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Well our very busy period has finally come to an end. Our Carnival of Flowers exhibition at St Luke's Anglican Church Hall was a great success with lots of people visiting us to see our wonderful items for sale, and also see members demonstrating their crafts. Much interest was garnered by Noreen with her needle felting, and also the weaving on a rigid heddle loom, where people were able to have a go at weaving for themselves.

The Felting Convergence also went off really well, even though it was extremely hot outside, it was comfortable inside. The pieces in the exhibition were an inspiration to all, and all the different felted items were truely lovely.

Our Banner this month is from a bath mat, that was woven in repp weave by Joy, using cotton and then a thick and thin weft, which is not seen in this type of warp-faced weave.

Where is Toowoomba?

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Our club rooms are located at the Homestead Building,
Toowoomba Showgounds
Glenvale Road, Toowoomba.

Glenvale Toowoomba

Map of the western side of Toowoomba. Click on map to see a larger copy.

 

The Toowoomba Spinners, Weavers & Dyers Group was formed by a small number of women in 1977. A few people who had similar interests and wanted to meet on a regular basis started the club. A notice was placed in the local paper and the club started. Emma McLellan was the founder with a few other women. Lucy Frost and Joyce Baker (Foundation members) are still current members.

Membership in 2017 stands at around 60 and includes men and women from all age groups.

While spinning was the initial interest the organisation now also includes all fibre crafts, including weaving, felting, dyeing and much more.

 

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