Women creating at Smoky

The Ceduna Country Women’s Association branch travelled to Smoky Bay for the June meeting, where craft creations were the order of the day.

Nine members were met on arrival by Polly Letham, who demonstrated nuno and needle felting.

She started demonstrating how to make a scarf, using a silk scarf with pure coloured wool laid in different ways and soapy water rolled up in bubble wrap and squeezed, with lots of rolling.

The group also saw the second stage of another scarf she was making, with more rolling and pressure to bring out the pattern.

The ladies were then shown how to use the needle for making arms, legs, faces and more.

Ms Letham had made a beautiful coat which she tried on for the group, while Father Christmas, animals and faces of toys she had made were all on display at Smoky Bay.

The ladies thought it was amazing and fascinating to watch.

Claire Collins presented a homemade cake made by Shirley Mahar to Ms Letham and thanked her for her time in demonstrating her art.

The ladies then moved to the Smoky Bay Club where they enjoyed a lap lunch, cake and a cup of coffee.

Shirley Mahar welcomed everybody to the meeting and the creed was recited.

There were five apologies, including Di Thompson and Helen Mahar, who both had birthdays in June but were unable to be present at the meeting.

The CWA shelter at Pinky Point has been inspected by the Ceduna District Council and the framework will be replaced.

The Far Western CWA Group social arts and craft day will be held at Streaky Bay on Monday, August 14.

Morning tea will take place at 9.30am and at 10.15am and Lyn Brew, the deputy state president of SACWA, will be the guest speaker.

Shirley Mahar and Kath Dunn attended the state council in June.

There were six entries in the bloom competition, which was won by Jenny Skinner on 10+1 points, with Elaine Kloock the runner-up on 10.

The homecraft and handicraft competition saw five entries this month and was won by Joyce Chandler with 10 points, ahead of Shirley Mahar.

The SACWA is still looking for volunteers to work at the Royal Adelaide Show cafeteria and marquee from September 1 to 10.

In May the ladies of the Ceduna branch met at the Anglican Church Hall for its meeting, where a dinner was prepared and served by members.

All agreed it was a great spread of food and a very successful evening by those who attended.

Shirley Mahar thanked all for a lovely day of friendship at Smoky Bay and closed the meeting.