Past and present members of OFG gathered at 1841 Restaurant on 5 August to celebrate 20 years of fibrecraft, learning and friendship.
Audrey Sangster organised the inaugural meeting on 27 October 1993
Rachel, current president, welcomed past and present members
Audrey recalled how she along with Greta, Mary and Pam (life members) and others attended the first meeting on the second Tuesday in February 1994, and how the guild has progressed to its current status.
23 past and present members
A wonderful chance to catch up with friends
And of course with every good celebration there must be cake
Caroline, current secretary, holds the guild’s archives
The first batch of slippers are on the way to a school in Porirua.
The slippers are quick, easy and fun to knit.
We are working on the next batch for delivery in September.
Progress report on our community project.
8 pairs ready for school! Delivery date 5 August. Keep knitting for a great project
Swap meetings are always fun. You never know what treasure you can pick up – unless you are beaten to it because you have drawn a high number.
A table full of treasure.
The fun starts with drawing a number to determine who has first, second, third……dibs.
Not all goods were fibre related however Rachel did score some fibre treasure
Frances (wearing her lovely hand made coat) with some goodies
Tomoko and her treasure
Upper Hutt Spinners and Weavers held their annual Spin In on Saturday 12 July
Edna took part in the knitting competition using alternative needles such as screwdrivers, toothbrushes, kebab sticks, biros and giant needles
Sheena had a stall selling sock wool, patterns and yarns
And guess who won a raffle prize?
Mid winter and half way through the year! That was quick!
Welcome to Maya and Tomoko who joined the learn to spin group and the guild. Maya’s first skein of hand spun is beautiful and Tomoko’s needle felting is very pretty.
Romain’a felted scarf is perfect for the cold weather
Audrey completed her flax flower (following Caroline’s demo last meeting) and attached a brooch pin
At the Creative Fibre council meeting held in Dunedin in April it was decide that ‘Slippers in Schools’ was a wonderful community project.
Aunt Maggie’s slipper pattern is available in Volume 17 No.1 June 2014 Creative Fibre
Yarn is available from the guild stash.