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SATURDAY 19th & MONDAY 21st AUGUST 2017 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 19th AUGUST

BORO STITCH with Jo Green


Boro is a centuries old Japanese method of mending textiles, both household items and clothing. While it’s origins were based on necessity (mottaini!) Boro enriched items are beautiful and have become very fashionable over the last decade.

The only equipment needed is a darning or sashiko needle (long needles with a small eye), pins, sashiko thread, although embroidery thread is fine, a ruler and fabric chalk (optional), fusible webbing (also optional), scraps of fabric, a base fabric or textile item you want to mend or embellish.

Bring a small plate of food, your own coffee cup and wear your name tag please. Don’t forget that this is the same weekend as the Stitches and Craft Show.

Wilma Simmons, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 21st AUGUST

BORO STITCH & SASHIKO with Roberta Hodgson


We are having a boro show and tell. If you could, please bring along items you have used with boro stitching.

This will also be a play day with fabric and threads. Ladies need to bring usual sewing gear i.e. scissors, needles, threads and scrap fabric (see fuller list for Saturday’s meeting). Roberta will have scraps plus calico and threads. There will be optional generous scrap and thread bags for $5.

Bring a small plate of food to share for lunch and your own ideas to share, ideas for small bags, book covers or coasters.

Linda Boardman, Monday Co-ordinator

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SATURDAY 15th & MONDAY 17th JULY 2017 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 15th & MONDAY 17th JULY

LEAVES with Rhonda Porter + Submissions for Annual Exhibition


This month is the deadline for proposals for our annual exhibition: The Nature of Things. Please use the formatted form which is attached as a Word file that you can type into and also import your photo into before printing for hand delivery at one of the July meetings or emailing directly to exhibitions@nceata.org.

IntoCraft Show is in August and we will be working on the creation of leaves. The July workshops will kick start a portion of our display. If we get a good number started it will give IntoCraft visitors a lead in so they can finish them at the show.

Along with pre-cut templates of a mixture of leaf outlines, I will have some acrylic felt, some Bali fabrics and some plains too. I’ll bring Shiva sticks, and painting equipment.

Bring along your general sewing equipment and maybe some scrap fabric, beads, ribbons, lace, etc. to create a few interesting designs.

You may wish to use the NCEATA embellisher so wool yarn, roving and fabric may be able to find its way into your bag. If you’d like to machine sew you’ll need to it bring along. A power board and extension cord never go astray.

Bring a small plate of food, your own coffee cup and wear your name tag please. Column 1 on this page gives a list of NCEATA activities for the remainder of 2017. Possible short workshops for Mondays are still welcome.

Our year has passed quickly with many things learned and lots of social chat. A big thank you to all of you for your contributions to our Monday meetings. Monday meeting coordinator is available for any person willing to take up the position.

Judi Nikoleski, Saturday Co-ordinator
Wendy Anderson, Monday Co-ordinator




SATURDAY 18th & MONDAY 19th JUNE 2017 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 18th JUNE

POLYSOL DYES ON SYNTHETIC FABRIC with Gay Grillmeier


We will be using Polysol dyes which can be used on synthetic fabrics. They give brilliant, fast colours.

They are easy to apply. Just paint or draw your design on paper then iron onto the fabric. It is non-polluting, safe and does not require either fixing agents or rinsing. The fabric remains supple and retains its original feel.

The design can be applied by brush using water colour techniques, fine writing pen. Paper can be painted, then cut and woven or torn. If the dye is thickened, it can be used with printing with blocks or screens. (We will not be doing this thickening and printing.) We will be using liquid dyes and polysol crayons.

The polysol dyes are suitable to print on synthetics such as polyester and nylon. The dyes have NO affinity for natural fibres, but fabrics containing at least 65% synthetic can be dyed - you will just get paler images. Do a test sample first to check that your fabric can withstand the heat from the iron.

Gay will be demonstrating the techniques and using those who want to be involved to do the painting, cutting, rubbing, etc.

Requirements:
> Plain polyester and nylon fabrics;
> Photocopy paper;
> Scissors, cutting knife & board.

Optional:
> Something to make a rubbing from;
> Reference material to make a drawing from;
> Pen, paint brush to draw with dye.

Bring a small plate of food, your own coffee cup and wear your name tag please.

Thank you Wendy Scott for the great May Saturday workshop where members increased their creative textile repertoire using 3D flower forms.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 19th JUNE

UFOs AND NETWORKING


Gina specialises in wearable art, inspired and created with nature. This full day workshop will start at 10.00am and go to 4.30pm while exploring the basics of dyeing with natural substances.

Cost to members is $55 plus $40 for a kit. The kit includes silk and wool fabrics for samples and a wool or silk scarf to dye, plus strings for bundles.

Please contact Carolyn Clausen on email address secretary@nceata.org to book a place and then direct deposit the money in the NCEATA bank account using BSB - 650 000 and Account - 964 192 000 with Eco Class as the edger entry.

Requirements:
> 10 bamboo sticks of about 30 cm long and some short ones too;
> Any copper pipe cut into 30 cm lengths, rusty metal rods or any scrap metal eg bottle caps etc;
> Few large jars eg passatta jars.

