Our weavers always keep us inspired and intrigued. They have some clever ideas. Top left is John’s new jacket in such a lovely blue/grey colour . He is using his table top loom which is very compact and solid. He is going to be adding other colours and we look forward to seeing how this project develops. Next in is his woven mat/runner/cloth. You could use it anywhere. It is sturdy but soft and would look nice on a table but it would look nice across a bed or on a settee too. It is beautifully made.
The next two top pictures are the jacket Marjorie made from cloth made from a former member of the club. It is a houndstooth weave and Marjorie has tailored the jacket beautifully. Very Coco Chanel.
Bottom left are Marina’s laptop looms. One is small for little projects and the other one is a converted needlepoint or embroidery frame which is handy to carry around and easy to work with. To the right is her woven bag. Her husband, Peter, made the fabric and Marina sewed it into a project bag for weaving accessories with string handles and a zip. It really plays its part well.
The Pantone colour of the year 2020 is timeless
Great colour for us because we spin by the sea. We have ocean views and the classic blue is often there before our very eyes. It is a colour we spin and then we like the turquoises too. Blue is a good, classic colour.
According to Color Wheel Pro :
Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
You can read more about blue on their website.
Deb’s woven bowls are very colourful. They are made carefully and with a lot of patience. Woven bowls are used in a number of cultures. They are good for using up oddments, for the environment and sustainability and you can make them in various sizes. These bowls of Debs have colour and texture so visually they are appealing. Sheila also makes woven fibre baskets to use up her oddments. These are always good projects to watch. You can see the bowl develop a life and character as it is made.
This video is without sound but it shows you how you can make a woven bowl:
Our blog started towards the end of 2017. We had 406 visitors by the end of the year. In 2018 we had 2569 visitors . Last year we did even better with 3884 visitors. That is really nice to know. Most of our visitors come from Australia but we continue to be popular with people in other countries . We have only posted a picture of the top countries. It is a good mix.
We have 252 followers now and have had 15,602 hits. That’s a good achievement and a nice way to start the new year.
We now get thousands of hits from search engines and that was always the aim. people are now landing on our blog from the things they search. The WordPress reader continnues to bring us plenty of visitors and then things like Fcebook and Instagram…even dear Twitter which is not very good on textile arts and crafts.
Christine’s Celtic knot scarf was the top post of the year. Congratulations!! Her rust colloured crescent shawl was the second most popular post for the year 🙂 Talented lady.
Maria’s crochet Alpine stitich was very popular as was Alexis’ idea for poppies for Remembrance Day in 2018.
Glad to see theat the post we put up about knitting not just being a hobby went so well. it is NOT busy work!
Then there was Marina’s idea for the fidget muffs.
So it was mainly knitting and a bit of crochet which won the day for us last year but we would not get he numers or commitment from visitors without all the other things we do.