The weather improved over the day so we were looking at a lovely blue ocean. Very cold , though. (Okay, cold for us in Adelaide.) Plenty to look at and discuss and it was a very positive, productive day with plenty of ideas to inspire us and to work towards. Our stall at the Beanies to Berets textile day at the weekend had been very successful and we were pleased with what we achieved.
Show and tell
Marina : sleeveless jumper in alpaca browns, fawns and pinks. Dyed and natural colours . Marjorie : dyed a skein using only a ¼ teaspoon of colour in the dye bath: pink and aqua. Jeanette : skein of spun wool grey and white. Cathy: a ball of spun wool brown plied with multi colours, a large crochet blanket for her grandson in the bright colours he chose. Sheila O: a dark grey embossed patterned beanie. Hilary : a pair of fingerless mittens in green, pink and white handspun wool.
No show and tell today. We operated as two groups today. Half went on a trip north to woolchambers , where you can get rare and unusual fibres, an then onto yarnarama .The other half kept the club seats warm for next week. Those of us there today had a productive , useful time and it was good to see the colours, the spinning, the needlefelting and the weaving projects. Next week we shall be able to hear all about the trip. Today was a good chance to catch up on our yarn projects and really enjoy the ocean views.
We are coming to the end of winter so it was cold today but sunny. Inside there was an array of bright colours , unusual colours and then some beautiful natural colours. The show and tell table was laden with colourful and interesting things to look at and there are plenty of lovely projects on the way.
Marina : multi coloured beret
Karin: green felted bag with a leather strap; a skein of spun wool
Maxine : beanie in reds& orange colours.
Alexis: dyed tops in blue and pink; two skeins of the same dyed tops 1 plied with green the other plied with blue.
Fay: a lovely nuno felted bag using a pashmina stole with felted handle in aqua colour.
Maria: large lap blanket using Tunisian crochet in reds/fawn and a narrow, crochet scarf in grey/white.
*** Sue’s first attempt at knitting : a pair of house slippers.***
Sheila Mc : 2 pair of small fingerless mitts in bright green and red; a small sleeveless jacket in stripes for her great grandson and a large knitted bag ready for felting in washing machine.
Jan B: a skein of spun suri alpaca dyed in kingfisher blue.
Anthea: A new carry bag in yellow and black for our drum carder.
Bit blowy down at the beach front today but the ocean looked magnificent. Indoors we were warm and comfortable and surrounded by some very arty, interesting colours. Some lovely felting projects this week and some great ideas for projects. We also seem to have more fibre fest activities to attend if we want to and that is always good. Always ready to do everything and prepared to cancel if we have to save health and happiness. Coronavirus is making us very flexible.
Show and Tell
Marjorie: Bendigo wool jumper in deep wine colour.
Sue: felted trilby hat green/blue and frilled felted scarf brown tones with silk inlay.
Fay: frilled felted scarf in red tones.
Margaret: a sock in Fair Isle with sheep motifs .Second one to come.
Alrisha : A book on dyeing.
Marina: a knitted beanie in variegated art yarn.
Alexis: a large skein of violet/multi coloured plied wool
Jan E: Two small crocheted dolls which she had finally finished.
Janette: a box of dyed fleeces various pastel colours.