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Brisbane: Upcycle Produce Bags

January 10, 2017

  Have you always wanted to upcycle fruit & vegetable produce bags but weren’t sure how? Come along to our next meet up for some inspiration. Make yarn for your next crochet/knitting project, create simple dish scrubbies or learn a basic basket weaving technique.   When: Sunday 12 February, 10:30am-12:30pm Where: Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane CBD https://www.google.com/maps?q=266+George+St,+Brisbane,+QLD+4000 What to bring: Plastic mesh produce bags from fruit & vegetables (like the ones pictured) Scissors 4, 4.5 or 5ply…

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Brisbane: 2017 Meet Ups

January 4, 2017

Where: Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane CBD When: Second Sunday of the month, 10:30am-12:30pm RSVP: essential! email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com What to bring: Meet ups are free to attend however you need to bring your own materials/project to work on. Materials lists will be provided. The Brown Owls stash is available to use at some meet ups for a gold coin donation. 12 February – Fruit Bag Yarn (start collecting plastic mesh bags from your fruit & veg now!) 12 March – Visible…

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Brisbane: Paper Flower Making

October 8, 2016

It’s so exciting to have Maria and Alison host this very special Brown Owls meet up, numbers are strictly limited for this one so get in quick! Direct from Maria: “My daughter Alison, requested rainbow colour paper flowers for her wedding, so after trying numerous styles  we chose a flower that I designed. It took a period 16 months to complete all the flowers for her wedding.” Learn Maria’s technique for making beautiful paper flowers, you will not be disappointed!…

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Brisbane: Sashiko Stitched Cards

June 6, 2016

SUNDAY 12 JUNE: SASHIKO STITCHED CARDS OR BYO PROJECT Learn to stitch sashiko style designs onto cards or notebooks. Designs will be provided or bring your own. OR BYO your own project to work on. When: Sunday 12 June, 2016 Time: 10:30am-12:30pm Where: Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane CBD What to bring: Cardboard, greeting cards or any card stock (you could also stitch onto cereal box cardboard for an eco friendly version). Needle Embroidery Thread Sticky tape scissors pin or awl…

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Brisbane: Crafting Bee

May 27, 2016

SATURDAY 28 MAY: SEWING, HAND-STITCHING & CROCHET CRAFTING BEE Learn applique, crochet, sewing and more this Saturday at our crafting bee to create items to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation. Craft for a cause this year and help us raise much needed funds for the Myleoproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) trust fund within the Research Trust of the Foundation, an important area of research on a rare group of diseases. We have a number of unfinished applique and crochet tea towel…

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Brisbane: Paper Crafting for a Cause

May 6, 2016

After the success of our market stall to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation last year we’re doing it again! Craft for a cause this year and help us raise much needed funds for the Myleoproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) trust fund within the Research Trust of the Foundation, an important area of research on a rare group of diseases. We will be holding a number of crafting bees this year to create items for sale on the stall. Please read on…

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Brisbane: Rag Rugs

April 5, 2016

Learn the easy and fun ‘toothbrush’ technique of knotting, upcycle your old and unwanted fabric into a fabulous rug or a little basket or bowl! 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 or a bowl shape. When: Sunday 10 April, 2016 Time: 10:30am-12:30pm Where: Meeting Room on ground level, Brisbane Square Library,  Brisbane CBD. What to bring for Rag…

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Brisbane: February Meet Up

February 10, 2016

Hello Brisbane Brown Owls and welcome to 2016, our first meet up for the year is Sunday 14 February from 10:30am-12:30pm in the meeting room on the ground level of Brisbane Square Library. Bring your own project to work on while catching up with like-minded crafters. Please rsvp to brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com if you can make it. And for more info about what’s happening with Brisbane Brown Owls in 2016 click here.…

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