What a great theme for the year!
Show and Tell – the fibre of our crafts involved a lot of sheeps wool
Tomoko has been spinning
Flo attended a gathering of felters and made some hats
Marilyn showed us her shawl which was a gift (from Maureen OFG)
Romain has been making some nuno felted scarves
Denise made made some ‘pencil’ socks
Finally – just for fun, we had a short article written by Steve Wyn-Harris (MD)
Annual General Meeting 25 November 2014, held at Nan’s place in Khandallah
Rachel was not available for re-election as president in 2015
Anne is our new president
President – Anne
Vice president – Rachel
Secretary – Caroline
Treasurer – Esther
Committee – Beverley and Elanor
Library – Romain, Facebook – Frances, Blog – Denise
Wellington Area Delegate, Tania Preston, introduced herself and spoke of her plans for the area and gathered ideas from members.
After a shared lunch, some members worked on ‘the blanket’
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