We had a wonderful day visiting 2 galleries: The Dowse Gallery and an outdoors exhibition. We enjoyed a lovely chat and coffee at the cafe. It was wonderful to see the interesting knitted and sewn Dolls at The Dowse Gallery. Afterwards we looked around the other exhibitions and the Outside Gallery opposite the Dowse Gallery, which contained beautiful original artistic sculptures. Many of us visited Romain’s house for lunch, enjoying a wonderful chat and warm company.
Lovely chat and coffee at The Dowse Gallery cafe.
Beautiful sculptures at Outdoor Gallery opposite the Dowse Gallery while Rachel flew away with sculpture umbrellas and feeds the many sculpture eels.
Lovely warmth and Lunch at Romain’s house.
26 November 2013
We met at the Community Centre for our last meeting of the year, the AGM, after which those who were available enjoyed a delicious lunch at Kilim in Petone, then browsed the Jackson St shops.
We are pleased to have Nicolette as the new Blog Administrator for 2014, with back-up from Esther and Rachel as she learns the ropes.
Denise, Caroline and Esther (2013 President, Secretary and Treasurer) at the AGM.
After the AGM formalities the results from the recent Blooming Colourful Exhibition were announced. Blooming Colourful was an exhibition of colourful fibre works by members of Onslow Fibrecrafts Guild and Tawa Spinners and Weavers, held at Karori Flower Shop. The ‘Peoples Choice’ winner was Marie, from Tawa Spinners and Weavers, and ‘Runner Up’ was Esther from Onslow Fibrecrafts Guild.
First Place: Marie’s hand knitted soft toy “Garden Hedgehog”
Runner Up: Esther’s hand knitted, felted hand-bag “Nymphaeceae”
22 October 2013
Romain and Flo took a session on nuno felting, showing us how to make a scarf with silk fabric and wool sliver. We didn’t get them completed in the time we had, but took them home to do the final fulling and washing, and we will see some of them next meeting.
We also saw a couple of Show and Tell items:
Audrey’s completed pieces for the Blooming Colourful Exhibition.
Frances has been sewing items using fabric printed with images of crocheted yarn – very realistic!
Setting up for nuno felting
Flo gives instructions
Denise hard at work rolling.
First the sliver is laid on the fabric in the desired design.
Beverly has chosen colours to match her beret.
Romain gives some advice to Nikki.
Some of the scarves are beginning to take on form……
8 October – Show and Tell. Sales Table. Weaving Day
22 October – Nuno Felting
12 November – Felting for Fun
26 November – Annual General Meeting