2014 Scarf Exchange

Gumeracha Handspinners & Weavers Inc
PO Box 303, Gumeracha SA 5233

Hosting 2014 Scarf Exchange

With the theme "FRUIT & VEGETABLES"

The Adelaide Hills are the food bowl of South Australia, and famous for their fruit and vegetable crops. Please join us this 21st year of the Scarf Exchange with Fruit & Vegetables as the theme. Send us 150 grams of fibre and this entry form, by 28th March 2014, and you will receive a different package of fibre by the end of April 2014. To make the article, the fibre may be spun, felted, woven, knitted, dyed, crocheted and/or a combination of crafts. Closing date for the return of the article to Gumeracha will be 19th September 2014. Please ensure when you return your article that you identify the fruit or vegetable idea that you have crafted. We will return your original fibre in the form of neckware, headwear, handwear, footwear, or any other accessory, with the details of the person who made it.

Please forward your fibre and completed entry form to PO Box 303 Gumeracha SA 5233 by 28th March 2014

There will be an exhibition of the completed articles on the 25th & 26th October 2014 at the Hahndorf Institute, 59 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf. You are welcome to come along to view the wonderful creations. Articles will be returned to the original supplier of the fibre after the exhibition.

Be creative, be innovative, and use plenty of flair!

Fibres should be clean and prepared for crafting. Unsuitable fibres will not be distributed.

Australia has strict quarantine laws. To enter Australia, raw fibres must be scoured and free from seeds and vegetable matter. The authorities have the right to reject any unsuitable fibre, and such fibre is usually destroyed. Hence it is desirable for each overseas entrant to send her/his 150 gram lot individually. If there is even one seed in a bulk package, the whole lot could be destroyed.

Entry Fee:Australian Participants$AUD 16.00
New Zealand Participants$AUD 25.00
USA Participants$AUD 30.00
Other Overseas ParticipantsEnquire

Overseas entries: We apologize for the higher fees. This is due to overseas airmail postage rates. This fee must be paid by bank draft/cheque in Australian dollars, (the expensive option). If you prefer to use Paypal, contact Brenda for the details at the email address below, prior to any payment.

2015 Scarf Exchange: It is not too soon to be thinking about who will run the Scarf Exchange in 2015 and further into the future! Organizing is fun, and easier than it may appear. We are hoping that any interested groups will let us know in plenty of time, as it should be decided by the time the crafted items are sent back (at the latest!). Requirements can be as few as 3 people to do much of the to-ing and fro-ing of fibre, and a few more people to help with the exhibition. We are happy to pass on lots of help to the 2015 committee.

Brenda Bartel
(08) 8389 3404
Email: bartel@coloniallakebooks.com.au
0418 886 002

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