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    Upcoming Events of Interest
    (Spin In Public Day, Sept 2011)

    Guild Events:

    Weekend Away: Aug 29 - 31. Would you like to have a whole weekend to spin, weave, knit, crochet and just have some craft fun with friends? This year the Guild’s Weekend Away returns to the Apollon Motel at Victor Harbor, a popular venue. It is close to all the amenities in the town and we often have visitors from the South Coast group. I hope you will join us for the weekend. Newcomers are very welcome! The Weekend Away is early this year - August 29-31. We can check in from lunch time on Friday and leave around lunch time on Sunday. The cost for the weekend, which includes accommodation, breakfasts, dinners and all day tea/coffee is $265 for a share room or $307 for a single. Some of us will be going to Urimbirra Wildlife park for Sunday lunch - an optional extra. If you’d like to join us, a deposit of $100 is due by the June Guild Meeting (June 8th) with the remainder to be paid by August 2. Registration forms are in the Guild Hall - or ask to have one sent to you. Please let us know if you would like to share (or learn) a skill, have dietary or access needs or would like to share transport.

    Adelaide Royal Show: Sept 5-14: Save some time to help with our stall - the Show includes 2 weekends this year, to celebrate 175 years of the Show!

    Affiliated Group Events:

    Scarf Exchange 2014: The Gumeracha Spinners and Weavers Guild are the organisers of the 2014 Scarf Exchange.  Information sheet and entry forms are available for download from the list below. Full details are on the info sheet. Fibres are due with them by March 28, 2014.

    Make May 31 your day to visit the Adelaide Hills:

    • Back to Back: May 31st, at the Big Rocking Horse, Gumeracha - raising money for cancer research. This will be the Gumeracha Spinners and Weavers Guild's 10th entry into this world-wide event. In 2012 they came 5th! The team includes 7 people who spin, ply and knit an adult jumper in lass than 8 hours from fleece shorn using blade shears.
    • Open Day: May 31st, Adelaide Hills Spinners & Weavers Guild, Peace Memorial Hall, Littlehampton, 10-4.  Free Entry. Come and see what can be done with natural fibres. Raffle, displays, demonstrations, sales of handspun yarn, fleece, handcrafted knitted, woven & felted garments. Refreshments for sale (Fresh tasty foods, tea & coffee).

    Aldinga Retreat: 11-15 August (organised by the Adelaide Hills Handspinners & Weavers Guild)

    Fibre Events:

    TAFTA Contextart Forum: 12-16 April, 2014, in the Blue Mountains, 2 day workshops on Sat/Sun 12/13 April and 3 day workshops on Mon/Tue/Wed 14/15/16 April. costs: $90/day early bird rate (before Dec 1, 2013), $100/day after that.  Full details from TAFTA website:

    OIDFA: July 18-20, Elder Hall, Adelaide. (International Bobbin & Needle Lace Organisation) 16th annual conference.

    Fleece & Fibre Fair: Sat August 9th 10-4, Soldiers' Memorial Hall, Mt Pleasant. Free admission.  This annual event is organised by the South Australian Coloured Sheep Owners' Society (SACSOS). Spinning & weaving demonstrations, woollen crafts, books, sable wool yarns, coloured fleece (sheep & alpaca). Refreshments too!: Homemade soup, cake & Devonshire teas.

    Coming in 2015:

    13th Southern Hemisphere Feltmakers Convergence: Sept 27-Oct 2 in Auckland, New Zealand.


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