A crafty expert was flown into Echuca from Sydney to help teach the braid lace technique this week.ZACH HUBBER March 7, 2014 4:34am
Women from across rural Victoria converged on an Echuca backyard to learn the fine art of braid lacing this week.
Rich River Lacemakers flew lacemaking expert Ethel Zuccolotto from Sydney for three days of expert teaching thanks to a $750 community grant from Campaspe Shire.
Ms Zuccolotto tutored the 15 women, who travelled from as far as Mildura and Swan Hill, from Tuesday to yesterday.
Rich River Lacemakers founder Trina McInerney, who donated her backyard to the workshop, said it was great to have someone of Ms Zuccolotto’s ilk in Echuca.
‘‘Ethel is a quality lace-making teacher,’’ Mrs McInerney said.
‘‘There are very few like her in Australia.
‘‘Braid lace is a difficult type of lace. It’s a difficult technique.’’
Mrs McInerney said the grant had been put to good use.
A Shepparton man was car jacked on Colliver Rd Shepparton yesterday afternoon.
The Mulwala Lions took a huge step forward in the race for the Murray League title with a hard fought, low scoring, 15 point win, against the fancied Barooga outfit, in near perfect conditions at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
Chelsea Campbell is excited with her new business venture, after purchasing Carol Taylor’s hairdressing salon in Hogan St.
THE Echuca-Moama Country Music Festival will kick off next week at Moama RSL with three days of entertainment under the one roof.
NATIONAL tree day came early for Rochester Secondary College with 16 students planting 350 trees in little more than an hour on Thursday.
Goulburn Valley Water, in consultation with the Department of Health & Human Services, has lifted the Boil Water Notice for the township of Tongala.
Australian Army Cadets unit keeps winning awards.
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Neil Buckley has been inducted as president of the Deniliquin Lions for the next 12 months.
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The Benalla Giants came out winners in both the under-14s and under-16s against the Benalla Bulldogs on the weekend.
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