Needlework Tool Collectors    2021  MEETINGS


06 February
   ZOOM online Meeting. Open to ALL NTCSA Members; start 2pm.
                        Topic - Highlights of 2020

06 March        Colour Purple - Judy Hopkins
03 April           Easter holiday, so no Meeting
01 May            Land, Sea and Netsuke - Rudi Mineur
05 June          ZOOM online Meeting 2pm due to Lockdown.
Show & Tell Political sewing tools 
03 July            ZOOM online Meeting 2pm due to Lockdown.
                         Topic plus Show & Tell --- Darners
 07 August      ZOOM online Meeting 2pm due to Lockdown.
                         Topic Carolyn Meacham's 'Beaded Needlework Tools' plus Show & Tell 
04 September ZOOM online Meeting 2pm due to Lockdown  AGM; Topic is PETIT POINT
02 October    ZOOM online Meeting 2pm due to Lockdown My Needlework Puzzle -
                         Karen Kearney 

06 November Hand Fans: an Introduction into the mysterious language, beauty and culture
                          of elegant fans - Rhonda Diffey
04 December  Christmas Lunch       
NSW 2021 Dates

13 February   Cleaning and general get together, NO SPEAKER. Plus a ZOOM online
start 2pm (1 hr). Topic - New acquisitions and favourite things
                        2020, including completed needlework projects

April 8-27      Exhibition by NTCSA NSW group 'Forgotten Needlework Tools"
                        at Gallery 76, The Embroiderers Guild of NSW
. See
                       Forgotten Needlework Tools  for more information
8 May             A talk on our exhibition of 'Forgotten Needlework Tools' with Marlene Arditto
                        Show & Tell: tools for Netting, Knotting, Lucets, Tambour, Darning, Chatelaines,
                        Needlework clamps, Etuis and other no-longer/rarely-used tools 
14 August
     Meeting cancelled due to Lockdown; Talk etc moved to October 
9 October      Meeting cancelled due to Lockdown new date to be confirmed for
                        'Thimble Holders and Containers' with Marlene Arditto.

11  December  TBA 
 BYO lunch; tea & coffee available   
03 February Linda Russo -- "100 Years of Fashion 1820-1920". Theme: Vintage Clothing
                     and Accessories

07 April       Rhonda Fredericks - "Baby Clothes and Smocking". Theme: Items  for  
02 June       Mary Jose -- "Every Stitch Tells a Story: Textile conservation and the stories
                    behind traditional textiles".
Handmade and/or embroidered bags and

04 August   Cuddie (Pauline Cudmore) -- "Mola speak - Ethnic art in textiles". Theme:
                    interesting textiles/fabrics

06 October  Michelle Hill -- "William Morris and the Adelaide connection".         
: William Morris items

24 November  Christmas Lunch -- bring a plate to share
You are all encouraged to bring along any item relevant to the theme of the day for "Show and Tell'. There will be a sales table at each meeting - please bring your priced articles.  
Disclaimer : NTCSA is a social group. You are responsible for your items at all times.
A plate of afternoon tea is welcome. Bring your friends who are interested in collecting needle work tools and would like to join the group. A donation of $3 is required to cover our Hall rental costs.
Subscriptions to be a member of our parent society, the Needlework Tool Collectors Society of Australia, are $30 per year. A monthly newsletter "Snippets" is mailed to all members, who are welcome to attend our group meetings. Send your subscription to NTCSA (details on this form )

You might also be interested in knowing some of our
2010 - 2017 Meeting Topics. They're in .pdf format and were:

 Victorian Group 2021  
2:00pm - first Saturday each month except January
Venue: Gardner Uniting Church Hall
Cnr Malvern and Burke Roads
MALVERN EAST (Melways 59/H7)
$5.00 entry fee to cover hall costs


 NSW Group 2021 
11:00am to 4:00pm Saturday, (Feb, May, Aug, Oct, Dec)

Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road 

$5 entry fee to cover hall costs

South Australia Group 2021
First Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm, with the exception of the Christmas meeting which is a shared luncheon at 12:30pm.

 65 Sturt Road, BRIGHTON, S.A.

Church of Christ (western side)
 At the meetings, a donation of $3 will cover running costs