Optional:
Your own silk or wool fabrics.

Wilma, our president, will be providing morning tea and lunch to accompany this workshop but extra snacks are also welcome.

Wendy Anderson, Monday Co-ordinator

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SATURDAY 15th & MONDAY 17th ARIL 2017 MEETINGS


No meeting this mounth because of the clash with Easter.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators



No meeting this month becasue of the clash with Easter.

Wendy Anderson, Monday Co-ordinator


SATURDAY 18th & MONDAY 20th MARCH 2017 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 18th MARCH

UFOs AND NETWORKING


Saturday and Monday group, this will be a UFO day. If you would like some help or suggestions to complete a project, many ladies are willing to help.

Wear your name badge, bring a small plate of food, to share with a cup of coffee.

Bring along your work for show and tell.

The group decided there will be no meeting on Monday in April, Easter Monday.

Hope to see you all there.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 20th MARCH

UFOs AND NETWORKING


Details for this meeting are the same as above for Saturday.

Wendy Anderson, Monday Co-ordinator

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SATURDAY 18th & MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY 2017 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 18th FEBRUARY

INTUITIVE IMAGE MAKING: SILK SCREEN PRINTING WITH RELIEF BLOCKS
With Judi Nikoleski


Silk screen printing during this workshop will feature prints from Bob Seal’s three relief blocks. The process will incorporate many accidental affects and the final images will all be unexpected and intuitive.

We will be using Permaset inks and reducer and talcum powder and other resist materials to produce the images on cloth.

During this workshop you will have the opportunity to add a layer of dye paint once the print has been heat set with an iron for extra colour.

Please bring your own screen and squeegee if you have them which will make it easier for me to run the class.

Please bring:
> Smooth cloth to print A4 sized image (4 prints minimum)
> Cloth or newspaper to put under your fabric when printing > Objects to use as a resist: embroidery thread, lace, matches, metal/plastic washers, or anything flat and not sharp to place between the screen and the fabric when printing
> Screen and squeegee (if you have them)
> Rag/sponge to clean up with
> Apron/smock to protect clothing
> Surgical gloves to protect hands
> Plastic sheet to roll wet work in if not dry at end of class

I wish to apologise for spelling Bob Seal’s name incorrectly in several newsletters. I even incorrected his name in our president’s column. Sorry!

Please wear your name tag, bring your own mug, a small plate of food and anything interesting you are working on for show n tell.

Last month’s two meetings by Sandra Cooke were very well attended with interesting prints made as a starting point for work to be developed for our next exhibition. Sandra has very kindly offered to help me run the February workshops because she is afterall our silk screen guru.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 120th FEBRUARY

INTUITIVE IMAGE MAKING: SILK SCREEN PRINTING WITH RELIEF BLOCKS
With Judi Nikoleski


Details for this meeting are the same as above for Saturday.

Wendy Anderson, Monday Co-ordinator


EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS by Jenny Crain



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SATURDAY 21st & MONDAY 16th JANUARY 2017 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 21st JANUARY

BLOCK PRINTING ON CLOTH USING BOB SEARL'S BLOCKS
With Sandra Cooke


We will be printing from Bob Searle's beautiful set of three nature wood blocks which are the starting point of creative work for our next annual exhibition plus travelling suitcase exhibition. Please note that February's silk screen workshop will be working with the same images.

We will need to limit print colours as washing blocks between colour changes damages the wood. Black printing ink will be supplied for all three. Bring any type of fabric to print on, even sheers over your cloth so that you get 2 identical prints in one go. Your prints will be heat set by ironing with a cloth to protect the iron and your print.

Sandra has many prints already prepared to cut up for members who are not able to make their own prints.

Requirements
Wear old clothes. Gloves if you want clean hands.
Rags, newspaper, Old spoon.
Dress makers chalk/marking pen and ruler.
Tray and roller. old meat/ polystyrene trays are good.
Foam roller from discount shop or hardware store.
Fabric to print on. Anything and any colour.

There will be a $10 fee for this workshop. Please wear your name tag and bring a small plate of food as usual.

Please also remember that members' input is essential for organising the year's workshops. Please help your Coordinators by informing them of possible future workshops and anything textile you specifically want covered.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 16th JANUARY

BLOCK PRINTING ON CLOTH USING BOB SEARL'S BLOCKS
With Sandra Cooke


Details for this meeting are the same as above for Saturday.

Wendy Anderson, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 19th & MONDAY 21st NOVEMBER 2016 MEETINGS

Saturday 19th November

XMAS PARTY + more


Bring completed work and entry forms ready for collection for our ELEMENTS exhibition. Monday the 21st is the cut off deadline. The invitation, beautifully designed by member Daniela Glassop, is a second attachment with a second email this month. We rely on you our members to help advertise this showcase of our members work. Please let all your friends, colleagues and family know.

We will also be listening to a short talk about the Program Days for Girls. The workshop requires a full day so this is deferred to a special day in 2017.

Please bring $5 with your favoured charity written on the outside of the envelope for our xmas charity hat draw.

Small plates of xmas food are expected from our generous members while NCEATA will supply all the drinks as usual.

The 2017 workshop program is being organised. Let me know something that you especially want to do so that it can be organised ahead of time.

