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Monday 5th and Saturday 17th FEBRUARY 2024 Meetings


MONDAY 5th FEBRUARY 2024 MEETING - 10am-1pm in BELAIR CHURCH HALL
ZENTANGLE with Kate Highland (Ann Dean-Pijpers as host)

Fee: $10. Proceeds donated to NCEATA.

Kate has collected some large fabric table napkins from my local recycling shop. Some are beige and some white. They are hemmed with a small floral motif in the corner. We will use these as the basis of our Zentangle project. Zentangle is usually done by drawing or doodling in a random, relaxed way with pens. However, it is equally relaxing when done with stitch. Once we have a stitched outline, we can fill in spaces with different stitches so this is an opportunity to share your favourite stitches and learn new ones. Kate will bring printed stitch instructions for us to use. If you would like to add embellishments like lace, beads, ribbons or buttons please bring them along. It’s helpful but not necessary to have colour combinations in mind.

What to bring: a basic sewing kit, needles scissors etc. Any of your own embellishments. I will bring some of my stash items to share also.

SATURDAY 17th FEBRUARY 2024 MEETING
EMBROIDERED SIGNATURE with Sandra Cooke (Ann Harper as host).
From 1pm – 4pm in BELAIR CHURCH HALL.


Bring your own embroidery supplies with fabric to work on plus paper and coloured pens for drawing designs.

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Saturday 20th JANUARY 2024 Meeting


SATURDAY 20th JANUARY 2024 MEETING
General Meeting with Marion Carroll and Ann Dean-Pijpers as hosts.
From 1 – 4pm AT THE GROVE, ADAMSTOWN


Agenda items to be discussed: Responses to Sue Russell’s ‘Inspired by Nature’ workshop and June/ July ’23 survey, 2024 workshop roster with a focus on Exhibition theme: Reflection.

No Monday meeting this month. There are two NCEATA meetings/workshops in February The Monday Meeting is on February 5 from 10am – 1pm and the Saturday Meeting is on February 17 from 1 – 4pm'

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Monday 6th and Saturday 18th NOVEMBER 2023 Meetings


MONDAY 6th NOVEMBER 2023 MEETING
TEXTILE ADORNMENTS / ACCESSORIES with Ruth Spence (Maija Manou as host)
From 10am – 1pm AT THE GROVE, ADAMSTOWN Fee: $10 per member to go to RSPCA.


Ruth makes fabric/textile brooches, bangles, pendants and earrings. This workshop will include technique demonstration and opportunity to make an item which may involve stitching, weaving, coiling, wrapping and fabric string/garland making. You will not be using BEADS.

Materials: Bring your own needles, including a tapestry needle, threads to use for stitching, scissors, ear ring and brooch findings if you have them. PEASE DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FOR THIS WORKSHOP AS RUTH WILL BE BRINGING MATERIALS.

SATURDAY 18th NOVEMBER 2023 MEETING
XMAS PARTY + MAKE A XMAS CROWN with Carolyn Clausen (Kate Highland and Ann Dean-Pijpers as hosts).
From 1pm – 4pm IN BELAIR CHURCH HALL.


Summary: Participants will construct a Christmas Crown. Usual sewing kit. Scissors, needles. Carolyn will have the crowns, embellishments, and threads to use.

Christmas Party: Members with surnames starting A-G are asked to bring a small plate of sweet treats, and those with surnames starting H-Z a small plate of something savoury.

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Monday 2nd and Saturday 21st OCTOBER 2023 Meetings


MONDAY 2nd OCTOBER 2023 MEETING
NO MEETING - PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN NSW.


SATURDAY 21st OCTOBER 2023 MEETING
MANDALAS with Roberta Hodgson (Hosts: Kate Highland and Ann Dean-Pijpers)
From 10am – 4pm IN BELAIR CHURCH HALL.


Summary: Participants will learn to construct Mandalas on paper and/or fabric. This workshop is for all skill levels. A PLAY DAY TO REDUCE STRESS. It may stimulate other areas of your practice.

