Monday, February 23, 2015

Bayside Brown Owls - Frankston, Victoria

If you live on Melbourne’s Peninsula there is a Bayside Brown Owls group that meet every three weeks on a Monday night from 7:30-10PM. Bayside Brown Owls meet in the Frankston area at Baxter to give local crafters an opportunity to bring along a project from home and relax together!

It’s all about having fun and hanging out with like-minded people who love everything crafty! All levels of crafters are welcome, even if you’ve never done anything crafty come along and have a go! There’s sure to be someone who can help, encourage or inspire you! Sew, crochet, knit, scrapbook… whatever you enjoy simply BYO crafty project! Tea & coffee provided . For more info visit our Facebook Page.


Brisbane: Folk stitching on felt

  

Gather up your felt scraps and embroidery thread and let's put them to sweet use! I first came across folk stitching on felt a long time ago in Hungary and have always wanted to give it a go. The design possibilties and things to make are endless. 

Make ornaments, hair clips, brooches, bookmarks, applique designs, garlands, anything! The end result is only limited by your imagination. 

Sunday 8 March, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD

Free but bring your own materials - a materials list will be provided when you RSVP! Also have a think about the design you might like to do, there are lots of gorgeous vintage folk patterns online or make up your own. Design ideas will also be available on the day.

Bookings essential by emailing brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Brisbane: Dates for 2015

About Brisbane Brown Owls

Brisbane Brown Owls meet once or twice a month in various locations throughout Brisbane. At each meet up we either learn a new craft or you can bring along your own craft to do. It's all about sharing crafty knowledge and skills, meeting crafty people and having a cuppa. Brisbane Brown Owls is run on a volunteer basis by Rebecca.

How much is it?
Brisbane Brown Owls is usually free or very low cost unless there is a special crafting project, guest facilitator or venue hire fee.

How do I join?
Joining Brisbane Brown Owls is easy, just sign up for the email list here http://eepurl.com/tTVZv. You can also check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/brisbanebrownowls.

Meeting dates for 2015 below and more coming soon!
You can RSVP now for any of the meet ups in 2015 by emailing brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com. There will be a blog post before each meet up with further details. Dates are subject to change and we'll be adding more meet ups as the months go on so check back on this post regularly or join the email list for updates here http://eepurl.com/tTVZv.
HOST YOUR OWN Brisbane Brown Owls!
There's only so many hours in a day or weekends available in my little life so if you would like to ease the Brown Owls workload and give back by hosting a meet up in your own area I would love to hear from you!
There's no need to do any organising, promotion or bookings for a meet up you just need to turn up on the day to represent Brown Owls, it's that easy! And you don't need to teach a new craft either, we all need lots of time to finish off our projects and to just take time out and relax with like-minded crafty souls. Email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com to chat further.

Sunday 8 March, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
Folk Stitching on Felt
Details here http://brownowls-members.blogspot.com.au/2015/02/brisbane-folk-stitching-on-felt.html

Tuesday 10 March, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Macaroon Purses - details coming soon
Cost: $10
Sunday 12 April, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
Craft TBC
Tuesday 14 April, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Craft TBC 

Sunday 10 May, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
Special Event to be announced soon!

Tuesday 12 May, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Craft TBC
Tuesday 9 June, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Craft TBC 

Sunday 14 June, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
Craft TBC
Sunday 12 July, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
Craft TBC
Tuesday 14 July, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Craft TBC 

Sunday 9 August, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
Craft TBC
Tuesday 11 August, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Craft TBC 

Tuesday 8 September, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Craft TBC
Sunday 13 September, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
Craft TBC

Sunday 11 October, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
Craft TBC
Tuesday 13 October, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Craft TBC
Sunday 8 November, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
Craft TBC
Tuesday 10 November, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Craft TBC 

Tuesday 8 December, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Craft TBC

Sunday 13 December, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
Craft TBC

Updates and further hints and tips from our meet ups can also be found on the Brisbane Brown Owls Facebook page

Please check this post regularly for date or venue changes and additions, more meet ups are in the process of being developed!!

For questions or suggestions feel free to email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com. I would love to hear from you :)

Happy crafting!


Rebecca

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

KYNETON BROWN OWLS- Getting their craft on in 2015! YES!





