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                                 Needlework Tool Collectors CONFERENCE

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Our 15th CONFERENCE will be in Sydney, Australia
27-28 October 2018
at The Harbourview Hotel in North Sydney

 That's Springtime in Australia, so let's have a theme to suit the Season, called  'Spring  into  Needlework  Tools'  
 
Think about Spring flowers on Needlework Tools, and Spring colours in Needlework tools,
and even Needlework tools with Springs
in them! (for example, the sewing birds below have springs)
There's more to come, so watch this space.

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THE PROGRAMME
We're working on it, and it's looking great!

There will also be book signings at the Conference by our own talented members Susan Webster and Nicola Kissane, both producing new books in 2017. Speakers will be announced soon, but a hint of the program for now – think Cavalcade, automatons and dollies, but not in the same breath!

 

Don’t forget about the competition for a handcrafted Spring Hat Sewing Accessory, a chance to make your fellow members wonder “Why didn’t I think of that?”, and the Early Bird bookings close on 30th June.

  
Entry to the Conference and Sales Mall is by PRE-PAID TICKET
available to Members and Non Members (surcharge for non members applies)
 
 If you'd like to know more about previous Conferences see our HISTORY page.
 
 ....then there are the wonderful prizes to be won at Conference. Here's a preview of the major prize,
a lovely English Lady’s Companion in red leather with gilt decoration c1850. This beautiful mid-19th century piece has silver tools inside – scissors, a delicate penknife, winding pencil, stiletto, tape measure with silk tape, silver thimble, plus a leather needlecase with tabs to hold two tools, and a noteboard. The thimble support post lifts out to reveal space for pins or a thread reel.
 

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