Requirements:
> Pencils, lead and coloured
> Pencil sharpener, eraser
> Fine point textas or such
> Ruler
> Compass, if you have one
> White ink pens, available at Ekersley's and Officeworks but a couple will be be available on loan
> Tools, Black cardboard or paper, and Fabric will be supplied

Workshop fees $5, will be donated to Warm Blankets for Everyone at Belmont, which makes quilts etc., for the homeless.

Love Roberta

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Monday 4th and Saturday 16th SEPTEMBER 2023 Meetings


MONDAY 4th SEPTEMBER 2023 MEETING
PAPER BAG JOURNAL with Ann-Maree Kelly (Ruth Spence as host)
From 10am – 1pm UPSTAIRS AT THE GROVE, ADAMSTOWN Fee: $10 per member to go to the Parkinsons Support Group.


Agenda items to be discussed: membership and extraordinary workshop payments, 2024 exhibition application reply, exhibition team roles and tasks, Living Together (Sustainability) Festival, 2023, Sue Russell workshop, updated information: Hunter Creative Fibre Hub.

SUMMARY: Participants will learn to construct a journal / sketchbook using a paper shopping bag using stitch, fabric, fibres, and simple bookbinding techniques. Members are encouraged to use their textile art knowledge and skills to elevate this simple journal to a creation worthy of gifting or sales. This workshop is for all skill levels. Hand sewing techniques will be used, and the journal can also be constructed using machine sewing (examples will be provided).

Things to bring:
Please bring the following IF YOU HAVE THEM. Do not buy any products for this workshop, there will be plenty to share. Recycling and reuse is encouraged.

> Coles or Woolies brown paper carry bag
> Bone folder
> Bradawl, awl or large needle stuck in a cork
> Thread (any of the following) – perle, embroidery, cotton/linen thread
> Needle with a large eye – chenille or tapestry
> Scissors – paper and fabric
> Glue stick
> Clothes pegs or bulldog clips
> Washi tape / masking tape
> Ruler / pencil / notebook / sheet of scrap paper for hole template > Fabric scraps and other embellishments

SATURDAY 19th AUGUST 2023 MEETING
DESIGN BY NATURE - full day extraordinary workshop with Sue Russell.
From 10am – 4pm IN BELAIR CHURCH HALL.


If you are participating in this pre-paid workshop and have any questions send an email to Sue Russell at russell.15@bigpond.com.

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Monday 7th and Saturday 19th AUGUST 2023 Meetings


MONDAY 7th AUGUST 2023 MEETING
ECO DYEING with Rhonda Porter (Ann Harper as host)
From 10am – 1pm UPSTAIRS AT THE GROVE, ADAMSTOWN Fee: $10 member.
Monday Meeting members are asked to park behind the building as the
Mothers and Baby music group is held at the same time.


Agenda items to be discussed: Membership, September extraordinary workshop, 2023- 24 exhibition, exhibition team roles and tasks, Sustainability Festival 17.09.’23, Christmas Party, Hunter Creative Fibre Hub, Hunter Ageing Alliance.

We will be dyeing linen and cotton with tea, onion skins, turmeric, eucalyptus, rust maybe a few more using mordants. There will be access to silk and silk scarves as well. Thank you to Carolyn Clausen for the scarves. I will have pots, hot plate, buckets, tea, onion skins, tumeric, leaves etc.

Things to bring:
> 2 or 3 glass bottles with lids, passata sauce ones are very good
> Some sticks that are a bit shorter than your bottles
> Apron, towel, plastic to cover the table, tongs
> Fabric to wrap your dye bundle, string 10m or so. Cooking twine is great
> Some rusty items, like nails, screws, nuts; not too big
> 20 or more safety pins, not stainless steel, poor quality will rust best
> 50 or more pins, poor quality again. An outline or idea of a shape to form with with these
> A few buttons, needle and thread to identify you bundle
> If you have access: leaves from Peppermint Eucalyptus (E. nicholii), Silver Dollar Eucalyptus (E. Cinerea), Lemon-Scented Gum (Corymbia Citriodora), Geranium, Japanese Maple. And any you'd like to try.

If you would like to bring your own fabric, pure cotton, linen and silk are the best. Eco-dyeing does not work as reliably on synthetics. Anyone with an electric hotplate is encouraged to bring it along. Ideally, we'll need at least four hotplates. I will have two. If you have a stainless steel pot used for dyeing bring that along, too.

