Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Saturday 7 October 2017

It was the AGM so less spinning wheels than usual, but a lot of knitting and some lovely items on display.

Eli bought this yak/cashmere cardigan while she was overseas, it's beautiful and so so soft.

Heather has been using up some of her stash to make these little Christmas decorations

Mary Catherine has been busy knitting, this was knit from the middle out to each end.


Rachelle has been spinning, the grey is Perendale and the multicolour is mostly Merino.

She also made this wall hanging from random stash stuff.

Tedge finished this beautiful shawl which has deep personal significance to her.

Janet made gloves, just in time for the warmer weather, will be great for next winter though.

and a wee doll, so sweet!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Saturday 30 September 2017

Wow, that month went fast! Shouldn't be surprised really, it's getting close to the end of the year and that always seems to accelerate time.

Iris has been knitting with her handspun, this pattern involves wraps which are then dropped to make the wave pattern, a great way to show off handspun colour changes

Another of Iris's spins, not sure what this was as she left before show and tell was done.

Ria has finally finished her alpaca, and this very fine skein is the result

and the last of it was plied with a commercial coned yarn, probably merino from the looks of it.

Valerie has been spinning some of Eleanor's polwarth.

I'm not sure whose this was, might be Wayne's?  Lovely work

Janet has been busy spinning too, looks like a lot of yarn here!

Kerry made this rag rug in a crackle weave as a table runner

Mandy has been knitting and adjusting the pattern to suit what she wanted and it's turned out brilliantly, it's a lot darker than this in real life, almost black.

Tedge has been spinning green merino/silk from Anna Harris's dyeing.

And last but not least this is Kerry's weaving from the 8-shaft at guild.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Saturday 23 September 2017

A good day again, some very nice items on the table to show you.

Mandy brought this shawl along that she'd finished, I love the sideways cable!

Rachelle knit roving into this cat-mat after her cat kept stealing the roving while she was spinning it.

Rachelle also finished this tote bag, it's a good size, lined and has internal pockets.

Margaret S. spun this 13 micron merino into a super fine yarn.

Eleanor spun some of Kate Mahoney's fibre (halfbred/silk) into this beautiful skein.

Rosemary has been making baby clothes

Diane has been busy finishing things from her WIP pile, these have been waiting for final touches for a while.

Eleanor also finished these socks, love the rainbow!

Sarah crocheted this amigurimi Amish Puzzle Ball

Diane also knit this scarf, beautiful geometry.

And a view down the side of the room, sorry it's on its side, not sure why but I don't seem to be able to rotate it.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Saturday 09 September 2017

A fairly quiet day, I believe a number of our members were attending a weaving event?   I'm late posting, but there won't be a post this coming weekend due to other commitments.  Fairly sure I took more photos, but I only had the cellphone with me, maybe it didn't save them.

Ria knit this scarf from handspun plied with a red thread, love how handspun knits up

Rachelle finished a pair of socks for her youngest, the feet concerned are getting bigger!

Joanne's been spinning, the top is merino/silk, the bottom is some of Eleanor's polwarth.  There was a multicoloured corriedale too, but that's one of the missing photos.

This is Janet's alpaca/silk which is lovely and soft.

Jan's been working on smaller things, the teacup can have a teabag inside it and the log cabin square was using the challenge fibre for this year.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Saturday 26 August 2017

Got a heap of finished items for you today, this could take a while if you don't have much bandwidth.  The first few photos are taken with my macro lens, I'm not putting descriptions on those, but the full skeins/fabric will be further down with descriptions.










Faith spun this, it's some of Kate Mahoney's fibre and is plied with alpaca.

Kerry has been busy spinning too, lovely subtle colours.

Susan has been spinning too, the colours remind us spring is almost here.

Ria's been busy, as well as this colourful merino we have...

1200m of fine alpaca, and..

finally 2 skeins of polwarth.  The top one is a little less soft as it has the darker wool in it.

Valerie has been busy on her loom, this is all that's left from 5m that she wove for a Ruana that's already been made

and this is the second 5m of fabric for a Ruana for her daughter.

Heather was the spinner for this yarn which was a fleece with two colours in it.

Jan has been sampling Romney

Diane had a birthday and this is one of the lovely gifts she received, it's a felted scarf

and a pair of knee warmers for when she has her knee replacement
and finally this gorgeous shawl that was knit in secret for her.

Diane herself has been busy sewing up bunnies, this is one with a spare dress that was finished recently.


This jersey has been around for about 3 decades, Mandy brought it in to show, it's beautiful, all those wee rosebuds.


and here is Mandy's most recent finished jersey in handspun polwarth/romney cross

with wee bullion flowers on it as well.

Janet made this lovely hat and scarf, the buttons are the perfect finishing touch.

Rosalie has been dyeing fibre, these colours are so pretty!

Marion finished this crocheted shawl, it's got a great weight to it and the lace looks lovely, she also had her first finished spinning with her, but unfortunately I didn't get a photo of that.

Jan knit this very cute wee baby hat

and finally, these slippers are all by Gavin, Rose's relative who she taught to knit just before she moved, he's done very well!
Have a great week everyone and I'll be back next week with more finished objects of desire to inspire you with.