Handicraft Committee

Members from various areas attend the SACWA Handicraft School to learn new crafts each year to take back to their local area. Crafts are then available for interested members to learn in their branch.

Saturday Workshops

Well! The Handicraft Committee’s Saturday workshops have been a roaring success, and by popular demand they will continue on a regular basis.

The newly named “Stitch, Sew and Share” sessions will be  held on the 4th Saturday of each month for the rest of 2019:

– 24th August
– 28th September
– 26th October
– 23rd November

We’ll have a break in December, and then set some dates for 2020, after the State Handicraft School which is held in February.

Location: Large Meeting Room, Mary Walker House – 30 Dequetteville Tce. Kent Town
Time: 10am to 3pm
Refreshments: Morning and Afternoon tea provided, BYO Lunch
Cost: Gold coin donation

These sessions will be BYO craft project, bring along some new ideas or your favourite pattern to share. Members of the Handicraft Committee will be available for support, and kits for popular Show Marquee items will be available for sale at a nominal cost.  The Handicraft shop will also be open.

We will continue to offer the Celluloid Needle Folder kit ($5) if you would like to learn this old craft which is making a resurgence. We have a few punches available to be used during these sessions thanks to the generosity of members.

Come along and join in the fun! Meet members from other branches and share your skills and experience.
Let the Crafting Continue!. 

Celluloid Needle Folder – Saturday 20th July

July 20th – 10am till 3pm – Mary Walker House – 30 Dequettevile Tce , Kent Town. BYO Lunch, and the Handicraft committee will supply your Tea, Coffee and Cake.

SACWA Members the Handicraft Workshop on Saturday 20th July will focus on celluloid crafts.

We will be making a Needle Folder – kits will be $5

Please bring:
– Crochet Hook – 1mm or 1.5mm
– No.10 crochet cotton or No.8 Perle Cotton
– Hole punch with 1/8″ hole – Ellison Celluloid Punch, Maun Industries Punch or a Rotary Leather Hole Punch

We have some punches available which have been loaned to us by SACWA members or their families. They will be shared during the workshop. But if you have your own please bring it along. We also have some suitable cotton and some crochet hooks available for use.

Places are limited, so register your interest early. If there is sufficient interest we could run another workshop in September.

Previous crafts learnt during the Saturday Workshops will also be available for those who would like to attend but are not interested in the Celluloid Needle Folder.

Handicraft Distribution Centre

The SACWA Handicraft Distribution Centre is in Mary Walker House at 30 Dequetteville Terrace, Kent Town.

With the revamping of our Handicraft Shop we now have a lovely range of items on sale, covering many assorted crafts.  Remember to check out the sale table and our 2019 State Crafts next time you are in the shop.

A variety of needlework, craft items and card making supplies are available for SACWA members to purchase. Gift vouchers are available. These make an ideal gift for Creative Card or Table Days.

Members work on a roster basis to provide this service. Anyone interested in assisting would be very welcome. Please contact State Office to find out more. 

Handicraft Distribution Centre Opening Times

Please support the Handicraft Centre, your sales benefit the Association.

From 1 July, the shop will be open Monday and Wednesday 11.00am to 3.00pm (closed Friday’s). 
The Handicraft shop is open the 2nd Monday evening of each month 5.00pm to 7.00pm.

We now have an EFTPOS machine, to make payments easier. Phone and email orders welcomed and will be processed ASAP.

Hobbies and Craft workshops

South Australian Country Women’s Association organise a variety of hobby and handicrafts workshops. These workshops provide members with opportunities to learn and share skills.

These include Art, Patchwork, Embroidery, Felt Craft, Beading, Floriculture, Painting and Photography.

The State Crafts for 2019 are Cathedral Patchwork, Candlewicking Coathanger and Tunisian Crochet.

Handicraft Kits for 2019 are available to purchase from the SACWA Handicraft Distribution Centre.

A complete Handicraft Kit, with an instruction booklet, is $38.

Individual craft kits are also available;
Cathedral Patchwork $17.70
Candlewicking Coathanger $5.00
Tunisian Crochet $8.80

Click here to download a list of Recognised Handicrafts taught by SACWA.

Click here to submit a stock order request or enquiry to the Handicraft Committee online.

State Handicraft Committee members are willing to visit your group or branch to share their expertise in card making, knitting, crochet or embroidery. Contact us with possible dates, times and location. All we ask is that we join you in shared refreshments.

A visit to State Office

Has your branch considered a visit to State Office for one of your meetings, or just a special visit?

Your visit can be either in the day or evening and State Officers are happy to show you around The Club and Mary Walker House.

The Handicraft Committee will open the Handicraft Centre, so you can see the scope of all handicraft supplies that are available to you as members. Our prices are cheaper than the larger known craft suppliers!

Just let us know dates and times and we will try to accommodate..

Card Days Workshop for 2019: 27th May, 30th September

Places are filling fast, so contact the Handicraft Centre to put your name down. If you can’t make it on the day, you can order the kit from the Handicraft Centre.

We also stock a large range of stickers, 30×30, A4 and A5 card sheets, Packs of cards, 3D die cut sheets, die cut pieces and all manner of card making supplies.

State Handicraft School 2020

Expression of Interest forms are now out for the State Handicraft School 2020, February 10 to 14.

Contact the Handicraft secretary for more information.

Click here to download a list of Recognised Handicrafts taught by SACWA.

Click here to submit a stock order request or enquiry to the Handicraft Committee online.

Email Address

You can now contact the Handicraft committee direct with our email address:
You can send your handicraft shop orders, ask questions, or requests for judges for Table Days.