Blended yarns and wool batts are always fun and creative but there is something to be said about a nice solid colour too. You can ply it with itself, something similar or a variegated single ply. It means your options are endless in terms of producing yarn.
Left are Karin’s eye catching emerald green tops which she was spinning. It is a striking colour. Next are Hilary’s pale blue tops which are very soothing to look at. Christine had used Earth Palette dyes to get the lovely blue tops and then the peach tops. The peach came from the yellow. It is a really gentle colour. Margaret was spinning her toffee coloured fleece on her little Eel wheel. That is a nice, soft colour , too. Down the track we’ll find out what has happened to all these lovely colours.
It was a beautiful Adelaide day today and we had a beautiful view and then some really lovely things to look at which people were making. So many interesting ideas and such a good array of colour.
Show and Tell
Marina had a basket full of spun fibres dyed with various dyes and using different techniques to obtain varied effects.
Cathy 3 small balls of the fleece left over from her felting and a Mobius cowl in
Maria a small, beautiful crochet shawl.
Peter’s finished woven scarf.
John’s weaving with carpet wool, his next project.
Peter’s weaving in progress.
Jan E’s felting samples to keep us inspired.
Enjoy our view:
Show and Tell
Cathy made a huge slouch beanie ideal for those with dread locks in dark brown spun alpaca and wool with coloured flecks, 2 spun balls of matching yarn from wool oddments and alpaca.
Anne: 2 beanies in rib & cable patterns light green & purple.
Margaret: Shaun the sheep crochet doll and a yellow teddy.
Jan H : a skein of green spun alpaca and wool dyed with green food colouring.
Jan E : 3 skeins – 1 Brenda’s plait in aqua/purple & blue, 2 aqua skeins plied with silk hankies.
Hilary: a beanie from the spun oddments of tops.
Maria: a rosette for the Best Exhibit for handspinning from the Clare Show. Congratulations, Maria!
John: latest progress on his weaving.
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.