

The weekend starts Friday afternoon when you can catch up with old and new friends. All meals provided, so you’ll have time to craft without worrying about cooking (or cleaning up!). Friday evening we have planned some skill share sessions where you can polish up old skills or learn new ones. And throughout the weekend there are several workshops. (Download our workshop brochure here.) And, if you would rather a more unstructured weekend, you’ll have plenty of time to work on your own projects (or get a massage). There will be several opportunities over the weekend to shop with our fibre vendors, including goods from our own Emporium. Craft ’til you drop (or at least until after lunch on Sunday).

For more information and to book your place, visit our Fibre Arts Retreat page and scroll down to the bottom.

See you there in July!

Crafting Christmas Cheer…

ABC radio Brisbane loves hearing about ideas from QSWFA to keep kids’ creative hands busy while getting ready for Christmas and setting the table for a festive meal. They invited Michelle for an interview yesterday morning to give a few quick and easy, no skills required, make at home, decorations……

Michelle’s interview on ABC Brisbane Radio, 21 December 2021

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.