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Wollongong Group


Meetings:



Every Friday from February to mid December 10am - 3pm
Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Hwy, Dapto NSW 2530


2nd Saturday from February to December 10am - 2pm
Tarrawanna Community Hall, 51 Meadow Street Tarrawanna NSW 2518


3rd Wednesday from February to mid December 10am - 3pm
Various Members homes, email or phone for details


*** Junior Stitchers is in recess until further notice ***
3rd Saturday during school term time  
Tarrawanna Community Hall, 51 Meadow St Tarrawanna NSW 2518
Fees:


Currently Group Membership is $20 pa (this may be reviewed in 2023)
Venue fees for Tarrawanna is $5 per day and for Dapto Ribbonwood is $6 per day
Contact:


Email:egnswwollongonggroup@gmail.com or
Telephone:   Yvonne 0421 756 521 or Liz 0402 245 197
All mail to: PO Box 1602, Wollongong NSW 2500


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About our Group

On our stitching days we each bring projects of our choice. Some members share their experience and expertise as needed. Our projects range from traditional to contemporary and encompass all techniques. Our members range from beginners to very experienced embroiderers.

Apart from informal sharing at stitching days we also arrange Workshops with Guild tutors. Members of the Mollymook Group also attend our workshops. We sometimes have mini workshops at stitching days for those who choose to participate.

We have held major Exhibitions of our work which have been very popular. We also display work in local libraries. We are presenting a 'Makers and Creators' session at Kiama Library later this year. We have had joint activities with the Illawarra Quilters. We support or participate in relevant Community events as they arise.

Our Junior Stitchers is in recess at present.

Our Group library is located in the Tarrawanna Hall and is accessible on the 2nd Saturday of the month or by arrangement with the Group Librarian. Other resources, such as light boxes are located at Ribbonwood.

2nd Saturday of the month is a stitching day and our Group business meeting is held from 12 noon.


Facilities:
  • Dapto Ribbonwood Community Centre has adjacent parking and is 7-10 minute walk from Dapto Station. There is also a number of bus services. The Centre is fully accessible, air conditioned, has kitchen facilities and good to excellent lighting.
  • Transport to Members Homes varies.
  • Tarrawanna Community Hall has street parking and there is a bus stop outside. Kitchen facilities are available and the lighting is adequate.
Resources:  
  • Library
  • Mentors-to assist those wanting to extend their skills

Activities:
  • Workshops, Exhibition, Community activities as they arise.
  • Annual Convenor's challenge; Destash sales;
  • Pre Covid we were holding an exhibition each year
  • Internal group fund raising
  • Christmas luncheon, anniversary luncheons as applicable - we celebrated our 50th anniversary in 2019.

What to bring: your embroidery project (if you are working on one), threads, frame and sewing kit, lunch, other food (milk is supplied), mug for tea/coffee/water, money.

Visitors are most welcome, contact us (details at top of page) if you would like more information.