11 November 2014
Fiona and Tomoko shared their knowledge on dry felting.
Fiona showed how to create figures starting with a pipe cleaner frame
Tomoko starts her figures by forming the wool into a ball
Hands on and having a go
WHAT WE ARE MAKING -
Nan has completed her entrelac blanket
Marilyn also completed her entrelac blanket for a child’s car seat
Audrey made a cushion cover
Flo’s poppy is a wip – weaving on a plate and using a darning needle
28 October 2014
The challenge was to create, and show the workings of the container.
The containers on display
Judging was by ‘popular choice’
Winner of Best Use Of Colour was Audrey
Audrey also won The Most Useful Container
Caroline created The Best Constructed Container
The winner of The Most Original and Innovative Container was Romain with her entry
14 October 2014
Caroline treated us with another class – crochet 102
WHAT WE ARE MAKING
Marilyn’s entrelac blanket
Anne’s entrelac blanket
Esther’s tailored jacket
Flo hosted a dyeing day. Fiona, using Procion MX Dyes, demonstrated and got everyone involved.
Procurion MX Dyes are dichlorotriazine dyes. They are a class of cold water fibre reactive dyes and are suitable for dyeing cellulose fibres (cotton, linen, rayon etc) and protein fibres.
Fiona explained the dyes, the calculations, the ways of tying fabric and the effects you can create and then it was all hands on.
The second batch of slippers are ready for dispatch on 1 October.
12 new pairs
Total from OFG – 30 pairs
A few members were at Johnsonville Library on Friday evening showing and giving people opportunities to try spinning, needle-felting, wet-felting, flax flower making, tapestry weaving, knitting, and fabric flower making.
Caroline demonstrates wet-felting to a group of enthusiastic young crafters.
Nina has a go and Anita has her knitting ready to take home and practise.
Check out this link to the Library website on which there is a post about the event.
Wellington area, Creative Fibre Exhibition, Pataka Art + Museum, 27 July – 17 August 2014
Congratulations to Audrey, Rachel, Romain, Flo, Marilyn, Fiona and Caroline who’s work was accepted for the exhibition (100% success rate)
Caroline’s entry, Nga rau – leaves, won Nancy’s Embroidery Shop Award
Fiona achieved merit award in NZ Felters 3D Award, with her entry ‘Into the Light