The 165th Kiama Show was held recently and the spinning, weaving and felting classes were very successful again with more than135 entries!
Our judge, Linda Coffill, did an excellent job judging such a large number of entries. She commented that the work exhibited was very diverse and of a high standard. Our lovely display attracted many favourable comments and the area was abuzz with visitors who enjoyed the demonstrations of spinning, weaving, bobbin lace and felting.


Many thanks to the members of the Wollongong Hand Weavers and Spinners who demonstrated on both days, to Kris Supierz who taught hundreds of children how to braid, to members of the bobbin lace group for their participation and to the Illawarra Feltmakers who demonstrated and ran felt ball making workshops!
Prizes were awarded to the following exhibitors:
Susan Rodgers, Ingrid Wass, Evie Zwart, Barbara Wyles, Brian McCarthy, Bev Thompson, Agnus Tukk, Betty Moody, Irma Sharp, Iboja Prekop, Eleanor Brash, Robyn McShane and Melinda Binkins.
The major prize winners were:
Most successful spinning exhibitor: Brian McCarthy
Most successful weaving exhibitor: Ingrid Wass
Most successful felting exhibitor: Melinda Binkins
Most outstanding exhibit in all sections: Ingrid Wass
Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all the entrants for their support in making the Kiama Show spinning, weaving and felting section so successful yet again!
Christine Sloan