Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Brisbane: Craft to support the Leukaemia Foundation

For those of you who have been to a recent meet up you would know that over the course of the next month we will be working with one of our lovely Brown Owls members Lara on crafting beautiful items to help raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation, specifically for the Myleoproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) trust fund within the Research Trust of the Foundation, an important area of research on a rare group of diseases.

You can help out by coming along to a meet up in the next month to make beautiful crafty things or to donate pre-loved books and handmade items for a Mother's Day market stall to help raise money. Read on for all of the details!

How YOU can help while learning new crafty skills!


1. MAKE STUFF AT A MEET UP OR AT HOME
We have a number of crafting bees and meet ups coming up in the next month where we will be learning new creative skills to make stuff to sell on the market stall. Scroll down and read on for all of the details and make sure you book in!

2. DONATE STUFF
Donate handmade goods and pre-loved books for us to sell on the market stall to help raise money. You can also donate craft materials to use at meet ups to make things to sell on the stall.

3. BUY A RAFFLE TICKET
Win a huge hamper of treats! Raffle tickets will be available for sale at each meet up and only cost $1 each!

4. VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME
Help out at a meet up or more importantly on the market day (26 April at The Gap Farmers Market).

All money raised from the market stall and raffle are split 50/50 between the Myleoproliferative Neoplasms (MPN) trust fund within the Research Trust of the Leukaemia Foundation and the University of Queensland Diamantina Institue (UQDI) of research.

If there is any way you can help out please email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com.

 

THE MEET UPS AND CRAFTING BEES!

Here is a quick list of meet ups and crafting bees in the lead up to the stall.

AT ANY MEET UP YOU CAN BRING ALONG YOUR OWN ITEMS TO WORK ON FOR THE STALL OR FINISH SOMETHING YOU HAVE STARTED, YOU DON'T NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SELECTED CRAFT.

TEA TOWELS :: APPLIQUE OR CROCHET EDGES
Thursday 26 March, 6-9pm
Rebecca's home, Greenslopes (address will be provided when you book in)
Bring your own tea towel, visoflex scraps and fabric scraps and/or 2 or 4 ply crochet cotton. Applique is for any level of crafter, crochet edges require basic crochet skills to learn. We will have some cute applique designs to choose from or bring your own ideas.


TEA TOWELS & CROCHET DISH CLOTHS
Thursday 9 April, 6-9pm
Ashgrove Library meeting room, 87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove
Continue working on your applique or crochet edge tea towels. This crafting bee is also an opportunity to whip up some crochet dish cloths to match your tea towel. Great for beginners or for those who would like to try out some new crochet patterns in a simple square.


CROCHET FLOWER PENCIL TOPPERS  
Sunday 12 April, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
Beginners welcome! Bring along your yarn and wool scraps, small buttons for the centre and a pencil or two to pop the flowers on. You can make one for yourself and the quick hookers out there can make a few for the stall.


FOLK STITCHING ON FELT
Tuesday 14 April, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Cost: $10 Bookings for this one click here
For those of you who missed out on the last folk stitching on felt session or if you want some time out to finish yours. We will also have some sweet cupcake templates to work on for the stall.


HUGE CRAFTING BEE
Thursday 16 April, 6-9pm
Ashgrove Library meeting room, 87 Amarina Ave, Ashgrove
Bring all your projects from the last month to finish off, we will have access to everything you need as well as provide help along the way.

RSVP ESSENTIAL FOR ALL MEET UPS FOR A LIST OF WHAT TO BRING! 
Email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com to book in now.
Tea and coffee will be provided at all of these meet ups, you are welcome to bring along a plate to share.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

MITCHAM BROWN OWLS

Hi There Owlies,

When you get the chance pick up the latest copy of "Stitch Craft Create".  Ansie Van Der Walt has written a great article about brown Owls, and you might even see yourself in there!
For this months class, we are going to muck around with Fimo.  I'll supply the materials, but bring an apron, plastic cutting board  and a  container to take your work home in. 
You can also bring along your own projects to work on, and there is always learn to knit or crochet.

I'm pleased to anounce our glory vine yarn bombing has now found a new home at City of Prospect, it will give the North Adelaide football Club followers something to admire.

The Details:   Where, Gallery One, 1 Torrens Street Mitcham ph: 0431297258
When: Saturday 28th March from 1.30 to 4.00 pm 
Cost:  $7.00 Room Hire..... Materials fee $2.00




Thursday, March 12, 2015

Southside Owls! First meet for 2015 is on Thursday 12th March at our new venue!!

Hello lovely ladies

How are you all? Hope your 2015 is going swimmingly so far! It's been a super busy year so far. I have a bit of news, we have just finalised the sale of Miss Jackson Cafe, hence the lateness of this post, my apologies.

I'm sad that we will no longer be able to use MJ as a venue, but we have very exciting news! I have a new partner in crime this year, and we have a new southside venue!!

The super lovely Dee from Beadil will be co-hosting Owls with me this year! And we will be switch between meeting at her super cute bead shop in Hampton, and the awesome Frankie and Swiss in South Yarra.

So here's to new beginnings and a wonderful craft filled 2015!

Is there anything better than the moment you start a new project (well, other than finishing it of course!)


Date: Thursday 12th March

Time: 7:30pm ~ 9:30pm-ish

Venue: Beadil!!

Entry via the lane way
between Mills Street
and Littlewood Street,
just behind Hampton Street







Craft: BYO - bring along those brand spanking new 2015 craft projects to show off!

Goodies: tea and coffee will be available, there is a bottle shop conveniently two doors down, and baked goods are most welcome, we will ooh and ahh over your amazing cooking skills if you do ;)

Questions? You can contact Shannon on facebookemail me or tweet me

Can't wait to see everyone tomorrow night!!

Cheers
Shan & Dee

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sunshine Coast Brown Owls

Hello Everyone,

Due to our extreme cyclone Maria weather, our February meeting was canceled for safety reasons. 

Our March meeting has just been arranged.

We are going to try our hand at Wire Baskets.



21st March, 2015
10:00am
A Little Creative Studio
6 Taylor Ave, Golden Beach, QLD 4551

:Cost: 
$4.00 for a bag of recycled wire
$5.00 for the class cost

Please also bring Gardening gloves, some eye protection if you like and some pairs of wire cutting pliers if you have them - more than one pair if possible. Markers if you want it to be neat. If you want a different look or have wire to hand, bring that along instead - as long as it's strong enough to support itself (you can twist wire together to make a thicker strand) and is soft enough to bend it by hand with a minor assist from pliers for tight bends. Some thinner wire can be great for accents or variety in the weave. Glass beads (make sure they fit on the wire) can be nice too. There are some beads left over from another class, and you are more than welcome to use these, although they might not fit the gauge of your wire.

We welcome everyone at our meeting, even if you are not wishing to work of the selected craft, but are bringing your own. Don't forget to mark yourself as attending on our Facebook page.

See you there!

Christine

Brisbane: Macaroon Purses


We love using up fabric scraps! 100% hand-sewn, these little purses are ultra cute gifts, perfect for storing little treasures.
 
Tuesday 10 March, 6:30-9pm
The Nest, 720 South Pine Road, Everton Park
Cost: $10 Bookings here
 
A materials list will be provided when you book!

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!





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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.