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.
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The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The Fairley Leadership Program met in Tatura on Wednesday, exploring ‘Water and our catchment’ at Goulburn Murray Water.
Road authorities have made little progress to fixing Echuca’s most dangerous intersections.
Lockington Vintage Tractor and Stationary Engine Rally is on for the 18th time this weekend and there is something for everyone.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
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A new book, Men from the River Bends, honours Cobram-Barooga and district soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice after enlisting in World War 1.
Deniliquin bowler Dennis O'Keefe lost 25-19 in his bid for a quarter-final spot in the Victorian Singles Championships this week.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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