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August 2013

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Preston Brown Owls September Meeting

August 31, 2013
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Dear Preston Brown Owls, It is our month of the sewing machine.  I know it is a bit early this month but Upstairs at GJs is getting squishy so we had to rejig the regular gig. So grab your machine slightly earlier, vote even earlier and head to GJ’s Discount Fabrics Upstairs 443 Lygon Street, Brunswick East on  Saturday 7th September 12.30pm – 3.45pm Cost: $5 room hire payable to the ladies downstairs. There are cutting tables and mats, ironing…

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Brisbane: Basket weaving with fabric

August 30, 2013
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After many requests the ever popular basket weaving with fabric is back! Discover the craft of coil basket weaving with fabric! The perfect way to use up your fabric scraps and create a functional bowl or basket. When: Saturday 28 September, 10:30am-12:30pm Where: Carindale Library, Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Road, Carindale   What to bring: 1. Fabric. You can use any fabric for this one including t-shirt yarn. Upcycling is always best so pop along to your local op shop for some…

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Brisbane: Cross stitch for beginners

August 30, 2013
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Cross Stitch extraordinaire Jane Loveday is very kindly providing her time and materials to teach us cross stitch this month! Learn the basics of cross stitch, stitch a little sampler of designs and learn to follow a cross stitch pattern. Get the basics of designing a pattern of your own. Meet up details When: Sunday 15th September, 10:30am-12:30pm Where: Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane CBD What to bring: Materials will be supplied, but small sharp scissors would be useful. RSVP:…

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Brisbane: Loom weaving at the BrisStyle Eco Bazaar

August 27, 2013
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image source If you missed the loom weaving meet up a few weeks ago now’s your chance to learn this ancient craft! This meet up will go through the basics of loom weaving on cardboard so you can try before you buy your own loom or learn cost effective ways to make a loom of your own. Weave any shape and any size textile from teeny tiny brooches through to larger placemats.  This is a special Brown Owls meet up…

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Canberra :: August :: BYO craft

August 21, 2013
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Hi there Canberra Owls! Just a quick reminder that this coming Saturday 24 August is the 4th Saturday of the month, which means it is time for our August get together! We’ll be meeting from 2pm, at the Downer Community Centre! This month we’ll be having a BYO meet again – this means you should bring along whatever you’re working on at the moment and join us for a cuppa and some afternoon tea. I’ll be bringing my cross stitch,…

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Brisbane: Ministry of Handmade meet up

August 20, 2013
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Julie from Ministry of Handmade has very generously offered to host another Brown Owls meet up! The perfect opportunity for those on the North side to meet up during the week! 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 her fabulous space! Granny Squares from Ministry of Handmade When: Friday 23 August, 10:30am-12:30pm Where: Ministry of…

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Brisbane: Kantha / Sashiko

August 19, 2013
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Use basic hand stitching to change the nature of fabric. Create your own beautiful designs based on the meditative process of kantha and sashiko stitching. Your fabric can then be used to create a range of items only limited by your imagination. This is a great opportunity to re-purpose thrifted fabric or to bring new life to your fabric scraps.    Meet up details When: Thursday 22 August, 6-8pm Where: Indooroopilly Library, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Level 4, 322 Moggill Road,…

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Mitcham Brown Owls

August 19, 2013
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Hi There Owlies, Another month has galloped by, and its time for us to get together again. This month we will be having a very brief look at the basics of macrame. If you would like to try macrame, please email me or post a note so I will know how much stuff to bring along. Of course, there will also be knitting and crochet support available too. We’ll look forward to seeing you, Lianne. The Details: Where:  Gallery One,…

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Bayside Brown Owls – Term 3 & 4 Dates!

August 15, 2013
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Bayside Brown Owls and Bargain Box Fabrics Mornington have penciled in the Term 3&4 dates to see us through to the end of the year. Please add the to your calendar and we look forward to seeing you there! And feel free to invite your friends and share the calendar on Facebook : ) Please note our next meeting in this coming Monday from 7:30-9:30PM. Hope you can come along if you are down that way! For more info contact us via our…

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