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: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Meets at:||Red Dove Centre, 80 Keen Street, Lismore NSW 2480|
|Fees:||Local fees are $50 due each February (subject to change)|
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.
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..
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