Victoria 2023 Dates
04 February Made by My Own Hand
04 March Yarn Bombing: Annette Fitton, Textile Artist (Nini & Wink, Facebook)
+ZOOM added, available to all members
01 April Wearable Yarn Holders - Chatelaines, Spool Knaves, Bangles, and Hooks:
Susan Webster. Meeting In-person & on ZOOM, available to all members
06 May Chris Clark - Topic: Haberdashery Museum. Special Sales Mall.
03 June Conservation of Paper and Ephemera: Debra Perry
01 July Felting: Margie Clark
05 August Children & the Craft of Needlework: Rhonda Diffey
02 September AGM & Members Sales Mall
07 October The History of Chintz, and Stanhopes: Jo Armstrong
04 November History 0f Dutch, German and English Dolls' Houses: Greg Hamilton
02 December Enameled Needlework Tools and Buttons: Sue Scott & Jan Harris; plus
Christmas afternoon tea (bring a plate to share)
New South Wales 2023 Dates
11 February Thimble Roundup, Lee Bateman. Hearts and Needlework Tools: Kerry Easton
Show & Tell: Needlework tools (hearts or heart-shaped) plus Love Tokens,
Valentines and The Birds & The Bees.
13 May About Irons, Maria Richards. Show & Tell: Irons plus Coronation or Royal
memorabilia/tools and the SALES MALL
12 August Georgian & Victorian DIY Home Decoration, Penny Williams. Show & Tell:
Georgian & Victorian Home Crafts + Fruits, Nuts & Seeds
14 October Human Hair in Jewellery and Embroidery, Marlene Arditto, Show & Tell:
Items using human hair, hair or fur, and those which incorporate pearls
Also, Final Preparation for Conference.
19-20 October NATIONAL CONFERENCE
09 December PARTY TIME - Christmas theme is 'The Night Before Christmas' with Kerry
Easton. Show & Tell is anything that fits the theme, and What Santa brought
me (or I wish he had!)
BYO lunch; tea & coffee available
South Australia 2023 Dates
01 February Crochet as an Art Form: Sandy Lepore, Yarn Artist. Show & Tell - Items of
05 April Ribbon Renaissance, Artistry in Silk : Helen Eriksson, Author, Embroidery
Expert. Show & Tell - Embroidered articles
07 June My Vintage Obsession: Amanda Blair, Tireless Charity worker, author,
raconteur. Show & Tell - vintage clothing; please wear an item of vintage
clothing or accessory
02 August Playing with Textile and Paper Collage: Juliet Abbott, Needlework Artist. Show
& Tell - Fabric and paper decorated items
04 October Pam Seppelt will speak about her Sewing and Quilting Journey
29 November Christmas lunch commencing 12:30pm. Please bring a platter to share and
any Christmas-related items.
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 : 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 )