This Saturday we had a presentation by Mary-Ann Mace on how she gets her inspiration for shawl design and a little of the process that creates those designs after coming up with the idea. It was very interesting and one day I hope to be able to do some more designing myself, I suspect a few people may be feeling inspired now.
The display table had some lovely things on it as it normally does, unfortunately I had no paper on me so there's no names attached to the items. Just enjoy.
|I know this was a purchased yarn, love the colours though.|
|I know this was Pam's shawl, all in natural shade of alpaca and is a present for a friend.|
|and these two are Joanne's, her final Tour de Fleece spins.|
|Some of Mary-Anne's shawls, the sweet tin is actually full of swatches|
|Her latest shawl which is being test knit and is called "Lace Eater"|
|One of the swatches made while working out the shawl mechanics|
|not a good angle, but you can see she puts the various swatches together to get an idea of how it will work together.|
|or in one case, made from felt|