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Monday 1st + Saturday 20th AUGUST 2022 Meetings


MONDAY 1st AUGUST 2022 MEETING

Workshop presenter: Pam Hicks with TASSEL MAKING
Cost: $10

10am - 1pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton with host Varelle Hardy

Everyone will have option to make 1 or more tassels, from a variety of textiles, as simple or complex as they like. Pam will bring some bits and pieces including threads/yarns, fabrics etc there will be plenty for all to make tassels and only need to.

What to Bring:
> scissors
> cardboard (A5/A4) such as cereal box
> needles: large eye tapestry, crewel eg #9
> sewing machine thread eg white, cream or grey

You may also like to bring:
> From your stash, these are to play with - any threads/yarns eg knitting wool, embroidery thread( eg stranded), small amount rope (eg synthetic, sisal), string, jute
> Beads- large hole wooden, small seed beads
> Scrap fabric – small bits


SATURDAY 20th AUGUST 2022 MEETING

Workshop presenter: Judi Nikoleski with KUMIHIMO BRAIDING
Cost: $10

1-4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton with host Carolyn Clausen

This is a simple technique which can be done anywhere anytime. You end up with a decorative braid which can be used in many textile projects.

A kumihimo braid is essentially a decorative cord which can be made as long as you like. It can be used as a cord for clothing or accessories. It can also be used for jewellery or stitched on as a finishing edge.

All materials will be supplied and for an extra $5 you can take the foam kumihimo disk home. Bring fine ribbon or metallic yarn to add in if you want to. You may also bring a sewing needle for wool if you have one. The standard pattern we will be doing can be made variable with additional interesting techniques.

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Monday 6th + Saturday 18th JUNE 2022 Meetings


MONDAY 6th JUNE 2022 MEETING

Workshop presenter: Wilma Simmons with SNAIL MAIL ART

10am - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton with host Roberta Hodgson

As time is limited, here is a short exercise in recycling snail mail art and using scraps of fabric. This finished item will be a small notebook with a fabric /paper cover, using simple running stitch and the basic book making pamphlet stitch.

What to Bring:
I will provide most materials, but would appreciate if you could bring:
- hand sewing kit - needles, pins, thimble, scissors. Include if you have one, a needle with a large eye, to accommodate approx. Perle 5 or six strands embroidery thread
- glue stick
- pencil (any HB, 2B etc)
- ruler
- a piece of fabric (cotton or mixture) or scraps to make this size. 25cm x 40cm
- plastic or ceramic container (small cup) and an old small paintbrush (for medium) (don’t worry if you haven’t these - I will have extras) - paper scissors may be needed

Thanks, Wilma

Timetable:
1-1.40 pm > Prepare room, welcome and reminders, meeting.
1.40-3.30 pm > Workshop host: Rhonda Porter, workshop presenter: Ann-Maree Kelly.
3.30-4 pm > Social catch-up, cuppa, ‘Show and Tell’ and Sharing tables. On arrival, place your labelled S & T item on the table. And on departure please take anything you brought that is still on the ‘Sharing’ table.

SATURDAY 18th JUNE 2022 MEETING

Workshop presenter: Maija Manou with LATVIAN BACKSTRAP BRAID WEAVING

1 - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton with host Ann Dean-Pijpers

Cost: $5
Some of you may have seen backstrap weaving in South America, but in northern/eastern Europe weavers use the same idea to produce braids and belts. Weaving has a long history in Latvia. I learnt from my mother, and both my sister and I would weave braids while watching TV. (I was probably 12 years old when I was shown what to do). This was my first experience in weaving and from there I went onto TAFE to complete a course in weaving and spinning. I now own a large floor loom and a variety of others, although they don’t seem to get used as much as they should.

In the workshop you will be able to weave on warps that I have already setup. So you don’t need to bring anything. I will have about 15 warps ready to use.

Cheers Maija Manou
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Monday 2nd + Saturday 21st APRIL 2022 Meetings


MONDAY 2nd MAY 2022 MEETING

Workshop presenter: Ann-Maree Kelly with FREE MACHINE EMBROIDERY & EMBELLISHING - demonstration

10am - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

Timetable:

1-1.40 pm > Prepare room, welcome and reminders, meeting.
1.40-3.30 pm > Workshop host: Rhonda Porter, workshop presenter: Ann-Maree Kelly.
3.30-4 pm > Social catch-up, cuppa, ‘Show and Tell’ and Sharing tables. On arrival, place your labelled S & T item on the table. And on departure please take anything you brought that is still on the ‘Sharing’ table.

