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Canberra Owls :: November meeting

November 20, 2013
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Hello Canberra owls! This Saturday 23rd November we’re holding our last crafty get-together of 2013 – and it’s a super special one! We’re teaming up with the lovely ladies at Canberra Creatives for a craft de stash market! Come along between 2pm-4pm to pick up some craft supplies bargains! We’ll also be running a limited number of stamp carving workshops – this is a fabulously easy and effective craft so do come along to try it out. And of course…

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Canberra :: March meeting

March 18, 2013

Hi all! This  Saturday 23rd March is the 4th Saturday of March, which means it is Canberra Brown Owls time again!We will be meeting at the Downer Community Centre at 2pm Please bring along what ever crafty piece you have on the go, and join us for a cuppa and a chat. We love show and tell, so please also bring along anything you’ve finished or are working on and would like to show (off) =)   Please also remember…

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Canberra Brown Owls :: February 2013 meeting

February 17, 2013

Helloooo Canberra owls! Thanks to everyone who has already gotten back to us to let us know you would like to stay on the mailing list! And thanks to everyone for your patience while we finalised our meeting dates. I’m very excited to let you know we do have our 2013 bookings confirmed. We will be meeting from 2pm until 4:30pm on the 4th Saturday of each month, at the Downer Community Centre This means that our very first meeting…

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Canberra Brown Owls: Spring means Stencilling!

October 13, 2012

It’s stencil time again! Come Spring we love to roll out the freezer paper stencilling. It’s always one of our most popular meets!    Image from here You’ll need to bring: a photocopy/printout of a design you want to stencil, something you want to stencil on to (t-shirt, tea towel, fabric), a pencil for tracing the design on to the freezer paper, an exacto or paper cutting knife (and a cutting mat if you have one), and a plastic lid…

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Canberra Brown Owls – September BYO meet

September 10, 2012
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Hello lovely Owls, Its that time already – our next meet in coming up on Sunday 16 September. This month we’re keeping it simple and giving you the chance to have a little spring clean of those WiPs – bring along anything you’re working on! It might be crochet, paper peicing, beading, knitting, embroidery…whatever takes your fancy. BYO craft and relax for a chat and a cuppa.  image from here The important details: Sunday 16 September 1:30pm Downer community centre…

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Canberra :: August 19 :: granny squares

August 12, 2012
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Hi Canberra owls It’s nearly brown owls time again already! Next weekend we’re getting together for some crochet! Don’t worry if you don’t know how – lovely Renae will be teaching how to crochet granny squares! lovely granny squares by Pip from Meet Me at Mikes If you’d like to learn you just need to bring along a crochet hook and some yarn. Probably about an 8 ply (dk) yarn and a 3.5mm or 4mm hook are best for beginners.…

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Canberra July – learn to embroider!

July 10, 2012
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Hi owls! Not long to go now until our July meeting! We’re meeting on Sunday July 22 at 1:30pm at the Downer Community Centre and we’d like to invite you all to come and learn how to do embroidery! We’ll be using this ace sampler tutorial to practise 6 different embroidery stitches!    To make a cute pin cushion, you’ll need to bring along: A copy of the sampler pattern – you can print it out here A piece of…

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Happy hexing :: Canberra :: June wrap-up

June 22, 2012
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We had a WONDERFUL time at Canberra Brown Owls this month – Michelle taught us the art of English Paper Piecing, and I think it’s safe to say a hexidemic has broken out! This little guys are so cute and so EASY that every one is a bit hex-addicted! I’ll spare you any more gushing (and avoid serious overuse of words like CUTE and ADORABLE) and just show you some pics of some of our Owlie’s work: Here are George’s…

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Canberra Owls June :: EPP

June 7, 2012
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Hello Owls! This month Michelle will be teaching you everything there is to know about English Paper Piecing. It’s a fun, portable method of piecing quilts, or creating shapes to applique onto bags, shirt or whatever! And maybe you’ll become addicted to EPP like Michelle is! We’ll start out by piecing together some 1 inch hexagons into a Grandmother’s Flower Garden arrangement, but of course you can do anything you like. Take your inspiration from other English Paper Piecing sites…

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Canberra Brown Owls :: June & beyond!

June 4, 2012
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Hi Canberra Owls! We’ve got some really excellent crafty projects planned for the next few months,  so to help you plan which meetings you just can’t miss here’s a peek at what we’ll be up to at our June, July, and August meetings!(remember, all our meetings are held from 1:30-3:30 on Sunday arvos, at the Downer Community Centre) 17 JUNE :: English Paper Piecing At our June meeting Michelle is going to give us a beginners guide to English paper…

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