Crafters August 2014

JyarnA great meeting in the warm and cosy hall at Judbury. As we set up the hall we watched a group of intrepid kayakers prepare to paddle the river – all power to them as they braved that icy water. Another fun day, such a diversity of craftiness amongst us – it is always a buzz to see what creative juices have been flowing since we last met.

It was our pleasure to have Councillor Ian Paul and Judbury Community Centre Management Committee members Michelle Emmett and Tony Laing present to receive our gift of $500 to contribute to the installation of Bistro Blinds on the verandah, making the verandah friendly in all weathers. Many thanks to the Huon News for their interest in our group and our support of the community centre.

Jeff informed us of a book, The Australian Wool Showcase. Enquiries via or phone number 03 5233 6241. (this information is as of 2009). It looks like a very useful book, well worth following up.

Shirley reminded us of the upcoming Tasmanian Craft Fair at Deloraine. If you are a Guild member and wish to sell your wares at Deloraine then join in the Guild’s stall. Forms and information on the Guild website.  Please also remember the Huon and Hobart shows are coming up soon, your work is fantastic – show it off, enter the shows.

Irene shared her flower making knowledge with a group today, and flowers were made! They looked fantastic, thank you Irene. Gail and Helen didn’t get a chance to show us appliqué, altho I did see Cathy and Dorothy learning a trick or two. Do you know that 10,339 little shapes make 1 quilt. Anna was making another fabulous rolled edge to a cowl, if it interests you seek her out next time. There were some great project  bags in use today, and some fantastic buttons gracing clothing. Did you like Nikki’s dyed pieces, do you want to do the same? Thinking there is a workshop in that Nikki, perhaps in the warmer months we could do that?

The Buy or Barter tables were groaning with goodies and diversity. Spinach, eggs, books, jam, sauce, buttons, bows, wool, plants, earrings, fabric, spinning wheel, egg cartons and more.

Thank you to everyone who shared morning tea with us – it is always appreciated. Tony and Irene – your coffee making is extra-ordinary – we love ewes.

Next month is the time of the year when people start to think about the local Shows. With that in mind…

  • Shirley is going to judge jam and give us hints and tips about what judges look for. So if that is your thing feel free to bring along your jam to include.
  • Michelle is going to prepare and cook muffins and will have hints and ideas for you (as well as delicious muffins to eat later).
  • Valeri is going to twirl a fringe using a girl’s hair toy, and will also have the Ashford fringe twirler there.

Next meeting is Monday 8 September. Enjoy the pics from this meeting! And if you love Jess’s creations see her online shop.