Merry Christmas

merry christmas

We are wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. It has been a big, successful year for us . We are hoping next year will be as inspiring. Enjoy all the festivities and we shall see you again soon.

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Christmas Lunch

Christmas lunchChristmas lunchAt our last meeting we celebrated the end of our year with a lovely Christmas Lunch. Marjorie and Pam ensured everyone was properly served. John, Christine and Sonya made sure the dishes were done and then people like Wendy and Margaret made sure it was all running smoothly. Peter and Marina took photos. We all pitched in where necessary and it was a truly cheerful, Christmas event. We stopped to gather around the big table to eat lunch together and to chat. Not that we ever stop talking. One of the great things about our group is we are full of ideas and information to share and so it never stops. We were happy to get back to our wheels and creativity afterwards. Our Kris Kringle presents had had to be something we would use to do with our yarn arts and crafts and there were some lovely ideas and people brought along thoughtful presents so everyone was a winner. Nothing like something new to play with. Christine had brought her little electric Eel Wheel to spin on and we still love it. She had also brought along the most interesting folding stool which was easy to carry, easy to put up and then, as she showed us at lunch time, could double as a solid little table as well. How convenient 🙂

We have had a good year. We have run some very successful events to fund raise for charity and we have had some successes with our things going into exhibitions and shows. Our workshops have been inspiring and we have produced some really creative items this year. We had plenty to celebrate and look forward to another good year next year.

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.

Odd Socks Day 2018

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The last of our Odd Socks Day posts. We had such a great day. It was good for our group to meet with the Victor Harbour group because we all had such a lot in common and shared a love of fibre , fun and fundraising. Our club rooms were packed and there was a friendly, festive atmosphere which was good for all of us. That and the ocean views. It was a great day and we achieved our aims of connecting with the Victor Harbour group and raising a creditable amount of money for Odd Socks Day as well. It means our two fundraisers for the year have been very successful and that makes us feel good. It was really lovely to see the show and tell things from the Victor Harbour group. They had some beautiful felting , felted knitting and knitting. We all learned a lot from each other.