Monday, October 13, 2014

Mater Dei Fair Camden

For some years the Fairfield Spinners Weavers & Dyers had been asked to attend Mater Dei Fair as they were this year. Sadly on Friday two days prior the fair the spinners and weavers group voted to close their doors for the last time. Low member numbers and participation had taken its toll as well as modern day living for many.

Its  great day out and Sue and decided to continue to support a great cause, these kids and the staff have such a bright out look and enjoy the day its infectious.

Below are just some of our photos of the morning period we spent out there.

However some great photos from Sharons Photography give a greater insight into the school, the kids and the day.

Oh Sue had made cookies for the fair this year, normally its Lemon Curd or such but poor supply this year didn't allow it.

 The woodwork on these old Morris is just outstanding as well as the whole restoration.

 The picnic set look close and you'll see it comes complete.

In the trailer was the original tool kit.

Interior of a Mk5 Jaguar it is in original condition.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Alpaca Dyed Peacock Blue

Its taken some time to get around to working some of this fibre that Maree and John brought up and its only a small portion.

This has been dyed yesterday Val, Maree's mum would have loved the colours.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Antique Machinery

Last year Sue and I found the Sydney Antique Machinery clubs major event, expecting to go and be there for just a couple of hours we stayed for four or five.

Last Saturday was our chosen day of the two it was on this year and from 9am till after 4pm we had a brilliant day out strolling round, chatting, me taking video and Sue photos. Once the video is edited I'll come back and add links mean while enjoy some of the photos taken.

The day started off with a surprise as an old mate who drives big rigs had come down from Queensland to deliver to Sydney but with another pick up in New England region had to high tail it. Little did we know his plans changed as we drove towards the gate I spotted his truck and trailer, he had been here since 6am a quick catch up and he was on his way with a different load.

Meeting some new and old friends as we wondered round made the day even better, even the Ornamental Turners had a stand there.

The exhibits were all laid out well and the owners willing to chat about the restorations or workings of.


This is "Tiny" a 12 ton 8 cylinder back up motor which use to be housed in Sydney HQ of Tesltra/Telecom. It runs and sounds so sweet purs like a kitten till its rev are increased and the blower/turbo cuts in.

 There was much more. The rows of trucks, tractors, motor bikes, stationary engines, remote control trucks, the buses, tools for sale and even a drag car.

Edited to add the video link. Sydney Antique Machinery Show

This video is part 1 but shows the majority of what was there to see.