Already we are having eco dyeing and a Raewyn Penrose felting workshop. We may also have the cancelled Lois Parish-Evans Thread Painting workshop during 2017. Please use this opportunity to have your input.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 21st NOVEMBER

NETWORKING

Last meeting for the year, please bring a small plate of food to share with fellow members, a day to chat and have fun.

Please bring exhibition pieces and paper work if you cannot make the Saturday meeting.Hope to see you all

Wendy Anderson, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 15th & MONDAY 17th OCTOBER 2016 MEETINGS

THREAD PAINTING with Lois Parish_Evans

The meeting will start at 10am as usual with the first half hour for setting up and payment of the $100 which is due for the 2 days. We will also have a very short general meeting. The workshop will start at 10.30am sharp and finish up at 4.30pm.

It will continue on the Monday but with an earlier start at 10am and may finish up around 5pm depending how fast we get through the work.

Members who do not want to do the workshop are welcome to come along with UFOs.

Supplies to bring:
> photos or images that appeal
> drawing paper (computor paper ok - I use both sketch books and computor paper)
> drawing tools:- pencils - HB, 2B and coloured pencils, rubber, ruler
> paper and fabric scissors
> variety of threads and colours
> bobbin thread (I use either a black or white Bobbinfil for thread painting but whatever you use if you are happy with it)
> hoop (I mostly use a 20cm round embroidery hoop but whatever you use with your machine is ok)
> approx. 1- 1 1/2 metre calico
> darning foot for machine
** 25-30cm piece of fabric in favourite colour (stable fabric ie homespun, cotton to fit hoop)
thread to match fabric, thread:- in lighter shade, a darker shade, a greyer shade, a analogous shade and a complementary colour.
Analogus - colour that lies beside it on the colour wheel.
Complementary - colour that lies directly opposite on the colour wheel. Dont stress about the exact match of colour, close enough is OK. **
> stabilising fabric - if you like

If anyone has 'light boxes' they may be useful. I use a window but a light box or two could be handy.

Please bring a plate of food so that we supply enough for morning and afternoon tea and lunch as well.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators
Wendy Anderson, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 17th & MONDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2016 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

TEXTILE TASTERS with NCEATA Members

These textile technique demonstrations will include Gelli plates (Wilma), Stitch & colour (Wendy Scott), Free machining (Maria), Embellishing machine, Creative stitching, Marbling with shaving cream (Rhonda) & more.

Carolyn will make signs for these mini workshops. If you want to add your own demonstration, please make a sign for your table and come prepared. Demonstrators should set up from 9.45 so that we can start straight after our Show n Tell.

We are expecting first time visitors from the Craft Show advertising so please also bring a small plate of food so that we make good impression. Wearing of name tags is also welcoming for newcomers.

Our previous 2 textile taster meetings were highly successful, fun-filled events for all participants.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 19th SEPTEMBER

GELLI PRINTING with Wilma Simmons

Please bring plain fabric, waxed luncheon paper from the supermarket, an apron or cover up / to wear. Hope to see everyone for a fun day.

Wendy Anderson, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 20th & MONDAY 15th AUGUST 2016 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 20th AUGUST

Rabbit in a Waistcoat - Hand Felting Fun with Justine Atkinson, 10.30am - 4.30pm

In this full day workshop we will be making a dry needle felted 9 cm tall rabbit with intaglio eyes and waistcoat (no beads or thread used).

Full details of this workshop with requirements list are in the July newsletter. Nine have booked so far and there are places for three more. The cost is $35 to be collected on the day. Please try to have the correct money to give to the Saturday Coordinator because handing out correct change may pose a problem.

Please bring a small plate of finger food for lunch to accompany the pot of soup and bread provided by the Coordinator. NCEATA will have biscuits etc for morning and afternoon tea. The General meeting must start punctually at 10 am because we only have 1/2 an hour before the workshop will start.

A big thank you to Ruth Spence who ran a marvellous workshop enjoyed by all during the July Saturday meeting.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 15th AUGUST

Reverse Applique - Variation with Wendy Anderson

Many thanks to Ruth Spence for last month's workshop, Reverse Appliqué. We all enjoyed a very relaxed, colourful and creative day, with surprise packages!! The day passed quickly and I did not remember to ask what you would like to do in August!! If you would like to continue with a variation on reverse appliqué, please bring your threads, scissors, basic sewing equipment. I will provide the fabric pieces required for a small sample.

No charge for this demonstration. Hope to see you all back in August.

Wendy Anderson, Acting Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 16th & MONDAY 18th JULY 2016 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 16th JULY

AGM + REVERSE APPLIQUE with Ruth Spence

This month's workshop will be preceded by the AGM.

Please wear a beanie and bring a donation to support CURE 4 BRAIN CANCER.

" I have been invited to share my version of reverse appliqué. I attended a Barbara Mullen workshop at Grampian texture this year where I utilised this skill to create a piece inspired by North African textiles. So please join in knowing I am not a technical expert but a keen creative explorer of the world of stitching and colour.

