We had fun at the Beanies to Berets Textile Expo today at Port Noarlunga Arts Centre. This won’t be the only post. Monday will probably bring us more photos! The venue was suited to our needs and it had a good atmosphere. Stall holders and the general public were all interacting comfortably and happily. We’d like to thank Marjorie and Hilary (featured) for setting our stall up so well and for quietly keeping it all under control. We were not short of helpers and the extra bonus was pop ins from club members who couldn’t spend long with us but who came down to lend their support to us and the event. It had a positive community feel about it. The stall holders were all pleased to interact with each other and learn from each other. So much positive encouragement and the visitors to the event were also glad to offer encouragement and praise. One constant comment we had in the morning was we had a good variety of nice things on our stall and they liked our colours. Hilary got the first sale with her fluoro fingerless gloves. They were irresistible.
We have a lot of talented textile people in our area. It is good to give them space and encouragement. People can get to know us, are happy to share ideas and thoughts about textiles and it then becomes a very creative exercise. So much serious learning went on along with the looking and shopping.
It may have been blustery and pouring with rain on Monday but inside the club we could watch the weather and the ocean but enjoy the warmth of all our colours and ideas. It was an inspiring , productive day for us. So many lovely things to look at on our show and tell table and the weaving we saw this week was just so impressive.
Jan1: 2 felted bowls made from 2 berets one red the other blue, 3 skeins pale pink plied with silk, dark pink & variegated aqua/purple.
Marina : a small scarf with beads on a long pin to go with a sleeveless vest in dark brown with cable pattern inserts, 2 woven scarves -grey one with knitted pockets at the end, one red with a grey fringe.
Chris :crocheted jumper in natural dark brown & a crocheted beanie in blue mohair which Chris finished that afternoon.
Wendy : a Fair Isle beanies in dark pink with white Fair Isle design.
Cathy : a multi coloured crocheted beanie & a small one in pale aqua/white with flowers &
pompoms, single rib beanie in dark brown alpaca plied with natural Corridale and coloured merino.
Alexis :a beautiful plain knitted man’s jumper in hand dyed wool green/blue tones.
John’s woven knee rug with stripes in black/blue/pink & yellow.
Peter’s & John’s work in progress:
We were a very energetic, cheerful productive group today despite the wintery weather. Plenty of interesting things to looks at and be inspired by. Lots of lovely colours and some good texture.
Cathy: a fair isle beanie cream/dark brown wool/alpaca/camel hair & silk.
Marina: beret & crochet spiral scarf with fluffy pompoms to match, beret with beads, small triangular scarf and beret to match.
Alexis: beautiful felted vest using some of the silk dress from last week’s item & a novelty shopping bag.
Karin: a pair of beautiful felted boots in Irish green with a flower button.
Janette: a knitted knee rug in wool various colour of blue & grey.
Hilary :2 beanies 1 silk/wool tops from Ashford, 1 bubble stitch wool in autumn colours.
John’s new table runner in progress green design on cream background.
Image : Onkaparinga city
This exhibition and expo is held in Port Noarlunga, one of the lovely beach areas south of Adelaide. The 2019 Beanies to Berets exhibition will run from 5 July 2019 – 29 July 2019. The Textile Expo is to be held on Saturday 6 July 2019, 10am – 4pm and fleece will be available there too. Details are on the Onkaparinga council website. It is an opportunity to create and celebrate wearable headwear and for stall holders to have an opportunity to sell their textile based products.