Victoria Park CWA to prove they’re ‘not just about tea and scones’ at Bassendean exhibition


Victoria Park CWA treasurer Fran Sillitto, president Anthea Rogers and secretary Raylene Thomas with some of the items that will be on display at an upcoming exhibition. Picture: Jon Hewson.
Victoria Park CWA treasurer Fran Sillitto, president Anthea Rogers and secretary Raylene Thomas with some of the items that will be on display at an upcoming exhibition. Picture: Jon Hewson.

PATCHWORK, dolls and jams will all be on show when the Country Women’s Association of WA holds an exhibition this month.

The CWA Craft, Home Farm and Garden Exhibition will be held at the Bassendean Church of Christ on April 20 and 21.

Among the branches to display items is the Victoria Park CWA, who have prepared a range of creative objects.

Victoria Park CWA secretary Raylene Thomas said they had a huge range of crafts and cooking materials.

“It’s quite exciting for the ladies because there will be a number of special items and demonstrations,” she said.

“We want to show people we are not just about tea and scones and that we are out in the community.”

The Victoria Park CWA partnered with the Town of Victoria Park’s Repair To Rewear sustainable living initiative series late last year and has held similar workshops of its own to meet the growing demand for basic mending and sewing skills of beloved clothing.

In the past year, members have made approximately 1400 items for schools, hospitals, victims of disasters and others who have made special requests.

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