I will provide the small fabric pieces to be used and expect you can find some embroidery threads (and thread for tacking) scissors and needles amongst your stash to bring along. I am not charging for these workshops but am happy to accept a gold coin donation if you insist and will give it to one of my preferred organisations, the RSPCA."

Thank you, Ruth Spence


Don't forget your submission forms for our ELEMENTS exhibition because the 16th July is the deadline for entering proposals.

Also: Maria Rofe will be collecting the work for her Mudgee exhibition and Rhonda Porter will be collecting all work for the Stiches and Craft Show.

As usual please bring a small plate of food and wear your nametag to make this another great networking meeting.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 18th JULY

REVERSE APPLIQUE with Ruth Spence

Please read the Saturday meeting details of this workshop above.

Wendy Anderson, Acting Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 18th & MONDAY 20th JUNE 2016 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 18th JUNE

STITCHES with Doris Baxter-Gordon

We will use several, simple stitches and then develop them into more complex and composite stitches. This Saturday workshop will cover different stitches from the Monday workshop.

Please bring:
> Fabric - Homespun or equivalent weight is suitable for stitching on
> Lightweight backing fabric - Lawn, Voile or washed Calico
> Threads - Stranded cotton + variety in colours of choice to suit fabric
> Needles - Crewel in sizes to suit threads
> Hoop - if desired
> Sewing equipment


$10 cost per participant.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 20th JUNE

STITCHES with Doris Baxter-Gordon

We will use several, simple stitches and then develop them into more complex and composite stitches. This Monday workshop will cover different stitches from the Saturday workshop. Please use the Saturday's requirements list. $10 pp.

Wendy Anderson, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 21st & MONDAY 16th MAY 2016 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 21st MAY

HOT STUFF with Wendy Scott

We will be creating using heat gun, soldering iron and steam iron etc with demonstrations on how to make fibre beads, opal fabric layers, flowers etc. There will be a bit of free motion (with no rules) sewing layers together - machines provided.

Please bring:
> Pieces of any synthetic fabric especially organza, tulle etc
> Shrink magic
> Tyvek - any weight
> Metallic thread
> Calico - black or cream for backgrounds
Wendy will have everything for you to use if you do not have all on this list. $10 cost per participant.

We will be trialling a new meeting format this month. We will start with Show n Tell as close as possible to 10am, followed immediately by the workshop. The NCEATA general meeting will be conducted during the morning tea to be followed by the continuing workshop. Please give feedback on the new format to any committee member.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 16th MAY

LET'S PLAY with Carolyn Clausen

Carolyn will be sharing ideas from a Dale Rollerson workshop (The Thread Studio).

Please bring:
> Felt, main piece A4 size + 4 + smaller pieces about 20cms square
> A serviette with an interesting design
> Silk rods if you have them
> Dyes/paints to colour the silk
> Spray bottle
> Hand embroidery threads
> Interesting yarns, threads, beads
> Plastic for table, old towel

Susie Bowring-Miller, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 16th & MONDAY 18th APRIL 2016 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 16th APRIL

EMBROIDERED DOLL'S FACE with Wendy Anderson

This will be a short informal demonstration for those who are interested, rather than a workshop - with no charge for April!

All that is needed is some stranded embroidery threads, plain cotton fabric and Wendy will have anything else that is needed.

There will be also time for UFOs and networking.

Committee members please note that the timing of our next meeting is yet to be determined when we will discuss important details of the timing of our next annual exhibition with Anne Kempton, director at TT.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 18th APRIL

UFOs

Susie Bowring-Miller, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 19th & MONDAY 21st MARCH 2016 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 19th MARCH

ELEMENTS OF DESIGN with Daniela Glassop

Committee members please note the 8.30 am start to our next meeting where we will discuss important details of the timing of our next annual exhibition with Anne Kempton, director of TT.

Daniela Glassop will be running a workshop to look at the design process and how a deeper understanding the elements of design can help to create designs that are able to communicate your ideas to your audience visually. We will also look at the work of some other fibre artists and discuss how they have used the elements of design to get their messages or intentions across to their audience.

You will need to bring a selection of coloured papers or some colour magazines that can be cut up, around 6-10 some sheets of A4 or A3 paper (copy paper is fine but cartridge paper or paper from a visual diary or sketch book would be better), scissors, PVA or craft glue, lead pencil, eraser, colour media such as pens, pencils, crayons, paint and a selection of old ephemera. The ephemera could be some of the following: old books, torn coloured paper, old envelopes with printed insides, tickets, postcards, stamps, fabric, lace, string, leaves. Do not feel that all of the coloured media or ephemera items have to be taken to the workshop.

Daniela will have a worksheet and some paper for an exercise and she will have some extra sheets of paper and glue for those who have forgotten.

There will be the usual fee for the workshop which will cover the supplied worksheets and other materials.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 15th MARCH

COIL WEAVING with Ruth Spence

We will be playing with coil weaving featuring figure of eight technique with Ruth Spence as the tutor.

Requirements:
A wool needle (the blue plastic ones from Spotlight are excellent)
Scissors
Various yarns

Susie Bowring-Miller, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 20th & MONDAY 15th FEBRUARY 2016 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 20th FEBRUARY

Talk by Bob Seal: Illustrator & printmaker +
How to successfully photograph textiles with Daniela Glassop


Our guest speaker Bob Seal, is a diverse artist who has been an illustrator for Scholastic's 'Focus' magazines, a cartoonist, is an expert in papercut and collage and he has perfected the art of linocut and woodcuts.

