The Beanie Competition Returns

Central Coast Handweavers, Spinners & Textile Arts Guild

2nd Annual Beanie Competition

Saturday May 18th 2024, 10am to 3:00 pm

8-10 Russell- Drysdale St, East Gosford.

Get those creative juices going by getting out your knitting needles, crochet hooks and looms to make some amazing beanies. There are 2 sections this year.            

  1. Best Beanie for charity.

These beanies are to be donated to Coast Shelter and affiliated organisations.

  • Most creative beanie for exhibition only

An entry form is required for each beanie.

Members of the guild may enter for free.

Members of the public $2 / beanie entry.

Prizes for each section are 1st $25, 2nd $15 and 3rd $10.

A prize will also be given to the most popular beanie voted on by the public.

Entry forms will be at the cottage or can be downloaded from the website.

Thank You Everyone!

The generosity from everyone to our Christmas hamper was overwhelming and we cannot thank you all enough. The hamper was delivered to Coast Shelter on Monday 5th December and the kind staff provided a photo of our donations so everyone could appreciate how well we had done. We may be a small group but what a difference we make!

We hope you all have a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. See you all in 2023!

Betty and Beth (B1 and B2 – in no particular order)

Market/Open Day

After a long time out of action due to Pandemic shut downs, our Guild is keen to showcase the many talents of our members. Please join us on this day. You might find that special winter warmer or perfect gift. You may also be inspired to learn or perfect some of the crafts practised at our cottage,

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!

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.”