Textile handiwork on show

Twisted Threads have skilfully woven together their annual Autumn Threads exhibition in the Mount Gambier City Hall over the weekend.

There were about 10 Twisted Threads members showcasing a range of textile crafts with items available for purchase including shawl pins, framed textiles, wearable goods, notebook covers and pin cushions.

A percentage of profits will be donated to the Mount Gambier In Home Hospice Care and Mount Gambier Library.

There were demonstrations of different crafts such as spinning, knitting, crochet, embroidery, and weaving.

Twisted Threads event coordinator Julianne Woodruff said despite smaller crowds than last year sales were steady.

“We had lots of tourists visit from as far as New South Wales who were looking for something to do and enjoyed buying locally made items,” she said.

“We had positive feedback about the quality and reasonable pricing.

“It was great to see members showcasing anything they can create using thread because that is what our group is all about.

“When it is all together, you can see we have such a talented group of people producing a whole range of crafts.

“When we are meeting in the library on a Wednesday a lot of the members bring knitting, crocheting or handsewing because it is portable but here you can see all the other things we create.

“We would love to have somewhere we could do this all the time so people can try and learn different crafts because if someone does not have … someone to teach them they do not have the opportunity to learn.”

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