Monday, February 19, 2018

Saturday 17 February 2018

Another lovely day with a very full display table!

Heather has been busy spinning these lovely squooshy skeins

and these banana socks

Valerie finished these socks, the colour isn't right; they were more grey in real life.

Rachelle has been back to the 18th century with this bum pad (stuffed with roving) and she's also been dyeing fibre to evoke a Canterbury sunset.

Diane's been spinning again too, lovely muted colourway.


The orange was Kerry's dye day experiment with removing the cone from a cone of yarn and then dyeing the resulting collapsed cone.


Kerry has also been spinning the merino on the right (natural shades) and weaving the lilac and brown teatowels.

and the fluro green yarn which is so hard to photograph well.

Sarah spun up this purple yarn, gorgeous!

Mandy has been dyeing yarn, the one on the left was indigo dyed.

This is Kerry's project for the challenge at Festival this year.

Margaret S has been knitting again, this wee jersey uses the intarsia technique and is a great alternative to pastels for a kids jersey.

Christine has knit a new colourwork hat.

Jenny knit a hat in some gorgeous natural shades

Mandy knit the same pattern in a solid lime

Janet knit a green scarf, there seems to be a bit of a green theme this week!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Saturday 10 February 2018

It started off grey outside, but there was plenty of colour inside to lift our spirits.

Mary Catherine has been busy with a pattern by Stephen West using Brioche Stitch to show off the Corriedale she spun.

I'm sorry, I didn't notice that it wasn't sitting correctly, doesn't it look good though?

and the back is gorgeous too!

Meg bought this down in Geraldine from the craft shop down there to put in her gift box for very small relations.

These socks are Meg's as well, though she's not happy with them

This little black shrug is Rachelle's and fits perfectly.  The pattern is Dew Point off Ravelry and the yarn is Outlaw Yarn Bohemia in sport weight.

Faith has been  weaving, she's not happy with this either but we disagree; it's gorgeous!

Annalie has been busy too, this cushion cover is a kit and introduced her to intarsia, cables, lace and colourwork in one project.

Another of Annalie's projects.  The pattern is called Milo and is a great introduction to knitting in the round and the yarn was dyed by Darn Knits who does wonderful gradients.

Annalie's weaving, this is in Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn and is going to be a handtowel and washcloth. 

And the back of the cushion, the buttons were plain, but Annalie painted them to match the boat on the front.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Saturday 03 February 2018

Not just a new year but another new month, time seems to be racing by at the moment.  We had a very busy day yesterday, lots of people brought in their work from the last wee while.

Jenny has been busy spinning.  One from Heavenly Wools (left) and one from Anna (right)

Eleanor has been practicing her fine spinning, there's over 500m here and the fibre was more of Heavenly Wools in the Haunui base

This is the back of a shawl knit by Mary Catherine from handspun, the pattern is one of Stephen West's

and the front, both sides are gorgeous.


Lynn has also been busy, this is a bag she made from some handwoven fabric she made some time ago

and a rag rug for a toilet floor

and another which is for her brother.

Sandra has been knitting, this yarn came home with her from Britain


Jan has been crocheting dishcloths

A WIP photo of Ria's latest; this is handspun silk singles

Iris brought her samples for last years correspondence course.

and a colour break, since all those natural colours lead to a need for something bright!  This is alpaca and angora and so soft!

Mandy test knit a Floscularum hat

and made this lovely Soulwarmer cowl

and this skein of handspun is also Mandy's

A WIP photo of Rachelle's shrug, not far from casting off the trim.

Margaret S has been recycling, all these cushion covers are made from rescued woven fabrics that had worn out.

Jan F has been knitting, this is also a WIP gradient going from white to grey to black.

and Kerry has a sleeve ready to attach to a sweater, this is the second try.

Annalie brought her new spinning too, it's her first 3 ply and is very well done.

Natalie knit these socks using handspun Gotland for someone with very large feet.

A gorgeous wee owl she picked up

and a very nice cowl
finally, we have a cotton blanket.
I'm not sure whose this was unfortunately, might have been Mary Catherine's?



And Jan has been swatching.