Event Details Updated – Brisbane Quilt and Craft Show

Dear fellow Lacemakers,

Due to some very unforeseen circumstances, the day after Bobbin About was printed and sent, Expertise Events, the host of the Brisbane Quilt and Craft show, had the November Show cancelled.

Thank you everyone that put your hand up to demonstrate and the Show will go ahead next October (dates to come in the future).

Apologies to everyone for any inconvenience.

Kind regards,
Isabell Woodworth-Mckiernan
Secretary, Australian Lace Guild, Queensland Div., Inc.

Notice of General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the General Meeting of the Australian Lace Guild Queensland Division Inc

will be held on Saturday 21 November 2020 at the Caloundra ARTS Centre, 5 North Street, Caloundra Qld 4551 commencing at 10am until 2pm.


  1. Meeting open
  2. Attendance
  3. Apologies
  4. Acceptance of no minutes from cancelled General Meeting of March 202 due to COVID restrictions
  5. Business Arising from Minutes
  6. Reports
  7. General Business
  8. Next General Meeting
  9. Meeting Close
  • 10am Meeting
  • 11am Morning Tea
  • 12pm Lunch
  • 1pm Beading / Paper Craft

Everyone is welcome to participate in a workshop following lunch, which you will need to bring.

The Caloundra group will supply complimentary basic supplies for both workshops. Please bring any tools you might already have for beading and if you would like more expensive beads, they may be purchased on the day.

There will be a few options of what you can create. A paper craft workshop has also been organised. Some of our ‘Paper and Thread’ items we have made will be on display too.

And at the General Meeting, the hosts will have a second mini workshop on ‘Origami Like’ creations…easy though…only because we are still working on our paper and thread challenge!


There is a COVID plan in action at the Caloundra ARTS Centre which must be strictly adhered to. Please be aware of the plans in place:

  • Seating arranged at a safe distance.
  • Bring your own cup, eating utensils and food as there is to be no sharing of food. There will be some individually wrapped snacks available for morning tea. Coffee and tea will be available and while we have plenty of cups, members are encouraged to bring their own.
  • Only two people can be in the kitchen at any time.
  • There is to be no passing one another in the hallway on the way to the toilet.
  • The floor has been marked to indicate direction of movement.
  • Members will be asked to register on arrival.
  • Hand wash provided on entry.

Brookfield Retreat 2021

It is with great pleasure to announce our workshop for this upcoming Brookfield Retreat to be

Irish Crochet taught by June Wood

Irish crochet was the top choice as voted by you!

For those not doing the workshop we will also be providing supervised Torchon social lacemaking to revisit or hone your Torchon skills with John Lowther and Jan Manvell. So, without further ado, here are the details that will be required of and for you:

Materials needed for the workshop:

  • 20 Crochet cotton
  • Size 3 (1.25 mm) hook

  Beginner piece

  Intermediate piece

  Advanced piece

Brookfield costs:

  • Accommodations and Meals: $210 per person
  • Workshop cost: $50 per person
  • Linen hire: $35 per person

For those not wanting to hire linens, please remember to bring a mattress protector, bottom and top sheet, blanket, and your own pillow. You may also consider a mattress protector with a sleeping bag and pillow.

Check in/out:

  • Friday 21 May 2021 at 2pm with finishing up time as 2pm on Sunday 23 May 2021.
  • First meal being served Friday afternoon tea and final meal being Sunday lunch.

Due to finalisation of details with banking and Brookfield, payments must be finalised by the 31 March 2021 and no new bookings can be made after this date.

Happy lace making and I hope everyone looks forward to our annual retreat!

Isabell Woodworth-Mckiernan

Blonde Lace Workshop – CANCELLED


June Wood will be show casing the Blonde Lace Workshop

Date: 9-10 January 2021
Location: QWSFA Hall, 12 Payne Street Auchenflower
Time: 9am – 4pm
Costs: $45 a day per person ($90 for full weekend).

Provide your own lunch, morning tea will be provided by the State.


  • Pillow
  • Cover cloth
  • Small sized pins
  • Hair elastics
  • Scissors
  • Pricking already pricked

Wind 24 pairs. 100/2 Egyptian cotton – base thread (ground)

Wind 4 pairs. 100/2 Egyptian cotton – 2 are workers and 2 are passive on foot side (making them thicker than the ground thread). These must be wound with an extra thread on each, or just double the amount (ie: 4 and 4 with single thread).


  • 60/2 or 70/2 – this thread is not wound on bobbins, just cut about a metre.


  • Wind 1 pair of Pearl 8

A division of the Australian Lace Guild