Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kyneton Brown Owls warm by the fire with wine...

Hello crafty friends!

I look forward to seeing you THIS THURSDAY,
 24th July 2014 at the Royal George Hotel at 7pm. 
We'll be in the warm dining room by the fireplace to the left of the entry. 
I only wish I was bringing some broomstick knitting needles!

If you wan to find out more, come and join the Kyneton Brown Owls Facebook group too.

I'll also be ordering some cheesy polenta snacks from the bar. 
Did you try them? 
They were delicious! Check out the wine list and all those craft beers too! 
I'm also told the hot chocolate is delicious... 
Big thanks to Lucinda Brown and the gang for those complementary hot chips last week too!

Melbourne CBD: Craft Cubed August Meet

As part of the Craft Cubed festival.... come along and learn to make this simple and cute little bunny out of just a simple knitted or crocheted square!
Make him big or small, for a son,daughter, nephew or niece to snuggle, or fill him with Potpourri or beans and put him to use keeping clothes smelling nice or holding those all important papers!
The possibilities are endless :o)

See tutorials below to learn how!

Not sure how to crochet or knit? No worries! Just bring along the materials and the lovely Brown Owl Ladies will aid you along the path to craftiness! In the meantime, here are some great beginner knitting and crochet tutorials:

Date:              Wednesday 27th August
Time:              6.30pm (usually run til about 9pm)
Location:        The Parlour @ Madame Brussels
                        Level 3, 59-63 Bourke St Melbourne 3000

Bring:              Wool and appropriate knitting needles (will tell you on the ball)
Sewing needle (suitable for wool)
            Filling material (hobby fill, potpourri, barley, etc)
                        Pom Poms or something for a tail (can’t find any you like – make one out of wool!)

Cost:                No fee for attendance, but you may like to sample the delicious food and drinks on offer as a thank you for the great space

RSVP:             In the comments section below

Feel free to create the squares at home and make them into bunnies on the night, or come along and do everything – a bunny can surely be created from scratch in the three hours along with time for a chicken sandwich or two! Or just come along with whatever you would like to create and enjoy a chat with a bunch of lovely and like minded ladies :o)

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


Saturday, July 19, 2014


Hi there Owlies,

For those of you who have stuck your little tootsies out of a warm bed on to a very cold floor during this unusually cold Adelaide winter, lets be proactive and create some super knitted socks!

I've got a wonderful sock book that says it is going to solve all our sock problems - so lets just see if it can!
Please bring along some sock wool and the band on the wool should tell you what needles you will need.

For those of you not yet ready to tackle the super sock dilemma, please bring along your current project, as well as anything you have finished to show off!
Embroidered pin cushion completed by the very talented Michelle.

The details:   Where- Gallery One , 1 Torrens Road Mitcham ph 0431 297 258 
When:  Saturday July 26th, from 1.30 to 4.30
Cost : $7. room hire.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Brisbane: Paper Flowers

It's so exciting to have Maria Dower along to this very special Brown Owls meet up, numbers are strictly limited for this one so get in quick!

Direct from Maria:
"My daughter Alison, requested rainbow colour paper flowers for her wedding, so after trying numerous styles  we chose a flower that I designed. It took a period 16 months to complete all the flowers for her wedding."

When: Sunday 20 July, 10:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Carindale Library, Westfield Carindale
Cost: $15 per person, includes all materials to make 3 flowers and a leaf during the class
RSVP: Essential email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com
Places are limited!

For more Brisbane dates click here

Tuesday, July 15, 2014



OOOOOOHHHHH YES! That’s right! 
We have moved house!
We found a NEW HOME!

Can you come to our house warming? 
16th July.
The Victoria Hotel.
380 Victoria St.

On the OTHER side of the railway tracks.

We'll be in the function room. 
Trivia is on the same night but you'll find us together in the company of wonderful people!
BYO WIP and come and have some fun!

