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Victoria 2024 Dates
03 February
   Mandy Ginsburg-Embroidery Guild; Worked on Beading Australian Ballet
                          Costume
  +  Members presentations: 1. New finds; 2. Anything of special
                          interest to you
  from the holidays; 3. First tool collected which started you
                          collecting

02 March        Wesley Hall Not available; ZOOM MEETING instead - Dolls Houses with Greg
06 April            The Needlework Tapestry Guild of Victoria; topic TBA
04 May             Lesley Uren -Foundation member of Embroiderers’ Guild: Tales of my
                          antique sewing boxes

01 June           Bobby Pearce : Little reflections of Art, culture and society through buttons
06 July             Karen Kearney : Miser Purses
03 August       Nicci Kissane : Australia’s Great International Exhibitions (1879 & 1897).
                          Tools and Textiles

07 September  AGM & 3 talks by members : 1. Clay thimbles; 2. Back in time-Card Boxes;
                            3. My Mother of Pearl collection

05 October      Susan Webster : Evolution of Sewing Thread in Britain 1789-1862.
                           Research by NTCSA member Molly Pearce, Sheffield, England.

02 November  TBA : Aprons
07 December  Jan Harris : Liberty of London; plus Christmas afternoon tea (bring a plate to
                            share)
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New South Wales 2024 Dates

10 February   Kerry Easton: A Needleworker's Favourite 'Toy' - the Chatelaine                          Show & Tell: All things Chatelaines.
11 May            TBA  plus  Lee Bateman: Thimble Roundup
10 August
       Marlene Arditto and Lee Bateman: Tape Measures
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October
    Ancient Embroideries and Tools 
plus   the SALES MALL

14  December PARTY TIME - Christmas theme TBA. Show & Tell is anything that fits the
                          theme
 
 BYO lunch; tea & coffee available   
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South Australia 2024 Dates
07
February
  PETER LANE -cultural collector, historian, author : “CROCHET – what women
                         made, used, wore or were given”. Show and Tell - Items of Crochet

30 April          CATHERINE BUDD – acclaimed textile artist & graphic designer
                        “METAMORPHOSIS”.  Show and Tell Hand made items
 
 
29 May           KERYN JAMES –world traveller & expert in ethnic textiles; “MOROCCAN
                        TEXTILE MAGIC”.  Show & Tell Ethnic Articles and objects of interest
   
         
07 August     MEREDITH OLSSON –machine embroidery artist MACHINE EMBROIDERY
                        & ITS ORIGINS.  Show & Tell Machine embroidery articles

02 October    DON LOFFLER – historian and author “LIFE IN 1948- rationing post war”
                         Show & Tell Ration books, tin of spam

27 November Christmas lunch commencing 12:30pm. Please bring a platter to share
                          Show & Tell : Christmas related articles.

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

  
 Victorian Group 2024  
 
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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
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 NSW Group 2024 
11:00am to 4:00pm Saturday, (Feb, May, Aug, Oct, Dec)

 VENUE:
 EPPING CREATIVE CENTRE
Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road 

EPPING
 

$5 entry fee to cover hall costs
  
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South Australia Group 2024
First Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm, with the exception of the Christmas meeting which is a shared luncheon at 12:30pm.
Venue:

 65 Sturt Road, BRIGHTON, S.A.

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

   
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