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Brown Owls Launceston – Blanket Squares for the Tassie Fires

January 28, 2013
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Happy New Year Launceston Owls! As we are all aware, there have been some devastating fires around our beautiful state this year. If you are free on Saturday the 9th February, come and get your yarn on to make some crochet or knitted squares. All squares will be donated to those that have been affected by the fires and made into blankets by members of The Craft Hive (Hobart).  It would be lovely if you could donate the yarn you will…

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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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Hobart Brown Owls – June Meeting

June 30, 2012

Hobart Brown Owls had a slightly more owl-ful meeting for June, thanks to some new owls and some old. There was lots of yarn work: Jaci is knitting three scarves (one for each of her two year old triplets..!) and left-handed Lis is learning to crochet: A blur of crocheting I finished a crochet owl (but forgot the pipe cleaners to make his feet) and continued with the final sleeve of Marcus’ jumper, which I started a while back at…

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Canberra Brown Owls – crochet wrap-up

September 17, 2011
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Today some of us learned to crochet! We learned granny squares. (More info on granny squares here!) And how to read a crochet pattern. And how to frog your crochet when you’ve made a mistake. How to talk and eat and drink tea at the same time as you crochet. (This is perhaps the most important crocheting skill of them all). We also learned that it took Brown Owl Angie the equivalent of 4.2 days to crochet this colourful warm…

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Canberra Brown Owls – Crochet on Saturday 17 September

September 9, 2011
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Hello Canberra Brown Owls! It’s been a year since we did any crochet, so due to popular request we are doing it for the September 17 meeting from 2 – 4 pm. I thought we might offer a couple of options for you – because some have never crocheted before, and some have crocheted a little but want to learn how to read a pattern. So for beginners we will start you out by doing a granny square like this…

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Southside Brown Owls

March 14, 2011
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Hey all! We are super excited about Thursday night this week for the first meet of Brown Owls Southside! If you are wanting to join our first night with crocheting can you please bring: 1 crochet hook – preferably 4mm (they are really cheap and you can buy a whole pack, all different sizes at Spotlight!) 1 ball of yarn – 8ply please as this is one of the easiest to use. I use pure wool because it is easier to find but you…

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Launceston Brown Owls – Crochet Toy Animals

October 3, 2010

Hi there Launny Owls, This month’s Brown Owls is on Thursday 14th at the Design Centre in Tamar Street at 7.30pm. This month the wonderful Melanie Kershaw will be showing us the art of making crochet toys. Details are given below of all that you will need, or bring along your own W.I.P as usual. RSVP by leaving a comment and the first 20 are in. Please bring a 4mm crochet hook and some 8ply wool. It would probably be…

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Canberra Brown Owls – Yarnie Gras!

June 11, 2010
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Wanna learn to knit? Or develop those crochet skills you picked up last month? Well we’re all about yarn-based crafts for our next meeting (Saturday 19th June). We’ll have folks around to help you with both knitting and crochet so let us know if you’re a learner in the comments. All you need to bring is some yarn and an appropriately sized crochet hook or needles. If you’re a total beginner, 8ply yarn and a 4mm hook/needles should do it!…

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Canberra :: 29 May :: Crochet

May 24, 2010
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Hellooo-hoo Canberra owls!! Our next meet is very nearly upon us – next Saturday the 29th of May!!!Due to popular request, this month’s theme is crochet! Whether you’re a newbie, or an old….ahem, experienced hand with the hook, it will be lovely to get together and catch up.If you are new to the hook, have a look at some of the vast wealth of online resources, such as this or this. There are even videos like this, if you want…

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What’s going on up in the North?

April 10, 2010
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The Finnish Brown Owls report about the past two months. February’s theme was learning a new skill, tatting. The beginning wasn’t too encouraging, but after the idea had matured some time, the secret was revealed: I hope to show a small finished project some time this year. In March the Brownie activity was sewing. The Charity of the Month was Unicef, and I made two dolls for adoption. Because I also gave the dolls as birthday presents to blogging friends,…

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