Get ‘thready’ for a great time

CHECK IT OUT: There will be something for everyone at Autumn Threads. Picture: File

Elisabeth Champion

Members of the Twisted Thread craft group have been working themselves into knots to prepare for their annual Autumn Thread exhibition, with almost all fibre arts being represented.

Knitting, crochet, hand-quilting, embroidery, weaving, spinning and so much more will be on display, with members on hand to answer questions and show off their skills.

It will be so much more than just an exhibition with a big yarn sale, handmade goods, demonstrations and finished work on display.

Pat Dalton encouraged everyone to come along and see what the event has to offer.

“We’re having this year for our second year running something we call that big yarn sale,” she said.

“We get donations from people through the library – the library has been kind enough to keep a basket at the back for us and people come and drop off excess yarn.

“We use some of it to make some of the beautiful things that we make if people want to do that and the excess we’re selling off and it’s all extremely cheap – lower than op shop prices mostly.”

There will also be hooks, needles, and patterns – everything you need to get started, including a wealth of knowledge from the members.

The event is more than just an opportunity to enjoy the best of fibre arts, it’s also for a good cause, with proceeds donated to In Home Hospice Care.

The group also provides money for the Mount Gambier Library to purchase subscriptions to craft magazines.

The exhibition will be held on May 23 to May 25 from 9am to 4pm, and May 26 from 10am to 2pm at the Mount Gambier City Hall.