Show and tell

Was lovely and sunny to start with and then returned to wintery, grey and dull. We were all busy because we all have plans and projects so there was plenty to do and discuss.

Show and tell

Dagmar: Homespun , fine shawl in black and bright colours. One strand black alpaca. One strand silk.   

Anita: Alpaca and spun silk by Dagmar knitted into a cable scarf of soft greens.

Jeanette: Sleeveless jacket in apricot/yellow which were Brenda’s colours plied with camel hair from Luba. Very soft.

Sheila O: Lovely skein of green wool which she had spun . Sourced it from fibreartshed.

John : Woven piece in nice soft colours.

All the wool

We had a great time this week looking at all sorts of wool and fibre. Not just what our members were using and spinning but Brenda, from Felting Ewe, had agreed to visit so we could replenish our stash. The colours were amazing. The rack of wool top plaits wasn’t all that Brenda brought along. There were lots of other fibres and wool packs to look at. It is all that colour and texture we missed in isolation. We do not regret what we did but there are things you miss as you keep yourself and others safe.

Top left is Janette’s cake of turquoise and charcoal. Nice colours. Bottom left is the rack of Brenda’s plaits. Right are Hilary’s skeins of yarn, some with silk. Such rich colours. In the middle is Christine’s inspired combination of wool and sparkle. The way she has incorporated the sparkle makes the skein look magical.

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It was cold today but, my goodness , we filled the air with chatter, laughter, creativity and colour and had a very warm, noisy day with two new members and Brenda, from The Felting Ewe (link right) , who kindly accepted our request to bring us stuff to refill our stashes ! Lots more colour back in our choices after the last couple of weeks. We did decide that this year’s challenge would be to make a bag. Theoretically that is due next April but this year we could not complete that meeting and challenge until July. If nothing, we are flexible.

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Marina had woven a beautiful basket from things she found in the garden and filled it with several colourful balls of spun wool and alpaca.
Janette spun ball of wool blue/black.
Margaret: a pretty Fair Isle mitten the other is in progress.
Chris: has spun 200grams of Bendigo wool blended with glitter in aubergine colour.
Cathy: a sleeveless top in tweed greens and 2 balls of border Leicester wool dyed with various natural dyes.
Hilary: 3 small skeins of spun tops , one plied with spun sari silk.
Maria has been busy this week and has 7 made beanies in various styles.

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It was a beautiful day at the beach front . 26 degrees and not windy like it was further  back towards the hills. We had a very chatty, creative day.

Show and Tell

Alan: a very dramatic picture of the poppies on a plain white canvas, 3 needle felted Tassie devils.
Jan H: 3 very handsome crocheted snails.
John: finished throw rug.  Very impressive.
Maria: a hand spun knitted cap in natural white.
Debbie: has finished another woven basket.
Hilary: a  delightful child’s pixie hat from the left over spun tops.

christies beach nov 11 2019