Skills on Show at the Myall Arts and Craft Centre

FRAMING GROUP: Paul Mulvaney, Roz and Jeff Chapman.
FRAMING GROUP: Paul Mulvaney, Roz and Jeff Chapman.

 

THE Myall Community Arts and Craft Centre held its annual Open Day last Saturday giving locals and visitors a chance to see the group’s creative bent at work.

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Members had their works on display for the public but were also on hand in the work rooms to show off their skills in their particular fields of expertise.

The members of the Craft Centre produce a vast array of works from wood turning, lead light, print making and mosaics to the more traditional sewing, knitting and needlework groups.

Paul Mulvaney and Jeff Chapman have been members of the framing group for the past five years.

Paul runs the training group for beginners, but both men are experts in the field.

“We have a comprehensive guide as to how it’s done and we’ve got a design sheet to help with the calculations,” Paul said.

“To do framing you must be a member and do a three week course.”

The framing group meets every Wednesday.

Mary Britton joined the centre 25 years ago when it was just starting out.

“I used to teach embroidery but now I’m doing American braiding, patchwork and I also spin and knit.”

“We have got so many clever people here and the good thing is the people who come from other areas and come here to retire bring their skills with them so we get to share the knowledge,” Mary told News Of The Area.

“You’ve got that much to do in Tea Gardens you don’t have to be stuck at home watching TV,” Mary said with a smile.

Next on the agenda for the Arts and Craft Centre is their Quilt Show being held on the Labour Day long weekend at the end of September/early October.

 

By Margie TIERNEY

 

THE GEM WHEEL: Mary Britton.
THE GEM WHEEL: Mary Britton.

 

SEWING SKILLS: Maryanne Durrant.
SEWING SKILLS: Maryanne Durrant.

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