What we are making and sharing our ideas is very popular and inspirational.
Flo has been spinning
Fiona has been doing some tapestry weaving
Anne made a quilt as a gift
Caroline is completing a blanket for charity
Rachel is knitting with pink yarn that she dyed, blended and spun.
Fiona treated us to a workshop on making ‘hard felt
This little purse needed 25 grams of merino wool
The results were very pleasing
Felted brooches can take on many forms and shapes
Caroline and Fiona getting the workshop organised
Plenty of colours and fibres to work with
Fiona using a resist
Tomoko working with a silk hanky and merino fibre
Flo using silk fabric
Esther felting with merino fibre
All dry and tweaked – my brooch
Tomoko treated us to a class on origami
For other designs – http://www.origami-instructions.com
What we are making –
Audrey will be lovely and warm in her silk and wool camisole
Caroline attended a workshop at Handmade and made felted boots
Eleanor has been needle felting
Esther made a sampler tote
Nan is knitting up her handspun llama
Eco dyeing or Eco printing is the art of creating a design using natural materials and no chemicals. Our inspiration came from the travelling suitcase.
Fiona ran the workshop.
Fiona explaining how she prepared the fabric by soaking it in a soy flour solution (natural mordant)
Natural materials and some non natural materials (rusty nails are very effective) are laid out on the fabric to create a design.
The fabric is rolled and pressed and sealed in tinfoil
steamed for 2 hours, left to go cold and then the reveal!
The end result is amazing.
What we are making is an opportunity to share our work and designs with members.
Audrey won the Linen Trust Award, Creative Fibre National Exhibition, Rotorua and was placed second in the Brooch Challenge, Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders National Conference, Gore
Rachel’s flax weaving. With the help of friends, Rachel made 20 birds for her husbands project for Seabird Sustainability Trust. They are proxy birds to identify by on board monitoring cameras on longline fishing boats.
Flo modelling her felted tunic top.
Anne’s kumihimo braids stitched together to make a piece of fabric which will be used to make a cover for a journal.
Fiona’s needle felted figurine
Esther working on a new tapestry
Frances shared what she has been knitting and sewing.