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Glen Waverley Library Knitting Group – Like a good yarn and knitting too?  The Monash Library Service is organising a knitting group at the Glen Waverley Library that would meet regularly (maybe fortnightly). The first meeting will be Thursday 3 September at 6.30 p.m. calling for expressions of interest. Future meeting dates and times will be decided then. Anyone can join regardless of skill or experience and work on group or individual projects. Please contat the library staff to confirm your attendance via their website at http://www.monlib.vic.gov.au

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Come and visit the Handknitters Guild booth at the Craft and Quilt Fair (www. craftfair.com.au) – Thursday 23 – Sunday 26 July at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank.

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The Victorian Tapestry Workshop (www.victapestry.com.au) is planning on running classes later in the year, with the focus on techniques that utilise their 300+ yarns  in 2 ply.  Victorian Tapestry are looking for experienced knitters and crocheters who can teach techniques/classes using this type of yarn.  If you are interesetd in running a class contact Lily at Victorian Tapestry for more details – lfaser@victapestry.com.au .

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The Handknitters Guild receives a steady request from members of the public looking for people who would like to knit garments, etc for them for a cost.  If you are a member of the Handknitters Guild and are interested in taking on this type of knitting please email the Guild at hkguild@gmail.com with your kniting experience, preference for types of commission knitting and contact details etc.  (We currently have approximately seven enquiries). It is planned that the Guild will create a database of knitters and this information will be forwarded to each enquiry.

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Nifty Knitters – Do you like to knit or would you like to learn? Volunteers will help get you started, or you may like to help others learn in this social knitting group. Bring your own wool and needles. Pop in after shopping at the Queen Vic Markets!
When: Tuesdays from 14 July, 10am -12pm (weekly)
Cost: Free!

Beading – Learn beading techniques to make your own bracelet or necklace and a set of earrings in South African tribal patterns. Phaweng Bahula is from South Africa where beads have a long history. He has been involved in making and selling jewellery for many years. All materials provided.
When: Tuesdays 21 and 28 July,6-8pm or Tuesdays 13 and 20 October, 6-8pm
Cost: $85 full $65 concession (2 sessions)

Felt Cards – Create felt cards with artist and art therapist Joni Cornell. Experience the beauty and joy of working with vibrant colours and textures; a process Joni calls, “painting with felt and silk”. Learn the basics of Nuno Felting – a process of laminating pure merino wool and silk embellishments to fabric by hand – to make four exquisite, personalised greeting cards. Materials and equipment provided. BYO waterproof apron recommended as water is involved.
When: Saturday 31 October, 10am – 2.30pm
Cost: $85 full $65 concession
Bookings: Ph: 9092 1500 Email: enquiries@multiculturalhub.com.au

Location: The Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne (Opposite the Queen Victoria Market)

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Big West will be staging a large-scale knitting project as part of its 2009 Festival that will transform the landscape of Footscray from November 20 – 29. So we need to get knitting! We welcome anyone with a passion for knitting, from beginners to experts. Individuals and groups are welcome.

For all those interested in taking part, there will be two information and registration sessions:
Venue: Dog Theatre, 42A Albert Street in Footscray
Information Sessions:
Monday 27 July, 2009 at 6pm – 7pm
Tuesday 28 July, 2009 at 10.30am – 11.30am
RSVP: Please RSVP your attendance and which session you will be attending to: General Manager, Narelle Sullivan at narelle@bigwest.com.au

Big West Festival – Level 1, 101 Nicholson Street, Footscray Victoria 3011, Australia

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