Thanks, Ann Dean-Pijpers, Program Co-ordinator

Note: As the Monday meeting is a demonstration bring along a book for notes, and/or, a piece to work on of your choice.


SATURDAY 21st MAY 2022 MEETING

Workshop presenter: Sue Russell with THREADS IN THE AIR

1 - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton


Requirements
Embroidery hoops (at least 2 x 9 inch minimum diameter) or old picture frames
Lots of thick thread - paper ribbon great, cottons, twine- NO WOOL
Scissors
Bodkin - blunt needle with eye big enough to take your thickest thread
Sense of adventure
Wooden skewers

You may remember from the April newsletter a suggestion to hit the op shops looking for the embroidery hoops or picture frames. You will need a set of 9 inch minimum diameter embroidery hoops (old ones as you are going to glue) or old photo frames. We will be layering so hoops allow you to glue 2 at once. Go through your threads and collect a stash - paper ribbon is good for a base, thick (5 ply) crochet cotton, perle cotton - you could try twine or even hemp. Raffia splits! Try to find some colours you like and compliment each other as well as neutrals. Blacks and whites.

Cheers Sue Russell
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Monday 1st + Saturday 20th NOVEMBER 2021 Meetings


Saturday 21st MAY 2022 Meeting


MONDAY 4th APRIL - no Saturday meeting because of Easter holiday

10AM - 1pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

EASY WAYS TO DRAW USING LAYERS
Host: Ann-Maree Kelly with Workshop Facilitator: Judi Nikoleski


Meeting Agenda: Extraordinary workshop update

10am – 10.20am > prepare room, social catch-up, cuppa, Show and Tell – labelled item (on arrival, place your labelled item on the table provided; on departure, please take anything you brought that is still on the ‘Sharing’ table).

10.20 – 11.40am > Welcome, meeting, reminders and discussion.

11.40am – 12.40pm > host: Ann-Maree Kelly, workshop facilitator Judi NIkoleski with easy ways to draw using layers where you will be using a layered tracing paper technique to draw your own design for possible use in your ikigai project.

What to bring:
2 photos of images that relate your ikigai (each approximately A5 or 1/2 A4 in size)
2 sheets of white printer paper
Paper scissors
Cellotape in dispenser
2B pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener

Optional:
Light box
1/2 metre of baking paper
Coloured pencils

Cost $2

12.40 – 1pm > Socialise and pack up.

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Monday 7th + Saturday 19th MARCH 2022 Meetings


MONDAY 7th MARCH

10AM - 1pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

IKIGAI DISCUSSION
Host: Ann-Maree Kelly with Workshop Facilitator: Ruth Spence


Meeting Agenda: Art Bazaar, Roles for the Timeless Textiles Art Gallery exhibition, Extraordinary workshop update

10am – 10.20am > prepare room, social catch-up, cuppa, Show and Tell – labelled item (on arrival, place your labelled item on the table provided; on departure, please take anything you brought that is still on the ‘Sharing’ table).

10.20 – 11.40am > Welcome, meeting, reminders and discussion.

11.40am – 12.40pm > host: Ann-Maree Kelly, discussion leader: Ruth Spence to lead a discussion about the topic ‘ikigai’ to assist with understanding and hopefully inspire some inspiration

Please bring along a ufo to work on as it is hoped that by doing and discussing, we come closer to understanding the ancient and current Ikigai beliefs and practices; how ikigai defines our life purposes and how we are energised by identifying our individual personal life pursuits, all towards our year-end exhibition artworks. The expression of our creativity will result in an amazing year-end exhibition of works at Timeless Textiles.

12.40 – 1pm > Socialise and pack up.



SATURDAY 19TH MARCH
1 - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

SHOW N' TELL FOR IKIGAI
Host: Rhonda Porter with Workshop Facilitator: Judi Nikoleski


1 – 1:40pm > Prepare room, welcome and reminders, meeting.

Meeting Agenda: Art Bazaar, Roles for the Timeless Textiles Art Gallery exhibition, Extra-Ordinary workshop update.

1:40 – 3.30pm > Host: Rhonda Porter, Workshop Facilitator: Judi Nikoleski

3.30 – 4pm > Social catch-up, cuppa, ‘Show and Tell’ and Sharing tables. On arrival, place your labelled S & T item on the table. And on departure please take anything you brought that is still on the ‘Sharing’ table.

