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

Stash bash truly was a treasure hunt.

Our first stash bash on 25 November was a huge hit with the crafty punters. There were so many amazing treasures dug out from the backs of our crafters closets to share with us. The origin stories abounded of some of the special items as did the cleaning out of studios tales.Thanks everyone, look out for the next one!

Stash Bash

Only one week until our first ever Stash Bash.

You can buy. Take advantage of our spring clean and grab a bargain.

  • Tools and equipment including spinning wheels and weaving looms.
  • Craft supplies including yarn, wool, fabric, sewing and knitting supplies, magazines, books etc.

You can sell. Is it time to declutter? Get a spot for $10, set your own prices and handle your own sales with no commission.

Prefer to donate? Give us your items to sell to benefit QSWFA.

Get in on the action by contacting Vikki to book your space.

Shop in the Emporium for all your fibre needs.

Delicious Devonshire tea to keep you going.

Sunday 25 November  9 until noon

Road trip! We even stopped to smell the roses.

Alleyne, Michelle and I had a road trip today to buy some fleece for the Emporium from Del near Stanthorpe. We’ve stocked up on some lovely coloured Corriedale and Corriedale cross fleece. We were taken by the beautiful roses in Warwick and looked like total city girls walking along the gardens in the middle of the road trying to find the most beautiful and most fragrant. Come and check out the selection soon.