The Container Challenge

28 October 2014

The challenge was to create, and show the workings of the container.

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The containers on display

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Judging was by ‘popular choice’

Winner of Best Use Of Colour was Audrey

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Audrey also won The Most Useful Container

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Caroline created The Best Constructed Container

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The winner of The Most Original and Innovative Container was Romain with her entry

‘Bucket List’

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More Happy Hooking

14 October 2014

Caroline treated us with another class – crochet 102

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WHAT WE ARE MAKING

Marilyn’s entrelac blanket

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Anne’s entrelac blanket

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Esther’s tailored jacket

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Dyeing Day 23 September 2014

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.

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Slippers in School Update 3

The second batch of slippers are ready for dispatch on 1 October.

12 new pairs

Total from OFG – 30 pairs

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Johnsonville Library – demonstration and “have a go” 29 August 2014

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.

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Caroline demonstrates wet-felting to a group of enthusiastic young crafters.

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.

Nina has a go and Anita has her knitting ready to take home and practise.

http://www.wcl.govt.nz/about/branches/johnsonville/whatson.html

Check out this link to the Library website on which there is a post about the event.

 

 

 

 

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Fibre Fusion

Wellington area, Creative Fibre Exhibition, Pataka Art + Museum, 27 July – 17 August 2014

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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

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Fiona achieved merit award in NZ Felters 3D Award, with her entry ‘Into the Light

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Happy Hooking – 12 August

Following on from ‘Learn to Crochet’ with Kathy earlier this year, Caroline demonstrates how to make a basic chain flower in preparation for a more detailed project.

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What we are making …………

Fiona’s take on scrumble knitting 

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Tomoko attended Robyn’s weaving classes and has made a lovely wrap

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