It was another blustery day down at the beach front this morning and then it poured! Winter is really upon us. We were nice and cosy inside the club rooms. We were surrounded with colour and ideas. We have watched projects progress from fibre to finished product and there has been some wonderfully squishy skeins of handspun wool to admire. In winter we see all the hats, scarves and warm, woolly things. It is good and keeps us full of cheer.
Show and tell
Corina: a lovely soft shawl in soft blues/greys.
Cathy: a ball of spun wool from Sue Horne’s mixed bag plied with a plait of Alexis dyed tops.
Fay: a skein of her first spinning which was very impressive. Congratulations!
Marjorie: a beret from Susi Horne’s mystery bag and a pair of socks in pinks.
Dagmar : small beanie in pastel colours, fawns /white mixture plus a lovely cable scarf in green.
Sheila O: a frilled neck scarf in blue pastel colours and a beanie to match in a knitted shell pattern and a skein of spun grey West Highland moulting type sheep in a grey colour. Alexis has already spun her West Highland fleece and is knitting a shawl which we will see on another occasion. Sheila has also spun a skein of pale , hand dyed wool using blue and aqua.
Jan E : a skein of mixed colours from Brenda at Felting Ewe and plied it with blue from the Guild.
John has woven 2 kilim type pieces of fabric ready to make into a garment
Hilary had a visit to the Canberra Felters and came back with a few spoils by way of pre-felts and pieces of sari silk ideal for felting into a scarf or bag.
It was our AGM yesterday and it was decided to carry on as we were and help people when they needed it because we live in strange times. There were plenty of people there yesterday which was good for our Cancer Council morning tea fund raiser. It is an organisation we like to support and this was an easy way to do our AGM and the fund raining. This year’s challenge was to create a doll/ animal for the late Jean Greenhow range of dolls. We had been given 100 gm of fleece to spin and dye. The dolls which came back are lovely.
Marina’s owls won first prize.
Hilary’s swagman , bottom left won second prize.
Anthea knitted the big white bear.
Deb knitted the swashbuckling cat
Margaret made the beautiful robin.
Maxine knitted the lovely fireman which every grandson needs.
Winter comes June 1st in Adelaide and there were signs this morning of cooler weather and then the sunshine turned up its warmth and it was another lovely autumn day. We had plenty to talk about and so many good projects are underway. We are certainly producing a variety of colourful and textured yarns.
Show and tell
Margaret has been sorting out her stash and found these two weavings: one woven rug turquoise/blue and one woven floor mat red/grey, also a beanie with a border patterned in blue/white and yellow.
Marina: three balls spun, dyed alpaca plied with cotton, one ball spun coral wool plied with cotton.
Cathy: cake of spun wool in pink merino tops and naturally dyed polwarth
Sheila O: a large skein of wool in dyed in lime/yellow.
Marjorie: a large skein spun wool with lots of dyed wool colours plied with light grey wool.
Joanna: a beautiful small needle felted gnome.
Jan E: knitted beanies ready for Alice Springs: two in blue, one pink and one green.
Nicki: a large hairy felted gnome with a pink hat and purple boots.
A well attended meeting today and our monthly Exchange Day created a really good feeling. We had some lovely colours to look at and plenty of ideas for projects . Very productive day.
Show and tell
Cathy: Ball of wool and silk in green with splashes of other colours.
Maxine: Four skeins of wool dyed with Tasmanian blue gum leaves and a fifth skein in blues, pinks and yellows where she added commercial dyes to the mix.
Karin: Woven scarf made from her handspun wool in greens and pinks.
Margaret: Skein of finely spun,. fawn wool dyed with Tasmanian blue gum leaves courtesy of Alexis.
Deb: Knitted beanie from the green wool she had cold dyed at the dyeing workshop.
Anthea: Two skeins of hand dyed , handspun wool and alpaca from Equipment Day.
Sue: Hand dyed silk from dyeing day. One large purple skein and other smaller bobbins in assorted colours.
John is in the process of weaving a jacket on his heddle loom and Sue is into some serious purple felting. Looking forward to seeing the finished items.