Gumeracha Handspinners and Weavers of SA will host the 21st Scarf Exchange in 2014.
The Adelaide Hills, the food bowl of South Australia, are famous for their fruit and vegetable crops. Join the Scarf Exchange with Fruit & Vegetables as the theme this year.
Send 150 grams of fibre by 28 March.
Receive a different package of fibre by the end of April. You spin, felt, weave, knit, dye and/or crochet this fibre.
Closing date for the return of the article to Gumeracha will be September 19. When you return your article, identify the fruit or vegetable idea that you have crafted. We will return your original fibre in the form of neckwear, headwear, handwear, footwear, or any other accessory, with the details of the person who made it. Send articles to PO Box 303, Gumeracha, SA 5233.
There will be an exhibition of the completed articles on October 25 & 26 at the Hahndorf Institute, 59 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf. You are welcome to come to see the wonderful creations. Articles will be returned to the original supplier of the fibre after the exhibition.
Be creative, be innovative, use plenty of flair.
Fibres should be clean and prepared for crafting.
Unsuitable fibres will not be distributed.
Australia has strict quarantine laws. To enter Australia, raw fibres must be scoured and free from seeds and vegetable matter. The authorities have the right to reject any unsuitable fibre, and such fibre is usually destroyed. Hence it is desirable for each overseas entrant to send her/his 150 gram lot individually. If there is even one seed in a bulk package, the whole lot could be destroyed.
Entry Fee: Australians AU$16, New Zealanders AU$25, USA participants AU$30, other overseas participants enquire.
We apologise for the higher fees for overseas entries but this is due to overseas postage rates.
This fee must be paid by bank draft/cheque in Australian dollars. If you prefer to use Paypal, email Brenda, prior to payment.
Forms at 2014 Scarf Exchange