Silk at Te Papa – 23 August 2016

Te Papa holds 2048 silk rich items in their collections.  Today we went to see just a few of those items.

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The first group ready to get amongst it

Conservators opened drawers for us and revealed treasures

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Close up detail of the silk waistcoat reputed to have belonged to Captain James Cook

Embroidery on silk fabric

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A close encounter

 

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AuNz Tapestries – 14 June 2016

The theme for the AuNz Tapestry Group annual challenge was ‘Flight’. The 20x20cm tapestries will travel to various venues throughout Australia and New Zealand.

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imageFiona and her tapestry on a pipe loom

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A well attended meeting

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CF Wellington Community Project

Once again OFG got involved with ‘Slippers for Schools’.  Wellington CF supported Maraeroa School, Porirua with 138 pairs of slippers.  The slippers were presented to the school at assembly on Friday 10 June.

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A colourful contribution from OFG

Maraeroa School assembly.

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Spinning Silk – 24 May 2016

Silk spinning – bring your wheel and Nan will bring some silk was the meeting brief!  What a great turnout.

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Nan brought along lots and samples of spun and woven silk plus different types of silk for us to spin

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We replayed Patsy Z’s DVD while we spun

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Levin Spin In – 14 May 2016

Audrey and I attended the Levin Spin In.  Great to catch up with friends and take advantage of the trading stalls.  My top purchase was a cauliflower for $3.00.  I wasn’t expecting that purchase!

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Inspiration -10 May 2016

OFG was well represented at Creative Fibre’s annual festival.  This year ‘Fibrant’ was held at Pukekohe.  Esther, Audrey, Flo, Caroline and Fiona attended the festival and had lots to show and tell about the wonderful weekend.

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The work being produced by members still delights and inspires other members.  Tomoko knitted a cushion cover (after a long break from knitting)

 

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A Touch of Silk – 26 April 2016

The theme for 2016 is silk.

After viewing a DVD on spinning silk  we then checked out samples of the beautiful fibre.

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