Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Northside (Watsonia) Brown Owls

Hey there crafters! 

Northside (Watsonia) Brown Owls has some new dates, and an additional leader! For now, all our meetups are BYO your own craft project to work on. We may have some workshops or other stuff happening in the future. 

Dates are: 
Sunday 27th April 
2pm - 5pm
Watsonia Library - 4/6 Ibbottson St, Watsonia

Tuesday 6th May
7pm - 9pm 
Watsonia Library - 4/6 Ibbottson St, Watsonia

Sunday 11th May 
2pm - 5pm 
Watsonia Library - 4/6 Ibbottson St, Watsonia

Tell all your friends, and bring a few too :) 

Come and join our Meetup group at: http://www.meetup.com/Northside-Brown-Owls-Craft-Group/ 

For more info you can contact Madeleine (me) at madeleine.sobb AT gmail DOT com or Heather at mannheather AT rocketmail DOT com 

Hope to see you there! 




Hi There Owlies,

My apologies for the late post - I was busy stuffing my face with Easter eggs.

Our next meeting is this Saturday the 26th of April.

Bring along your own work, or we will have a workshop for basket / pot making

I will bring along a small selection of materials and equipment.
Of course, there will also be 'learn to knit or crochet".

Looking forwad to seeing you all,


Brunswick Brown Owls hoot-a-long Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Brunswick Brown Owls Hoot-a-long 
23rd April 2014
Sporting Club
Weston St, Brunswick

BYO friends and crafty types
BYO good ideas and tips
BYO sense of community 
BYO interesting conversation
BYO gorgeous self to the ladies lounge and join us!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Melbourne CBD April Meet

Hope you are all having a fun and crafty Easter!

Apologies for the short notice - but it is time for Melbourne Brown Owls again:

Date:                     Wednesday 30th April
Time:                     6.30pm (usually run til about 9pm)
Location:              The Parlour @ Madame Brussels
                                Level 3, 59-63 Bourke St Melbourne 3000
Bring:                    Craft Project of your choice
Cost:                      No fee for attendance, but you may like to sample the delicious food and drinks on offer as a thank you for the great space
RSVP:                    In the comments section below
No theme this month - just bring along whatever craft takes your fancy and hopefuly you can make some progress amongst the eating and chatting!

Looking forward to seeing all your friendly faces there!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Sunshine Coast Brown Owls - Short Notice!

Our April meet up is Tomorrow!
10am - 12pm
A Little Creative Studio,
6 Taylor Ave, Golden Beach.

Easter theme!!

Egg decorating or paper-mache... or any other Easter craft that you want to do.

BYO eggs, paints, embellishments... or paper etc. I will post some instructions on egg-blowing and other pictures and examples of what you can bring :) Also lots of basic supplies in the studio you can use: paint brushes, palettes, pokey-things to do holes in the eggs, newspaper, PVA glue, etc...

Cost $5, and you're welcome to bring along something yummy to share too!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

EASTER FESTIVE FUN with the Brunswick Brown Owls

We are a festive lot here at the Brunswick Brown Owls, and we love to celebrate.

Purl Bee Bunnies found here

That's why we are popping our southern hemisphere autumnal festival bonnets on and 
hopping to do Easter crafts this Wednesday 9th April at the Sporting Club at 7pm. 

You're not into Easter? Yeah, I get it. 
Just bring your current crafty project and come and have a chat with us.
OR if you are into it, join me in making these gorgeous felt bunnies from the Purl Bee. 
You don't need much, just simple stash items that you've probably already got. If you're like me that is. I'll print out the template so we can all do it. 

Or you could join us at our Facebook group and we can share our great ideas virtually, 
but we'd love to see your gorgeous face!

you can add to or peruse for your crafty pleasure!

Would you love to learn about something else? 
Feel free to drop a line and get in contact at our fb page, so we can share together!

