Needlework Tool Collectors    2024  MEETINGS


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

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
New South Wales 2024 Dates

10 February   Kerry Easton: A Needleworker's Favourite 'Toy' - the Chatelaine                          Show & Tell: All things Chatelaines.
11 May            Lara Moo – Foraging for Antique Textiles and Notions (at 11:30 am)
                         Show & Tell: Results of My Foraging plus Lee Bateman Thimble Roundup,
 including a recently discovered 300 year old thimble
10 August
      Clare Muzzatti: Trinity House Work Boxes. Then
                         Needlework Tools and Accessories (Before 1800)
by a bevy of speakers -
                        Christine Erratt, Kerrie McDonagh, Lee Bateman and Marlene Arditto.
                        Show & Tell: My earliest needlework pieces

he SALES MALL, plus Sizing It Up - Measuring Sticks and Tapes for
Marlene Arditto and Lee Bateman. Show & Tell: Tape Measures

14  December PARTY TIME - Australian Christmas Carols in Needlework Tools with
                         Kerry Easton. Show & Tell is Australiana in Needlework tools and ornaments.
 BYO lunch; tea & coffee available   
South Australia 2024 Dates
  PETER LANE -cultural collector, historian, author : “CROCHET – what women
                         made, used, wore or were given”. Show and Tell - Items of Crochet

03 April          CATHERINE BUDDLE – acclaimed textile artist &
                        graphic designer “METAMORPHOSIS”.  Show and Tell Hand made items.
29 May           (** New speaker ) CHELE PLUMRIDGE - "Central Asian embroidered baby
                        caps, their meaning and origin".

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 )

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

 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



 NSW Group 2024 
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 2024
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