Exhibition weaves into city

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A local textile group is gearing up to host its annual exhibition and sale which starts today.

Twisted Threads, which meets at the Mount Gambier Library, will hold its annual event, which includes the sale of all things textile, from May 6-9. This weekend’s event will be held in City Hall, with entry via the Cave Gardens, from 9am to 4pm each day.

There will be a huge variety of textiles to see and to purchase, with everything from scarves and beanies to beaded wraps and delicate lace which are all handmade and unique. There will also be demonstrations of many techniques including spinning fleece and various weaving styles, knitting , crochet and felting.

Those attending are encouraged to bring their own work and sit for a while to chat with like-minded people. There will be a great raffle with numerous prizes, with the profits to be donated to the library in the form of books and magazine subscriptions, which the group has done for many years.

One of the other highlights will be a treasure table with near new craft magazines, books and yarns, fabric, buttons and needles for sale. A group spokesman said members encouraged everyone to come and see what amazing things can be done with” a bit of string and needles”.

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