Bob is presently a volunteer and the 'artist in residence' at the Kooragang Wetlands. He is going to show us some of his work and has accepted the offer of designing 2 blocks for NCEATA, using our future exhibition theme 'The Nature of Things' as the criteria.

Everyone please bring a plate for a shared lunch with Bob. Rosie, Bob's wife may also be coming.

NCEATA member Daniela Glassop has kindly offered to set up a photography session with tips on shooting works for the NCEATA website so that the members learn how to photograph their own work for the website and social media. Daniela will also try to attend a Monday meeting some other time.

Our website will be a more interesting and informative site if there are more examples of members' work and something about the members so that people can see that we are a smart and creative bunch of people. For this we need photographs of your works with details such as the title, size and a description of each work and a short description of who you are and what you like to focus on with your fibre art.

To start the process, Daniela would like you to bring 1 to 2 pieces of work to be photographed and a camera, or smartphone ready to shoot some of your work.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 15th FEBRUARY

Brooch playday with Roberta Hodgson

We are having a "playday" making brooches or small pieces but Roberta also wants to begin with some design methods which can be used anywhere. You just need to bring needles, threads and embellishments to make a brooch plus a notebook, pen and coloured pencils if you have them.

Susie Bowring-Miller, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 16th & MONDAY 18th JANUARY 2016 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 16th JANUARY

BROOCHES BRAIN STORM with NCEATA members

Our first meeting for 2016 will be preparation for members who are interested in entering the Timeless Textiles "Brooching the Subject" competition, details published at the end of this newsletter.

Impromptu show and tell, discussion and demonstration by members who wish to share ideas and techniques possibilities for brooch inventions will make up this brain storming session. Most of us will have something to contribute.

Work for this competition may be started at this meeting but all of us will leave with many creative ideas to follow though at home.

As usual please bring a mug, wear your nametag and bring a small plate of "edibles".

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 18th JANUARY

FLYING FREE PROJECT with Wilma Simmons

Make a bird for the International Women's Day Project 2016. This project is part of a nationwide anti-domestic violence campaign and will support local women's refuges. Please bring a basic hand sewing kit. All materials and sewn bird shapes supplied.

Susie Bowring-Miller, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 21st & MONDAY 16th NOVEMBER 2015 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 121st NOVEMBER

Critique work for 2 x 2016 exhibitions + Christmas Party

Please bring finished or unfinished work for Mottainai [Too precious to waste] and for the 2016 suitcase Second Chance for critiquing.

Make prints of the critique form at the end of this newsletter to attach to each work ready for this important and helpful process. If you want suggestions to solve a particular problem write this request on the form.

Work will be displayed with it's details on the critique form ready for groups of 2-3 members to select the work to discuss and write down admiration, criticism and sug-gestions for improvements. Each group will critique 2-4 works until all the work on display has been examined, discussed and written up.

For our Christmas lunch: if your last name starts with N - Z please bring a SMALL plate of savoury food. If your last name starts with A - M please bring a SMALL plate of sweets. Juice, tea and coffee will be provided.

We will also be compiling a list of possible themes for our 2016 and 2017 exhibitions and taking a vote on them so this will be a very busy meeting.

AND . . . COME DRESSED IN SOMETHING RECYCLED!!!

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 16th NOVEMBER

Christmas Party

For this meeting we are having our Christmas Party. You are required to wear something simple that may or may not signify the meaning of Christmas to you. However this does NOT mean you arrive in the 'altogether' if Christmas means nothing to you - just saying!

In regards to food: if your last name starts with A - M you need to bring a SMALL plate with savoury food. If your last name starts with N - Z you need to bring a SMALL plate of sweeties. Please bring your own drink if you require something other than tea or coffee.

I have the feeling we are steering clear of alcoholic beverages (you could always pop down to the pub later if you require a refreshingly long cold alcoholic drink). Please bring your WIPS (leave the chains at home) and any work you would like to have critiqued by Wilma and the group.

Susie Bowring-Miller, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 17th & MONDAY 19th OCTOBER 2015 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 17th OCTOBER
BASIC FELTING with Bronwyn Greive

To do this one full day felting work shop you MUST REGISTER with Judi Nikoleski by close of 14.10.15.

Please bring:
> A cleaned plastic milk bottle with a few holes punctured in the lid.
> If you have your own wool tops bring them along - otherwise tops will be available to buy cheaply on the day (about $10) from Bronwyn.
> 2 pieces of 2nd hand bubble
wrap - about 45cm square - please DON'T buy new.

This is wet felting so:
We will be working outside on the concrete - your shoes will matter. Probably soft waterproof sandals or similar will be suitable. Bring a protective apron or revel in the full body experience!

Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. As usual bring your own mug and please wear your nametag since we have so many new members.

September's Textile Tasters was a relaxed and very successful meeting with over 35 attending and resulted in many new members.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 19th OCTOBER

MACHINE NEEDLE FELTING with Ann-Maree Kelly

We will be exploring the potential of the embellisher machine in this workshop. Ann-Maree will bring along lots of samples of her work and explain how they were completed. She will also have some bits and pieces to use for experimentation.

