Plenty of lovely, well made , colourful stuff on our show and tell table this week.
John’s woven shopping bag is finished and he is working on the next one.
Wendy produced a beautifully finely spun ball of lavender tops dyed at the work shop.
Peter: the blue weaving from last week made into a large rug by Marina, and a skein warp of brightly coloured yarn ready for the next project.
Jan 3: her very finely spun cream crochet scarf finished with a lovely pearl beads edging.
Marjorie: a beret in Autumn colours, Navaho plied tops from Brenda, 2 Bionic bags in readiness for the challenge winner…
Hilary: 3 woven straps in bright cotton from the mountain Hills Tribe community in Thailand.
We asked Jan 3 what she was crocheting. She replied , “Just a scarf. ” This is not just a scarf and some of our members were looking at it more closely. It drapes lightly around the neck and is made from a lace pattern rectangle with half diamond crochet edging. It sits well and looks very stylish. Lace crochet patterns are generally quite quick to make up but this one was in crochet cotton and so would have taken longer.
There are some nice crochet lace scarf patterns on In the Loop Knitting. The Streusel scarf sits nicely like Jan 3’s.
We really liked Marjorie’s beret. The colour combination and the softness made it really appealing. We all love making beanies but a beret tends to give a less casual and more stylish look in winter and the colours and cables can make all the difference. Unlike a beanie , a beret can be changed to suit different hairstyles and looks as you sit it on your head. From that point of view a beret is a more versatile accessory. Marjorie’s beret is made from her own hand dyed , handspun wool .
The are some free beret patterns on In the Loop Knitting.
John brought along some of his weaving so we could have a look. It is always important to know what you can achieve . Peter and Marina have started their weaving journey and need something to aim for and to have ideas. The rest of us can just admire the neatness and the colour choices and how beautifully made these items are. Woven bags would make a good choice for sustainability and not everyone would want a bag with a flap. The scarves are colourful and lovely and would dress up any winter outfit. We especially loved the lime green and navy blue scarf.