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Care to spend Saturday afternoon with your fellow crafters? The carriageworks in Sydney has a fabulous day on tomorrow for crafters to meet up, sit around, sip tea and work on their own projects together. There are even workshops for those who want to up their crafting skills. I think this is a fab idea – we Craft Army gals try to meet up every now and then for our own ‘crafternoons’ but the scale of this particular event will be even more exciting! Thanks Jo for letting us know about this! More info can be found on the carriageworks blog.
Saturday 24 July, 1 – 5pm
CarriageWorks, 245 Wilson St Eveleigh
For all you crafty Sydney dwellers, brace yourselves. The craft & quilt fair is back in town. This instalment will housed at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour. From June 16th until June 20th you will be able to buy unique craft supplies, be inspired by the variety of crating displays, and participate in free workshops. I’m bummed that I’ll be overseas at the time. Oh well, there’s always next year!
The winter is fast approaching – well atleast it is here. The mornings especially are particularily chilly so like many people, I’m knitting my hands sore trying to finish a cable knit scarf for my partner in time. But what we forget to remember sometimes is that there are people out there who are much more needy than us during these colder months.
Guardian Pharmacies have teamed up with the Salvation Army have a fabulous knitting program that we should all participate in. To help someone in need, start knitting some woollen clothing or blankets (sample patterns can be found here), then take the finished product to your local Guardian Pharmacy by 31st July. Go on, get knitting!
If you’re lucky enough to live in old Sydney town, then make the most of it and visit the next Finders Keepers Markets, held at the Carriage Works, Eveleigh from 7th to 8th of May. As usual, it will showcase the amazing contemporary designers and artists of the area. We’ll be there for sure and it’s FREE. We love free!
Welcome to The Craft Army. This is the all exciting first post for this new blog which aims to showcase the best in the ever evolving arts and crafts world. Week by week our contributors will bring you the latest crafting news and events, share with you their own projects, inspirations and patterns and will discuss emerging trends in this often under-appreciated field. This isn’t just a normal craft blog afterall… This is The Craft Army. It’s a revolution in the art of crafting!