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.
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.
Tues to Fri 10 am to 1 pm
We close for the holidays from Saturday 19 December until Tuesday 12 January.
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.
Jenny Woodward from ABC Queensland News posted on her Facebook page:
It has been such a delight to be involved in the Queensland Quarantine Quilt. The project was brainchild of ABC Brisbane Breakfast presenters Craig Zonca and Loretta Ryan.
The challenge was to design and make a 15 x 15cm quilt square in any medium, that represented your life in lockdown in 2020.
The squares were collected and then arranged and sewn onto a backing sheet by the amazing members of the Queensland Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists Association. A mammoth effort completed by a dedicated team.
The Quilt was on display the ABC at Southbank Brisbane and will then go to the State Library of Queensland to be treasured forever.
Take part in the ABC Radio Brisbane’s ‘Queensland Quarantine Quilt’ project.
Make a piece to depict a snapshot of your time in quarantine. What made you happy? What gave you joy? Use your brightest, boldest fibre, yarn, and thread, dig through your stash and find some treasure!
The theme is Quarantine Time Capsule.
Feature joyful and cheerful motifs that represent your time in quarantine.
Finished size 15 cm x 15 cm square (max 2 cm thick) with finished edges.
Every year on Easter Sunday morning we do an Easter Egg hunt in the lounge room. (Even though my boys are 22 & 25 yo and past this little kids game, they still love the family and competitive race to find the most).
This year a bit different since we can’t all be together in the living room on Sunday. I made these crocheted eggs. Not the same as a “hunt” but still feeling the family love.
Crochet Egg Pattern
ch = chain dc = double crochet ss= slip stitch sts = stitches tr = treble tog= together
Make a magic loop (slip ring)
Round 1: 2ch, 7dc into ring, pull to close ring, ss in top ch of 2ch. (8)
Round 2: 3ch, tr in chain below, 2tr in each of the 7sts, ss in top of 3ch. (16)
Round 3: 3ch, 2tr in the next st, [1tr in next st, 2tr in next st] 7 times, ss in top of 3ch (24)
Round 4-6: 3ch, 1tr in each of the next 23sts, ss in top of 3ch (24)
Round 7: 3ch, 2tr tog in next 2 sts, [1tr in next st, 2tr tog in next 2 sts] 7 times, ss in top of 3ch (16)
Push in some stuffing until full
Round 8: 3ch, 1tr in next 1 st, 2tr tog in next 2sts, [1tr in next 2sts, 2tr tog in next 2 sts] 3 times, ss in top of 3ch (12)
Round 9: 3ch, 2tr tog in next 2 sts, [1tr in next st, 2tr tog in next 2 sts] 3 times, ss in top of 3ch (8)
Push in more stuffing to fill the cavity. Fasten off, leaving a tail long enough to make gather sts through last round. Pull tail until closed and tie off. Pass remaining tail through the cavity and out, trim.