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:
Alexis’ felted waistcoat created some good conversations about colour, felting technique and wearable felting. Alexis’ felted clothes are wearable because her felted fabric is soft and supple. The grey lining is the bottom of the felted piece. The waistcoat has silk in it as well. It is just lovely.
We had a lovely time on Monday because there were so many good things to look at which members had made but there were also things underway which wee inspiring. The use of colour was the best thing.
Marina has crocheted a very long scarf in black/red & white mixed fibres.
Marjorie has crocheted some tops to the felted boots Alexis made, knitted beanie in red/pink wool.
Alexis felted collar made from a silk dress with fine wool tops main colour green.
Cathy a knitted beret for John who supplied the fibres for it, a ball of spun alpaca from some of Alexis dyed fleece plied with hand dyed wool.
Kathy ,our very new spinner, has produced a ball of spun 2ply wool which is excellent.
Maria has finished her baby/lap blanket in Tunisian crochet in small very colourful squares.
Jan(1) has knitted a charity beanie in wine coloured acrylic.
Peter is busy weaving another scarf for him this time.
John has just about finished the strap for his latest bag.
Hilary’s jacket is going to look great. The back of the jacket has inlaid lace and other things and you can see this jacket is going to look really good when it is finished. Hilary was looking for opinions about how it fitted and looked. We all loved it. She wasn’t sure about the front but it was looking good to us . We love styling and using our brains to solve creative problems. It is good to play around with the things people create in our group. It is good to discuss our ideas too. Even if we know what we want , running it by others in the group will make our own ideas clearer and so when we work on something again we have a better idea of detail and finesse. Hilary’s jacket is going to be very striking and it will be very well made. You don’t hurry big projects like this. You take your time and enjoy the journey so you achieve your best.