Saturday, September 29, 2012

A lovely spring day

and all the spinners (and knitters) came out to play!   Well, not all of them, a few are I believe having fun in Melbourne and some were busy elsewhere, but we had a really good turnout with some lovely finished items to show off.
Demelza shawl by Joanne

Epsom shawl by Joanne and Annis by Eleanor

Detail from the Annis shawl, love the beads!

Lilac handspun
Anna Harris was there again, I bought some Merino this time, I have a particular project in mind though, I need 300g of laceweight for a particular cardigan.
See that gap on the left?  That's where my red was, a few other people did enhance their stash as well, not just me.
And finally I thought you'd all like to see a selection of what people are spinning at the moment.   I might take in progress knitting photo's next time, we'll see.
Some of Anna Harris' fibre in progress

Alpaca/silk


an action shot

beautiful Merino

More Merino/silk, not sure if it's Anna's or not but it's lovely

Natural wool

More natural wool, this is being spun from the lock

Natural white, much potential here.
Well, that's it for this week, next week we're at St Marks in Opawa Road.   I'm hoping I might be spinning then, this week I have a sore knee so did knitting instead.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Area Open Day

Today we were meeting at the Hei Hei Community Centre for the Area Open Day.  There was a good turnout.   Unfortunately I forgot the good camera despite having noted it on the diary.

Today's photo's as a result are all from my cellphone.
Wabi Sabi Fibres all the way from Wellington

More Wabi Sabi, I bought the yellow one

I think this was Brenel Alpacas

Spindle and Needlefelting tables

Another have-a-go table

Brenel Alpacas yarns

Weaving demonstration

Felting baby booties using potatoes - demonstration.

Heavenly Wools

Margaret Ruck's coloured wools stall

Anna Harris' lovely Merino's

Wigram Spinners

Mostly baby clothes

Finished demo squares from the Shirley Seed workshop.
It was a really good day, I left early, but lots of people were still there having fun while knitting, spinning, felting or purchasing.

In other news I thought everyone would like to know all our possessions have been removed from the Arts Centre and are now in storage waiting for new premises; everything seems to be in good condition which is wonderful!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Picture time

Dianne's latest spinning

Mary Catherine's dyeing

Some lovely socks from Anna Harris' fibre

Rachelle's spinning and socks

Mary Catherine's latest shawl

Today's group; it started slow but was quite a large group by lunch.