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‘Fibrefastic’ Exhibition and Fair is Ready To Go – Thanks to Our Collaborators

Starting this Friday, 10am, 27 – 29 July, Tauranga Racecourse

We’re ready…everything is in place…and this post is just to say a very special thank you to our collaborators – our traders and our sponsors!

Thanks to our traders who will be at the exhibition in force ensuring there are loads of wonderful supplies for all:

Barbara Wilson
Clementine and Thread (Jo Campbell)
Colour India (RJ Tracy)—Organizes trips to India—Fabrics, colour etc.
Duncraig (Irvina Lunt)
Fibreholics (Agnes Hauptli)
Fibre2Go (Lyn Walsh)
Forty Shades of Grey (Jill Evered)
Harnie Hoolie (Julie Monk)
Inspire Fibres (Tracy White)
Kane Carding
Kaihi Wools (S Grayson)
Majacraft (Glynis Poad)
Provenance (Amanda Stewart)—-Silk Fabrics
Puddle Quilting (Julie Puddle)
Raedene (Yvonne Monk)
5 Keys Alpaca (Sheila Key)
Soo’s Garden
Sue Goodley

And with sincere thanks to our 2018 Exhibition Sponsors the raffle prizes this year are ‘outstanding’!

Photos are from our time spent with sponsors sourcing and collecting some amazing prizes…

Unichem Greerton Pharmacy – Michelle Barbour, Owner (left), Anna and Brittany (far right) with Joan Hansford-Jensen, Exhibition Convenor (second from right)

Spotlight – Annette Winiata, Manager (right) with Margaret Russell, Tauranga Creative Fibre President

Warehouse – Dave Eaton, Fraser Cove Manager (right) and Maria V  (left) with Joan Hansford-Jensen, Exhibition Convenor (centre)

Bernina – Glenda Moore (left) and Robyn Curd (right) with Raewyn Ihaka, Exhibition Committee Member and Past President (centre)

Inspire Fibres – Tracy White

Tauranga Knitting Centre – Lynette Lauder (Owner)

Look Sharp – Arun Kaushish (Manager)

Bed Bath & Beyond – Fraser Cove, Brooke (left) and Chris (centre) with Joan Hansford-Jensen, Exhibition Convenor (right)

AJ’s Emporium – Amanda Bunn, Manager/Owner (left) with Emele Faifua (Exhibition Committee Member)


And if you need reminding of those 10 reasons to call in over the next three days here they are again:

  1. Exhibition 2018 collection of 167 items: handspun, handdyed, knitted, crocheted, felted and woven items using a wide variety of favourite and innovative methods and techniques
  2. Showcasing Felt Artist’s Kristey Batten’s new work in ‘still life’
  3. Awards ceremony 11am, Friday 27 July, you can help make an award too –vote for your favourite piece
  4. Demonstrations and interactive educational activities for visitors to try over the three days
  5. Great raffle prizes, sponsored from some of our favourite stores in Tauranga and further afield (see more detail above).
  6. Plus over 20 traders of yarn, roving, untreated fleece, carded or dyed wool, spinning wheels and other equipment and fibres for all your yarn needs (listed above)
  7. Members items for sale, with funds often used to launch new creative projects
  8. A ‘cash and carry table’ of smaller items that raise money for our club activities. Visitors will find some neat items here to take home
  9. A café on site for hot drinks and food
  10. And information on how to join us…