Sunday, May 18, 2014

May 18th

This Saturday was quite busy, the church was running a sale at the same time in the other rooms  so it was even busier!

As usual there was some lovely work that people had brought in

Heather did some experimenting with the Rose Path on her 8-shaft loom

This is 25g of Fiber2go merino/silk/alpaca Navajo plied by me (Rachelle).   It's going to be a cowl

Heather also brought the samples she made in the shibori weaving class

This blue scarf was her favourite, the end result after dyeing is something that I suspect she'll do again.

Brenda made this little jacket to wear when she goes away, lovely and light but very warm from boucle yarn.

Kerry knit this from alpaca for a new relative.

Heather spun these lagoon skeins and plied them with silk

Rosemary knit this little premmie outfit, it's hard to see the scale here, but it was so small!

Rosemary also made this scarf from Romney should be lovely and warm and I love the contrast too.

Jan made this knit and felted mohair hat.  It took 2 trips through the washing machine with a pair of jeans to get to the right size, but I think it was worth it.

Sandra knit this pair of fingerless mitts from hand dyed yarn.

This is Joanne's merino/silk from some of Anna's fibre.   It's lovely.

Pat dyed the yarn for these socks; I think it wasn't quite the end result she was aiming at, but how could you be disappointed with these?

39 singlets from our members for the Royal Singlet scheme.   A good range of sizes and colours; we did well!

Carol spun this cria alpaca (16 micron) into a laceweight yarn of approximately 1500 m.

Finally, I thought I'd show you the importance of finishing a skein of yarn.   This is my Fibre2go skein that you saw above.

After removal from the bobbin, in plied format.  Looking at it you'd think I'd overplied it

And after washing, dried with no weighting.   The twist has settled, that is because some of the twist you can see in the first photo had gone dormant due to the amount of time on the wheel before I plied it.   Once it got wet it reactivated and was pretty much perfect, resulting in a nicely balanced yarn.

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