Show and tell

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.



Art felting

Jan sent through a link to Carol Jensen’s felting blog. If you are at all interested in art felting or producing wet felted things which have the look and the edge, then Carol Jensen’s blog is worth looking at for ideas and technique. She is a wonderfully creative person. The video by LivingFelt is also worth a look because it goes through the process for creating a very effective and interesting art felted scarf. This way you can learn and master some of the techniques and produce something to be proud of.

Needle felted poodle

We have watched Alan needle felt this poodle picture from the first piece of fibre. It has been an interesting , creative journey. Alan  put a lot of thought into how he was going to create the poodle. He has used an unusual fibres mix for the body . He had to think about the face and features. One of the things Alan does is get our input and then feedback online. That’s something we can all do these days: put our things online and garner peer review and support. For him , it was all helpful and so he could finish this lovely picture very confidently.

Show and Tell


Our show and tell table was truly spectacular yesterday. With the mentoring going on and then the long term projects being finished we couldn’t help but have a fine array of home made items to look at and learn from.

Janette: Limes .  Handknitted, handspun jumper in primary colours plied with alpaca. Generous sizing.

Anne and Bill : Grapefruit

Christine: 3 homespun beanies in a lovely green. They have buttons to go on them to finish them off.  

Hilary:  Spectacular shrug in mustards and maroons which ended up having over 600 stitches on the needles and it was knitted in once piece. The mustard is one of Alexis’ colours and the other strand was Marion Ridges wool.  Knitted slippers in maroon and fawn homespun wool. Once skein of bright green wool and a skein of pink/orange/salmon wool spun with woolly nylon.

Jan:  Skein of hand dyed yarn in purple and turquoise.

Sheila : Quilt top from an Anzac Day quilt kit which she had worked with and improved. Stunning rich colours in gold, red, black.

Alexis: felted pixie hat in purple, yellows , greens and blue. It was partly felted first and then the colours and designs were added after.

Marina:  Round crochet bag in homespun fawns greens and other colours. Crocheted purse in star stitch in pastel colours . Knitted and crocheted mittens in handspun wool with purple trim and colourful centres.

Cathy: Bag with tassle in corespun wool, art yarn and alpaca plied with fawn ramswool. Wooden handles in browns ,oranges, reds and fawns. Pair of felted woodland slippers in yellow, green and pink.

Karin: Felted mat/wallhanging with depictions of nature in reds, greens, blues and off white. Made with tuition from Alexis.

Margaret: A number of pieces likes hats, gloves and scarves which she had entered into the Claire show and had had awards and acknowledgement for. We congratulate her. Finished lace pattern shrug in dove grey.