Debbie & Lyn Poppies 2At the beginning of the year we received an invitation from Newcastle Spinners and Weavers to take part in the poppy project.  The target was originally 5000 for the whole project, but grew to 25,000 reasonably quickly.  Apparently the girls who started the project believe they will now get closer to 50,000 poppies donated by March 2015 for the Anzac Day centenary.  We made over 300 poppies for the display here at our guild. Groups similar to our own are also making the poppies. The poppies were knitted, crocheted, felted and sewn. The most labour intensive were produced from wool which was hand-dyed, felted, cut out by hand and assembled to produce the desired poppy shape. Each poppy was labelled with the name of the maker.  Some included personal remembrance messages. The poppy project will be “planting” a field of all the poppies in Federation Square, Melbourne.


Old Forest Shroud

Rachel's Old Forest Shroud 2

This is Rachel’s lastest project inspired by a rainforest.
“Old Forest Shroud” represents a rainforest as it progresses through time, from the roots to the light peeking through the canopy.
A timeless piece by Rachel which shows her talent from the initial thought to the finished product. By Lyn.


As the new Workshop conveners, we would like to introduce ourselves to everyone.  Especially the ones who do not know us.
Linda and Lyn would like your feedback on any workshops you may be interested in.  We really like the one to one methods of learning new skills and will endeavor to find the right person to help you with your query. 
Anything at all, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Felting, Knitting, Crochet, or anything else you can think of, please feel free to put your name on the form on the whiteboard and we will get back to you.  
This way we feel that the workshop situation will benefit all involved as we have so much talent within The Cottage, we can all share our knowledge. 
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thanking you,
Linda Bagnat and Lyn Abbott 43256445 or 0419 408140

Megan’s Tunic

Megan's TunicI know it doesn’t look like a tunic yet, but it will.  Megan does a lot of beautiful knitting and the colours in this item are wonderfully vivid.  The wool used is all handspun by Megan.  Photos of the finished tunic coming soon.

“The Gathering” at The Cottage 2016

This annual event is for members of Guilds of Spinners, Weavers, Knitters and others who create using all types of yarn, to gather together to show off their skills and the articles they have made, have some fun, get to know each other and learn something new through demonstrations, workshops and the like.

In MarchWoolly Sheep 2016 we will be hosting The Gathering here in East Gosford.  The preparations have already begun and we are all very excited to be the hosts for this wonderful event.

Jenny Campbell, Lyn Abbott, Debbie Hooper, Rachel Bunney and Anne Pearce have volunteered to be the Event Committee for this day. Visitors will need to be pre-registered for this event for catering and other activities – so watch this page for future information.