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May 2009

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Melbourne Meet – Monday 1st June – BYO Craft OR Embroidery

May 27, 2009

Would you like to come to Brown Owls on Monday night?! You can bring your own craft, or I can provide a bit of stitching for you to have a go at! ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. RSVP :: RIGHT HERE on this post in the comments. But not yet! Any time after 8.30pm TOMORROW night (Thursday). This gives everyone a chance to be alerted to the meeting. Please DO come if you haven’t popped in yet! I’m going to bring a DVD to…

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Help Needed!

May 26, 2009

Does anyone know how to set up a kind of wiki type editable document – so we can create a big list of everyone’s blogs and perhaps other relevant info too? It would need to be password protected for member only access – and it would need to be able to be edited by everyone. That way we can perhaps organise ourselves and list whatever details we might like to reveal to other members. For instance our website, email address,…

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Felt Badges – Melbourne – Last Night!

May 26, 2009
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We had a lovely time last night at Brown Owls! Andrea brought along a cheese platter and I made a cake! Mucho stitching went on and lots of chatting too! For those of you who wanted to know – the cake was based on this one. But I added lime juice, lime rind and cherries instead of lemon and raspberries. I would recommend DOUBLING this recipe for a 9″ tin as it was rather a low cake (although light!) –…

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Where To Learn Letterpress Printing in Melbourne

May 25, 2009
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Letterpress workshops at Idlewild Pressvia Girlprinter Learn how to set and print metal type on both a cylinder proof press and a hand-fed platen press. We’ll cover the minutiae of handsetting, locking up and makeready. You’ll leave knowing how to recognise a tight tympan, how to check roller height and all about the finer points of good inking. You’ll learn how to feed the press, maintain ink levels, avoid offset and maintain registration. You’ll learn how to make a good…

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EDITED – See below Brown Owls Perth Meet : May Meet.

May 24, 2009
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Tweet tweet… Twittering Owl here reporting. Here are the details for Perth’s Brown Owl Meeting for the month of May (and yes that is my wonky first attempt in crocheting a granny square. I can crochet better now. :*) ) EDIT – One of our members has kindly offered to run a silkscreening session this time. There’s also a time change to 1pm to give enough time for drying. Please complete the form below if you’re attending. If you’ve already…

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May Canberra meet – pincushions!!!

May 23, 2009
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Today was a busy crafty day in the Capital, with the opening of the Craft ACT shop, and the Handmade Markets too (in fact, one of our very clever Owls spent the day looking after her own stall!!). And this afternoon Canberra’s parliament of Brown Owls (and a couple of owlets too!) got together for some pincushion stitching. We had gorgeous spotty toadstools, teeny tiny strawberries, (you know, that picture just insists on uploading sideways like that!) and itty bitty…

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Brown Owls Adelaide – Update

May 22, 2009
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We’ve made some great progress in planning our first meeting and have decided it’s time to tentatively announce the details to you all. It’s a tentative because we are still waiting on final approval for the room. When we have final approval I’ll post again and ask for RSVP’s. Where: North Adelaide Community Centre, 176 Tynte St, North Adelaide Date: Wednesday the 10th of June 2009 Time: 7:00-9:30pm (2.5 hours) For our first meeting we are inviting you to bring…

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RSVP Details – Melbourne Meet – Monday 25th May – 7pm – Felt Brooch Making!

May 21, 2009

RSVPs open at 7pm TOMORROW night – that’s FRIDAY night! RSVP right here on this post! It’s easy! Please RSVP with your name and initial (eg Pip L!) and also if you’d prefer to BYO craft, let me know in the comment and I won’t purchase supplies for you! You are most welcome to come and do your own thing! You don’t have to make a felt brooch if you’d rather come and do your knitting! —————————————————————- 25 members may…

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Tea Cosy Please

May 20, 2009
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I have a new red teapot – Yeah!The next step is a crocheted tea cosy – but I’m struggling to find a pattern. Are there any owls out there that have a pattern they can share with me?…

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