Signature craft exhibition wows

2019-06-04 06:01
Members of the South Peninsula Handcraft Club create their craft work together.

Members of the South Peninsula Handcraft Club create their craft work together.

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The South Peninsula Handcraft Club recently held its signature exhibition of crafted goods, which only takes place once every two years.

Today, the club is made up of more than 170 members, growing significantly from 14 members when the club was established in 1972.

According to chairperson Jacqeline Meusel, this is the oldest club of its kind in the Western Cape, and possibly the country.

“Members teach a wide range of crafts from embroidery to knitting, paper crafts to beading and anything in between,” she explains.

For this exciting event, themed The Glorious Cape and Beyond, members were able to showcase their unique works to the public at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre from Thursday 23 May to Saturday 25 May.

“It went off wonderfully! We had so many marvellous compliments from the public and from other craft clubs who came to the exhibit,” she says.

The club looks forward to this event each time it comes around, and they are able to showcase the best crafts they’ve got.

“The members had a marvellous time, and because we do this exhibition every two years, it gives us a chance to make lots of good work during that time. We also try to make a real event of the exhibition by theming the work,” says Meusel.

The centre was divided into themed sections covering the different types of crafts, but also into areas that represent the Cape: the seashore, desert and winelands.

With the exhibition having been a great success for the club, they are now looking forward to the next few weeks during which some exciting plans will come alive. In the first meeting of every week, the craft organises a themed table. In the second week, they usually host a craft session where members can bring unfinished works to complete or get help. The third week usually puts the spotlight on one of the members and their works, and a recycle sales table is hosted; and the fourth week of the month usually sees a visit from a special guest.

This month ward 64 councillor, Aimee Kuhl, will be joining the club on Thursday 27 June to share her crafting knowledge with members.

V To join or find out more, follow @SouthPeninsulaHandcraft on Facebook.

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