Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society Shop, workrooms and Kapiti Gallery closure
In the interests of our members and the general public, Kāpiti Gallery and our workrooms at 192 Matai Road will also be closed in the meantime, and we have decided to close our arts and crafts shop at 20 Raumati Road for at least the next 4 weeks.
As soon as we’re “open for business” again, we’ll let you know!
Many of our shop’s volunteer minders are seniors, and with other society members compromised health-wise, we do not have the numbers to keep the shop open just now. (We thank all who have worked in the past week and all have said they were happy with the precautions we put in place.
We wish our valued Shop customers and Gallery visitors good health and hope you remain in good spirits.
Keep in touch with us and each other via Facebook – share photos and updates of your art and craft projects https://www.facebook.com/kapitiartsandcrafts
UPDATE: We are closed until the government advises Level 4 restrictions are lifted
New Zealand’s four-level COVID-19 alert system specifies public health and social measures to be taken against COVID-19.
Level 4 Eliminate: Likely that disease is not contained.
- People instructed to stay at home
- Educational facilities closed
- Businesses closed except for essential services (e.g. supermarkets, pharmacies, clinics) and lifeline utilities
- Rationing of supplies and requisitioning of facilities
- Travel severely limited
- Major reprioritisation of healthcare services
Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society member, Carol Prockter, was a winner at the NZ Doll Federation convention, with her beautiful Beatrix Potter themed doll. Carol, who belongs to the Dolls ‘n Bears group, was a winner at the Convention in Hamilton in September 2019.
As Carol’s theme was Beatrix Potter, the doll’s knitted toys are Jemima Puddleduck & Mrs Tiggywinkle, and Peter Rabbit is embroidered on her blanket. The lining of her carry basket also features Beatrix Potter characters. She is sitting on a hand knitted cushion with her knitted blanket next to her.
The reproduction porcelain doll is a German baby doll originally made by Kämmer & Reinhardt from years 1912 to 1928+. Carol poured her from a mould taken from a K*R 122 antique doll. She has sleepy eyes and a wobbly tongue.
Her clothes, with the exception of the material petticoat, are hand-knitted in 1 ply wool from a baby knitting pattern called “Princess Marina Layette” printed in the Australian Women’s Weekly of the early 1950s. Because the wool and needles were so fine, Carol reduced the full size baby pattern with modifications, to fit her doll.
Congratulations, Carol, from your friends and colleagues in the Society!
Continue reading “Doll of the Show and Best Antique in Show Winner!”
Kāpiti Arts & Crafts Society groups are in the Deane Community Art Space at Paraparaumu Library during August 2019.
- Ask about the groups who meet regularly in our workrooms
- Learn about Kāpiti Gallery’s monthly exhibitions & sales
- Buy artwork and crafts made by Society members—all Kāpiti locals
- Enjoy craft-making demonstrations
- Join the Society now—pay just $55 for the rest of 2019
Saturday 3 to Friday 9 August: Spinners, Weavers & Knitters and Felters
Saturday 10 to Friday 16 August: Jewellery, Quilters and Teddies & Dolls
Saturday 17 to Friday 23 August: Painters—oils, watercolour, pastels