Our branch has been involved in various community projects in the past and continues to look for opportunities to keep involved. We have made a panel for the Bicentennial banner for South Australia, made bonnets in memory of female convicts which were sent to Tasmania, and made poppies for the centenary of ANZAC day to name a few. We are currently producing a sampler which will be incorporated into a larger piece being coordinated by the San Francisco embroiderers in an attempt to make the largest ever sampler.
Annually we participate in the Uniting Church flower show and the Christmas Tree Festival. We also celebrate World Embroidery Day by stitching at a venue in our community and hold Come and Try days. We seek exhibition opportunities whenever possible.
We meet on the old railway platform on Wandearah Road, Port Pirie every Monday between 10 am and 2:30 pm with night meetings on the 2nd and 4th Mondays from 7-30 to 9-30pm. Membership is paid annually to Head Office, but we also pay $2 per meeting to cover incidental costs, rent, and new books for our extensive library. Workshops are held throughout the year and assistance is offered at our weekly meetings on any technique.
Joylene Smart, President
Annette Rimmer, Secretary
Old Railway Platform
About our region
We are situated on Spencer Gulf in the Southern Flinders Ranges, in close proximity to the outback and the sea. We are the first proclaimed regional city in the state. We have the largest lead smelter in the Southern hemisphere.