Yankalilla Show

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.


Show and Tell

Lovely , sunny day today and some beautiful projects on the table . It was especially nice  to see Jan B’s father’s Dresden Fair Isle knitting. Those blue and white colours are so striking.

*There is no meeting next week. it is a public holiday.*

show and tell 30th September

Show and Tell

Hilary: a striped vest in blue’s/white

Marjorie: a large man size jumper in natural grey wool, a large skein wool blue/light green.

Margaret :project from the week camp. A macramé owl, Tunisian crochet square & a
soap pouch, broomstick knitted cover for a small packet of tissues and a pair of fingerless mittens in alpaca & possum. Pinky-red colour.

Marina : a bag in cream woven material that Peter wove with granny squares inserts on
the end & a plaited strap for a handle.

Jan B brought in a beautiful jumper knitted in a blue/white Fair Isle pattern by her father.
Alan’s needle felting projects – the little Tasmanian Devils.

Weaving around a book

bag woven on a bookWe were lucky to have Sandy and Michael with us this week from the Adelaide Hills Spinning group. They are both very accomplished in the sorts of things they achieve with textiles. One of the things Sandy brought along  for show and tell was a bag she had made by weaving around a book. Our group is very much about enabling. It is not about cost, expense, the best of…and yet we will use and produce the finest of the fine when we want to. That’s about investment in our skills and creativity. We want anyone to be able to have fun with yarn! Not everyone can afford a loom…but everyone can find a book and a ruler and bits of yarn or strips of old T Shirts.

When Sandy explained book weaving we realised it’s a great way to use oddments but also a great way to do something easily without all the fuss and bother and yet come up with something as nice as Sandy’s bag. It’s a handy size and there is no sewing!! Some of us love sewing…others of us are always looking for the sew free projects and this woven bag is the very thing 🙂

You can find instructions about making this on the creativitypatch.

Show and tell

Show and Tell 26th AugustIt was a lovely, sunny 12 degrees Celsius today and our view was spectacular. We had a few visitors who really added to our very animated day. So much to see and so many things to talk about. Everyone was happy and productive.

Show and tell

Our guests, Sandy and Michael from the Adelaide Hills group,  brought along some of their projects, to show us.
Michael has made a beautiful piece of weaving from a black fleece warp, woven with 3 different colours for a very striking effect which Sandy will make  into a sleeveless vest for herself. On Michael’s previous pieces of weaving Sandy has made them into a vest for the weaver.
Sandy showed us a bag she had woven from wrapping the warp around a book then weaving the weft in a traditional tabby weave using oddments of spun fleece to form a cylinder which ,with a piece of leather for the base, made a very useful draw string bag, also a sleeveless Fair Isle vest with multiplies of designs from home spun & home dyed fleece .Very effective.
Cathy has spun a ball of dark brown fleece & plied it with a lighter multi coloured skein & has made another granny square for the Instagram collection.
Marina has made 20 granny squares in various colours with a common brown border ready to make another 80 for a jacket she has in mind…but we didn’t think she would need that many 🙂

Enjoy our view:

Christies Beach August 26th 2019