Cottage Re-Opening

Great News

Our cottage will reopen on Tuesday November 2. We are welcoming back all members and visitors who have been fully vaccinated.  You will need to sign in using our QR code and show proof of vaccination.  We are asking for your cooperation in this regard as most of our members are in the older age bracket.

It has been a long 4 months but our members have been kept busy starting and completing their various crafts. We are open every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday around 9:30am – 10am. We also have a group that meet on a Wednesday night starting from around 7pm and a Saturday group that meets on arrangement. If you would like to visit you can ring the cottage on any of these days and speak to members that are in attendance. The phone number is 43254743 and our address is (Cottage 2) 8 Russell Drysdale Street East Gosford. 

Owl Felting Workshop

On Saturday 29 February Julie held a needle felting workshop.  Attendees were treated to the skills and guidance of an expert owl designer .  She guided them through and provided a kit so that they finished the day with a pretty stylish looking owl.  Extra information and more photos can be seen in our March 2020 addition of our Newsletter. Well done Julie and well done ladies!

Creative Felting

Our creative artist Julie, has been busy making an owl family.  When she has finished, it is rumoured she will call them Who, What, Where, When and Why.  The little white owl appears to be having a bad hair day.

Tuesday Creations

The following pictures are of items created from our Tuesday group of ladies.  The scarf by Faye was hand spun and woven using Merino and Cashmere wool.  It will be a Christmas present for her lucky family in America.

The kookaburra was crocheted by Margaret.  It will be taken to a little boy in Scandinavia along with a book called Fabulous Aussie Fables.  The book was written and illustrated by another of our members named Julie.


This board of imaginative wet felting was created by the students of the Special Education Centre of Henry Kendall High School.  Some of our members assisted the students in learning wet felting.  Quite a strenuous task.  The students were quite pleased with their colourful results.


Stick Weaving

Lee has created a mat by weaving together her hand-spun and dyed wool.  The mat was woven on a stick weaving loom and then stitched together.  The hand woven wool was dyed various colours using black beans, onion peels, turmeric, avocados and flowers.  The result is a very thick, unique and rustic mat.

2019 Gathering

Our Guild recently held a Gathering.  At this event Spinning, Weaving and Textile Arts groups from the greater Newcastle region attended. Participants could submit entries in 8 different challenges. The competition was of a high standard. Lunch was provided and a small fashion parade along with demonstrations completed a great day.  It was fun to meet and catch up with like minded people from the world of “crafting.”