This is a show and tell / brain storming session to get us all inspired to start on or to continue with our Ikigai pieces for the NCEATA annual exhibition. We have many highly skilled members who will be willing to offer advice, share personal experience and help source materials. This very worthwhile meeting will have us all well on the way with our exhibition pieces.

Things to Bring
Bring any wearable textile or fibre / textile art or a photo of a creative textile that you love and would like to use or combine with other processes.

Judi Nikoleski, Exhibition Co-ordinator

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Monday 7th + Saturday 19th FEBRUARY 2022 Meetings


MONDAY 7th FEBRUARY

10AM - 1pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

SHIBORI WITH POLYESTER FABRIC
Host: Wendy Scott with Workshop Facilitator: Maija Manou


We will be exploring Shibori stitching and heat setting polyester fabrics for 3D effects. You might like to make some samples or just work with one piece of fabric. $5 fee for this workshop. Maija will have extra everything, so please don’t buy anything for this workshop.

What to bring:
Polyester scarf or pieces of polyester fabric. You can use printed fabrics as we will not be using any dyes.
Upholstery thread or crotchet thread. Thread should not be able to be broken easily by hand.
Sharp needle that accommodates your thread.
Scissors, Ruler, Wash away pen/ marker.



SATURDAY 19TH FEBRUARY
1 - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

FOUNDATION PIECING workshop postponed from 2021
Host: Sue Russell with Workshop Facilitator: Robyn Cohen


The workshop will have a nautical theme making three possible blocks. $5 fee. I am making kits up with almost all you will need to finish the project, would be helpful if I had an idea how many are going to do this workshop. The kit will contain all you will need, except for the wadding & maybe some lining, to finish the project at home.

Please bring your sewing machine, you could hand sew the blocks however, in order to finish the project you would need to sew on a machine. Small cutting mat, I will have a couple spare Rotary cutter Small quilting ruler Scissors’ Glue stick if you have one.

Ann Dean-Pijpers, Program Co-ordinator

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Saturday 19th JANUARY 2022 Meeting


1-4 pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

Workshop presenter Tara Mann with WET FELTING


1 - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

Timetable:

1-1.40 pm > Prepare room, welcome and reminders, meeting.
1.40-3.30 pm > Workshop host: Ann Dean-Pijpers, workshop presenter: Tara Mann.
3.30-4 pm > Social catch-up, cuppa, ‘Show and Tell’ and Sharing tables. On arrival, place your labelled S & T item on the table. And on departure please take anything you brought that is still on the ‘Sharing’ table.

Thanks, Ann Dean-Pijpers, Program Co-ordinator

WET FELTING
Kit Cost $10

Requirements

* Soft bedding ie craft/old bath towel or pile of art fabric (this may get wet)
* Netting or tulle if you prefer
* Art/old hand towel or washer
* Bottle for soap slug, heat resistant if possible, and pour holes. A juice bottle with holed lid would work well
* Lunch bag or soft plastic non rip if you prefer
* Rollers ie pool noodle, wooden pin, or PVC pipe
Plastic cover for the table, apron and absorbent wipes or old towels for the spills

Looking forward to creating with you soon, Tara Mann

NOTE: Hostess, Ann, can you please ensure that an extra urn is full and just below boiling for workshop.


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Monday 1st + Saturday 20th NOVEMBER 2021 Meetings


MONDAY 1st NOVEMBER

10AM - 1pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton
Workshop presenter Wilma Simmons with FABRIC COLLAGE


In this workshop, you will be encouraged to have fun cutting and tearing scraps of fabric and creating a textile art collage. See my example above. We will do a warm up paper collage exercise as well as a fabric sample collage. (Wilma will provide the paper and some fabrics). She will also provide some basic notes.

You will need to bring:
-a piece of background fabric approx. 20cm square or 20cm x 15cm (calico/cotton or polyester with a bit of body is fine)
- A SMALL quantity of printed and plain fabric scraps in coordinated colours with at least one contrast. (Please do not overthink this - hope that we will be able to create a communal stash and I will bring some too… What colours? Think landscape or seascape or garden vistas or galactic surfaces - real or imagined
-a glue stick
-A few embroidery threads - at least one dark and one light shade. (eg. black and cream)
-needle, pins, scissors (a ruler or tape measure may be useful)

Note: There is no cost for this workshop but optional, gold coin donation to Rotary Foundation “End Polio Now” campaign - vaccines for children in third world countries.