Image from NGV Romance Was Born show- SEE IT NOW!
Hello precious poppets! How was your summer? I hope it was full of water balloons and lazy seaside times. And watermelon. Pineapple. Rambutan. Lots of on-trend tropical fruits really.

Well we've had a lovely break over at the 
KYNETON Brown Owls

BUT WE'RE BACK FOR 2015!

We're slightly delayed as I've been moving house, and with two small kidlets, it's no easy feat! 
But you'll be raring to go -as my Mother would say- and get your craft on, and hopefully finish some of those projects you've been storing for too long (oh, is that just me? Oops!).

The delightful Kyneton Brown Owls will be meeting every 
Thursday fortnight from 19th February at 7pm
at the Royal George Hotel, 24 Piper St, Kyneton.

Our happy hosts at the George have a new chef and delectable treats to eat, 
so come and say hello and have a bite to eat!
Thursday night is LOCALZ NIGHT and meals are only $15! ShaZAM!

Pop it into your diary to avoid terrible forgetfulness and double-booking type incidents! Oops!

I hope to organise more learning sessions this year, but if you have any amaze-balls ideas, or hope to teach us some skills, or need any more info, please drop us a line on the email to Stacy here:

smockpockets@gmail.com

You can also join our friendly and helpful 
Kyenton Brown Owl Facebook Group for extra online goodness.

We're a lovely bunch of coconuts and friendly to boot, 
so bring a friend and a WIP and craft with us in Kyneton!

Some future Thursday dates to pop in your calendar for 2015 are:

19 Feb
5 March
19 March
2April
16 April
30 April
14 May
28 May
11 June
25 June
9 July
23 July
29 July
6 August
20 August
3 September
17 September
1 October
15 October
29 October
12 November
26 November
10 December

Anna's feet at the NGV. Yes.
Have a SPOTTY kind of day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Brunswick Brown Owls CRAFT ACTION PACK 2015

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  1. Yayoi Kusama the delightful Japanese artist I was able to experience at GOMA Brisbane late last year...


Hello precious poppets! How was your summer? I hope it was full of water balloons and lazy seaside times. And watermelon. Pineapple. Rambutan. Lots of on-trend tropical fruits really.

Well we've had a lovely break over at the 
Brunswick Brown Owls

BUT WE'RE BACK FOR 2015!

We're slightly delayed as I've been moving house, and with two small kidlets, it's no easy feat! 
But you'll be raring to go -as my Mother would say- and get your craft on, and hopefully finish some of those projects you've been storing for too long (oh, is that just me? Oops!).

The delightful Brunswick Brown Owls will be meeting every 
Wednesday fortnight from 11th February at 7pm
at the Victoria Hotel, 380 Victoria St, Brunswick.

Our happy hosts at the Vic have a new chef and delectable treats to eat, 
so come and say hello and have a bite to eat!

Pop it into your diary to avoid terrible forgetfulness and double-booking type incidents! Oops!

I hope to organise more learning sessions this year, but if you have any amaze-balls ideas, or hope to teach us some skills, or need any more info, please drop us a line on the email to Stacy here:

smockpockets@gmail.com

You can also join our friendly and helpful 
Brunswick Brown Owl Facebook Group for extra online goodness.

We're a lovely bunch of coconuts and friendly to boot, 
so bring a friend and a WIP and craft with us in Brunswick!

Some future Wednesday dates to pop in your calendar for 2015 are:

25 Feb
11 March
25 March
8 April
22 April
6 May
20 May
3 June
17 June
1 July
15 July
29 July
12 August
26 August
9 September
23 September
7 October
21 October
4 November
18 November
2 December
16 December


Have a SPOTTY kind of day!
















Tuesday, February 3, 2015

MITCHAM BROWN OWLS

Hi There Owlies,


Here we are at the start of a New Year of crafting and I hope you are all ready to come along and create.

Speaking of "create", this year is a fairly hectic year, and we may not always be able to meet on the fourth Saturday of the month.  For instance, our first meeting for the year, this month will be held on Saturday the 14th of February.  I will let you know each month when the next meeting will be.

Our first meeting will be a look at what projects  we would like to try during the year - if you have any ideas, please bring them along.  Bring along any projects that you are currently working on to do in class, and of course, there will also be learn to knit and learn to crochet support available.

