Anne Field who is the Area Education person told us about a few things that are planned for the next year or so too. There's going to be a tutor this year for embellishment, a weekend for looking at Alpaca fibre from animal to garment and at least one "give it a go" day where members of the public can come and try various fibre crafts. I think it's going to be a good year and there are several people who've volunteered for the public day which is good to see.
We also had the opportunity to get fibre for this years challenge of "Fibres that glisten and gleam". A wee bag with 50g of carded mohair and a small amount of raw mohair. Those who take up the challenge are expected to document what they do with it. I am still ruminating on what I'll do with it, but as I do have some more mohair here I can possibly do a bit more. I'm considering dyeing it and maybe doing something with silk as well; I've got plenty of undyed silk to play with.
I took a few photos today of people working on things too; forgot the real camera so my apologies for the images not being high quality; cellphones aren't the best for fibre related photography.
|Anne Field working on her Origami Pullover (or is it a very long lap blanket?)|
|Joanne's Merino/Silk being plied.|
|Wheel in extreme motion! See the blur on the feet and bobbin?|
|Some lovely finished items. 3 pairs of socks and a gorgeous scarf. The socks are in Naturally Waikiwi yarn and Opal; both make wonderful socks, and they're pretty too.|