01 February Highlights of 2019 - Most memorable and forgotten items you wish you'd brought for
Show and Tell
07 March DORCAS / Tabitha - Nicci Kissane
04 April Land, Sea and Netsuke - Rudi Mineur
02 May TBA
06 June Sales Mall + Glass and Beadwork - Susan Webster
04 July Bees and Beehives - Jan Harris
01 August Colour: Purple - Judy Hopkins
05 September AGM + My Other Collection
03 October TBA
07 November TBA
05 December Christmas Lunch
08 February NSW AGM + Hilary Davidson, author of "Dress in the Age of Jane Austen - Regency
Fashion". Hilary's talk is ‘The Arts of Fashion - Needlework and Fashion Plates
in the Age of Jane Austen’.
Show and Tell: Needlework tools and accessories c1780-1830
09 May Trading Tables; Marlene Arditto: 'Thimble Containers and Thimble Holders'
Show and Tell is also Thimble containers and thimble holders
08 August Judith Dunn: 'Crimes of Convict Women'. Show and Tell: Australiana needlework tools
10 October Epping Creative Centre Open Day - we'll have a Display table; no meeting
14 December Christmas, and talk. Kerry Easton: 'In a Nutshell: The Art of the Etui'
Christmas theme/colour is GREEN.
Show & Tell – Etuis, including Nut & other shell etuis; also Green needlework tools.
BYO lunch; tea & coffee available
05 February Jeffrey Fischer -- "Tales from an Antique Dealer's World".
Theme: Unusual/artistic antique finds
01 April Michelle Hill -- "William Morris and the Adelaide Connection".
Theme: Tools with an Easter theme, e.g. egg-shaped
03 June Mary Jose (from Fabric of Life) -- "Every Stitch Tells a Story: Textile conservation
and the stories behind traditional textiles".
Theme: Hand made and/or embroidered bags and purses
05 August Pauline Cudmore (Cuddie) -- "Mola Speak: Ethnic Art in textile".
Theme: interesting textiles/fabrics.
07 October Speaker TBA. Theme: Baby clothes and smocking.
25 November Christmas lunch 12:30pm,bring a platter to share. Christmas Themed Objects.
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 )