Show and tell

It was a really lovely day down at the beachfront and a few of us joined together again this week to have a bit of an extra yarn time before Christmas. It was a really productive day. Most of us were spinning but Peter was working on his new loom to get to know it.

Show and tell 

Karin: had a bag of alpaca which had dyed in the blues/aqua colours & was busy spinning it as well

Jan: a skein of Brenda’s variegated blue tops & plied it with some  silk

Hilary: spun plait of green origin unknown with some silk hankies

Cathy: resurrected her early chunky spinning & knitted a beautiful ribbed felted cap

Deb: WIP – her very colourful troll doll which kept us all amused.

Peter’s last weaving which was a roll of mixed fibres & textures, plus a thank you card from a group of students who were trying their hand at weaving with a couple of members from the Adelaide Hills Guild.

 

Tasmanian Devils

Alan has patiently worked on this Tasmanian Devils picture over a number of weeks. We have watched it change and develop and we saw each of the devils being created. We were surprised and delighted with how the finished picture looked. A lot of thought has gone into the creation and presentation of these devils. They are needlefelted so it is a lot of painstaking work. Well worth it.

Passion for purple

Ultraviolet was Pantone’s colour of the year last year. With good reason. It is a strong, powerful colour which historically has always played a role in the robes of important people in different cultures. It’s an inspirational colour whcih never fails to get you thinking.

Bourne creative goes into the detail of the meaning of purple but, in a nutshell:

“Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.”

We love purple and we go through phases of producing and using it because it is such a vibrant colour. It’s bold and makes a strong statement. Top right is Bill’s purple spinning. Alexis dyed the colour and it has such a sheen and is a colour which draws comment. Truth is , though, we love all these purples.

Show and tell

show and tell 2nd decemberWinter’s day today even though we are into summer. Cold, windy, wet but then the sun came out! We were spinning all the colours and hues of summer so maybe it was our influence. It was such a cheerful day inside despite the blowy conditions outside.

Show and Tell

Janette: hand spun knitted vest blue/white.

Margaret: crocheted knee rug in bright colours with a black border.

Jan E: crocheted pixie & hedgehog, 2 crocheted granny squares, skein of purple
alpaca fleece & 2  beautiful felted flowers, 1 blue and 1 purple.

Marjorie: bright multi coloured socks.

Maria: 8 colourful beanies some knitted with a fair isle pattern, some crocheted in stripes.

Karin: a beautiful woven scarf in autumn colours.

Alan: has finished his needle felted Tassie Devil picture which is very impressive.