Rhonda Porter, workshop tutor


SATURDAY 19th AUGUST 2023 MEETING
KNITTING with Robyn Cohen. (Maija Manou / Sandra Cooke as hosts)
From 1 – 4pm. IN BELAIR CHURCH HALL. Fee: $10 member


I will be showing how to cast on using your thumb. This makes a really nice finish. We will be making a “Hug-me-tight” for a baby, it only takes one ball of yarn. I will be bringing copies of the instructions.

Requirements
> One ball of 3ply yarn, 1oz or 25g
> Size 12 & 8 needles
> Row counter or paper & pencil to count rows. a crochet hook & ribbon

It is a simple four row pattern, however not easy to find which row you are on if you forget or go away. I made one recently & had to pull it all out as I could not work out the row I was on. This could possibly be made in thicker yarn with large needles for an adult as a bed jacket. I haven’t tried it just thought it as it would not take much work & for the elderly may be a useful gift.

Robyn Cohen, workshop tutor
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Monday 5th and Saturday 17th JUNE 2023 Meetings


MONDAY 5th JUNE 2023 MEETING
VARIATIONS ON A THEME - EMBROIDERING CHAIN STITCHES with Ann Dean-Pijpers (Carolyn Clausen as host)
From 10am – 1pm. Fee: $10 member, $20 non-member


Please bring:
> HB pencil, sharpener, eraser
> 3 pages of drawing paper (whatever you usually use for design)
> 3 or more pieces of any sized cotton fabric (24cm square max) (lawn, calico, denim: whatever you have in the cupboard. It can be plain or patterned)
> Embroidery or chenille needle size 22 or 24
> Scissors
> Stranded embroidery cotton
> Pins
> Thimble if you use one
> Small embroidery hoop if you use one (15cm diameter max)
> Articles where samples of chain stitch/es has / have been embroidered (they can be pieces from the past or samples you have created or been given, art works, clothing, baby singlets, tablecloths, pillow cases ...)

SATURDAY 17th JUNE 2023 MEETING
From 1 – 4pm
Helen Tolhurst’s ALIEN FLOWERS: Embroidery with Wool, Silk ribbon and Beads
Tutored by Wilma Simmons and Ann Dean-Pijpers. (Maija Manou as host)


From 1 – 4pm. Kit cost: $10. Fee: $10 member, $20 non-member (All proceeds to go to Maitland Parkinson's Support Group)

Please bring:
> Offcuts of felt (approx 15cm square – ish)
> Silk ribbon or fabric, silk, ribbon floss, wool fibres, threads, polymer clay feature ‘beads’
> Other feature beads, size 11 beads
> $10 picture frame (Big W) – to use mat for judging work for framing
> Wadding to back artwork
> Size 10 beading needle, size 18 chenille needle, large eyed wool needle
> Small porcelain dish and well felted fabric or velvet fabric to go in dish for holding beads of choice
> Any sized beads as long as they fit on the needle, extras you would like to use for your artwork.

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Monday 1st and Saturday 20th MAY 2023 Meetings


MONDAY 1st MAY 2023 MEETING
SOFT SCULPTURE with Wilma Simmons (Wendy Scott as host)
From 10am – 1pm


A mini-workshop exploring some basic techniques of manipulating fabric and needle sculpting to create 3D organic shapes. Kits will be provided including fabric, various types of filling and sculpting needles. ($10) Please bring your own scissors and sewing thread (polyester or cotton sewing machine thread is fine).

SATURDAY 20th MAY 2023 MEETING
From 1 – 4pm
RICE BAG using Japanese Stitching with Ann Harper ($10 plus kit)


We will be constructing a small rice bag and stitching to decorate the bag. Kits will be provided including fabric, threads. Please bring your own scissors. ($10)

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Monday 3rd and Saturday 15th APRIL 2023 Meetings
At Belair church hall, 130 Garden Grove Parade, Adamstown

There is parking at the side and behind the Hall. Entry is down the right side, to the left of the large Rolla-door. There is a kitchen area but you will need to bring your own mug or cup.

