Show and tell

Was lovely and sunny to start with and then returned to wintery, grey and dull. We were all busy because we all have plans and projects so there was plenty to do and discuss.

Show and tell

Dagmar: Homespun , fine shawl in black and bright colours. One strand black alpaca. One strand silk.   

Anita: Alpaca and spun silk by Dagmar knitted into a cable scarf of soft greens.

Jeanette: Sleeveless jacket in apricot/yellow which were Brenda’s colours plied with camel hair from Luba. Very soft.

Sheila O: Lovely skein of green wool which she had spun . Sourced it from fibreartshed.

John : Woven piece in nice soft colours.

Show and tell

Another warm, humid day but a good day to be at the beach front. Members had a few things to show today and some produce to share and are excited about the dyeing day on February 14th. We normally start the year with plenty of focus on colour so it will be good to have that day soon.

Show and tell

John has built his karakumi weaving loom and is working out his braiding with it.

Jan E : two skeins of spun tops: one multi coloured blues, one multi coloured reds which Jan Navajo plied, plus a classic white beanie with a brim which was cable knitted .

Marina: two cakes of spun alpaca fleece

Colour your life

We are always immersed in colour and we absorb it. It is colour medicine and inspiration. We look at so many colours but we never tire of it. I tis always interesting. This week’s colours were a good mix. Top left are Cathy’s natural colours – lamb’s wool, suri alpaca , Finn X dyed with Tasmanian bluegum leaves and a bit of gold sparkle. Top right are Marina’s colours. Blue from tops Alexis dyed and then suri alpaca natural colour. Middle right are Jeanettes colours. White a grey fleece plied with solid colours from Felting Ewe. Bottom are Hilary’s solar dyed colours which she brought in jars last week. Don’t those skeins look pretty?

Show and tell

The show and tell table was full of wonderful colours and interesting ideas. It was a warm day today and we were happy to sharing ideas and seeing what others are doing. There is still plenty of scrumptious natural coloured fleece being spun and it looks and feels good. The colours elsewhere in the room were nice to see too. John’s hat maker brought plenty of interest to today’s meeting.

Show and Tell

Janette had brought in some bunches of bay leaves for us to take.

Alexis also had a few more glasses wipe which are far superior to those in the cases.

John has been busy with his knitting machine and has churned out several beanies this afternoon, also a pair of multi coloured slippers and a grey head band.

Maria has copied crochet pattern that Margaret learnt at the Hills Retreat and cleverly made a beanie and added a few diamonds around the brim.

Karin has spun some grey alpaca which is beautifully soft.
Cathy shared a ball of wool from the brown fleece John brought in week and plied it with some soya fibre, noil silk and alpaca fleece and a ball of dyed wool plied with some rose fibre.

Marina had a small ball of the white fleece John brought in last week plied with cotton & a small ball of 2 commercial fibres plied together with the fleece.

Sheila brought in her all white spun wool from Jenny Gunson’s Finn X fleece which was very soft, Sheila rinse the skeins in an Epson salts solution.

Alexis shared her beautifully knitted wrap in multi blues colours with lacy insert rows.
Jan made a lovely variegated red skein plied with some woolly nylon in a contrast colour.
Hilary shared a small neck triangle scarf knitted in left over pinks.

Claire brought in some photos of her alpacas . Very cute.
Christine brought in a book which Margaret donated to our library.
Weaver Peter was busy with a piece of weaving for their home.