Friday, August 17, 2012

Book Sharing

Today was a committee meeting and there wasn't a lot to show off but a few people had brought in their favourite books.   Joanne had brought her collection of fibre and sheep related children's books.
A fun collection
A few other people had children's books too some back from the '70's.    If you're ever looking for a brilliant kids book about sheep and going your own way look for one called Woolbur it's my personal favourite, I have my own copy.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Little Sunshine

We got a little sunshine today which was lovely, it meant that the room we were using was nice and warm so beautiful for spinning.   The other room was in use for a workshop with Shirley Seed which was being enjoyed by a number of people.   Shirley is an embellishment and felting teacher and today she was teaching the embellishment skills.    I didn't get any photo's as she wasn't there when I popped in at lunchtime.   She does have a page on the Creative Fibre website though.  Well worth a look!

On our display table there was once again some lovely work:
Handspun yarns

Lovely shawls and yarn.   

Some collapse weave (top left) and another lovely shawl

More handspun and a couple of nice commercial yarns being shown off.

Slightly fuzzy, but you can see the collection of wheels, and the sunshine!
Anna Harris was there again today and reduced her stock of fibre.   I bought two bumps of Merino/Silk and finished the first one; yummy as usual.  It was a great day, lovely company and some beautiful spinning and knitting.

Next week is at St Marks in Withells Rd from 10am till 2pm; would love to see you there!

Monday, August 6, 2012

A Good Mix

of items on display last Saturday.    I think I'll just post all the photo's with what information I can remember so you can enjoy the visual feast.

A lovely and practical blanket.  I think it was by Rose
Ria's amazing weaving.
Anna's spinning, I believe the brown is an Alpaca

Dianne's wonderful Navajo plied Merino, the colours were amazing.
And finally more knitting.  My Garnet socks and the mitts that I made from the Mohair package for this year's challenge pack.