Crafters December 2015 – Xmas Craziness

TreewhiteGreat day at Crafters, little groups scattered through the hall with their own cafe tables, others enjoying the view on the deck with a cuppa and a cake. What a life! It has been a terrific year, such a joy to meet up monthly and see what others have created.

Our Buy or Barter seems to have spread out to several spots now; today we had bags of alpaca fibre, various plants, lots of jewellery, a rack of hand sewn delights, tubs of boysenberries, a delightful Xmas wreath, a box of wooden biros, hairpins, a koala tea cosy and more – amazing. Even one of the show and tell baby teddies was bartered for some needle felting equipment.

The Show and Tell table had some gorgeous quilting – cushions and small quilts or wall hangings in Xmas themes, adorable. Great comfort blanket for a grandson, brilliant hat in very festive colours, some great beanies and soft toys, some examples of electronic scrap booking, Xmas ideas in embroidery and jewellery and recycling tins with felt covers, felted second grade alpaca fibre as garden hangings for birds to use for nesting materials, some hospital teddies and a heap of gorgeous little Xmas gift bags.

We forgot to mention that Shirley Tongs won the Overall Prize for Knitting at the 2015 Huon Show! Congratulations Shirley, why wasn’t it all on the Show and Tell table???

Robyn created a beautiful GingerBread House at Sewing for Refugees earlier in the week and very generously donated it as a raffle to Crafters – it raised $84, many thanks Robyn, the money will go to the Judbury Community Hall at some time next year, when the next project is identified. Whilst on the subject of money, once we have paid our dues each week (rent, consumables etc) the surplus money accumulates until the Judbury Progress Association have identified a need at which time we, (Judbury Crafters), contribute what we can.

It was great fun to have Xmas lunch together, please everyone, take care over the festive season, come back healthy and happy in 2016.

What’s coming up?

  • Ulverstone group have invited us to their 2nd birthday, on Saturday February 13th.
  • A Sock Yarn Dyeing workshop to achieve pattern repeat, on Tuesday 12th January, at Deloraine.
  • A fibre weekend at Tullah on a weekend in February.
  • Some great workshops in Franklin.

See the Guild calendar for these and other events.

Thank you’s:

  • Big thanks to Shirley and Michelle who do so much to keep Crafters on the rails.
  • Big thanks to Irene and Tony who have plied us with brilliant coffee thru the year.
  • Big thanks to the Crafters that come along throughout the year, it is you that makes it work so well.

Enjoy the photos, see you next year! And if there is anything you would particularly like to do or learn or teach at Crafters, tell us.