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Lismore & Districts Group

Meetings:1st and 3rd Wednesday each month (excluding 3rd Wednesday in December and none in January)
and 3rd Saturday each month - 9.30am to 2:30 pm
Contact:Margaret Rolfe   Mobile: 0434270305   Email:
Meets at:Red Dove Centre, 80 Keen Street, Lismore NSW 2480
Fees:Local fees are $50 due each February (subject to change)

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Where we meet

The ‘Red Dove’ forms part of the Uniting Church complex at the corner of Woodlark and Keen Streets, Lismore, and we meet in the ground floor hall behind the café. If you approach the hall from Keen Street enter the building to the right of the ‘Red Dove’’. However, there is free, unrestricted parking at the rear of the building which can be entered from Dawson Street just past the Dawson and Woodlark Street round-about. There is a side door to the hall.

Facilities: Ramp access, good lighting, fans, cafe amenities for Wednesday meetings, disabled toilet.  

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Bev W #4Bev W #3Dawa Brooch #1Margaret D and Barbara J

About our group

Ours is a diverse group with interests in many and varied embroidery techniques, from traditional handwork to the more modern experimental methods where new threads and products are used. . We have been running for over 30 years, we learn from each other as well as bringing in specialised tutors. We publish a monthly newsletter to our members which include interesting articles and beautiful colour photos of emboideries completed by the members.

New members of all skills levels are welcome and are given a free kit to start their embroidery journey and are welcome to borrow books from our extensive library..

We support Headquarters and engage in activities at state and local level which enhance the aims and objectives of the Guild.

Resources are: Library, Stitch Samplers, Mentors -- to assist those wanting to extend their skills, In-house workshops

Activities include but are not limited to the following:
One or more 2 day weekend workshops a year given by a Guild or  outside tutor. For example a weekend workshop with Alison Cole on Goldwork.
Several in-house workshops are given by group members which take place in the regular meetings, example: embroidered cards, Dorset buttons and focus on individual stitches.
Convenor's challenge is usually due in October and have included topics like lace, encrusted  techniques and 'twinchies' ( enlarged 'inchies').
Challenges instigated by headquarters such as those for the Sydney Quilt and Craft Show, Margaret Oppen and other competitions.
Recruitment activities in public spaces like the local library.
Exhibitions are planned for every 2 to 3 years.
Fundraising activities are focused in creating products for sale at the Head office outlets
Gift exchange at end of year celebrations

What to bring to the meetings: your embroidery project (if you are working on one), threads, frame and sewing kit, Wednesdays bring or buy lunch, hot or cold drinks, Saturdays bring lunch and drinks.

Junior Stitchers Club:
Junior stitchers are welcome to join our special junior days offered usually in the school holidays. Stay tuned to our Facebook site for announcements of activities.

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