NCEATA has an embellishing machine and Ann-Maree will bring hers as well. There will be a chance for you to have some hands on use of these machines. If you have (or can borrow) a machine, bring it along for your personal use. All of the techniques can also be applied to hand needle felting. Ann-Maree will cover safety, machine operation and techniques.

If you would like to complete a project (a wrist cuff) then you may like to bring:
> A piece of wool felt long enough to wrap around the wrist (plus overlap). Craft felt is fine as it is going to be covered in embellishing and you will not see the backing fabric.
> Wool and/or silk tops, yarn (wool and acrylic), small scraps of fabric (silks are good but some synthetics also work).
> “Bling” for hand sewing: buttons, beads, broken jewellery.
> A button for closure and small length of elastic (a hair tie is great in a matching colour).
> Usual sewing kit: scissors, needles, pins etc.

For inspiration you might like to go to this Pinterest site. There are lots of boards for embellishing, and one called “Cuffs” with lots of pins. https://www.pinterest.com/riasews/

Susie Bowring-Miller, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 19th & MONDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2015 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 19th SEPTEMBER
Textile Tasters with NCEATA members

Members are volunteering to demonstrate creative textile techniques so that members and first time visitors may try the activities themselves and have a taste of the textile experience.

Participants will want to move from one activity table to another so therefore activities/techniques need to be reasonably uncomplicated and expedient.

If volunteering please bring a label/description to tape to the front of your table to help participants choose where they spend their time. Volunteers may also choose to work as a pair or group. Please arrive just before 10 in time to set up your own table with chairs, electric leads etc.

This will be a fun-filled, fairly unstructured meeting with plenty of opportunity for learning and networking. Please bring an interested friend or family member.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 21st SEPTEMBER

Crazy Patchwork Bags with Roberta Hodgson

Requirements for making 2 bags (You will be doing crazy patch work as a base):

Sewing machine
Pins, scissors, cotton, sewing needles, rotary cutter & board if you have one
Fabric scraps - Roberta will bring plenty
$2 for zip, wadding and Rigilene (boning) for handles + button
If you have wadding, cut 2 pieces 121/2" x 81/2" and 1 x 61/2" square (Roberta will have some cut in kits above for $2)

Bring larger piece fabric for lining (Roberta will also have some) and a sense of adventure and desire to play.

Susie Bowring-Miller, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 15th & MONDAY 17th AUGUST 2015 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 15th AUGUST

PHOTO TRANSFER TO FABRIC with Wilma Simmons

This will mostly be a demonstration of various ways to transfer photos to fabric:
> Gel medium transfer
> Artist transfer paper
> Direct print on pretreated fabrics
> Direct print on untreated fabrics
> Bonding photos to canvas

If anyone is interested, Wilma can also show you her technique for printing photos on to teabag paper, as used in her last exhibition.

You are invited to bring a print of a digital photo and some plain close weave cotton fabric to try a gel medium transfer.

Please wear your nametag and bring your own coffee mug. And please don't forget to renew your NCEATA membership so that you can participate in another 12 months of our great learning and sharing experiences.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 17th AUGUST

Recycling Fabric Scraps Using Running Stitch with Peggy Lawton

This a good follow on from Wilma`s demonstration.

Please bring:
> Artist canvas 6”- 8” square.
> Background fabric to fit eg 6”- 8” square calico or firm stabiliser
> A variety of fabric scraps with thread and needle to suit eg crochet cotton, perle 5 or similar if using heavy fabric or canvas and wanting to gesso finished work.
> DMC for ordinary cotton or finer fabric. Usual sewing kit with pins and scissors.
(If making a bigger piece, basting glue could be used).

A focus idea/image could be helpful in choosing fabric. My focus was ancient doorways and Egyptian figures which made me think of old crumbling walls. A rummage through old samples might find previously dyed-painted, or printed scraps. A good starting point might be one of your own drawings or photographs transferred or printed as demonstrated in Wilma`s workshop last month.

BORO is another recycling type of stitching using simple running stitch. I will bring in a couple of samples of this for anyone who would prefer to do this.

I also have a simple loop-handle bag pattern that would be ideal for this technique which I will bring in if anyone would like to copy it. If this appeals you will need to bring in tracing paper and pencil in order to trace pattern and 50cm (20”) of calico for the front foundation fabric along with your fabric scraps to cover and thread, of course. There are other requirements for the pattern which you can copy down but they will not be needed on the day as we will not get that far.

If you want to do this, I would highly recommend that you go on BeBe Bold website and click on Youtube > Boro Inspired Loopbag where there is an excellent demo of how to do this.

Susie Bowring-Miller, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 17th & MONDAY 19th JULY 2015 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 17th JULY

AGM + FANTASTIC FOUNDATIONS with Wendy Scott

Join in the fun with this precise yet creative method for piecing fabrics. A great way to use small scraps to quickly produce stunning results. Starter kits will be provided for all workshop participants.