See you soon crafty lassies, Stacy

Monday, April 7, 2014

Bayside Brown Owls (Baxter, Victoria)

Term 2 dates have been penciled in for Bayside Brown Owls! We meet once every three weeks at The Sewing Bee Cafe in Baxter. They offer a friendly and welcoming environment where you can shop for beautiful fabrics, patterns and haberdashery.

You will find the kettle is always on so why not stop for a cuppa and a chat. Why do they call ourselves a café? Well, they are similar to an internet café except that instead of providing computers for hourly hire, they can provide sewing machines and overlockers for in house hire.

Come along to Bayside Brown Owls! It's all about having fun and hanging out with like-minded people who love everything crafty! All levels of crafters are welcome, even if you've never done anything crafty come along and have a go! There's sure to be someone who can help, encourage or inspire you!

Sew, crochet, knit, scrapbook... whatever you enjoy simply BYO crafty project! Tea & coffee will be provided along with a tutor to help you as needed.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Brisbane: Crochet for Beginners

Jessica Thompson from Out of My Mind Crochet is back!!

Learn everything you need to know to crochet like a pro!
Jessica will cover chain stitch, single and double crochet/treble as well as some basic crochet definitions to keep you on track when you go home.
This is a great session for beginners to get a handle on all the basics before tackling some of the slightly more advanced crochet meet ups later in the year.

Meet up details

When: Sunday 13 April, 10:30am-12:30pm

Where: Brisbane Square Library, 266 George Street, BrisbaneCheck out a map here 

What to bring:
A size 4, 4.5 or 5 crochet hook
8 ply yarn (Note that lighter colours are much easier to learn with than darker colours!)

RSVP: Essential! email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com 

Southside Brown Owls April 10th

It's Southside Brown Owls April meet up time. This month it's at Frankie and Swiss studio. All welcome! There are some regulars, and always new comers – so feel free to pop along if you’ve never been before, but have wanted to!!

We usually either do a theme for the night (eg, crochet) or a BYO night (bring your own project) and we all chat, eat cake and have a drink! Next Thursday, perhaps we do a BYO and if anyone wants – I’ll do a printing demo?? Bring along a USB and we’ll have a bit of a printing sesh:) Follow file set up in > this info doco.

Date: Thursday 10th April 2014
Time: 7:30pm onwards

Venue: Frankie and Swiss, Ground Floor, 199 Toorak Road, South Yarra. It’s the building on the corner of Toorak and Claremont Street. Right on the #8 tram or a 2 second walk from South Yarra station. I’ll also have parking available underneath the building. You’ll need to call me (9826 4261) to buzz you under:)
Craft: BYO a project / printing demo by Michelle
Goodies: We will have the usuals, like tea and biscuits – Feel free to bring something along if you would like to show off your baking skills!
RSVP: You can leave a comment here or email michelle[at]frankieandswiss.com.au or call me:)

See you all on Thursday!
xx Michelle

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Brisbane: Rag Rugs

Rag rugging for Brown Owls April 27 meet up

Learn the easy and fun 'toothbrush' technique of knotting, upcycle your old and unwanted fabric into a fabulous rug or a little basket or bowl! The meet up will cover preparing your fabric to make the rug, the basic knotting technique and a few tips for creating a nice flat circle through increasing or a bowl shape. 

Meet up details

When: Saturday 5 April, 10:30am-12:30pm

Where: Mitchelton Library, 37 Heliopolis Parade, Mitchelton
Check out a map here http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/libraries/library-opening-hours-locations/mitchelton-library

What to bring:
A ruler
Fabric: Cotton is best, check out local op shops for damaged sheets, use up some of your old remnants or head to Reverse Garbage. Fabric will also be available on the day for a gold coin donation.
A rag rug tool: You can purchase rag rug tools online however if you'd like to try out rag rugging before investing it's super easy to make your own rag rug tool. You can use a hair clip, a large paper clip, or bring a piece of thick wire and some tape and we'll make one. We will also have wire and tape to make your own on the day.

RSVP: Essential! email brisbanebrownowls@gmail.com

See you then!