I'll look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.

Kind regards,

Lianne.

The Details:

Where; gallery One, 1 Torrrens Road, Mitcham ph- 0431 297 258

When : Saturday 14th February from 1.30 to 4.00

Cost:  $7. room hire pp.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Brisbane: Mini Loom Weaving


Learn basic weaving techniques on a small scale to make a necklace, lavender sachet, coaster or tiny wall hanging.

When: Sunday 8 February, 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane CBD
What to bring:
- Yarn, wool, twine, any textile or fibre you would like to weave with
- Plastic needle (I will have some of these available to use on the day if you can't find one)
- A piece of sturdy cardboard, A5 size or smaller, cardboard from an old box works well
- Ruler
- Pencil or pen
- Scissors
- Sticky tape
- For a necklace or wall hanging you will need a little stick to attach it to
- For a lavender sachet some scrap fabric for backing, a needle and thread.
Cost: Free
RSVP: is absolutely essential by emailing brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Perth Brown Owls - crafting up a storm in 2015!

Perth Brown Owls BYO Craft Meets

Perth Brown Owls BYO Craft meetings are a chance to catch-up on your crafting and to learn from each other!

+      Meetings held on the third Sunday of each month (unless otherwise notified)
+      Doors open between 9am and 11.45am – arrive and leave anytime between
+      We meet at Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde Road, Menora (next to the tennis club)
+      Bring whatever you are working on (and a friend if you like)! 
+      Plenty of chairs, tables and space
+      A once-off fee of $15 is payable annually to help with venue hire, tea and milk costs!

 Other notes
+   Please bring an extension cord if using a sewing machine or anything else that requires power

+   Sometimes members will bring a plate of something yum to share but there is absolutely no obligation to do so!


Crafting up a storm in 2015
18 January
15 February
15 March
19 April
17 May
21 June
19 July
16 August
20 September
18 October
15 November

Keep updated
Join our Facebook group for questions and to receive monthly meeting invites

See you soon!

Sarah xx

Friday, January 2, 2015

St George and Sutherland Brown Owls Dates for 2015


We've had another awesome year of crafting, cake, coffee and conversations! 

I can't wait for out meetings in 2015...here is what we have planned!

Sunday 11th January 2015
Charlie Lovett
2 Stanley St, Peakhurst 2210
2pm - 5pm

Saturday 7th February 2015
High Tea at Amelia Kate's 
186-188 Prince's Highway, Beverly Park
10am - 1pm 

Sunday 8th March 2015
Charlie Lovett
2 Stanley St, Peakhurst 2210
2pm - 5pm

Sunday 12th April 2015
Edmonds and Greer, Oatley
2pm - 5pm

Sunday 17th May 2015
Charlie Lovett
2 Stanley St, Peakhurst 2210
2pm - 5pm

Sunday 14th June 2015
Edmonds and Greer, Oatley
2pm - 5pm

Sunday 12th July 2015
Charlie Lovett
2 Stanley St, Peakhurst 2210
2pm - 5pm

Sunday 9th August 2015
Edmonds and Greer, Oatley
2pm - 5pm

Sunday 13th September 2015
Charlie Lovett
2 Stanley St, Peakhurst 2210
2pm - 5pm

Sunday 11th October 2015
Edmonds and Greer, Oatley
2pm - 5pm

Sunday 15th November 2015
Charlie Lovett
2 Stanley St, Peakhurst 2210
2pm - 5pm

Saturday 12th December 2015
10am - 1pm
Finders Keepers Excursion and Christmas Lunch

There may also be an additional excursion to Finders Keepers in June as well as a possible crafty shop hop! More details will follow!


Friday, December 26, 2014

Brisbane: Woodford Folk Festival

The Brisbane chapter of Brown Owls is heading to Woodford Folk Festival to spread the crafty love. If you're heading to Woodford join in or if you're looking for something fun to do over the next week book tickets here. We'll be in the Craft Oasis at Artisania sharing these crafts:


Kantha stitching

 Loom weaving

 Macramé

Rubber stamp making

All of the details for the festival can be found here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Brunswick Brown Owls get all festive on your owls

Oh lookee! 
It's that festive time of year!
Full of cheer and craftiness, and a little silliness!
We'd love you to join us for our annual Brunswick Brown Owl Christmas party at the Victoria Hotel on Victoria St in Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic.

