This is a good picture of the other end of our stall at the Beanies to Berets Expo at Port Noarlunga Arts Centre last week. You can see Hilary’s lovely felted jacket and John’s weaving which created so much interest and he did make sales and help a lot of people with their weaving skills. You can also see our banner which was woven by club members a few years ago. Sea and sand. We spin by the sea and love it.
We had fun at the Beanies to Berets Textile Expo today at Port Noarlunga Arts Centre. This won’t be the only post. Monday will probably bring us more photos! The venue was suited to our needs and it had a good atmosphere. Stall holders and the general public were all interacting comfortably and happily. We’d like to thank Marjorie and Hilary (featured) for setting our stall up so well and for quietly keeping it all under control. We were not short of helpers and the extra bonus was pop ins from club members who couldn’t spend long with us but who came down to lend their support to us and the event. It had a positive community feel about it. The stall holders were all pleased to interact with each other and learn from each other. So much positive encouragement and the visitors to the event were also glad to offer encouragement and praise. One constant comment we had in the morning was we had a good variety of nice things on our stall and they liked our colours. Hilary got the first sale with her fluoro fingerless gloves. They were irresistible.
We have a lot of talented textile people in our area. It is good to give them space and encouragement. People can get to know us, are happy to share ideas and thoughts about textiles and it then becomes a very creative exercise. So much serious learning went on along with the looking and shopping.
Marjorie, our President, Hilary , our secretary ,and Maria, our beloved , skilful, treasured senior member have been helping to promote textile arts and crafts in our southern area because the Beanies to Berets Exhibition is on this coming weekend at the Port Noarlunga Arts Centre. There are some real textile skills and artists in our area so we need to make them more visible. Hilary and Marjorie did an interview on an Adelaide radio station to help promote the event and then Maria, Hilary and Marjorie have been in the local press in the Southern Times on p. 9 and the Adelaide Advertiser last Friday helping to make the community realise we are there and yes, we love our yarn arts and crafts. We shall be running a stall at the exhibition on Saturday and some of us will be displaying beanies and berets in the exhibition. We are looking forward to it. Other members have other yarn things to do on Saturday as well. It is a busy time of year.
Image : Onkaparinga city
This exhibition and expo is held in Port Noarlunga, one of the lovely beach areas south of Adelaide. The 2019 Beanies to Berets exhibition will run from 5 July 2019 – 29 July 2019. The Textile Expo is to be held on Saturday 6 July 2019, 10am – 4pm and fleece will be available there too. Details are on the Onkaparinga council website. It is an opportunity to create and celebrate wearable headwear and for stall holders to have an opportunity to sell their textile based products.