SATURDAY 20TH NOVEMBER
1 - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

Christmas get together and 'Found' before this year's exhibition
Host: Rhonda Porter with Workshop Facilitator: Judi Nikoleski


Timetable:
1-1.40 pm: Prepare room, welcome and reminders, meeting and discussion including the Constitution Review and Vote lead by Merrie How.

1.40-3.30 pm: Workshop host: Tara Mann, workshop presenter: Judi Nikoleski - Found.

3.30-4 pm: Social catch-up, cuppa, ‘Show and Tell’ and Sharing tables. On arrival, place your labelled S & T item on the table. And on departure please take anything you brought that is still on the ‘Sharing’ table.

Ann Dean-Pijpers, Program Co-ordinator

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Monday 4th + Saturday 16th OCTOBER 2021 Meetings


MONDAY 4th OCTOBER

NO MEETING - PUBLIC HOLIDAY



SATURDAY 16TH OCTOBER
1 - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

Have Your Say followed by Final Show and Tell focusing on the theme, 'Found' before this year's exhibition.
With host Tara Mann and workshop facilitator Judi Nikoleski


Timetable:
1-1.40 pm: Prepare room, welcome and reminders, meeting and discussion including the Constitution Review and Vote lead by Merrie How.

1.40-3.30 pm: Workshop host: Tara Mann, workshop presenter: Judi Nikoleski - Found.

3.30-4 pm: Social catch-up, cuppa, ‘Show and Tell’ and Sharing tables. On arrival, place your labelled S & T item on the table. And on departure please take anything you brought that is still on the ‘Sharing’ table.

Ann Dean-Pijpers, Program Co-ordinator

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Monday 6th + Saturday 18th SEPTEMBER 2021 Meetings


MONDAY 6th SEPTEMBER
10am - 1pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

CANCELLED DUE TO THE CONTINUING LOCKDOWN. Thanks to Robyn Ihnen for volunteering as workshop presenter. No doubt we will have SILK PAPER at another time.



SATURDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER
1 - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

HAVE YOUR SAY followed by:
FOUNDATION PIECING - workshop with Robyn Cohen and host Rhonda Porter.


CANCELLED DUE TO THE CONTINUING LOCKDOWN. Thanks to Robyn Cohen for volunteering as workshop presenter. No doubt we will have FOUNDATION PIECING at another time.

Ann Dean-Pijpers, Program Co-ordinator

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Monday 2nd + Saturday 21st AUGUST 2021 Meetings


MONDAY 3rd AUGUST
10am - 1pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

MACHINE EMBELLISHING - experimentation and "FOUND"
Workshop with Ann-Maree Kelly with host Merrie How


You will need:
> Safety glasses, in case of broken needles, if you do not normally wear glasses.
> “Grippy” quilter’s gloves (optional).
> An embellishing machine, often called a needle-felting machine, if you have one.
> A selection of fabrics (scraps and larger pieces). DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING. There will be plenty to share.
> Woollen based fabrics, wool felt, woollen blanket scraps.
> Silks, silk organza/chiffon, satins, synthetic georgette or similar, denim. Basically anything in your stash or that you can scrounge to use for experimentation.
> Fabrics with obvious embellishment, heavy prints, metallic threads are generally NOT suitable as they break needles which are expensive to replace.
> Pieces of lace or lace fabric that can be cut into motifs.
> A variety of woollen yarns and other threads.
> Wool and/or silk tops if you have them.
> Items to embellish completed work – beads, buttons, sequins etc. > Sewing kit (hand sewing needles, pins, threads etc.) > Notebook and pen/pencil > Books, magazine articles, anything to use for inspiration. Searching the internet the technique is called “needle felting” or “machine needle felting” or "dry felting".

And bring along something that you have FOUND, in the back of the wardrobe, in an Op Shop, in your stash etc. Use the materials list above for some ideas. Good choices are wool, silk, denim Think scarves, jackets, items that can be cut up and reused etc. We will work as a group to discuss how they can be re-purposed using the embellishing techniques and try some experimentation with your chosen item. For this workshop to be a success we need access to embellishing, needle-felting, machines. If you have one and are able to loan it, please contact Ann-Maree by email at Kelly.annmaree@gmail.com and she will arrange collection and return of the machine. Replacement needles are provided if there are breakages.

