Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Final 2015 meeting

Items for 19 December 2015
1.       Ali
Hats galore – stocking fillers for some lucky folk, well done Ali.

2.       Lyne
Has completed these soft gauntlets they were a more brown shade than the photo shows.  Made from Anne’s special wool.

3.       Jan R
Has spun up these three skeins of Romney yarn, she has done them thicker than her normal spin.

4.       Jan F
Two different wheels were used to spin these two skeins of the same yarn, one is a single and the other is plied.

5.       Jan F
Jan has been busy!  This skein is Heavenly Wools yarn plied with grey wool.

6.       Library
A new book in the Library about Pin Loom Squares.

7.       Jan F
Jan brought in a cute dungaree pattern last week and has just finished this smart little outfit, that was quick.

8.       Rosemary
Re-dyed and spun this yarn is destined for the children’s learning to knit classes.

9.       Kerry
From her stash Kerry used natural yarn left undyed for the trim of this lovely Pie Shawl.  The centre is made from the same yarn but she has dyed it a contrasting copper colour.

10.   Kerry
Leo had carded some blue fleece for Kerry and she has spun up a lovely skein.

11.   Memorial
Ray Millican’s funeral was held on December 17.  Ray a past President for four years in the 1980s, was a life member of the Guild and will be remembered by many current Guild members.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Saturday 1st December 2015

Items for 5 December 2015 – Christmas Pot Luck Lunch
1.       Christmas Lunch
A great turn out to the Christmas Pot Luck lunch. The tables were groaning with beautiful handmade items and delicious food.

2.       Jan F
Turquoise sleeveless jerkin is now finished, she modelled it for us too.

3.       Joce
Has completed a stunning multi-coloured crochet granny square.

4.       Eleanor
Made with Anna’s yarn this long scarf is knitted in the round.

5.       Mary-Anne
It must be shawl season as there are a number on the display table. This Amber Shawl is made from the High Country Crescent pattern.

6.       Joanne
Purple Shawl – the colour was more purple than shown.

7.       Kerry
Purple colour-way yarn dyed and spun for weaving.

8.       Mary-Anne
Dyed and spun the yarn for these great blue socks.

9.       Dell
Was gifted this piece of fabric from Scotland in 1990 she has now donated it for use by the Guild.  It has spinners and weavers in the detail very appropriately.

10.   Kerry
Has been busy weaving this green wrap made from a worsted spun Romney.

11.   Margaret S
Multiple hanks of Grey/Mauve lace weight yarn spun from Silk, Merino and grey yarn from her stash.

12.   Joanne
Has been busy, this grey shawl is also hers.

13.   Mary-Anne
This Aqua shawl is the same pattern as Joanne’s grey one (Biophyllia) and features a beaded peak and edge. These shawls take Joanne and Mary-Anne approximately three weeks to complete!

14.   Meg
Another of Meg’s beautiful tapestry woven pictures. This one was part of the Tapestry Festival that also went to Melbourne.  The theme for this was “My Place” Meg featured a back-country hut that was part of a photo in The Press.

15.   Andrea
Needle Felted characters x 2 – these tiny characters are from My Neighbour Totoro – felted from Corridale from her stash. The photo does not do these tiny tots justice.

16.   Joanne
Has brought in the Natural Dyer book for us to view.

17.   Thank You Card
The Guild received a thank you card from the person who won the child’s jersey that was spun and knitted as part of the Hororata Highland Games Spin.

18.   Memorial Card
Wendy Reid’s memorial card was on display and members who knew her shared memories of her. Wendy was a member of the Guild for a number of years.