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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Celebrating 20 years

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

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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.

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23 past and present members

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A wonderful chance to catch up with friends

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And of course with every good celebration there must be cake

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Caroline, current secretary, holds the guild’s archives

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