Monday, September 29, 2014


Hi there Owlies,

Congratulations to Cheryl Hutchins who has had a beautiful baby boy!!

Flushed with success at our last yarn bombingI have made some vine so we can decorate the tree next to the one we bombed, which is now referred to as the bride.
Gallery One put images of the bride on their facebook page and received over three hundred hits!

I will bring all we need for yarn bombing, if you would like to join in, other wise, bring along your own work, and anything you might have finished so we can all enjoy your work.

The details:
Gallery One 1 Torrens Street Mitcham ph: 0431 297 2580431 297 258

When;  Saturday October 4th from 1.30 to 4.00 pm

Cost:  $7. pp room hire.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Brisbane: Spring Weaving Session 1

Spring Basket Weaving Workshops, Brisbane

It's finally here! Brisbane Brown Owls, edward & lilly and The Craft Nest are joining forces to bring you three basket weaving sessions over Spring. Each session will cover a different type of basket weaving stitch using upcycled textiles and materials.

The first session is Saturday 27 September, 1-5pm and will cover exposed core button hole stitch (pictured above and below).

Session 1: Exposed Core Buttonhole Stitch
Date: Saturday 27 September, 1-5pm
All sessions will be held at The Craft Nest at 30 Fallon Cottage, Fallon Street, Everton Park. The cost for each session is $50 and includes afternoon tea. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials to suit their style however there will also be extra materials available free of charge for you to experiment with. You can book in to just one session or all three, the sessions are not consecutive (each is a stand alone workshop).

The other two sessions are:

Lazy Squaw Stitch
Date: Sunday 19 October, 1-5pm
Navajo Stitch
Date: Sunday 30 November, 1-5pm

Book your spot now by emailing

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Melbourne Owls: September Meet

Hello Ladies!

We are on again on Tuesday 23rd September at the lovely Madame Brussels! Come down and have a chicken sandwich and get your craft on :o)

No formal activities - think this group will for ever be a BYO project group - seems to be what people like best!

Details are as follows:

Date:                     Tuesday 23rd September
Time:                     6.30pm (usually run til about 9pm)
Location:              The Parlour @ Madame Brussels
                                Level 3, 59-63 Bourke St Melbourne 3000
Bring:                    Craft Project of your choice
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

Looking forward to seeing you there


Saturday, September 13, 2014

Brisbane: Rag Rugs

Due to popular demand rag rugs are back!

Learn the easy and fun 'toothbrush' technique of knotting, upcycle your old and unwanted fabric into a fabulous rug or a little basket or bowl! The meet up will cover preparing your fabric to make the rug, the basic knotting technique and a few tips for creating a nice flat circle or a bowl shape.

Date: Sunday 14 September, 10:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Brisbane Square Library, George Street, Brisbane CBD
RSVP is essential to for a list of what to bring. There are only a few spots left for this one!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Southside Owls ~ Thursday 11th September ~ UFOs at Miss Jackson

Hello crafty ladies!!

The sun is shining, spring is in the air! And that means it's a good time to clear things out for a fresh start.

So it's UFO time (Unfinished Objects)!!

Come along and join us on Thursday night! Bring along a project you've been meaning to finish, and get your to do list ready to tick it off!!
There will of course still be plenty of chatting, and baked treat eating, and tea drinking.

We are a friendly bunch, we have lovely regulars and always new comers, so feel free to pop along if you’ve never been before, but have wanted to. All welcome!!

Date: Thursday 11 September 2014
Time: 7:30pm onwards

Venue: Miss Jackson2/19 Grey Street St. Kilda (through the big rusty  gate)
Close to the #16, #96 and #112 trams, and nearby parking below

Craft: UFOs!
Goodies: We will have tea a plenty, and Matt is making a raspberry coconut slice! 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

Really looking forward to to seeing you all and to getting my craft on!!
Shan x

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Brisbane: MAD Craft Party: Weave it to me!

Presented by Makers and Designers Australia and Brisbane Brown Owls, MAD Craft Party is a Friday evening crafting session, allowing you to wind down from the week with some great company, a drink and nibbles and learning or developing a creative skill.  Come and create woven wall art that you will be able to proudly hang in your home or give as gift. 

It doesn't matter if you've never crafted before...we'll have people to help you get started and tutorials and ideas for all levels.

All of the details on how to book and pay can be found on Eventbrite here.

Places cost $50 per person which will include:
A beautiful loom from Simplicity Looms (value of $50) plus accessories for you to take home after the MAD Craft Party
yarn and other materials for weaving
a complimentary drink and nibbles on arrival
a ticket in the lucky door prize
a goodie bag to take home

We will be also showcasing the wares of some of the members of the Makers and Designers Australia Etsy team on the night and their makers and designers will be on hand for you to ask questions about their processes for creating.

The MAD Craft Party was set up by the Makers and Designers (MAD) Australia Etsy Team

Follow along for inspiration and ideas in the lead up to the event with MAD Craft Party, Makers and Designers Australia and Brisbane Brown Owls.

Places are limited so book your spot asap here.  

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Brisbane: Crochet Flowers 5 Ways

Rebecca and Michelle are teaming up to teach five different styles of crochet flowers and a leafy garland, suitable for absolute beginners through to more advanced crocheters.

Crochet flowers can be made into gorgeous accessories for adults and children or used to decorate home furnishings, wearables, anything you like! They also make sweet gift toppers.

Absolute beginners are welcome!

Date: Tuesday 9 September, 6-9pm
Venue: The Craft Nest, Fallon Cottage, 30 Fallon Street, Everton Park
Cost: $10 payable on the night
RSVP is essential to You must RSVP for the list of what to bring.