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Sutherland Shire Spinners & Weavers - 50th Anniversary Exhibition

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As part of the Sutherland Shire Citizens Heritage Festival the Sutherland Shire Spinners and Weavers is celebrating 50 years of friendship in fibre with an exhibition of their work, both current and retrospective.

Image courtesy of the SSS&W.


HOW CUTE! Image courtesy of the SSS&W.


Something in red. Image courtesy of the SSS&W.


The 50th Anniversary Exhibition will run on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of April from 9.30am to 4pm each day.


Something to keep the feet warm. Image courtesy of the SSS&W.

SSS&W is one of the oldest established associations in the Sutherland Shire. Their first formal meeting was in 1971 and they are a diverse and friendly group of creative people from many walks of life.

They are a friendly and creative group of spinners, loom and tapestry weavers, felters, dyers, crocheters and knitters.

They have one thing in common the love of fibre!

You wouldn't get these socks mixed up in the draw. Check out the colours. Image courtesy of the SSS&W.


The members of the SSS&W are only too happy to share their knowledge and skills to a wider community.

Our work features an amazing variety of fibre craft/artworks, including woollen, silk, cotton, alpaca, soya, bamboo, cashmere and mohair creations, to name a few!

Some of the members spin from their own home-grown fleece to create wonderful garments and projects. Others share their love of knitting, crocheting, dyeing and weaving.

So, if you would like to look at the magnificent creations that the members have put together for the 50th Anniversary Exhibition, you need to hop on down to the Como School of Arts situated in the Peisly Community Centre at 15-17 Novara Crescent Como. It's only 10-minutes from the Como train station.

So much time and effort was put into this creation. Image courtesy of the SSS&W.


On Saturday the 13th of April, there will be a Hop aboard the Sydney Bus Museum's Heritage Bus. There will be a regular trip from the Sutherland School of Arts at 25 East Parade Sutherland. The bus will take you to and from the exhibition.

Admission is free and there will refreshments available at the venue.

The Citizens Heritage Festival is proudly sponsored by Sutherland Shire Council and the National Trust.
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Why? The love of fibre
When: 9.30am to 4pm each day
Where: 15-17 Novara Crescent Como
Cost: Free entry
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