Weaving wonders

Peter and John really keep us interested and delighted with all their different weaving patterns and projects. Their work just gets better and better and more and more intricate. This week they brought along different things to share. Using a heddle loom is very good brain and memory training and ultimately it is a rigorous discipline and then a creative joy because there is lots of puzzling involved. The bottom two pictures are what they are currently working on. John’s on the left has variegated colours and is very interesting visually. Peter has variegated colours too and his work is looking good. He has picked up his weaving skills quickly. Top left is John’s blanket and we all loved that. It was the colours and then how soft and blankety it was! The scarves are Peter’s. His wife , Marina, has learned how to make the twisted tassles on the middle one and she knitted pockets to match on the one on the left. We enjoy looking at their work and projects and cannot believe what they can produce by way of fabric.

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Show and tell

show and tell June 17thIt 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:

 

Clever things

There were some clever ideas this week. Margaret’s blue hat was made of three woven squares she had made and then she crocheted them together and crocheted the top of the hat. It is warm and soft and sits well on her head. Nice cosy warmth for winter.

Twirly scarfMarina made a twirly scarf from her home spun wool. It is so neat and concertinas into a small space so easy to store. It provides a bit of fun for an outfit because she put fluffy pom poms at each end but then it also provides that bit of warmth around the neck.

Show and tell

We were a very energetic, cheerful productive group today despite the wintery weather. Plenty of interesting things to looks at and be inspired by. Lots of lovely colours and some good texture.

show and tell 27may

weaving heddle loomCathy: a fair isle beanie cream/dark brown wool/alpaca/camel hair & silk.
Marina: beret & crochet spiral scarf with fluffy pompoms to match, beret with beads, small triangular scarf and beret to match.
Alexis: beautiful felted vest using some of the silk dress from last week’s item & a novelty shopping bag.
Karin: a pair of beautiful felted boots in Irish green with a flower button.
Janette: a knitted knee rug in wool various colour of blue & grey.
Hilary :2 beanies 1 silk/wool tops from Ashford, 1 bubble stitch wool in autumn colours.
John’s new table runner in progress green design on cream background.