Craft and Hobby Fair, 2017

Come and enjoy this day at Castle Hill Bible Education Centre and bring along your family and friends.

All proceeds will go to the ‘Meal-a-Day’ fund. We thank our generous presenters and contributors who are donating their time without cost as their own contribution to this very worthy cause.


Researching Family history: 11am – 1pm

We are particularly excited to have Emeritus Professor Noeline Kyle to present a workshop on all aspects of family history including how to research and then write up your findings.

Noeline will be demonstrating the use of on-line sources as well as many other aspects of this fascinating hobby.

We are asking for a donation from those attending this workshop which on the request of Noeline, will be added to our ‘Meal-a-Day’ fund.

Noeline will also bring along some of her great publications.

This workshop is suitable for beginners through to the more experienced.

For more info about Noeline please go to

Painting Workshops

Beverly Theodore, currently the President of the Sutherland Shire Art Society, will be back to demonstrate aspects of painting with a variety of media. She will also conduct three workshop sessions, in which you are welcome to participate:

  • 10.30am Painting with water mixable oils
  • 11.30am How to paint a ‘blue tree’ in watercolours
  • 12.30pm How to achieve different grounds on your canvas, for example by using tissue paper.

Is this your ‘blue tree’ painting?

Beverley is happy to critique and help you with your own art works. All necessary material will be supplied.

Beaded Jewellery

Rosanne Dennes will be back doing her beautiful beaded work throughout the day. Come and watch and ask questions.

Wood Inlay

Ben Creighton will be back doing his fabulous wood inlay work. He will be crafting lovely boxes and also the most beautiful portraits. A highly exacting craft in this very difficult medium. Come and watch and ask how it is done.


Michelle Byrnes will be crafting a large mosaic using glass and pottery pieces. A really interesting craft that all ages can do.

Silver and Lapidary

Bill’s work with silver and lapidary, in particular Opals, will be displayed. He is happy to answer any questions.

Examples like this beautiful silver pendant will be available for sale.

Children’s Craft Corner

For all our Sunday School children and visitors. Come and join the fun of making a large mural of fish with colourful shimmery foil scales.

There will also be some smaller canvases with fish designs that the children can colour, glue, or pin sequin `scales’ onto, and take home.

Sales Table

This will have a wide variety of things for sale including, hand knits, hand crafted items for babies; bead work; handmade patch-works such as quilts and place mats. There will also be some craft/hobby materials to purchase.

All proceeds will go to the ‘Meal-a-Day’ fund.

Coffee Shop

A café will be open downstairs with cakes and savouries to tempt you throughout the day!

So come and spend a lovely day at Castle Hill and in so doing we can also help others in need.

When and Where

When: Saturday, May 13th, 10am-4pm
Where: Castle Hill Bible Education Centre

Posted: May 2, 2017 / Categories: Events
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