Pantone Colour of the year 2019

Take 10 minutes to feast your eyes on this beautiful coral colour. It is one which Christine has often favoured in our group and Alexis’ electronic spinner has been swathed in clouds of this beautiful coral during the year. We spin by the sea. Coral is a colour which really appeals to us. Next year we shall truly be in our element!  We are going to love Pantone Living Coral 16-1546.


All the spinning

We love spinning and it’s good to see all the colours and then yarns which are produces. It is then even better when we get to see what happens to all these lovely yarns. Marina plied some colourful tops and then she plied a blue wool batt from Alexis with some silk. Cathy had learned to use a carder better and was spinning a wool batt she had carded. Margaret was spinning one of Suzie Horn’s lovely greens. Janette had spun  camel hair and silk and plied it with llama fleece. Karin likes to use merino and alpaca to make her woven scarves. She has trimmed this one with her own spun wool. Such lovely colours and textures and all so original.

Show and tell

show and tell December 3rd

Show and Tell was awesome this week and our table was laden with beautifully made things. We are pretty impressive, really 🙂

Janette: Capsicum seedlings . Cloak shawl in rainbow colours from handspun wool. Spun camel hair and silk plied with llama plied llama fleece.

Cathy: Cake of dyed handspun wool in inky blue.

Jan: Two felted bead necklaces. One in blues and the other in red, black and white. A beautiful felted purple flower brooch.  A cream knitted slouch beanie in spun wool. An apricot teddy in amigurumi crochet.

Wendy: Knitted felted pouch bag in dove grey , blue and pink.

Meryl : Handknitted vest in navy blue wool . Aran design.

Marina: Two skeins of Alexis’ blue  spun wool batts plied with cotton. Two skeins of merino tops she had got from Meryl  in greens, pinks and blues.

Karin: Woven dark red scarf  in alpaca and merino yarn with blue homespun fringe.

John: Woven white scarf with attractive red inlay, some of it with glitter yarn. Impressive plaid woven scarf in red, white and black.

Christine , who was facilitating show and tell, made a point that all the woven items had perfectly straight and neat selvages.

Colour your life

We are surrounded by beautiful colours in our group. They inspire us, make us talk and then we love seeing what people do with the colours they create. Sheila’s Anzac Day quilt top had such an impact in the room because of the richness of its colours. Jan’s blue and turquoise skein cheered us all up because they are Jan’s signature colours and we know she loves them. That eye popping carded wool of Hilary’s had becomeause an equally eyepopping green skein of wool that she’d spun. Such a striking colour. Christine’s hats were perfect. It is hard to work with green. This wasn’t sage she’d spun or olive. It was   a lovely soft green colour which had no overwhelming impact. It was soothing and so very suitable for garments and the little beanies looked so nice. Then Alexis often brings along amazing hand dyed wool batts and the colourways always make us enthusiastic and it is the colour of these which inspire us to do good things. Colour is everything.