MONDAY 3rd APRIL 2023 MEETING
From 10am – 1pm

The Grove, the library and UFOs


This is our first meeting at The Grove in Adamstown, a return meeting place for many and a new place for newer members. Belair Baptist Church 130 Garden Grove Pde Adamstown This is where our Library is situated so re-aquainting ourselves with it will form the basis of our time together. Perhaps you have items to add to a wish list for purchases or will find a resource to help you on your next stitching adventure. There is no actual workshop so no cost is involved. What we'll do:
> Regular meeting
> Morning Tea
> Library look-see and find out borrowing and returning procedures
> Do minor repairs on The Map Project.

Please bring: Any Library books you have to return. Any Works-in-Progress or unfinished items to work on when we have time.


10 – 10.20am: Introduction and welcome to meetings at Belair. 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 – 10.40am: Welcome, meeting, reminders and discussion.

10.40am – 12.45pm: Host: Kate Highland; Workshop Presenter: Kate Highland with NCEATA library.

SATURDAY 18th MARCH 2023 MEETING
From 12 NOON – 4pm


Discussing our move, the library and other matters. Workshop with Robyn Cohen looking at knitting.

1 – 1.20pm: Welcome and Introduction to meetings at Belair. Prepare room, social catch-up, cuppa, Show and Tell – labelled item. On arrival, place your labelled item on the table provided.

1.20 – 1.40pm: Welcome, meeting, reminders and discussion Agenda items to be discussed: From the committee meeting. ‘Have Your Say’ forms (www.nceata.org ) for future workshops, presenters and extraordinary workshops. The Library.

1.40pm – 3.40pm: Host: Jill Wagner / Ann Harper; Workshop Presenter: Robyn Cohen with KNITTING.

3.40 – 4pm Pack up. On departure, please take anything you brought that is still on the ‘Sharing’ table.

KNITTING
Robyn will be showing how to cast on using your thumb. This makes a really nice finish. We will be making a “Hug-me-tight” for a baby, it only takes one ball of yarn. Robyn will be bringing copies of the instructions.

Requirements:
> One ball of 3ply yarn, 1oz or 25g
> Size 12 & 8 needles
> Row counter or paper & pencil to count rows
> A crochet hook & ribbon.

It is a simple four row pattern, however not easy to find which row you are on if you forget or go away, I made one recently & had to pull it all out as I could not work out the row i was on. This could possibly be made in thicker yarn with large needles for an adult as a bed jacket. I haven’t tried it just thought it as it would not take much work & for the elderly may be a useful gift.

There will be a $10 charge for this workshop.
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Monday 6th and Saturday 18th MARCH 2023 Meetings


MONDAY 6TH MARCH 2023 MEETING
From 10am – 1pm


10 – 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 – 10.40am: Welcome, meeting, reminders and discussion.

10.40am – 12.40pm: Host: Merrie How and Judi Nikoleski; Workshop Presenter: Wendy Scott– Sun Dyeing. $10 fee each participant.

12.45 - 1 pm: Pack up

SUN PRINTING with WENDY SCOTT
Sun printing refers to various printing techniques which use sunlight as a developing or fixative agent. This workshop will be using Hi Strike Fabric Paint - suitable for all natural fibres, and commonly used synthetics. Wendy will supply the colours and some print resists and spare fabric pieces.

Please bring:
> Apron, rubber gloves
> Washed cotton fabric, old sheets are great
> Old plastic tray or waterproof board about 30x50cm
> Paper towel, chux wipes, old towel
> Thick and thin paint brushes, sponges or foam brushes and rollers, brayer (if you have one)
> Paint palette, paper plates, Styrofoam meat trays
> Small plastic water container
> Piece of clear plastic or glass to hold plant material in place
> Leaves ferns etc to make prints
> Notebook, pen, scissors
> Plastic stencils (optional)


Sun Dyeing with Wendy Scott   Sun Dyeing with Wendy Scott

SATURDAY 18th MARCH 2023 MEETING
From 12 NOON – 4pm


MAIJA MANOU with Single page Coptic bookbinding.

