Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday 25 July 2015

1810's Reticule (bag) by Rachelle

The sock is also Rachelle's the second one will have the stripes running the opposite way.

Susan's been busy knitting for toddlers.  This one is in 4-ply alpaca/silk and is gorgeous.

and this one is an alpaca yarn, so will be lovely and warm.

Joanne's been really busy with the Tour de Fleece, this is all hers and all dyed by Heavenly Wools

and this is Joanne's shawl, it was finished a while ago but she brought it in especially for us to see.

Rosalie finished her woven scarf, she's been experimenting with different patterns.

Jan went to try out nuno felting with the class Anna ran, she loved it and we all loved the scarf she made.

She's also been knitting for her husband, this is a bulky knit and will keep him beautifully warm!

Sarah made this teapot to go with the other items for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Anne has been busy spinning this suspected Romney, it's lovely work.

Margaret spun and knit this jersey for her daughter

I love the details on the back
I can't believe this is the last post for July, this year is going too fast.   See you all next weekend!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Saturday 18th July 2015

Sorry it's late, will try to make it earlier next time.    Some lovely items on the table this week, and several on our members as well!
Jenny was knitting socks from stash leftovers, this combo works well

Rachelle has been knitting a warm winter hat using merino/possum yarn

She's also been spinning perendale/stainless steel in bulky weight yarn

and South African Superfine in a DK

Heather has been making slipper (the extra one is on the needles)

and a very cool hat
as well as basic mittens to go with it

Look at Rose's lovey new jacket

all her own weaving

More of Heather's mitts, love the suble colours in this

Valerie is on a scarf making streak, a lovely woven scarf in silk and merino as well as a knit scarf

Mary Catherine was nice and warm in her new cardigan, she dyed the wool and it's come out beautifully!

Ria spun the yarn for this cardigan and I think it showcases why handspun is so wonderful for cardigans.

Rose has also been busy on the loom making blankets for babies, so soft and pretty.

Rose also made this "scoodie" (scarf/hoodie) to keep warm, good luck getting any cold drafts when wearing this beauty

Sarah spun this fawn romney/polwarth cross yarn, it's a combo I'd love to try too.

Kerry's been spinning, love this colourscheme and the yarn's nice too, she didn't say what it's going to be.

Tedge knit this wool jersey, it's going to her son I believe, should be lovely and warm and felt hardwearing too.

and Sandra knit this triangular shawl, the pattern shows the yarn variations nicely.
 Have a good week everyone and stay warm, see you next time with more lovely (and warm) creations from our members.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Saturday July 11 2015

It was nice to finally have a sunny day, even if it was super cold!  There were plenty of us at guild though, I brought my son along as well and he spent the day weaving on his Knitter's Loom.

Kerry has been busy making fruit for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Ashburton

Kerry's also been dyeing yarn, this is one of them

and this very subtle grey/green/blue is another

Valerie has been using her blending board to make some lovely yarn

and Ria made this shawl using handspun yarn that was planned and had sampling done before the main spin

detail of Ria's shawl

Dawn has been busy making this corriedale scarf
Dawn also got busy on her 8-shaft table loom, she much prefers her floor loom though.   This is beautiful even if she didn't like the loom very much

Heather was using dye exhausts to colour these cotton yarns

Raewyn just finished this lovely baby blanket, it has amazing bounce!

Sandra decided to make a quick sock, it's so cute!

Sue has been busy making herself a warm woollen skirt, definitely a good thing with the cold weather we've been having

Joanne knit this sweet little capelet for her daughter from some merino/linen handspun

She also spun this saffron yarn from halfbred

and this bundle of merino skeins; she's been very busy!


Eleanor made this chain plyed merino into a gorgeous scarf.  The dyeing was done by Tracey White
Have a great weekend everyone, see you next Saturday

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Saturday 04 July 2015

Rachelle's handspun singles cowl


and Rachelle's polwarth/silk Navajo plied yarn which is going to be a hat

Joanne spun this lovely merino/silk which was dyed by Anna; lovely work.

Unfortunately I can't remember who knit this gorgeous baby set, but it has a wee sparkle in it
We had a presentation from Indrani Bedi who takes silk tours to India; it was very interesting and she brought some silk samples with her; a selection follows:

A lovely sequined creation


Block printed silk, wooden blocks are used for this; I have one at home which I'm itching to try out.


Silver trim, yes, really silver!

a printed silk sari

I'm really glad I got to be there for this, it was a very interesting talk and slideshow, and when I win Lotto I'll be going!