Friday, October 30, 2015

Saturday 24 October

Sorry this is so late, it's been a busy week, I'm afraid I can only remember who made the shawls, it seems I put the information in a safe place.

Sonya is also busy, this is one of 2 shawls, but the other is a secret at the moment.

Margaret is busy on fine shawls again, this beauty is her latest
There won't be a post this weekend, it's my wedding anniversary so I'll be away from guild, see you in November

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Saturday 17th October 2015

Iris has been spinning yarn from fibre she dyed at guild, it turned out beautifully too.

Mary Catherine started a swatch and loved it so much she kept going to the end of the ball, the result is a very nice scarf indeed!

Mary Catherine also knit this vest from yarn that she spun that Anna had dyed; it's gorgeous, but not quite big enough so there will be some undoing and redoing at a later date.

Margaret spun the yarn from a fleece and then knit this jersey for her husband to replace the well loved one he currently wears.   I love the random stripes that a natural fleece produces when spun from the lock.

Meg knit this lovely hat, unfortunately it isn't quite wide enough so she'll find someone else to wear it for her.

Diane has been putting her skills to use for Pregnancy Help again, this lovely blanket will be of great use to some wee summer baby in the car.

Sarah bought a kit to make a baby vest, but the sizing wasn't long enough so she redesigned the pattern and made this beautiful wee vest.
I apologise for the quality of the photos this week, I forgot the good camera and had to made do with my cellphone, hence the fuzzy photos with the colour not being right.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday 10 October 2015

Sue has been spinning lovely squooshy hanks again.

Heather has been doing some dyeing, many using the leftovers from other dye baths.

Rosalie has been busy making lots of baby singlets, all lovely

and this is one of Rosalie's early crochet shawls, lovely work.

Raewyn decided to use her first handspun yarn making this blanket and it was the perfect choice! Incredibly soft.

George finished this handwoven scarf on his rigid heddle loom today, the warp was probably perendale and the weft is merino

Anna's been spinning yarn from fibre she didn't actually dye. 

and she made this beautiful nuno felted scarf too.

Rosemary finished Diplodocus, a lonely dinosaur.  He's incredibly cute!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday 03 October 2015

It's hard to believe it's October already, the end of 2015 is galloping towards us and we can't pull on the reigns to slow it down.

I actually got to guild for the first time in 7 weeks, so we have some fibre related photos to show off, and I might sneak in the outfit I was wearing.  It's not handspun or woven, but it is something everyone enjoyed seeing.

Sue spun this beautifully coloured yarn

and this lovely squishy alpaca

Kerry has been weaving using a variation on the Ikat technique

Ria has been spinning, I believe this was plied with a commercial yarn; lovely and a bit more green in person.

Joanne has been knitting with her handspun, this is from batts that Kate Mahoney made a while back and is a lovely cowl; very practical when Christchurch is having its windy days.

and finally here's my 1810's ensemble which includes all the proper foundation garments.
Have a great week everyone!