Work­shops en­hance but­ter fac­tory expo

Gatton Star - - LIFE - Ebony Graveur [email protected]­ton­star.com.au

CRAFT en­thu­si­asts are gath­er­ing at the Old Gran­tham But­ter Fac­tory this Satur­day for the op­por­tu­nity to peruse the work of lo­cal crafters.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of the in­au­gu­ral event in 2017, Ro­tary No­mads or­gan­ised an­other, promis­ing a day that won’t dis­ap­point.

Or­gan­is­ers ex­pected no more than 100 at­ten­dees and were pleas­antly sur­prised when 500 peo­ple came through the doors two years ago.

Ven­dors will dis­play every­thing from wood­work to scrap­book­ing, quilt­ing to tea light can­dles, and em­broi­dery to de­coupage.

Wood turner and one of the founders of the Lock­yer Wood­crafters Bob Har­ris will be dis­play­ing some of his work on the day.

“I have seg­mented bowls made of small pieces of tim­ber, I have coast­ers made of re­cy­cled wood,” he said.

Com­ple­ment­ing the stalls, sev­eral work­shops will run on the day.

Kat Adams is of­fer­ing a work­shop to teach par­tic­i­pants how to craft a rag rug.

“It’s a very por­ta­ble craft; you can do it any­where,” she said.

“Peo­ple in­ter­ested in up­cy­cling will re­ally like it. It saves fab­ric from land­fill.”

An avid em­broi­derer for over 40 years, Wendy Friend is of­fer­ing par­tic­i­pants the op­por­tu­nity to learn two stitches in her work­shop.

“I like teach­ing other peo­ple and see­ing the di­rec­tion they take it,” she said.

Co-or­gan­iser of the event Mar­lene Charles said the craft shows were held as fundrais­ers.

“Our ro­tary club is us­ing the prof­its from the event to sup­port club char­i­ties such as the Royal Fly­ing Doc­tor Ser­vice, Can­cer Coun­cil, Life­flight and the Jodi Lee Foun­da­tion,” she said.

■ The day will run from 9am-2pm. En­try just $6.

PHOTO: EBONY GRAVEUR

WOOD WORKS: Hus­band-and-wife duo Bob and Sue Har­ris will ex­hibit some of their wood cre­ations at the Crafters Expo at the Old Gran­tham But­ter Fac­tory on March 9.

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