Next meeting – Carnevale masks!

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The next gathering – on Thursday 4 April – will focus on mask making to fit with the Carnevale theme of our fashion parade.

Did you know that the famed Venice Carnevale originated in the 12th century, and although it fell out of favour in the 19th century, it was revived in 1979 as a tourist attraction.  Carnevale (a similar celebration in South America is known as Mardi Gras – Fat Tuesday) marks the beginning of the Christian period of fasting and prayer, known as Lent.  Carnevale/Mardi Gras was the last big opportunity to let of steam, feast and generally misbehave before the rigours of the six weeks of Lent.

Carnevale masks came in various types.  What style will you make?

Where:                      Mischi’s place, 26 Craddock Rd, Tuross Head, ph 44738982

When:                       Thursday the 4th of April from 10 am.

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided – BYO lunch.

Directions:

Turn in to Tuross from the Princess Hwy

at the T-intersection turn right into Hector Mc William Dr, (it’s name changes to Craddock a bit further down the road) follow until you see the sea and there we are on the left hand side of the road, yellow house with a flag pole and a flag flying…… #26.

Please bring anything to adorn some paper masks.  Marian and Hazel will bring masks for us all to use.  we will  also try and make some full face masks with fabric and glue.

Bring anything you may want to put on a mask eg; shells, buttons paint, feathers, glittery stuff and so on.  bring some fabric if you want to make a full face mask as well.

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