Thank you for all your support this year,
 it's a real treat to be a part of a group 
that meets EVERY FORTNIGHT, rain, hail or shine, with beautiful peeps who genuinely care for each other and have such excellent SKILLZ!

My highlight this year would definitely have been the Craft Cubed Event, the Brunswick Brown Owl Lucky Dip Swap Shop where we raised $73 for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. Photos can be found by the talented Sophie Timothy Photography on our Facebook page. 

We'll be starting at 7pm and enjoying the 
delicious goodies from the kitchen.
Will you be joining us? 


Image by        Mr Printables

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Brisbane: Quilling


It's our last meet up of the year! Come along for a lovely morning learning quilling with Jan & Rebecca, an easy and relaxing paper craft technique that is highly addictive and really effective! There will be options to make cards and we'll also show you how to make sweet little boxes for you to decorate with your quilling masterpieces.

Date: Sunday 14 December, 10:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane CBD
Cost: $5 includes all materials, patterns and your very own quilling tool!
RSVP is essential to brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com
Be quick, there are only a couple of spots left!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Brisbane: Jar Painting & Recycled Paper Making


Brisbane Brown Owls is teaming up with The Nest and edward & lilly for a full day of pre-Christmas crafty fun on Saturday 13 December on the front entrance lawn near the train at Boundary Street Markets in West End including:


Recycled Paper Making 3 sessions to choose from during the day. $20 includes workshop to make 10 sheets of paper.


Jar painting from 3-5pm. $15, bring your own jar and chair or picnic rug to chill out on.

Followed by The Nest Launch from 5-7pm. BYO plate to share and wine.

RSVP is absolutely essential. Click here to book you spot!

I hope to see you there to celebrate our journey so far and to toast to an exciting future for the craft community in Brisbane!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mitcham brown Owls

Hi There Owlies,

Here we are at the pointy end of the year once again, and this Saturday will be our last class for 2014.

Our workshop will be making some felt Christmas decorations, so bring along some felt, sequins threads, etc, and I'll bring along the pattern book.


Don't forget to bring along anything you have finished to show off as well.

For our last class, bring along something vintage to show off and a small plate of something to share, I'll bring the champagne.

The details:

Where:  Gallery One, 1 Torrens Road, Mitcham.  Ph : 0431 297 258

When:  Saturday November 29th, from 1.30 to 4.00 pm.

Cost:  $7. pp room hire.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Southside Owls ~ Thursday 13th November @ Frankie & Swiss ~ Mirabel Softies



Southside Owls is on this Thursday! Join us for a very good cause – Softies for Mirabel!




Pip from Meet Me at Mikes has been running Softies for Mirabel for 8 years now – head over to Mikes for more information about this great cause.
Mirabel Foundation does important work, supporting kids who are affected by parental substance abuse. They also support family members who might be caring for those kids.
Did you know that lots of kids move from the care of their parents to grandparents or aunties and uncles? Mirabel provides support to these children and their extended family, making sure that they all know how special they are, and that they are not alone.
Each year we run Softies For Mirabel with The Mirabel Foundation. We encourage you to make a soft toy (a softie!) for a Mirabel child. We think that it's really important to show these kids that they are in our thoughts and that we care about them. A handmade buddy can be a loyal companion to a child who may have the weight of the world on their shoulders at times.”
(excerpt from Meet Me at Mikes)

Date: Thursday 13th November

Time: 7:30pm onwards

Venue: Frankie and Swiss, Ground Floor, 199 Toorak Road, South Yarra. 
It’s the building on the corner of Toorak and Claremont Street. Right on the #8 tram or a 2 second walk from South Yarra station. 
There is also parking available underneath the building. You’ll need to call Shannon on 9826 4261 or 0411 012 297 to buzz you under:) 

map

Craft:
 Fabric, sewing machine or hand sewing bits and pieces, trims and anything else to make sweet softies!

Goodies:
 We will have tea and sweet treats. Please feel free to bring something along if you would like to show off your baking skills!

RSVP: Leave a comment here, on facebookemail me or tweet me.

See you all on Thursday night!

Shan xx