What you need:
> Small pieces of coloured fabrics
> 20cm of black or other dark background fabric
> Sewing machine and basic sewing needs
> Pencil, ruler and scissors
> Small iron and ironing pad (optional)

Cost: $10.00 to members, $15.00 to non-members.

Please wear your name tag and bring your own coffee mug. And please don't forget to renew your membership ready for the Annual General Meeting this month.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 19th JULY

PHOTO TRANSFER TO FABRIC with Wilma Simmons

This will mostly be a demonstration of various ways to transfer photos to fabric:
> Gel medium transfer
> Artist transfer paper
> Direct print on pretreated fabrics
> Direct print on untreated fabrics
> Bonding photos to canvas

If anyone is interested, Wilma can also show you her technique for printing photos on to teabag paper, as used in her last exhibition.

You are invited to bring a print of a digital photo and some plain close weave cotton fabric to try a gel medium transfer.

Please also bring your own projects to work on after the demonstration and enjoy company and the exchange of ideas and bring any completed work for show and tell.

I will not be standing as the Monday coordinator for 2016 so would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Monday ladies for their help over the past two years and to especially thank Aileen for being a great assistant.

Catherine Bremmell, Monday Co-ordinator


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SATURDAY 20th & MONDAY 15th JUNE 2015 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 20th JUNE

BLOCK PRINTING ON FABRIC with Lynne Britten

How to carve your own printing block with Ezy Carve or lino or cut out a basic shape with scissors and Compressed Sponge.

Or cheat and use a stunning hand carved vintage Indian wood block (NCEATA has a few in the library). Lynne will bring some from her own collection. Then print them onto your fabric with fabric paint or make a rubbing with fabric crayons.

$10.00 materials fee to tutor for 8 x 8cm Ezy carve block, lino, compressed sponge, use of fabric paints, etc.

You need to bring:
> your own fabric - preferably natural fibre eg cotton - white or coloured. 2m should be more than enough !
> apron
> hair dryer and extension cord if you have them
> old clean towel - smooth texture
> masking tape
> lino carving tools - if you have some.

Lynne will be bringing normal fabric paints as well as opaque ones (that show up on darker backgrounds) and fabric crayons. As well as extra Ezy Carve blocks, Compressed Sponge, and Indian wood blocks for sale.

Cost: $10.00 to members, $15.00 to non -members plus $10.00 materials fee to tutor.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 15th JUNE

BUTTON NECKLACE with Angie Parkes

This workshop is in keeping with our Mottainnai theme this year and gives you the opportunity to raid your button boxes and create beautiful jewellery with creative guidance from Angie.

Please bring:
Approximately 120 buttons per necklace.
Crochet hooks and yarn will be supplied but you may also bring your own.
You need to sort your buttons into 3 sizes, small, medium and large, BEFORE the class.

Things to think about:
Do you want a single colour scheme or a jumble of different colours? Do you want a theme for your buttons eg floral, character or possibly shell buttons etc? Do you want the thread to feature in your creation or play a more subtle role? Choose your colours accordingly. You need a basic crochet knowledge ie, chain and double crochet (dc).

Cost: $10.00 to members, $15.00 to non -members. Bring your coffee mug and name tag please!

Catherine Bremmell and Aileen Lee, Monday Co-ordinators


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SATURDAY 16th & MONDAY 18th MAY 2015 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 16th MAY

UPCYCLED KNITWEAR with Wendy Scott

What are we doing?
Learn to simply and quickly recycle unwanted knitwear into trendy jackets, dresses etc for winter Katwise style.

What do you need?
A collection of unused/ opshop knitwear in colours of your choice. This includes knitted jumpers, scarves, cardigans even beanies anything you are happy to cut up and reuse.

What to bring?
Overlocker and thread.
Scissors and a sense of adventure.

Cost: $10.00 to members, $15.00 to non -members. Bring your coffee mug and name tag please!

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 20th APRIL

INTRODUCTION TO FREEFORM CROCHET & KNITTING with Susie Bowring-Miller

Necessities:
Ability to crochet at a basic level (eg: make a chain and work along the chain using a double crochet stitch and/or a treble crochet stitch).

If you wish to add knitting to your sample you must be able to knit at a basic level (eg: knit and purl stitches).

Susie will not be teaching how to crochet or knit in this class. Crochet is the main technique used with knitting as a secondary technique. It is perfectly fine just to crochet and leave the knitting out of the project.

Requirements:
Crochet Hooks: 4mm or 4.5mm (medium size . . . not too small or not too large).
Knitting Needles: 4mm or 4.5mm (medium size . . . not too small or not too large).

Yarns:
Choose a colour way: for example – turquoises and purples, oranges and greens, reds and purples, yellows and blues, black and white with a strong colour such as lime green, browns and creams.

You will need some ‘fancy’ yarns that are hairy, shiny, slinky, bobbled and plain yarns such as 5ply, 8ply, 12ply. Don’t bring crochet cotton(unless it’s 4ply or larger) . . . this will not work with the project we are going to work on.

Please limit yourself to two click/zip large plastic bags full of yarn – you may be tempted to bring every bit of yarn you own . . . however remember . . . less is best!

Scissors or snips, pen and notebook, a yarn needle. A sense of humour.