Don't go to the Sporting Club. We won't be there. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunshine Coast Brown Owls - July Meet Up

A little bit early this time around Yay!

So this month is a WIP catch up day. So we are bringing along any project we are working on, that needs finishing!
Enjoy showing and chatting about your work and creative outings/endeavours with others!
Some of us went to the recent Finder's Keepers market in Brisbane - so lots to talk about there! Plus Melinda Saunders has been doing an online "Inspiration and Information" course with Pip Lincolne (the founder of Brown Owls) so she will share what she has been doing with that!
Melissa Cole will also show us what she has been making for the Coral Reef crochet exhibition at the Caloundra Gallery - we can follow in with these creations next month too!

 A Little Creative Studio
6 Taylor Ave, Golden Beach 4551.

 10 am till 12 noon

 $5 + BYo craft materials, also something yummy to share if you feel inclined. 

See you there!
Christine Williams

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Brisbane: Crochet in the round

Crocheting in the round is easier than it looks and you can make loads of things from beanies to bowls and baskets, rugs or once you’re on a roll you can cover pebbles, stool covers, beads, anything round!

Learn the basics of increasing to achieve a circle, the base of many projects as well as little pitfalls along the way like what to do when your crochet circle curls up at the edges or goes wavy!

Sunday 13 July, 10:30am-12:30pm
Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, Brisbane CBD
RSVP essential email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com

For more Brisbane dates click here.

Friday, July 11, 2014

July 17th Brown Owls at Frankie and Swiss

Join us next Thursday night (17th July) for the July Brown Owls get together! Back to our usual routine for this one. Bring along a project you’re working on, be it something crafty or otherwise!, and chat away a few hours with some likeminded and lovely ladies.

Because it’s cold and wintery, I say I’ll cook up some warming Gluhwein, delicious! And if anyone else wants to bring a treat along, yay. I think I’ll make a cheese platter too, double delicious! So, all that should get everyone excited about coming next Thursday – chats, laughing, Gluhwein, cheeses, treats, crafting. A fun time:)

We love new faces, so don’t be shy, email michelle[at]frankieandswiss.com.au or rsvp via facebook, here, twitter and do come along.

Date: THURSDAY 17 July 2014
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. I’ll also have parking available underneath the building. You’ll need to call me (9826 4261) to buzz you under:)
Craft: BYO a project / printing demo by Michelle maybe?
Goodies: Gluhwein! Cheeses – normal and of the stinky kind! Tea and biscuits – Feel free to bring something along as well.

RSVP: You can leave a comment here or email michelle[at]frankieandswiss.com.au or social media me:)
See you all on Thursday!
xx Michelle

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Brisbane: Crochet Tea Light Holder

Upcycle your old jars edward & lilly style with beautiful crochet designs. We are back at The Craft Nest for another gorgeous evening of chatting and hooking. This meet up is not a learn to crochet class but for those who already know how to chain and either single, double or treble crochet. Start your crochet jar cosy and go home with the pattern.

Date: Tuesday 8 July, 6-9pm
Venue: The Craft Nest, 30 Fallon Cottage, Fallon Street, Everton Park
Cost: $5 payable at the door.
RSVP is essential to brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com

Brisbane: Bandana Printing at Laneway Festival

Yee-Hah!!!! It's time for a shindig.

Celebrate this 4th July with a country hoedown on George St!

Wayne and Rebecca will be running a bandana making workshop including fabric stenciling, stamping, painting and drawing.

Bring your picnic blanket, cowboy hats and dancing boots for a country music shindig. Feast on gourmet burgers, hot dogs and homemade lemonade. Make your own bandana (free and materials supplied) and hit the dance floor with Australian Bluegrass legends THE COMPANY.

This is a FREE event (food & drinks for sale).

Friday 4 July, 5-9pm
George Street Laneway (QUT/Parliamentary Annex)

Map and more information can be found here.

See you there!