This workshop will focus on single page Coptic Binding. Coptic binding is a method of bookbinding employed by early Christians in Egypt, the Copts, and used from as early as the 2nd century AD to the 11th century. This particular technique has been developed to bind single pages and is very suitable for artist sketchbooks, as a variety of papers can be included and the sketchbook lies flat when open.can be included and the sketchbook lies flat when open. Cost:$10 + $2 for materials.

Things to bring:
> Paper - it is better to start with a heavier weight paper (300gm is ideal). They could already have drawings/paintings on them if you like. Collect sketchbook paper, watercolour paper, brown paper bags, card stock and heavy weight coloured papers, like used cards/postcards....
> For the covers - board that is 4-5mm thick. E.g. old game boards. We won’t have time to cover the boards, so best to use something already finished. You could reuse an old gift box, or an old book cover. I have used pizza boxes for covers. I will have some boards available if you can’t find anything at home.
> 4ply waxed linen thread is good to start with, but can use cotton or hemp thread which you pull through a piece of wax
> 4-6 large eye needles that the thread can fit through, eg tapestry needles
> Stencil knife or Stanley knife, sharp Knife e.g. shoe knife
> Cutting board and metal ruler, Bookbinders Awl

If you don’t have some of the tools above, please don’t buy. Maija will have extra and we can always share.

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Monday 6th and Saturday 18th FEBRUARY 2023 Meetings


MONDAY 6TH FEBRUARY 2023 MEETING
From 10am – 1pm


Meeting agenda items to be discussed: NCEATA's return to Belair Church Hall, Adamstown; Exhibition Themes 2024-2025

10 – 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 – 10.40am: Welcome, meeting, reminders and discussion.

10.40am – 12.40pm: Host: Sue Russell; Discussion: Judi Nikoleski – Stash Swap – buy, sell or swap; Exhibition Themes for 2024-25; Workshop Presenter: Rhonda Porter – Cyanotype on paper. $10 fee each participant.

Please bring for both Monday and Saturday workshops:
> A piece of cardboard about A4 size.
> Some flat leaves or flatten plant material or an opaque stencil, or some cardboard shapes or any other item that will fit into A5 rectangle.
> If possible a sheet of glass or heavy clear flat plastic about A4 size.
Towel.
> Plastic sleeve or clip lock bag to put the wet images in; if the day is warm enough they may dry.
> Disposable gloves.

12.40 – 1pm: Pack up.

SATURDAY 18th FEBRUARY 2023 MEETING
From 1 – 4pm


Meeting agenda items to be discussed: NCEATA's return to Belair Church Hall, Adamstown; Exhibition Themes 2024 - 2025

1 – 1.20pm: 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.

1.20 - 1.40pm: Welcome, meeting, reminders and discussion.


1.40pm - 3.40pm: Host: Kate Highland; Discussion: Judi Nikoleski – Stash Swap – buy, sell or swap;
Exhibition Themes for 2024-25; Workshop Presenter: Rhonda Porter – Cyanotype on paper.


3.40 – 4pm: Pack up.

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Saturday 21st JANUARY 2023 Meetings


MONDAY 2ND JANUARY 2022 MEETING

No meeting.



SATURDAY 21st JANUARY 2023 MEETING

Workshop presenter: Tara Mann with WET FELT APPLIQUE
Cost: $10


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

1 – 1.30pm > prepare room, welcome and reminders, meeting and discussion

1.30 – 3.30pm >Workshop - details to come soon.

3.30 – 4pm > ‘Sharing’ and ‘Show and Tell’ tables – please collect anything you brought that has not been taken; and your labelled item; pack up.

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Monday 7th + Saturday 19th NOVEMBER 2022 Meetings


MONDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2022 MEETING

Workshop presenter: Ruth Spence with UPCYCLING
Cost: $10

10am - 1pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton with host Wilma Simmons

In offering to run a workshop on this subject Ruth is keen to give the group an opportunity to discuss and explore the issues of recycling/upcycling as they relate to textiles. Those we create, those we purchase, use and wear. She have invited a friend, Melanie, to join us who will be bringing her upcycled personal clothing range. She will also chat about “Upcycle Newcastle” a community based organisation that is passionate about reducing textile consumption and waste.

