In a fog enshrouded Saturday morning, the Rylstone Markets at the Rylstone Memorial Hall and surrounds, did a bustling trade.
With the pleasant sounds of 'Bushrock' echoing throughout the hall the shoppers had a great array of produce to buy.
Many of the shoppers were visiting due to the long weekend.
A colourful ceramic display in the middle of the hall immediately caught one's eye.
Josy Knowland from Running Stream had works finished with traditional Italian design patterns called 'Majolica'.
Majolica is a type of pottery in which an earthenware clay body (usually a red earthenware) is covered with an opaque white glaze (traditionally a lead glaze including tin), then painted with stains or glazes and fired.
Josy ran a Ceramic School, 'Jazz It Up', in Surrey Hills for ten years before moving over the mountains.
The brilliant finish of her finished ceramic works shows great expertise.
Kandos High School News
Kandos High participated in the second round of the NSW Chess Tournament on Monday, May 6.
This round was played against James Sheahan Catholic High School.
The team played exceptionally well, ending with a final score of 2.5-1.5 in Kandos High School's favour.
Congratulations to Ethan Seget and Jackson Cunningham who won their games against two challenging opponents Robert Steer and Max Ringbauer.
The longest, nail-biting game was played by Nikki Maunder and Chamathsara Mendis, which ended in a draw.
Finally, I would like to mention the return of Chelsea Cunningham to the team who played an outstanding game against Harry Menro.
This was a challenging game and although not a win, her persistence and sportsmanship are to be commended.
Round 3 will be held later this term.
Well done to all the players and we wish James Sheahan all the best as they progress into the playoffs for second placing. Melanie Moore.
Convent and Chapel Wool Shop
Margot Palk and Gemma Braiding run an intriguing shop full of international materials for knitting, spinning and fine crochet work.
Silk, alpaca, wool from Mile High Merino (Windemere), Japan, Ireland, Scotland and Germany are hand dyed for their customers.
"We are a couple of dedicated and long-time knitters who have escaped many years of working life and raising our families in Sydney to indulge in a country life of our animals, gardening, just enjoying a country community and, of course, knitting, which has always been an important part of our lives.
Now we have opened our shop which allows us to immerse ourselves and share our passion for quality knitting products with others.
We are committed to offering the best of the best and showcasing wonderful yarns and accessories sourced both locally and internationally.
You will notice that we focus on yarns created by artists and our range includes what we consider to be the best hand dyed yarns available internationally.
It's wonderful to see visitors be delighted and surprised to discover these brands in our country shop,
Additionally, we promise knitters will find many items of interest, including our custom, made rosewood yarn bowls, spikes and needles, which will embellish your knitting collection.
We are happy that we can offer a wonderful and unanticipated experience for visitors to our "real" shop as well as present our collection of yarns online.
Although we'd like to think many of our online customers will one day drop in to meet us in person."
Margot and Gemma are situated in the iconic, sandstone building, the Bridge View Inn.
Their prowess in knitting has earned them many awards including the Royal Easter Show's Margot Chic Award for knitting.
The Convent and Chapel Wool Shop is open Friday to Sunday 10am to 4pm and Monday 10am to 2pm Available for online shopping: firstname.lastname@example.org and on Facebook.
Coffee and Cars in Rylstone
The third 'Coffee and Cars' held in conjunction with the Rylstone Markets had a good turn out of vintage to new cars with the usual GT Falcons and Comaros.
The owners kept their cars shiny for the public to enjoy. Discussion about the' Coffee and Cars' next event date is tending to a bigger gap between events.
The public and car owners will be notified by the Mudgee Guardian, KRR-FM and word of mouth when the next 'Coffee and Cars' is going to happen.
- June 15 Kandos Markets
- June 16 Rylstone Community Markets
- Registrations now open. Registrations for the LANSW Road Walks Championships in Chipping Norton on Sunday, June 23. Kandos Rylstone Little Athletics www.bit.ly/2EPf4Mg.