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April 2013

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Canberra :: April brooches wrap-up

April 30, 2013
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logo by Mikaela @ Danvers Creative Helloooo owls! We had a wonderful time at our April meeting, with one of our local owls Angie giving a workshop on how to make these gorgeous wood and fabric brooches. As well as being an all round crafty and amazing lady, Angie has recently taken on a position as shop girl with local business Canberra Creatives and all our supplies came from the online shop (I hope you don’t mind the plug, but we…

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Parramatta NSW Brown Owls

April 27, 2013
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A beautiful autumn day today – lovely for a gathering of the Parramatta Brown Owls at Mars Hills Cafe in Sydney’s western suburbs. Fantastic company, delicious drinks, and great sharing and stories. Just an intimate four of us today (plus one very creative 7 year old). We had spinning, crochet, and sewing going on with plenty of space in the cafe’s upstairs room which is used for live music events in the evening. We’re a fairly new bring-your-own-craft Brown Owls…

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Brisbane: Meet up at the BrisStyle indie twilight market

April 24, 2013
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We are so excited to let you know that we’ve been invited to have a Brown Owls meet up at the BrisStyle indie Twilight market this Friday night as part of the Saviours of the Lost Arts festival launch! It will be a busy little evening as I’ll be running my own stall but I’m hoping to have a few helpers on hand so that I can give you some quick little demos on crochet, rag rugs, macramé knots and…

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Mitcham brown Owls

April 19, 2013
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Hi There owlies, The days are getting shorter and the mornings are cooler – winter is around the corner, time to rev up those craft needles and get creative! We have another workshop this month, if you have some basic crochet skills, come along and learn Tunisian or Tricot or treble crochet, which is like a cross between knitting and crochet. We will be making this dish cloth, and I have more of this delightful bilious green yarn or you…

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Canberra :: wood & fabric brooches

April 17, 2013

Hey Canberra Owls!   Our next meeting is fast approaching – 27 April – and I’m so excited about what we’ve got planned this month: Angie from Canberra Creatives has agreed to come and show us how to make some really ace accessories!   I’ll hand you over to Angie now – don’t forget to check at the end of the post for all the important details!   **** Hello Brown Owlers!  My name is Angie and I’m the Shop…

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Brisbane: Rubber Stamps

April 17, 2013
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  Make your own personalised rubber stamps! When: Wednesday 8 May 2013, 6-8pm Venue: Grange Library, 79 Evelyn Street, Grange   RSVP: As soon as possible by emailing brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com What to bring: A design: This could be as simple as a little drawing or a pattern, bring at least one design to learn the basic techniques and then you can make more from there. Eraser: any type of standard eraser will be fine as long as it’s the size you…

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Brisbane: Rag Rugs

April 16, 2013
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  As part of Saviours of the Lost Arts we’re tackling rag rugs! Learn the easy and fun ‘toothbrush’ technique of knotting, upcycle your old and unwanted fabric into a fabulous rug! The meet up will cover preparing your fabric to make the rug, the basic knotting technique and a few tips for creating a nice flat circle through increasing.  Meet up details When: Saturday 27 April, 10:30am-12:30pm Where: Carindale Library, Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Road, Carindale What to bring:…

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Brunswick Brown Owls get crocheting!

April 15, 2013
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Come to Brunswick and get your crochet on! Brunswick Brown Owls love crochet! What about you? Do you want to learn? Do you want to teach? Do you want to show us your amazing granny square blanket, or your pot holder? Or do you want Debra to show to how to change colours?  No matter what your skill level (I’m still on my first granny square) you are welcome to join us and learn (or assist). It’ll be fun! Come…

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Hi Brown Owls!

April 9, 2013
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  Dear Brown Owls – fellows   Having had our first meeting we are ready to introduce ourself.   Being inspired by your wonderful initative we have started our own Brown Owls in Helsinge a small danish town north of Copenhagen, Denmark.   We have a really enjoyable time as your might see Ü   Having formally been accepted by the municipality as a local association we are able to use rooms at the local school (which also ment our work was accompanied by the…

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