Timetable:
10 am-10.20 am: prepare room, social catch-up, cuppa, Show and Tell, Sharing tables. On arrival, place your labelled S & T item on the table provided.

10.20-11.00 am: Welcome, meeting, reminders and discussion including Constitution Review lead by Merrie How.

11.30 am-12.45 pm: Workshop presenter: Ann-Maree Kelly - Machine Embellishing

12.45-1 pm: Socialise, pack up, and on departure please take anything you brought that is still on the ‘Sharing’ table.


SATURDAY 21st AUGUST
1 - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

THIS WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED DUE TO THE CURRENT LOCKDOWN.
WET FELTING - workshop with Tara Mann and host Ann Dean-Pijpers.


Kit Cost $10.

You will neeed:
> Soft bedding ie craft/old bath towel or pile of art fabric (this may get wet). Netting or tulle if you prefer.
> Art/old hand towel or washer.
> Bottle for soap slug, heat resistant if possible, and pour holes. A juice bottle with holed lid would work well.
> Lunch bag or soft plastic non rip if you prefer.
> Rollers ie pool noodle, wooden pin, or PVC pipe.
> An ice cream container/bucket and plastic cover for the table, apron and absorbent wipes for the spills.

Timetable:
1-1.40 pm: Prepare room, welcome and reminders, meeting and discussion including the Constitution Review lead by Merrie How.

1.40-3.30 pm: Workshop host: Ann Dean-Pijpers, workshop presenter: Tara Mann – Wet Felting.

3.30-4 pm: Social catch-up, cuppa, ‘Show and Tell’ and Sharing tables. On arrival, place your labelled S & T item on the table. And on departure please take anything you brought that is still on the ‘Sharing’ table.

I would like to send my huge appreciation to each of the generous people who have hosted and presented amazing workshops this year. It has made this task relatively simple. Please note, we only have 3 places for an opportunity to host a meeting: Mondays, September 6 and November 1 and Saturday, September 18. It has been a shared responsibility throughout the year and is progressing wonderfully with so many generous offers and skill development. Please contact me if you wish to contribute.

Ann Dean-Pijpers, Program Co-ordinator

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Monday 5th + Saturday 17th JULY 2021 Meetings


MONDAY 5th JULY
10am - 1pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

This workshop has been deferred to a later date when out tutor is out of lockdown.

SHIBORI WITH POLYESTER FABRIC
Workshop with Maija Manou with host Rhonda Porter


We will be exploring Shibori stitching and heat setting polyester for 3D effects. You may make some samples or just work with one piece. $5 fee payable on the day with extra thread and fabrics available.

What to bring:
Polyester scarf or pieces of polyester fabric.
Upholstery thread or crotchet thread. Thread should not be able to be broken by hand.
Sharp needle that accommodates your thread.
Scissors and ruler. Wash away pen/marker.


Timetable:
10 am-10.30 am: Prepare room, social catch-up, cuppa, Show and Tell – labelled item (on arrival, place your labelled item on the table provided and on departure, please take anything you brought that is still on the Give Away table.

10.30-11.3 0 am: Welcome, meeting, reminders and discussion. Please be ready to discuss pros and cons of this trial period of venue and meetings; if you need a voice, please come along to an open discussion group which welcomes opportunities to enhance each person’s participation and opinion.

11.30 am-12.30 pm: Workshop.

12.30-1 pm: Socialise and pack up.



SATURDAY 17th JULY
1 - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

AGM + special SHOW n TELL of FOUND PROPOSALS and WORKS IN PROGRESS
Bring your ideas; we want to hear and see what’s been germinating for FOUND
with co-ordinator Judi Nikoleski and host Ann Dean-Pijpers.


Timetable:
1-1.15 pm: Prepare room, welcome and reminders, meeting.

1.15-3.30 pm: Special Constitution meeting then AGM followed by FOUND Show n Tell.

3.30-4 pm: Social catch-up, cuppa, ‘Show and Tell’ table – labelled item; pack up.

I would like to send my huge appreciation to each of the generous people who have hosted and presented amazing workshops this year. It has made this task relatively simple. Please note, we only have 3 places for an opportunity to host a meeting: Mondays, September 6 and November 1 and Saturday, September 18. It has been a shared responsibility throughout the year and is progressing wonderfully with so many generous offers and skill development. Please contact me if you wish to contribute.

