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Spin a yarn for the district show

Handmade: The Gympie Show is fast approaching says cottage craft section head Lorna Schafferius.
Handmade: The Gympie Show is fast approaching says cottage craft section head Lorna Schafferius. Renee Pilcher

COMPETITORS have been spinning, weaving, knitting and crocheting up a storm of beautiful hand made pieces to display at the Gympie District Show this year.

Section head of the Cottage Craft section, Lorna Schafferius is very pleased with the calibre of entries she has received.

The section boasts some fabulous pieces including gossamer-like shawls which are examples of “fairy knitting” and a range of handspun fibres and yarns, such as alpaca, mohair, silk and wool.

A must see will be the hanks of handspun yarn/fibre, dyed using natural vegetation, including Mrs Schafferius’ own work which features a hand spun wool dyed a beautiful buttery lemon using local blue gum leaves.

“It’s something I love to do,” she says.

While some sections have already closed, you still have time to enter the following pavilion sections.

Photography closing date: Friday 7 May

Fruit and vegetables closing date: Wednesday 12 May

Cottage craft closing date: Friday 7 May

Cage birds closing date: Friday 7 May

Apiculture closing date: Tuesday 11 May

Fancy work closing date: Friday 7 May

Horticulture closing date: Wednesday 12 May.

The Gympie Show runs May 13, 14 and 15. For more information contact the show office on 5482 1721.

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