The Tea Cup Club in Tea Gardens

Haylie Gimbert, baby Harper May, Jenifer Gimbert and Hazel Gimbert.
Haylie Gimbert, baby Harper May, Jenifer Gimbert and Hazel Gimbert.

IF you love to create, enjoy a chat and a cuppa, then why not join the Tea Cup Club.

The Club is the brainchild of Jenifer Gimbert of Black Possum Fabric and Beads in Tea Gardens.

“You come along, you get a project every month, we teach different stitches, then you have a high tea, and sit from 2 till 4 and do your project,” Jenifer said.

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“It might be a thread catcher, needle keeper, or a wall hanging,” Jenifer told News Of The Area.

“They might frame it to put on the wall, or make different baskets, it’s a set project every month.”

The Black Possum Fabric shop is now home to four generations of Gimberts.

Hazel Gimbert, who has lived in Tea Gardens for 64 years, still helps out daughter-in-law Jenifer.

Then there’s Jenifer’s daughter Haylie, and her daughter Harper May who, at 10 weeks of age, is just content to visit at the moment.

The Gimbert women have been running their Tea Gardens business for more than 30 years.

But they’ve also moved with the times, now selling online from their stock of thousands of fabrics.

“We have lots of sit and sew days, when people can come in for the day and sew and we just help them with whatever project they’re doing.’’

‘The art of sewing is far from dying it’s still very popular.’’

So if you’d like to join the Tea Cup Club, head to Black Possum on Myall Street, on Thursday 23 February for the Club’s first meeting of the year.

By Margie TIERNEY

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