AGM 2019

November 10, 2019

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Western Australian Fibre and Textile Association is to be held at Alexander Park Craft House, Clyde Road, Menora WA 6050 at 7pm on Tuesday 19 November 2019.  Nominations to be sent by email - see below**

We are a vibrant, progressive and committed volunteer based organisation and as the AGM draws near, it is really important for committed WAFTA members to put their hands up to assist and support the Office Bearers and Committee members in every way they can!

The following positions are to become vacant:

Office Bearers:

  • Chairperson
  • Vice-Chairperson
  • Secretary

General Committee Positions:

  • Events Co-ordinator
  • Supper Co-ordinator
  • up to 4 committee positions

**You may nominate yourself or another WAFTA member in writing (email) by November 5th 2019, 14 days prior to the AGM.  Nominations will only be requested at the meeting if there are no nominations prior to this date. Please send your nomination(s) to  All nominations must have the support of another WAFTA member.  All nominees must be financial members at the time of application and voting.

The fact that there is an overlap in the tenure of committee members means there is always a core of experienced members to assist any newcomers and create stability - we are very grateful that this is the case.

Whilst the number of positions required may appear a little daunting, it is a great opportunity for a fresh group to lead a vibrant organisation, and develop a pathway in keeping with our modern era.  
We look forward to receiving your nominations.

AGM Agenda

  1. Welcome by Chair
  2. Apologies
  3. Confirmation of minutes of the previous AGM 
  4. Business arising from the minutes
  5. Chair's report 
  6. Treasurer's report
  7. All committee positions declared vacant
  8. Election of Office Bearers and general committee members
  9. General business
  10. Close


Show and Share: Wearable Art Bras - those of you who were given the vintage cotton bras are invited to bring your creations along to show and share!

Speaker: Sue Stoney - academic, knitter and stitcher!

Sue is a retired university professor as well as being a lifelong sewer and knitter. She was taught as a child by her mother, and since retiring has striven to broaden her skills, becoming part of an international community of makers. She has done many sewing pattern tests for designers, and reviewed books and articles for publication, including one on zero waste which is a particular interest of hers.

In the past few years Sue has become increasingly interested in the issue of sustainability: the three pillars of environmental, social, and economic, and is trying to incorporate these into her making activity.

With regard to the environment Sue aims to reduce the amount of waste produced in her sewing room, buying fabric from thrift stores and recycling garments. She is experimenting with zero waste sewing, natural dyeing and the use of natural fibres.

Sue's participation in the One Year, One Outfit (or Totally Local) challenge provided an opportunity to grow her skillset, within a like-minded community. Many of the skills she acquired have been applied to other garments and she has been able to pass them on to others.

And also:

FINN mobile sharpening, now known as Bladeology Australia is coming to WAFTA and wants you to bring your scissors for sharpening!

Bladeology need to know approximate number of items you will bring, so please register by November 15 so we can advise quantities.

Price list:

Sewing items for sharpening:
Dressmaking Scissors $12
Tailors Shears (10” & 12”) $14
Pinking Shears $12
Embroidery Scissors $8

Kitchen items for sharpening:
Knives (blade <12cm) $9
Knives (blade >12cm) $11
Serrated knives $10
Kitchen scissors $10

We also sell a range of dressmaking scissors

Note: Scissors must be able to be opened to a 90 degree angle to fit in the sharpening machine.

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