Brown Owls Melbourne 3000, September meet

August 15, 2011

photos: boostjuicebars.com & mimiyaya on etsy


Announcing our next gathering ~ Tuesday 6th September ~ RASPBERRY RIPPLE night!

Yes… as some of the participants from our gathering earlier this month may well have heard me talk of… we’re going for a themed night next gathering – a broad theme, that everyone can interpret however they so wish. I can offer a couple of possible interpretations of our Raspberry Ripple theme:

1. Crochet Ripple’ing – I shall bring a pattern, or maybe I may even do a worksheet – yes I shall. It would be great if a couple of participants, who may already know the delights of rippling can raise a hand and volunteer to be called ‘teach’ for the night, otherwise we’ll just muddle along, giving it a good ol’ rippling go. If you’re new to crochet I’m sure there will be someone who will be able to start you off in the right direction – for crochet supplies I would suggest bringing along a 4.5 or 5mm crochet hook and some 8 ply (or double ply – they’re the same thing) wool, in colour of your choice, though if you’re going all out raspberry ripple stylee then go for something raspberrylike.

2. Raspberry coloured – craft project of your choice, in a raspberry inspired colour. Here’s some suggestions of colours that might be considered of a raspberry hue – raspberry, blush, red, pinky, pinkish / redish, berry, cerise, ruby.

3. Sounds – BYO project of any kind / any colour – bring something that is not in a shade of raspberry and you can just blow raspberry’s at opportune moments during the evening

4. Eats – Madame Brussels do nice cup cakes – there is definitely one with pink icing, maybe it is raspberry flavoured, so you could eat one of those

Here are the details:

when: Tuesday 6th September 2011

at: 6.30 – 9pm

where: The Parlour, Madame Brussels, level 3, 59-63 Bourke St, Melbourne 3000

bring: your crochet gear (4.5 or 5mm hook & wool, see above) if you are wanting to join the crochet ripple crew, BYO craft project of a raspberry hue (if you so wish)

cost: no fee for attendance but you may like to purchase a drink or a delight from the Madame Brussels menu, by way of a thankyou for room usage

RSVP: in the comments section below please – indicating your name eg. Sue H or Raspberry R

I do have a few other ideas for themed nights, so will unleash them as time goes by, but do let me know if you have any thoughts / suggestions / ideas / pleas / wants / hidden desires.

Will be lovely to see you

Dont forget to RSVP in the comments below, with your name ~ and hands up anyone who would like to be a ‘teach’ for the night, there can never be too many ‘teach’s’ so go for it with the hands up.

sue x

ps. I have also scheduled all gatherings for the rest of the year. Due to availability at Madame Brussels they are all tuesdays (apologies to those that like the circulating days of the week) – Tues 4th October, Tues 8th November, Tues 6th December. I’ve added these to the Brown Owls calendar which you’ll find in the column over there———>—>–>->->->>>>

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  • Reply Sarah P August 15, 2011 at 5:13 am

    Hi, I've never attended before, but I'd love to come along.

  • Reply stace August 15, 2011 at 5:19 am

    i'll be there with bells on

  • Reply Katiecoos August 15, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Hi Sue, I will be there, looking forward to it!! Kate xx

  • Reply Sarah C August 15, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Hello, I've never been either, but would also like to give it a go!

  • Reply Anna August 15, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Can't wait for this one. Will definitely be there! x

  • Reply Anonymous August 15, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Looking forward to it!

  • Reply Helenbeee August 16, 2011 at 12:32 am

    so excited
    Ill be there with bells on!


  • Reply Shannon August 16, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I'll be there with raspberry bells on!
    And I'm happy to help teach any lefties. I haven't done ripple before but I'm sure I'll pick it up quick.
    Looking forward to a bit of raspberry ripple action!

  • Reply Fiona August 16, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Sounds great! See you then!

  • Reply ChloeR August 18, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Oh Yay! Would love to come for some Raspberry inspired craftyness and I'm going to bring my Mum this time, so RSVP for 2 please!

  • Reply Jen August 19, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I'd like to join in for my first time too, is there a secret password?

  • Reply Ally August 20, 2011 at 2:01 am

    Have always wanted to come along- see you there!

  • Reply claire August 23, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Count me in.
    Thanks Sue.
    Claire :)

  • Reply Megan August 24, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I'm in, can't wait! Megan Higson

  • Reply Anonymous August 24, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Allanagh O'D
    Hi, I'd like to attend, I'm a nubie

  • Reply butterfly42 August 26, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Looking forward to it.
    See you all there.

  • Reply Katey August 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Hi, I'd love to come along, see you there :)

  • Reply kittybaroque August 27, 2011 at 9:36 am

    If there is still space I would love to come….
    Fingers crossed my back is better (slammed it on a step, not that great a result….

  • Reply Yots August 29, 2011 at 4:42 am

    I'll be there – need to work on raspberry theme myself …

  • Reply Anonymous September 4, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Nice theme! I'll try to score some raspberry-ish coloured wool or something. Otherwise I will go for the pink cupcake 😉

    Till Tuesday!


  • Reply SianTomlinson September 4, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Hi, I haven't been before but hoping to come tomorrow with a friend

  • Reply Anonymous September 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I'm so sorry but I won't be able to make it after all, apoligies, next time I hope

  • Reply Caryn F September 6, 2011 at 12:02 am

    Hello, would love to be there. First time. There'll be two of us. Caryn F and Michelle D

  • Reply tess September 6, 2011 at 3:20 am

    Yes! I will be there with my raspberry thread :)

  • Reply Jennie C October 3, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I'm new too. I'd love to come along!!

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