Saturday, November 18, 2017

18 November 2017 and the previous week too.

I'm afraid it's just going to be photos this time, I'm prepping for surgery and don't have much time.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Saturday 04 November 2017

A full table and rooms today, as well as the usual sit and knit/spin/crochet/weave and natter we also had a presentation from Tedge about the textile related parts of her recent trip to Vietnam which was very interesting and I know made me a trifle envious.

I've only got a couple more Saturday's to post before my surgery and then there will be a gap till after Christmas.

Rachelle's challenge spinning for the Advanced Spinner's Group.  Top is Finn, Navajo plied.  The bottom is a first attempt at cable plying and requires some more practice; this used some of the cotton/bamboo provided for the challenge and was blended with wool to make it easier to handle.

Sue spun this gorgeous blue yarn, not sure what it is though.

This is Lynn's finished multicoloured crocheted bolero; goes with anything and looks great on!

Jenny has been busy spinning some of Kate's fibre

Diane S's husband made this felted bag from Gotland; love the penguins.

Not sure whose this was, lovely colours though.

Another item of unknown provenance; someone's going to be lucky to get these socks though.

Faith knit these cute wee baby socks.

The spindle and shawl pin are by Tedge; using the yarn to show them off.
This is Kerry's woven wrap, I think I need one.

and an example of what to do with leftover scraps of weaving; this is Kerry's as well.

Ellie has been spinning, love the subtle colours.

and Ellie has also been knitting; a very bold shape on this, will look great when worn.

Janet made this shawl and another very similar

Jan F has been practicing her Navajo plying to take advantage of the lovely gradient fibres available now.

And the following photos are all from Tedge's talk
Silk fabric on the left and some bags bought from local people.

Batik cloth

Silk cocoons; sans worm.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Saturday 21 October 2017

Sorry about the delay, I've been busy.  This post includes the last two Saturday's photos, the earlier week I can't find my notes for so will be from memory.

I think this was Kerry's weaving and the resulting bags

Rachelle has been making batts; they've since been turned into yarn but not yet brought in for display.

I think this was Rosalie's dyeing

I can't remember whose these were unfortunately

Pretty sure these are Sandra's bought while she was on holiday in Britain

And the beginning of this week's display.  This was Ria's scarf made from the yarn she finished a few weeks ago

Valerie has been weaving for her DIL, 5m of a very effective fabric here.

Kerry dyed and spun this, she thinks it's a Corriedale/Mohair blend

This was a sample spin

More of the Corriedale/Mohair blend freshly dyed

Janet has been spinning alpaca

Mary Catherine has been busy with some very fine merino/silk

Margaret dyed her Corriedale/Mohair in shades of blue and green

Margaret S has been designing again, a very lovely jersey in merino/silk
And finally, here's what's on the looms at the moment; I love how this is turning out , so bright and cheerful

And this is more subtle, but beautiful too.

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!