Ann Dean-Pijpers, Program Co-ordinator

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Monday 3rd + Saturday 15th MAY 2021 Meetings


Monday 7th + Saturday 19th JUNE 2021 Meetings


MONDAY 7th JUNE
10am - 1pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

WORKING WITH CREATIVE IMAGERY - workshop with Daniela Glassop


We will be working through some fun drawing exercises to extend your ability to come up with imagery so that you have some starting points when you become stuck or when you just want to try something new. The activities have been put together to help you to immerse yourself in being creative and there will be some design suggestions that will help you to improve your compositions.

Materials to bring:

> Cartridge paper, which can be loose or in a sketch book/visual diary, but the page size must be at least A4, 210mm x 297mm. It is good practice to keep a visual diary and they can be easily bought at a good newsagent or the art supply store. You don’t need super thick, textured paper; 110gsm or 200 gsm will be fine. (GSM relates to the weight of the paper sheets).
> Eraser, sharpener, scissors
> Graphite pencils, felt tip pen (sharpie) and a few black pigment ink Fineliners
> One white gel ink pen or white Posca marker (useful but optional)
> Any other drawing materials you like to work with; coloured pencils, markers, watercolour paints (not all are necessary)
> A small empty jar and some paint brushes.
> A small assortment of coloured papers that can be used for collage; these can be scraps from wrapping paper, craft paper, magazine with colourful pages that can be cut up
> A glue stick or matte gel medium with an old brush.



SATURDAY 19th JUNE
1 - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton

EMBROIDERY STITCHES FOR CRAZY PATCHWORK - workshop with Roberta Hodgson


Materials to bring:

> Embroidery needles, thread
> Scissors
> Sewing machine if possible plus extension cords, and a sense of adventure.

Roberta will bring embroidery threads, lots of fabric scraps, sample squares, iron. If you have never done crazy patchwork before, Roberta will get you started, If you want to bring a sample you have done, bring it. She will have photocopies of stitches to try. Roberta also has a basic Janome machine to give away, hardly used, if someone wants to take it home.

Judi Nikoleski, NCEATA Editor

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Monday 3rd + Saturday 15th MAY 2021 Meetings


MONDAY 3rd MAY
10am - 1pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton
Silk Flowers - Workshop with Wendy Scott


This will be a hands on workshop to introduce participants to basic silk paper making techniques. First silk tops will be fused to make a flower shape then dried and pressed to cure it. It will then be stabilised with scraps of organza before stitching petals and cutting out the finished flower. This method can be used to create any creative shape which can then be manipulated, embellished and added to a textile art piece.

Materials list.
If you have any of these please bring with you. If not a small kit will be provided so don't stress.
Silk tops (fibre)
Organza scraps ( 20 x 20cm)
Nylon tulle (stiff kind) about 50 x 25cm
Paper towel
Small piece of vliesofix
SATURDAY 15th MAY
1 - 4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton
Dry/Needle Felting with found objects - Workshop with Judi Nikoleski


Materials list:
Old woollen knits
Yarn scraps and skeins (wool and acrylic are best)
Wool sewing needle + scissors
Old woven woollen blanket/s

WE NEED SEVERAL MACHINE EMBELLISHERS FOR THIS WORKSHOP. JUDI ONLY HAS ONE. PLEASE CONTACT JUDI NIKOLESKI IF YOU ARE WILLING TO BRING YOURS FOR GENERAL USE DURING THIS WORKSHOP. ANY BROKEN NEEDLES WILL BE REPLACED.

Judi Nikoleski, NCEATA Editor

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Saturday 20th MARCH 2021 Meeting


NEW TEMPORARY VENUE IN BEAUMONT STREET

This is THE HIVE next to the Uniting Church (known as Wesley) at 150-152 Beaumont Street (near Denison Street in Hamilton). It has a ramp access and good kitchen facilities. There should be parking nearby.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF MEETING TIME DUE TO OTHER BOOKINGS FOR THE VENUE ON THIS DATE.

ExpLoring the potential of BLANKET STITCH
11.30 am - 2.30 pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton
With Sue Russell (no charge for this workshop)

Following on from Slow Stitching we’ll have some fun exploring the potential of blanket stitch. We’ll play with manipulating the basic stitch with drawing first. Then you’ll have the choice of creating your drawings into stitch or there will a challenge if you choose to accept it . . . . with lots of time to share and chat about your discoveries. Drinks and snacks will be provided by NCEATA.