Suggestions for What to bring: not essential and one of the following will be enough:
A favourite Item of clothing that needs a facelift
An item of clothing in good condition that is suitable for giveaway or swap?
An item of clothing that you have created/upcycled or transformed for show and tell
A textile piece you have made that you want to upcycle/transform (don’t forget your scissors!!)
The wool blanket you have been treasuring that you want to transform or give away to a good home so it can be useful again!!!
The usual basic stitching needs/items just in case you want to get started

Ruth will bring a rack for the clothes so please have items on a hanger.


SATURDAY 17th NOVEMBER 2022 MEETING

Workshop presenter: XMAS PARTY and IKIGAI EXHIBITION SHOW n TELL
1-4pm at The Hive, 150 Beaumont Street, Hamilton with host Carolyn Clausen

1 – 1.30pm > prepare room, welcome and reminders, meeting and discussion 1.30 – 3.30pm > Christmas Party: please bring a small plate to share. For catering purposes if your surname begins with any letter from ‘A’ to ‘H’ bring a sweet dish and if your surname begins with letters between ‘I’ and ‘Z’ bring a savoury dish.

And ‘Ikigai’ show and tell: bring your ideas/ concepts and/or your in/complete item/s for showing and discussing (maximum of 2 pp). $5 donation and the proceeds will go to the Maitland Parkinsons Support Group. $2 raffle of a Helen Tolhurst framed, felted artwork.

3.30 – 4pm > ‘Sharing’ and ‘Show and Tell’ tables – please collect anything you brought that has not been taken; and your labelled item; pack up.

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Monday 3rd + Saturday 15th OCTOBER 2022 Meetings


SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER 2022 MEETING

Workshop presenter: Ann Dean-Pijpers with Helen Tolhurst's Ribbon Wrapped Beaded Rings
Cost: $10

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

Plus the cost of the supplied kits will be $5.00.
But please bring a hoop about 8" to 10" diameter.

The kits will include:
Wooden rings x2
Beading needle x1
Beading thread
Foundations fabric
Ribbons
A collection of seed beads and other beads for use in the project

beadded ring workshop


MONDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2022 MEETING

Public holiday and therefore no meeting


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Monday 5th + Saturday 17th SEPTEMBER 2022 Meetings


MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER 2022 MEETING

Workshop presenter: Daniela Glassop with INTRODUCTION TO GOUACHE & FANTASY FLOWERS
Cost: $10

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

During this workshop, Daniela will be introducing you to the world of gouache and how it can be used on fabric that can be incorporated into your fibre art work. What is the difference between gouache and acrylic gouache? How do you know which paintbrush to use? How can gouache be used on fabric?

Materials you should bring are:
Paint brushes (synthetic bristles; size 1 and 6 at a minimum; aim for some different brush ends)
A container for water to rinse your paint brushes
A Paint palette ( a white plate will suffice)
Paper towel
Watercolour or cartridge paper (2 sheets x A4 max)
2 pieces of approximately 30 x 30 cm pre washed natural and non synthetic fabric (white or cream cotton fabric or calico will be fine). Do NOT use fabric softener.
Masking tape
Some cardboard, foam packing material or some old foam core larger than your calico
Jo Sonja paint in colours that you would like to work with. Daniela will have paint also to share.
Graphite pencil
Eraser
If you have a sketch or photograph you would like to work with as your reference material if you prefer to not follow Daniela's prompts. She will have watercolour paper, brushes, textile medium and gouache to share for members who have none for an extra few dollars.


SATURDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2022 MEETING

Workshop presenter: Sue Russell with BOTANICAL PRINTING
Cost: $10

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

We will be printing your favourite pressed plants onto acid free tissue paper. When dry we will create collages using torn edges and adhering them to rice paper using gel medium. When you get home, iron on interfacing if you want to add stitching. Sue will bring rollers, storm blue and burnished copper acrylic paints (if you want to play with other colours please bring your own), gel medium and paint brush. Sue will bring bundles of pre cut acid free tissue paper ( 2”x4” -20 pieces) and 2 pieces of A4 rice paper. This is at cost $2. Happy if you want to provide your own. If you have supplies of newspaper, I’d appreciate you bringing some in. Looking forward to having some fun together.

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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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