Show and Tell 11th March 2014

IMG_3115 Romain’s colourful scrumbling square knitted from mixed media wool and material. IMG_3117

Audrey showed her framed embroidery. Beautifully stitched in natural colours. IMG_3126 IMG_3127Marilyn showed a variety of beautiful dyed wools.

And she is knitting up the natural/green wool.

IMG_3129 IMG_3133Flo showed her old dolls/puppets handmade by her mother. IMG_3134 IMG_3136Caroline showed the  scrumble wool shapes she has knitted in different ways. 

IMG_3138The Group enjoys knitting the mixed wool scrumbling square demonstrated by Caroline.

IMG_3137Maureen, Nancy and Denise enjoy  handspinning, knitting  and chatting in the group.

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Outing to Dowse Gallery and Lunch at Romain.

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.

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IMG_3015Beautiful sculptures at Outdoor Gallery opposite the Dowse Gallery while Rachel flew away with sculpture umbrellas and feeds the many sculpture eels.

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IMG_3021Lovely warmth and Lunch at Romain’s house.

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HAPPY 20TH BIRTHDAY OFG

11th February 2014

This was our first meeting of the year and there was lots to catch up on.   We had a long show and tell, chatted about the years programme and Caroline showed us some scrumbling before the workshop planned later on in the year. Then Audrey blew out our two decade candles.

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Wonderful OFG 20th Anniversary  Cake

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Audrey, who was the founding member of OFG,  blew out the anniversary cake candles.  Well done  Audrey

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Maureen’s beautiful handknit short scarlet cardigan for summer.

DSC_0021 Caroline explained what she plans for the next workshop. How exciting to learn the scrumbling knit bag. DSC_0020 DSC_0019Beautiful embellishment handsewn onto a tee shirt.
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DSC_0015 Nicky enjoyed knitting a few pairs of hand knitted socks through the holidays. DSC_0014Caroline made a felt necklace with beads.
DSC_0012Mixed natural and green entralac knitted from various spare yarn into a blanket by Nan.  DSC_0011Wonderful historic handmade mats.  The long one is woven by Flo’s mother and the short square one purchased recently from a shop. Old and new all together. Awesome.
DSC_0007Flo made a butterfly wrap with felt and flax.

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AGM 2013

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)

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"

First Place: Marie’s hand knitted soft toy “Garden Hedgehog”

Runner Up:  Esther's hand knitted, felted hand-bag "Nymphaeceae"

Runner Up: Esther’s hand knitted, felted hand-bag “Nymphaeceae”

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Show and Tell; Wild Drum Carding

12 November 2013

We had a lovely variety of items for ‘Show and Tell’, including nuno felted scarves finished from last meeting’s session.

Enjoying our knitting while we share our 'Show and Tell' pieces.

Enjoying our knitting while we share our ‘Show and Tell’ pieces.

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A few members made good use of the Guild's new drum carder.

A few members made good use of the Guild’s new drum carder.

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Nuno Felting

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 piece for the Blooming Colourful Exhibition.

Audrey’s completed pieces for the Blooming Colourful Exhibition.

Frances has been sewing items using fabric printed with images of  crocheted yarn - very realistic!

Frances has been sewing items using fabric printed with images of crocheted yarn – very realistic!

Setting up for nuno felting

Setting up for nuno felting

Flo gives instructions

Flo gives instructions

Denise hard at work rolling.

Denise hard at work rolling.

First the sliver is laid on the fabric in the desired design......

First the sliver is laid on the fabric in the desired design.

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Beverly has chosen colours to match her beret.

Beverly has chosen colours to match her beret.

Romain gives some advice to Nikki.

Romain gives some advice to Nikki.

...and Pam.

…and Pam.

Some of the scarves are beginning to take on form......

Some of the scarves are beginning to take on form……

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Show and Tell

8 October

Here are the completed berets!  Well done, they look great!

Here are the completed berets! Well done, they look great!

Denise has knitted this baby blanket.

Denise has knitted this lovely baby blanket.

Caroline has been  attending a class embellishing felt, paper and fabric with hand and free-form machine stitching.

Caroline has been attending a class embellishing felt, paper and fabric with hand and free-form machine stitching.

More of Caroline's embellishing work - the flower at the top left has been made by machine stitching onto wash-away stabiliser

More of Caroline’s embellishing work – the flower at the top left has been made by machine stitching onto wash-away stabiliser

Romain brought an example of the type of scarf we are going to nuno-felt next meeting.

Romain brought an example of the type of scarf we are going to nuno-felt next meeting.

A close-up of Romain's nuno-felted scarf.

A close-up of Romain’s nuno-felted scarf.

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