Monday, June 6, 2016

Biggest Morning Tea with Gumnut Dollies

How can you have so much fun and help a good cause ? Gumnut Dollies Newcastle on 26 May gave it its best shot at its Biggest Morning Tea .... scrumptious morning tea, a raffle where everyone gets a prize, trivia questions and a "Guess who"? photo competition  and fantastic show and tell.

The star of the show and tell  was Wendy's beautiful doll made at the Marlaine Verhelst workshop .... congratulations, Wendy A - such excellence!
Our group show and tell to celebrate the Biggest Morning Tea was a display of handmade items related to the domestic arts. What a magnificent and nostalgic display it was - exquisitely embroidered doilies, table cloths and tray cloths, whimsical pot holders, practical and decorative aprons, novelty pincushions and tape measure holders, woolly tea cosies  and so much more. So lovely to see the hand stitched and embroidered garments of a young Ann - probably from her school days when she was only 10 or 12!

Our next meeting will be 11 June when we will be preparing little giveaway dolls for our first stand at the Stitches and Craft Show in August, and making some gleatine printing plates in preparation for a workshop with visiting doll artist from Western Australia, Linda Misa. 
Always happy to see some new faces , so come and join us! 

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