Macramé owl

macrame owlOne of the benefits of going to camps and workshops is you learn new skills, you revisit old skills and you look at your competencies differently. Margaret and Christine have been to a textile camp and one of the items Margaret shared with us this week was her macramé owl. It’s rather stylish. It will make a good wall hanging of the understated variety. It’s nice to see macramé coming back into vogue. It is something which can be calming to do but it produces some lovely items to decorate your home.

The video below shows you how to make a keychain. You could use different colours and yarns and some impressive beads. Nice way to be creative and with Christmas coming …Nattalee takes you through it one thread at a time.

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Willow pattern jumper

Stunning, isn’t it? It’s a 1940s pattern knitted by Jan B’s father. What an achievement and what a stylish item for your wardrobe. Looks beautiful in the blue and white Dresden colours. We have featured the original pattern. You can find it on Etsy and on Ravelry, but we are sure there must be originals around in people’s cupboards and boxes. This jumper is unique. We just loved seeing it.

Show and Tell

Lovely , sunny day today and some beautiful projects on the table . It was especially nice  to see Jan B’s father’s Dresden Fair Isle knitting. Those blue and white colours are so striking.

*There is no meeting next week. it is a public holiday.*

show and tell 30th September

Show and Tell

Hilary: a striped vest in blue’s/white

Marjorie: a large man size jumper in natural grey wool, a large skein wool blue/light green.

Margaret :project from the week camp. A macramé owl, Tunisian crochet square & a
soap pouch, broomstick knitted cover for a small packet of tissues and a pair of fingerless mittens in alpaca & possum. Pinky-red colour.

Marina : a bag in cream woven material that Peter wove with granny squares inserts on
the end & a plaited strap for a handle.

Jan B brought in a beautiful jumper knitted in a blue/white Fair Isle pattern by her father.
Alan’s needle felting projects – the little Tasmanian Devils.

Show and tell

Such a lovely, sunny day outside but a bit cool inside…not that we noticed. We had so much fibre and colour to feast our eyes on and then all the projects which had been completed or were being completed. Plenty to share and plenty to talk about. Hilary shared the red , felted scarf which she won as a prize at the Victor Harbour spinning group visit. Beautiful work.

Show & Tell

Alexis :a basket full of carder fleece which has been dyed with cold water dyes, 5 carded
rolags pink, pale mauve, lemon & brown with extra colours carded into the fibres

Marina :a sleeveless jacket knitted in mohair with cream flecks plied with white cotton, brown/white.

Jan(1): a child’s hat in aqua with purple stripes with an icord top knot, also 9 colourful skeins of spun wool/silk ready for the Gallery.

Maria: 3 Beanies, 1 in forest greens with a fluffy tassel, 1 cream with fair isle design, 1
cream with vertical brown coloured stripes.

Sheila: a pair of man size mittens in natural brown wool

Jan (3): a pair of mittens in cream alpaca with a very intricate cuff which looks plaited

Cathy :2 lots of dyed English Leicester fleece 1 dyed with green tea & sage, the other dyed with black beans  giving it a brown tone.

John: a beautiful woven scarf in various colours of mauve & pinks with aqua in between finished with a red silk fringe, a woven bag in the process of being put together.

Jan (2): brought in a sample of OPTIM™ which is some white wool fibres which are very soft and looks like silk with a great sheen to it processed by CSIRO. She brought the fact sheet to explain the process they use.

show and tell 23rd September