All the sheep

Our AGM challenge brought in a flock of sheep! Everything we saw on the day we loved. We don’t seem to have a picture of Maria’s little sheep. They were so cute. Apologies to Maria. Who knows where the photos went.

Top left is Margaret’s lovely amigurmi aardvark sheep and a bright colourful beanie. Top right is Alexis’ fun wet felted sheep hat which looks really good on . Middle left is Jeanette’s sheep decor which adds atmosphere and effect and was good to have on our challenge day. Middle right is Cathy’s aardvark wet felted sheep with some needle felted bits for effect. At the bottom is Alan’s photogenic needle felted sheep. So much work in that and it has been so well received on our Instagram account.

 

2020 AGM and Challenge

We got there! The day was grey but inside the club it was warm, friendly and colourful. We have had to wait and wait to do the AGM . It ended up being a very creative , inspiring day. The challenge had been to make or represent an animals whose fleece we spin. All the entries we well thought out and such fun to look at and discuss. We also had some other items to look at which people shared which will come up here or on Instagram. Margaret’s and Maria’s sheep need to be featured too. We are all doing our best and a little less than perfect . The world has been very challenging this year.

Basically, everyone has kept their positions and Sonya has taken over now as Librarian because it is a big, exacting job so taking turns is good. We have to thank Alexis for bring dyed merino tops to colour the day and help us rebuild our stash after iso life. A hearty and well deserved congratulations to Jan H for her lovely winning alpaca. Congratulations! The top she knitted and was wearing was a winner too ๐Ÿ™‚

Janette made a sheep of the fleece

Hilary knitted an alpaca from pre-dyed alpaca fleece

Jan H crocheted an alpaca also a gonk with bright red fleece hair

Cathyย  wet felted and needle felted a sheep

Maria crocheted some miniature sheep

Margaret crocheted a lovely aardvark sheep

Alexis wet felted a sheepโ€™s hat

Alan needle felted a picture of a poodle from the poodle hair

Marina knitted a jacket with applique sheep on it.

We have not , as yet, decided on next year’s challenge. This one was really fun.

Lovely scarves

 

Scarves can be as different as beanies. They depend on the yarn, the chosen way to put them together or the colours. Top left is Jeanette’s open knitted scarf and it would be warm but would act as an attractive neckline accessory. It is not too bulky and so can be neatly tucked into a jumper, jacket or coat to provide interest and warmth.

The other three scarves are from the scarf exchange and the link to that is in the Show and Tell post. Hilary got a beautifully felted scarf which would make such a beautiful accessory and provide warmth. A real eye catcher. Christine received the lovely scarf in the middle. It is lightweight and very soft. So cosy without adding bulk. Marjorie received the blue scarf. Just her colours and such a great colour to cheer up any winter outfit. This scarf is soft too.

The scarves have been hand dyed and hand spun. The felted one is made from the fibre supplied. If you are now feeling in the mood to make yourself a scarf , there are free patterns on In the Loop Knitting.

Show and Tell

Lovely sunny Adelaide day today but icy cold! We kept warm with all the cleaning, chatter, sharing ideas and beautiful colours. It was a cheerful day full of good ideas and more members were able to attend this week. The Handspinners and Weavers Guild of South Australia are the organisers of the 2020 International Scarf Exchange you are about to read about.

Show and tellย 

Hilaryโ€™s exchange scarf felted green leave design.
Marjorieโ€™s exchange scarf bright blue colour rib pattern.
Chrisโ€™s exchange lacy scarf in white with red and yellow ends.
Janette: scarf grey & red lacy pattern, ball of spun wool white/pale yellow and pink.
Jan B :skein of spun dark brown alpaca with Kathy’s Fibres sparkle.
Cathy : striped beanie for her grandson in browns/yellow/pinks with a touch of blue.
John : Beanie made on aย  round loom – pale blue with a dark blue band.
Marjorie: beanie blue & orange with the band across the beanie. She made a papier-mรขchรฉย form to present the hat.
Maria: a crochet beanie cream mohair with a blue border.