Queensland Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists
Join us on Thursday 27 April, to visit Maroochy Botanic Garden to see the exhibition ‘Sentience’ by Suzy Furness.
Trip includes Coach travel to exhibition, other attractions and a stop at a cafe for lunch.
Lunch is not included.
Tickets are available here…..
Thanks to Councillor Peter Matic for getting our footpath on the schedule. Our members are very excited to no longer deal with muddy puddles.
at our Shibori and Indigo Workshop last weekend!
Check out our workshops for the next dates.
Get your Christmas gifts sorted early!
Get your Christmas shopping done early this year!
Beautiful handmade goodies from the members’ of Queensland Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists.
There will be a diverse range of traditional and contemporary fibre arts skills for sale including Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing, Paper, Bookmaking, Basketry, Stitching, Felting, Knitting and Crochet.
Demonstrators will be showing how they make their work.
We are looking forward to selling our members’ work at Richard Randall Studio Mt Coot-tha from Friday 2 September until Sunday 11 September.
We are excited to present the Fibre Arts Expo, an exhibition of our members’ finest works at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium.
Held from 10 to 12 June, 9 am to 5 pm, the Fibre Arts Expo showcases work that is not only of the highest calibre in craftsmanship and technical ability, but which also speaks to the intricacy of expression, the intimacy of design, thoughtful communication, and visual excitement.
There will be a diverse range of traditional and contemporary fibre arts skills on display including Spinning, Weaving, Dyeing, Paper, Bookmaking, Basketry, Stitching, Knitting and Crochet.
Judged by a panel of experts, entries will be evaluated on concept, design, and technique. Visitors are also invited to choose their favourite to win the Viewer’s Choice Award.
Attend Fibre Arts Expo for an eye-opening view of the creating process with demonstrators scheduled for each day.
The art gallery experience is also complemented by an on-site Gallery Shop, the perfect place to pick up handmade warm winter garments and accessories.
Finally, relax in the Café with a cuppa and delicious hot lunch or sweet treat.
The Queensland Spinners Weavers & Fibre Artists group are all-inclusive, welcoming all backgrounds and skill levels from beginners to experienced. They look forward to meeting you at the Fibre Arts Expo.
Entry is $5 and includes a raffle ticket. Children receive FREE entry.
The Exhibition Opening is on Friday 10 June at 6.30 pm.
When: Friday 10 June to Sunday 12 June 2022
Where: Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Brisbane
Cost: Entry is $5 – includes a raffle ticket. Children receive FREE entry
We have been getting together to crochet, knit and felt fungus. Yes, ghost fungus in fact. It is a bioluminescent fungus local to SE Qld. We are making an art exhibit, ‘Neon Night Garden’ for Botanica which is on from 20-29 May at night in the City Botanic Gardens.
If you would like to make some with us, the patterns are below. The finished fungus has to glow yellow or green under black light so you have to use special materials that we have sourced.
Thank you to everyone who helped us help those in need after the devastating floods three weeks ago! We were glad to be able to host a BBQ last Saturday to give back to the community and allow those we helped to thank the wonderful people and businesses that donated food, cleaning supplies, toiletries and much more.
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!