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 ZOOM online Meeting 2pm Hand Fans: an Introduction into the mysterious
                           language, beauty and culture of elegant fans - Rhonda Diffey
04 December  ZOOM online Meeting 2pm Nicci Kissane will present 'WWI Silk
                           Embroidered post cards'. Celebrate Christmas with friends!

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  In-person Meeting cancelled; ZOOM online Meeting 2pm, Kerry E to
                          reprise 'A Christmas Feast with Needlework Tools'. Celebrate Christmas with

 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