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Winning formula... Gore Spinners and Weavers group president Daphne Proctor (left) presents a cheque to wool and fibre section winner Beverley Brookland, while some of her winning entries are displayed. PHOTO: MARGARET PHILLIPS

Beverley Brookland gained her seven placings in last month’s Gore A&P Show wool and fibre section, giving the craftswoman most points in the class.

Mrs Brookland was presented with the winner’s cheque by the Gore Spinners and Weavers group, which sponsors the class, last week.

She is a member of the spinners and weavers group.

Group president Daphne Proctor said this was the second year the group had sponsored the class at the show.

Mrs Brookland spun wool, knitted and crocheted articles as well as producing a felt bag for her entries.

The reward was one first, four seconds and two third placings, she said.

“I’ve entered the show in previous years,” she said.

The club was keen to encourage people to enter the section.

Club members worked towards producing articles for the show section throughout the year.

“We work towards having entries to enter the show,” she said.

The group hosted learning days such as those covering topics such as weaving and felting.

There were about 15 members in the group.

New night class


The Gore Spinners and Weavers group is hosting a new night class.

The Gore Crafty Crafters night will begin on Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm, in the group’s rooms at the Gore A&P Showgrounds.

Group president Daphne Proctor said the club would provide all the equipment needed to produce crafts.

“Anybody who is interested [should] come along, have a go at a craft,” Mrs Proctor said.

The night sessions would suit people who worked during the day or those who may have young children and cannot make it to a daytime session, she said.

Beginners through to more experienced crafts people are welcome.