Felted Brooches Revisited – 11 August 2015

Felted brooches can take on many forms and shapes

image Caroline and Fiona getting the workshop organised

image Plenty of colours and fibres to work with

imageFiona using a resist

image Tomoko working with a silk hanky and merino fibre

image Flo using silk fabric

imageEsther felting with merino fibre

image All dry and tweaked – my brooch

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Origami – 23 June 2015

Tomoko treated us to a class on origami

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For other designs – http://www.origami-instructions.com

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What We Are Making – 9 June 2015

What we are making –

image Audrey will be lovely and warm in her silk and wool camisole

image Caroline attended a workshop at Handmade and made felted boots

image Eleanor has been needle felting

image Esther made a sampler tote

image Nan is knitting up her handspun llama

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Eco Dyeing 26 May 2015

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.

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Fiona explaining how she prepared the fabric by soaking it in a soy flour solution (natural mordant)

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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

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steamed for 2 hours, left to go cold and then the reveal!

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The end result is amazing.

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What We Are Making 12 May

What we are making is an opportunity to share our work and designs with members.

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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

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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.

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Flo modelling her felted tunic top.

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Anne’s kumihimo braids stitched together to make a piece of fabric which will be used to make a cover for a journal.

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Fiona’s needle felted figurine

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Esther working on a new tapestry

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Frances shared what she has been knitting and sewing.

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5000 Poppies

5000 Poppies – A community tribute of respect and remembrance.

5000 Poppies – A community tribute of respect and remembrance

Anzac Day 2015

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Preparation for displays at Johnsonville Community Centre and Johnsonville Library

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Johnsonville Community Centre

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Johnsonville Library

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The Travelling Suitcase – 24 March 2015

Flora, Fauna, Fibre Event Challenge 2014

The contents of this travelling collection were selected from pieces that were hung at Dunedin, as part of the Otago ‘Legacy of Yarns’, Creative Fibre Event held in Dunedin, April 2014

Tania, Wellington Area Delegate, CF, visited us with the suitcase.

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Handling and touching of items is permitted!

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Inspirational!

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