Lovely day today. Sunny and bright and we were sunny and bright with it. So much to see and talk about after a week off!
Show and Tell
Alexis has been very busy over the weekend break dying wool tops with beautiful colours to tempt us. Each one is 100 grams @ $11. A bargain.
Marina :sleeveless jacket in a twisted rib pattern with a shawl collar in Alexis’ blue mix dyed tops, jacket in brown goat/cotton mix, scarf made from Susie Horn mixed fleece.
Marjorie: 2 spun dyed tops ball, beret made from some of the tops & a pair of multi-coloured socks in thick wool for a fireman friend.
Cathy: a ball of mixed spun fibres. Caramel, cream and blues, pinks and greys.
Jan1 : 3 children beanies 2 in commercial fibres with twisted tails & a pompom,1 hand dyed spun wool tops in blue/pale pink with pompom.
Hilary: sleeveless top stripes 2 tone blues/white plus pattern, skein of spun mixed fibres from Luba collection in purples.
There were some lemons from Cathy & limes from Janette
John gave a report on the Yankalilla Country Show, which was very well supported this year with record crowds. Our own members did very well. Peter & Marina awarded 1st & 2nd prizes for weaving and Karin a highly recommended prize for her beautiful felted slipper boots.
The Yankalilla Show was well attended and very popular and there was plenty to see. We’d like to congratulate Peter for his second prize for the woven shepherd’s coat. Marina won a first prize for her homespun mohair and cotton sleeveless jacket and they both won a first prize for the bag which Peter had woven and Marina had crocheted the sides for and put together with a lovely strap.
We are currently on a break because of the long weekend. There may well be more news about the show when we meet next week. Always nice to see our members shining.
Such a lovely, sunny day outside but a bit cool inside…not that we noticed. We had so much fibre and colour to feast our eyes on and then all the projects which had been completed or were being completed. Plenty to share and plenty to talk about. Hilary shared the red , felted scarf which she won as a prize at the Victor Harbour spinning group visit. Beautiful work.
Show & Tell
Alexis :a basket full of carder fleece which has been dyed with cold water dyes, 5 carded
rolags pink, pale mauve, lemon & brown with extra colours carded into the fibres
Marina :a sleeveless jacket knitted in mohair with cream flecks plied with white cotton, brown/white.
Jan(1): a child’s hat in aqua with purple stripes with an icord top knot, also 9 colourful skeins of spun wool/silk ready for the Gallery.
Maria: 3 Beanies, 1 in forest greens with a fluffy tassel, 1 cream with fair isle design, 1
cream with vertical brown coloured stripes.
Sheila: a pair of man size mittens in natural brown wool
Jan (3): a pair of mittens in cream alpaca with a very intricate cuff which looks plaited
Cathy :2 lots of dyed English Leicester fleece 1 dyed with green tea & sage, the other dyed with black beans giving it a brown tone.
John: a beautiful woven scarf in various colours of mauve & pinks with aqua in between finished with a red silk fringe, a woven bag in the process of being put together.
Jan (2): brought in a sample of OPTIM™ which is some white wool fibres which are very soft and looks like silk with a great sheen to it processed by CSIRO. She brought the fact sheet to explain the process they use.
It wasn’t warm. It wasn’t cold either. Bit of an odd day but it was good to look out over the ocean and inside the club rooms there were so many conversations, discussions and ideas which kept us very cheerful and enthused. It was good to see so much colour.
Show and tell
Janette: a pair of very colourful slippers, a jumper to match in colourful stripes and a ball of spun wool in similar colours.
Margaret: ribbed beanie in mohair dyed with variegated dark red.
Jan (2): 4 spun skeins,1 beautiful white silky fibre made from OPTIM™ fibres , a CSIRO project, 2 natural light grey wool/rabbit, 1 natural light grey 100% alpaca.
Christine: a small shaped scarf crochet in pale mauve.
Cathy :2 spun wool balls 1 dark green Alexis’ tops, 1 grey with coloured flecks made from Alexis’ dyed alpaca fleece.
Marjorie: a jacket in turquoise blue with various coloured short stripes.
Wendy :a beautiful finely spun scarf in pale fawn baby camel/silk in a feather & fan design.
Peter: latest project on the loom.