Redlands Spinners & Weavers Open Day 2014 Wrap Up

What a big day it was yesterday….Redlands Spinners & Weavers Open Day for 2014. A few of us arrived at 7am to set up the venue. It was beautifully cool and crisp which helped to give us the energy to move around trestle tables and chairs!.

17-6-14 Setting up 01

17-6-14 Setting up 02

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We had some great signage around the venue that really brightened the place up…

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17-6-14 Signs 02

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And of course a very sheepish welcome as you entered the venue…

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No one went hungry as there was a great selection of cakes and slices followed by sandwiches at lunch time…

17-6-14 Cakes 02

Owen brought along some of his numerous antique spinning wheels…

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We had some gorgeous skeins of yarn that tempted us …

17-6-14 Skeins 01

17-6-14 Skeins 02

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And some alpaca fleece too…

17-6-14 Alpaca fleece 01

The Gold Coast and Hinterland Spinners & Weavers didn’t disappoint with their array of colourfully dyed wool…

17-6-14 GC goodies 01

17-6-14 GC goodies 02

Our own members had some beautiful garments and items for sale too…

17-6-14 Desleys stall 01

17-6-14 Arthurs stall 01

17-6-14 Members staff 01

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And more importantly, lots of visitors arrived and enjoyed every moment!

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All in all it was a wonderfully successful Open Day. I spent about eight hours walking around and standing taking photos and needless to say, I was exhausted when I got home. I’m still in recovery mode but wanted to get this post out so others could see all the hard work club members do to make such a great event happen.

I will also be loading more photos on the Redlands Spinners & Weavers website in the few days.

It was such an enjoyable day; I can’t wait until next year’s Open Day!

I did buy quite a bit of stash however I’ll show that to you a bit later once I’ve taken more photos.

Until next time…

Melanie

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2 thoughts on “Redlands Spinners & Weavers Open Day 2014 Wrap Up

  1. Hello, I am a spinner in Boulder, CO, and I just purchased a Peacock wheel that is like the one you have, with the tension bar across, and the sticker label is partly torn off the front. Your blog had the most detailed description of the wheel and photos. Thank you for posting them! Looks like you had a wonderful Open Day. We have a ‘festival’ in Estes Park, about an hour away from Boulder, in the Rocky Mountain National Park. It is called the Estes Park Wool Market, and was a couple of weeks ago. I bought quite a bit of stash too 🙂

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