We will be making a pouch to hang on a door to store keys, phones, whatever!

Catherine Bremmell and Aileen Lee, Monday Co-ordinators


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SATURDAY 18th & MONDAY 20th APRIL 2015 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 18th APRIL

BUTTON NECKLACE with Angie Parkes

This month's workshop has been changed to take advantage of Angie Parkes' availability. It is also in keeping with our Mottainnai (too precious to waste) theme this year and gives members the opportunity to raid their button boxes and create beautiful jewellery with creative guidance from Angie.

Please bring:
2 crochet hooks: 1 x 1.5-2mm + 1 x .75mm or smaller.
1 x 50gm skein 3 ply crochet yarn.
Angie uses Sullivans Royal Rayon which has a nice sheen and is made in Australia.
Approximately 120 buttons per necklace.
You will need to sort your buttons into 3 sizes, small, medium & large BEFORE the class.


Things to think about:
Do you want a single colour scheme or a jumble of different colours? Do you want a theme for your buttons eg floral, character or possibly shell buttons etc? Do you want the thread to feature in your creation or play a more subtle role? Choose your colours accordingly.

You need a basic crochet knowledge ie, chain and double crochet (dc). But if anyone needs to learn then Angie can go in early and give a quick tutorial.

Cost: $10.00 to members, $15.00 to non -members. Bring your coffee mug and name tag please!

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 20th APRIL

LAYERS OF STITCH with Aileen Lee

During this workshop machine embroidery will be worked over scraps of fabric to create a richly patterned firm fabric with a lovely texture.

If you don't have a machine with decorative stitches, a basic machine will do as long as it has zig-zag and/or a few utility stitches.

Please bring:
Sewing machine, scissors.
30 x 30 cm light or medium weight iron on vilene.
Scraps of patterned and plain fabric.
Glue stick.
Coloured threads. You can use a basic bobbin thread or use up your bobbins of left over odd threads.

There is no charge for this workshop. Aileen finds this technique relaxing and enjoyable with a pleasing result. Contact Aileen on phone 4957 5882 if you need more information.

Please contact Catherine with ideas for 2015 Monday meeting short workshops.

Please note that the Button Necklace workshop with Angie Parkes will be made available for the Monday meeting later on in the year.

Catherine Bremmell and Aileen Lee, Monday Co-ordinators


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SATURDAY 21st & MONDAY 16th MARCH 2015 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 21st MARCH

BODY SHAPE & DESIGN: fashion design & drawing with Wendy Anderson

This 4 hour workshop is for members who are interested in wearable art etc.

It will be an introduction to the following:
  Fashion sketching
  Figure templates
  Garment sketching
  Colour and rendering
  Elements and principles of design
  Body shapes

Sketching your design ideas helps them come to life. You can play with and change proportions and experiment with colour and texture before you cut and stitch. It is very visual and will give you greater creativity. It is also relaxing and addictive.

Please bring the following:
  B pencil, erasor, sharpener
  Water colour pencils (optional)
  Gouache (optional)
  Plastic water cups x 2
  Soft paint brushes
  Tissues
  Confidence

Wendy will supply A4 paper to draw on.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 16th MARCH

Fashion Drawing and Principals of Design, Colour and Media with Wendy Anderson

The cost for this workshop will be $10 to go to the tutor.
Please contact Catherine with ideas for 2015 Monday meeting short workshops.

Catherine Bremmell and Aileen Lee, Monday Co-ordinators


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SATURDAY 21st & MONDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2015 MEETINGS

SATURDAY 21st FEBRUARY

"Letting Go" Textile Tiles final touches + UFOs + Networking

The tiles will be laid out on the floor to get some perspective about how it will look and what will be needed to complete the project in time for International women’s day.

Some may choose to work on UFOs during this meeting.

Please bring a sewing kit with a handful of notions, scraps etc. Sewing machine, embellisher and iron may also be useful.

HELP! We need a member to run a short workshop on an embellishing technique or similar during the saturday 20th June meeting.

Judi Nikoleski and Colleen Cox, Saturday Co-ordinators


MONDAY 16th FEBRUARY

"Letting Go" Textile Tiles mini workshop with Naomi Wild and Ruth Spence

Newcastle’s Timeless Textiles Gallery will mark International Women’s Day in March with an innovative and collaborative exhibition – Letting Go – which will include the placement of a large-scale art installation outside the Lock-up Gallery. The installation, a 72-square metre fabric mosaic designed by local Aboriginal elder and artist Elsie Randal, will be placed on the footpath outside the Lockup to symbolise the need for Australians, and people from other nations, to cleanse and heal historical pain.

Largely supported by a City of Newcastle’s ‘Place Making Initiative’ grant, Letting Go is a community based project, which is also supported by donations of artistic collaboration, time and materials. The project aims to bring people together and expand awareness of the creative culture in our city. NCEATA is contributing to the project during our two February meetings. It is planned that we will make more fabric tiles, with Naomi attending the meeting and providing info about colours etc.

Please bring a sewing kit with a handful of notions etc. Sewing machine and iron may be useful.

Please contact Catherine with ideas for 2015 short workshops.

Catherine Bremmell and Aileen Lee, Monday Co-ordinators


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