Monday, 10 December 2012


A GRANFRIEND is a volunteer who passes on their skills to Primary School children.

These skills are numerous. They can include reading, spelling, tables, creative writing, knitting, sewing, crochet, embroidery, chess and other games, craft work, story telling, dancing, debating and drama.
Other skills are welcome.

Each school decides when is the best time for the Granfriends to have time with the children.    

BLUE CARDS are necessary & Granfriends organise and pay for all the volunteers to obtain blue cards.

Blanche O'Connor will also be in Cairns at the end of February, 2013 if you would like to see her.
If there is any other information you require please contact.

Blanche O’Connor [Brisbane].………………..07 33242779
Lizzie Reeves [Cairns] ...…………....Mobile:- 0435 712 557


Bring & share lunch
End of year.

Then in recess for Christmas

Hands-On Days are the 
2nd & 4th Friday of the month

Friday craft resume. 2013 Programme development
Come with lots of ideas to share and requests for workshops & hands-on.
Hands-on Day - Weaving on Cardboard
Margaret P
Small bag -Rag/fabric weaving. BYO 30cm square solid cardboard, ruler, scissors, big nappy pin or bodkin. Own fabric, or use Margaret's.
1-Feb 9.30AM
Meeting Day - Craft afterwards

Bobbin Lace Day

Friday craft Hands-on
Follow-up on weaving on card.

Or new project/ rag weaving
Friday craft

16th Feb 2013
Workshop Day to be advised

Hands-on Day/ Rag Rugs
Margaret P
Tooth brush weaving mats.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Leukaemia Christmas Fair at the Cairns Showgrounds 11-11-2012.

Sandra & Lorraine standing at the ready at the Christmas Fair
All gifts were handmade and priced up to $5.00
So congratulations to Sandra and all helpers, including Cliff Marsden,
John Bawden and Sandra's "little boy".

Coptic Book Binding

On October 20th Annette Anderson held a course on Coptic book Binding. This was attended by Lorraine, Enid, Chaya and Johanna. Annette did an excellent job on teaching us and we were all able to go home with our finished book. Many thanks to Annette for her patience in helping us when, sometimes we were all thumbs.
Annette and Lorraine with our finished books
Coptic spine binding.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

What's On in October and November, 2012


Wed 3rd           Bobbin lace group       Fibrebarn

Friday 5th         AGM - prior to Friday craft at Fibrebarn. 10am. Most positions have nominees

Friday 12th       Craft day at     Fibrebarn        Access with care Wheelchairs

Friday 19th       Craft day at    Fibrebarn

Saturday 20th     Book making/Annette Cost: $32 p.p. & $45 Non-members.

                         Bookings essential Margaret 4055 5899

Friday 26th       Craft day at   Fibrebarn


Friday 2nd        Craft day at Fibrebarn

Wed  7th              Bobbin Lace at Fibrebarn

Friday 9th         Craft day at Fibrebarn  & prepare for Leukaemia Foundation’s Fair

Saturday 10th    Set up Leukaemia Stall.        Fred Moule

Sunday 11th       Leukaemia Foundation’s Christmas Fair

Friday 16th         Craft day at Fibrebarn

Friday 17th         Workshop day Temari Balls with Margaret S.      Booking essential.
Sample of Temari Balls                             

Friday  23rd        Craft day at Fibrebarn

Sunday 25th       The Jade Restaurant. $25 p.h. Bookings essential. Christmas Party

Friday  30th        Craft day at Fibrebarn

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Fibrecrafters FNQ - Cairns Craft Club

The entrance to our craft rooms at the Showgrounds

There's always something going on.

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