You’ll need to bring:
Several sheets of paper
Lead pencil
Some coloured pencils
2x 30cm squares of calico or plain fabric
Needles
Threads you like to use - (varying thicknesses if you want to stretch your comfort zone)
Scissors Enthusiasm

Judi Nikoleski, Editor

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Saturday 20th FEBRUARY & Monday 1st MARCH 2021 Meetings


NEW TEMPORARY VENUE IN BEAUMONT STREET

This is the hall next to the Uniting Church (known as Wesley) at 150-152 Beaumont Street (near Denison Street in Hamilton). It has a ramp access and good kitchen facilities. There should be parking nearby.

Ruth Spence will be the convenor of the next two meetings to provide continuity and to assist in the implementation of the changes. I promise not to convene any more meetings this year!!!! Contact by email if any issues ruth.spence@bigpond.com.


Date: SATURDAY 20th February 1-4pm (no parking restrictions)
NB. There is no Monday meeting in February due to proposed changes.

Venue: The Hive Hamilton, 150 Beaumont St Hamilton.
At the January review meeting we decided to trial an afternoon meeting on the 3rd Saturday of the month and reduce the time to 3 hours.

Agenda: 1-2pm-Feedback from review meeting and any further discussion. Presentation of the recommendations developed by the committee in response to changes suggested by the membership. Creation of membership skill development wish list to assist workshop organisation.

(It is proposed that any changes are for a trial period and be reviewed at July AGM.) 2-3.30pm- “SLOW STITCH” mini-workshop.

Please bring your usual basic sewing kit, needles, scissors, a few embroidery threads. DO NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING FOR THIS WORKSHOP as we will be embracing the principles of repurpose, reuse, upcycling, sharing and swapping. This is where my stash will provide the necessary materials. (Preparation could include researching this concept and don’t worry if you can’t.)

3.30-4pm- social catch up, cuppa and opportunity for “show and tell “table chats. (Today we will start the new show and tell model. On arrival place your labelled item on the table provided.)


Date: MONDAY 1st March, 10am-1pm (Monday meeting is now the 1st Monday of the month and for 3 hours)

Venue: The Hive Hamilton, 150 Beaumont St, Hamilton. Parking available in side streets, beware of restrictions. Tudor St for bus transport 100 metres away and even train transport 700metre walk along Beaumont St.

Agenda: 10-10.30am-Prepare room, social catch up, cuppa and show and tell table chats. 1030-11am- Feedback and discussion re changes. 11am-12.30pm- Workshop will continue “slow stitch” experience and incorporate next exhibition theme “FOUND”. 12.30-1pm- socialising and pack-up.

Ruth Spence, February Convenor

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SATURDAY 16th JANUARY 2021 MEETINGS


NEW TEMPORARY VENUE IN BEAUMONT STREET

This is the hall next to the Uniting Church (known as Wesley) at 150-152 Beaumont Street (near Denison Street in Hamilton). It has a ramp access and good kitchen facilities. There should be parking nearby.

Please bring your own food with tea and coffee available from the kitchen. There will be show and tell with lots to catch up on. From 10am to 1pm.

Due to the pandemic/covid 19 and the consequent disruption to our regular meetings it was suggested at the NCEATA AGM on 21st November 2020 that we could take this opportunity to reflect upon and review the NCEATA group and the structure that underpins its function.

Ruth Spence offered to facilitate the meetings in January to enable this to happen.

The following are some notes and points for your consideration and comment. We would encourage anyone who is interested to attend the meetings, both current members and lapsed members are welcome. Comments in writing are also acceptable and if you are unable to attend please email the coordinator ruth.spence@bigpond.com

> What purpose and meaning does NCEATA have for you? This community? What is our core concern and focus?
> Who is attracted to the group and what do they expect from being a member? Are we currently able to deliver and increase the numbers of members?
> Communication. How do we do this internally and externally? Library? Social Media/Facebook?
> Meetings- When, time, day? Where? What? Structure?
> Experiential program, skills development and sharing (Tutors? Workshops? Show and Tell?)
> Events- craft fair? Hunter Arts Network? Annual Exhibition? Sustainability festival?
> Committee structure? Roles and responsibilities? Membership costs and financial issues?

We are hoping we can have a lively, open, honest discussion that would lead to a consolidation of what we like about the group and the consideration of changes to enhance what we want for the future.

Judi Nikoleski, Newsletter Editor

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