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From the Library: New Books!

In our library, we now have signed copies of Teresa Dair‘s 2 books, featuring patterns for the amazing garments we all got so excited about last week.

The rest were kindly purchased for us by our President, Allison Hays with money raised by the sales of her homemade jams & chutneys. Thank you, Allison, for letting our librarian loose in the Craft Show Bookshop with your credit card! She had A LOT of fun!

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Artist Talk – Teresa Dair

On Wednesday, March 19, QSWFA were proud to host Teresa Dair for an enlightening and entertaining evening discussing art, yarn, and arm-knitting!

Teresa showed us a fantastic selection of her wearable art, ranging from an arm-knitted leather dress to a super cute choker knitted from elastic!

Teresa’s creative process was fascinating – dissatisfied with the yarns available to her, Teresa’s work arose from her desire to find new materials to knit with.

Those who attended the talk were treated to a sneak peak at some of Teresa’s new products, and the opportunity to indulge in some retail therapy!

We would like to thank Teresa for coming out to speak to us – it was an enjoyable and educational evening.

If you would like to subscribe to Teresa’s mailing list, please visit her website at dairing.com.au.

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Brisbane Square Library Talks – Felicity Clarke

On Sunday 2nd March, QSWFA member Felicity Clarke did a presentation on her practice at the BCC Library, Brisbane Square. It was a small group, which was a shame because man, you guys missed out!!!

The amount Felicity has packed into her career is mind blowing. She has made beautiful bears which now live in international museums. She has made theatre costumes for productions including “The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe” (that is the Aslan mask she is trying on in the picture) and “The Lion King.” She has quilted. She has felted. Oh how she has felted! If you ever get the chance to see Felicity talk on her work, to quote Molly Meldrum: “Do yourself a favour!”

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Synchronize calendars – Open Day is coming!

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It’s time to get excited about Open Day!

This year, it’s all about workshops – come along for a tantalizing taste of a range of crafts that are sure to get your creative juices flowing. We’ll also have a huge range of demonstrations on everything from knitting and crochet to spinning, basketry, you name it – if it’s fibrey, chances are it’ll be on show!

We are also pleased to announce the return of our lovely Fashion Parade, our famous morning tea stall and those delicious soups to keep you nice and warm while you’re shopping at our market stands.

We’ve saved the best for last, of course – this is your big opportunity to shop in our amazing Emporium, one of only two days per year when we are open to the public. You’ll find all kinds of wonderful products for spinning, felting, weaving, dyeing and more. Our Emporium staffers have been very busy creating some new and colourful goodies just waiting to be snaffled.

Bookings are required for the workshops and special demos – please see the list below and email opendaybookings@gmail.com to book.

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