Passion for purple

Ultraviolet was Pantone’s colour of the year last year. With good reason. It is a strong, powerful colour which historically has always played a role in the robes of important people in different cultures. It’s an inspirational colour whcih never fails to get you thinking.

Bourne creative goes into the detail of the meaning of purple but, in a nutshell:

“Purple combines the calm stability of blue and the fierce energy of red. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, luxury, power, and ambition. Purple also represents meanings of wealth, extravagance, creativity, wisdom, dignity, grandeur, devotion, peace, pride, mystery, independence, and magic.”

We love purple and we go through phases of producing and using it because it is such a vibrant colour. It’s bold and makes a strong statement. Top right is Bill’s purple spinning. Alexis dyed the colour and it has such a sheen and is a colour which draws comment. Truth is , though, we love all these purples.

Show and Tell

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

Felted wonders

Alexis’ felted waistcoat created some good conversations about colour, felting technique and wearable felting. Alexis’ felted clothes are wearable because her felted fabric is soft and supple. The grey lining is the bottom of the felted piece. The waistcoat has silk in it as well. It is just lovely.

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.