Needlework Tool Collectors    2020  MEETINGS


01 February
   Highlights of 2019 - Most memorable and forgotten items you wish you'd brought for
                        Show and Tell
07 March         DORCAS / Tabitha - Nicci Kissane
04 April            Land, Sea and Netsuke - Rudi Mineur
02 May             TBA         
06 June           Sales Mall + Glass and Beadwork - Susan Webster

04 July             Bees and Beehives - Jan Harris 
01 August        Colour: Purple - Judy Hopkins
05 September  AGM + My Other Collection
03 October       TBA
07 November   TBA
05 December   Christmas Lunch

08 February    NSW AGM + Hilary Davidson, author of "Dress in the Age of Jane Austen - Regency
". Hilary's talk is ‘The Arts of  Fashion - Needlework and Fashion Plates
                        in the Age of Jane Austen’.
                        Show and Tell
: Needlework tools and accessories c1780-1830

09 May            Trading Tables; Marlene Arditto: 'Thimble Containers and Thimble Holders'

                        Show and Tell is also Thimble containers and thimble holders
08 August
      Judith Dunn: 'Crimes of Convict Women'. Show and Tell: Australiana needlework tools
10 October     Epping Creative Centre Open Day - we'll have a Display table; no meeting
14 December  Christmas, and talk. Kerry Easton: 'In a Nutshell: The Art of the Etui
Christmas theme/colour is GREEN.
                        Show & Tell – Etuis, including Nut & other shell etuis; also Green needlework tools.

 BYO lunch; tea & coffee available
05 February Jeffrey Fischer -- "Tales from an Antique Dealer's World".
                      Theme: Unusual/artistic antique finds
01 April        Michelle Hill -- "William Morris and the Adelaide Connection".
                     Theme: Tools with an Easter theme, e.g. egg-shaped
03 June        Mary Jose (from Fabric of Life) -- "Every Stitch Tells a Story: Textile conservation
                      and the stories behind traditional textiles".
                      Theme: Hand made and/or embroidered bags and purses
05 August    Pauline Cudmore (Cuddie) -- "Mola Speak: Ethnic Art in textile".
                      Theme: interesting textiles/fabrics.  
07 October  Speaker TBA. Theme: Baby clothes and smocking.    
25 November Christmas lunch 12:30pm,bring a platter to share. Christmas Themed Objects.     

You are all encouraged to bring along any item relevant to the theme of the day for "Show and Tell'. There will be a sales table at each meeting - please bring your priced articles.  
Disclaimer : NTCSA is a social group. You are responsible for your items at all times.
A plate of afternoon tea is welcome. Bring your friends who are interested in collecting needle work tools and would like to join the group. A donation of $3 is required to cover our Hall rental costs.
Subscriptions to be a member of our parent society, the Needlework Tool Collectors Society of Australia, are $30 per year. A monthly newsletter "Snippets" is mailed to all members, who are welcome to attend our group meetings. Send your subscription to NTCSA (details on this form )

You might also be interested in knowing some of our
2010 - 2017 Meeting Topics. They're in .pdf format and were:

Victorian Group 2020
2:00pm - first Saturday each month except January
Venue: Gardner Uniting Church Hall
Cnr Malvern and Burke Roads
MALVERN EAST (Melways 59/H7)
$5.00 entry fee to cover hall costs


 NSW Group 2020
11:00am to 4:00pm Saturday, (Feb, May, Aug, Oct, Dec)

Dence Park, 26 Stanley Road 

DATES now 2nd Saturday
$5 entry fee to cover hall costs

 South Australia Group
First Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm, with the exception of the Christmas meeting which is a shared luncheon at 12:30pm.

 65 Sturt Road, BRIGHTON, S.A.

Church of Christ (western side)
 At the meetings, a donation of $3 will cover running costs