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May 2013

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Preston Brown Owls May Meeting

May 9, 2013
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Dear Owls, It is our sewing machine month! So grab your machine or someone elses and hurry over to GJs Discount Fabrics on Saturday 18 May 12.30pm – 3.45pm GJs Discount Fabrics Upstairs Room 443 Lygon Street, Brunswick Cost: $5.00 payable to the ladies downstairs The room is lovely, bright and airy.  There are cutting tables and ironing boards, tea/coffee and toilets and lots of fabric downstairs. Bring your own project to work on or find a pattern downstairs and…

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Brisbane: Fabric Brooches

May 6, 2013
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Guess what, I’m giving away my brooch making secrets at this meet up! Re-discover the traditional craft of 17th century covered button making to create fabric brooches or buttons. The technique used is definitely for lovers of 100% handmade, no glues or quick-assemble tools allowed at this meet up, it’s all about slowing down and valuing the time and skills of completely hand-stitching your brooch. After you’ve mastered the basic technique you can go on to create more with embroidered…

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Brisbane: Crochet Basics

May 6, 2013
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RSVP now for crochet basics at Ministry of Handmade! Julie from Ministry of Handmade has very generously offered to host another Brown Owls meet up! The perfect opportunity for those who previously missed out on crochet basics or who would like to brush up on their hooking skills! Julie has a wealth of experience and knowledge teaching a variety of crafts so bring along your own craft and any burning crafty questions. It’s also a great opportunity to check out…

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Brisbane: Recycled t-shirt craft

May 3, 2013
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  Gather up your old t-shirts for this super fun meet up as part of BrisStyle’s Saviours of the Lost Arts! Quickly whip up some t-shirt yarn to be used for anything you can crochet, knit, macrame weave or plait OR use your old t-shirts to make sweet little rosettes in a matter of minutes OR create a fabulous new infinity scarf! The options for re-purposing your old t-shirts are only limited by your imagination! Meet up details  When: Thursday…

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Canberra Brown Owls blog

May 1, 2013
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logo by Mikaela @ Danvers Creative Hi Owls Just a quick message today to let everyone know about Canberra Brown Owls’ brand shiny new blog! Details of all our meetings will still appear here, but we’re planning to blog a little more often with all the latest on the Canberra crafty scene. We hope you’ll pop in to visit! xo…

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Southside Owls ~ Thu 9th May – Get your granny on at Miss Jackson!

May 1, 2013
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Hello lovely ladies!! It’s time to get the open fire roaring at Miss Jackson! And whenever the weather starts to get colder, I always start thinking about playing with yarn. I’ve whipped out a granny square crochet blanket that I’ve been getting re-acquainted with over the past few weeks. What could be better than curling up on the couch under the blanket you are making when it’s cold! I *may* have bought this crochet blanket along to our very first Southside…

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