Annual craft weekend at Stuarts Point

Practical demonstrations and mentorship were a feature of the weekend.

AN annual event, the Nambucca Valley Spinners and Weavers Group hosted a craft weekend at Stuarts Point Community Hall on the weekend of 23 and 24 March.

Most activities and demonstrations took place on Saturday from 9am until 4pm, with extra impromptu sessions introducing, and expanding on, the woolly art of ‘Felting”, on the following Sunday morning.

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“The spinners and weavers circuit is very active, and we easily reach our maximum of 40 participants,” busy organiser Jenny Booth informed NOTA.

The hall was a hive of creative activity, with all manner of intricate equipment set out to exhibit and offer advice on respected ‘tried and true’ traditional techniques, as well as more innovative iterations of the craft that appeal to new generations of craftspeople who will carry the knowledge legacy and attitudes of community into the future.

As well as the 40 participants, an array of trade tables were set up to one side of the general activities, offering all manner of state-of-the-art raw materials and equipment to compliment the crafters’ needs.

Jenny told NOTA that members of associated groups had travelled for the weekend event from as far and wide as Newcastle, Port Macquarie, Grafton, Guyra, Armidale, Morrisett, Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo and Taree.

“Our aim is to encourage people to become members of their local groups,” Jenny said.


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