Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saturday 28 January 2017

This Saturday was the day everyone brought in their work that had been completed over the break, there are some things you've already seen as a result of course, but many new things as well.

The table

The royal party for Festival later this year, I can't remember who made these
Kerry has been making tea towels, they're gorgeous as usual


and her first ever socks, plus a pair of slippers, very practical
Heather has been weaving baby blankets from acrylic so they're easy care

More of her baby blankets
Diane made these lovely socks, one of my favourite colours.
and this shawl, the colours play so nicely!
and finally this baby blanket from leftovers which is nice and bright and chirpy

Jan F knit this raglan jumper, it's a flattering shape and looked really good on.

She's also been busy with handspun, this set of mitts and the hat and cowl below are all from the same handspun you can see just above in this photo.





This series of gorgeous little hats was all knit by Heather P, prior to her passing.  They're all going to Pregancy Help.



All these yarns are by Eleanor, the white is polwarth and you can see the staple that it came from.  The others are all dyed  by Anna and are Polwarth/silk, BFL (Blue Faced Leicester) and Merino/silk.  I'm not sure which is which though.
Eleanor also knit this very striking modular blanket, it was much admired

This is Rachelle's wee pile, you've seen them all before.  Cooper (Copper Mooses), some Ashford Merino/silk and colourwork socks


And last but definitely not least these yarns are all spun by Elena, they're all a good weight for hats or a jersey, I'd say about Aran weight.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Saturday 21 January 2017

Jos has been dyeing and spinning, the top yarn was dyed green and the purple yarn came from an opshop find!

Meg has finished her "Rhapsody in Blue" tapestry, it looks wonderful!

Meet Cooper, also known as Copper Moose.  Rachelle knit him using yarn from Skeinz.com (NZ company).  The pattern is called Squooshy Moose and is available for sale on Ravelry.

Joanne finished plying this beautiful fine merino/polwarth/yak/silk noil blend, there's over 1500m here!

Susan has been spinning some of Kate's Heavenly Wools fibre, these are Broody Hen and Pukeko.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Saturday 14 January 2017

It was nice to be at the guild again yesterday, earlier in the week we did a spring clean so all the shelves and wheels etc are nice and clean now.
We didn't have a lot of finished items this time, but those we did were well worth seeing.

This is a length of cloth that Kerry wove some time ago that was originally white, she decided she wasn't going to use it as a white cloth, so dyed it using a red first and tied it up for a resist, then overdyed with the grey

Mary Catherine has made another lightweight top, this one uses handspun and sock yarn, very nice.

Tedge knit this gorgeous shawl, it's very large, but will be lovely and warm because of that in winter.

Joanne spun this Romney, over 1000m!  I'm loving the autumnal colours.

Joanne has also been knitting, these socks are knit toe-up and have a slip stitch heel.

Rosalie has been weaving, sorry I didn't realise the camera hadn't focused properly, love the way the colours work in this.

and then Rosalie started crocheting with some alpaca she was given, will make a lovely scarf.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday January 7th 2017

First post for the new year!  I hope everyone had a good start to the year, unfortunately we lost one of our members to cancer.  Heather Patterson will be missed by us all and we had a minutes silence yesterday to remember her.


We had a number of members bring in items they'd made over the break

Rachelle's Ashford Merino/Silk and beaded boucle using polwarth, mohair and sewing thread with beads.

Rachelle's colourwork socks, 2.5 years in the making

Mary Catherine has been busy spinning, the one in front I think was silk

Jan's been knitting dishcloths

and Janet's been making this wee blanket

Sarah has been knitting edgings for pillowcases, I hope she brings the finished items in.

Sandra made this lovely shawl, the rainbow colours are gorgeous!

Iris has been spinning, we have Christmas yarn, handspun dyed with lupins, dyed with yarrow and iron, the first white is angora with ice, then we have corespun polwarth and more angora (a named bunny)

Iris has also been knitting with her bunny fluff, this pair of wristers will keep someone nice and warm

and finally this is knit using her daughter's handspun, funnily enough it gets worn a lot!