10 March 2015 – Chinese Year of the Sheep

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

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imageFlo attended a gathering of felters and made some hats

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Marilyn showed us her shawl which was a gift (from Maureen OFG)

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Romain has been making some nuno felted scarves

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Denise made made some ‘pencil’ socks

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Finally – just for fun, we had a short article written by Steve Wyn-Harris (MD)

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Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting 25 November 2014, held at Nan’s place in Khandallah

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Rachel was not available for re-election as president in 2015

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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.

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After a shared lunch, some members worked on ‘the blanket’

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Needle Felting

11 November 2014

Fiona and Tomoko shared their knowledge on dry felting.

Fiona showed how to create figures starting with a pipe cleaner frame

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Tomoko starts her figures by forming the wool into a ball

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Hands on and having a go

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WHAT WE ARE MAKING –

Nan has completed her entrelac blanket

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Marilyn also completed her entrelac blanket for a child’s car seat

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Audrey made a cushion cover

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Flo’s poppy is a wip – weaving on a plate and using a darning needle

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The Container Challenge

28 October 2014

The challenge was to create, and show the workings of the container.

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The containers on display

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Judging was by ‘popular choice’

Winner of Best Use Of Colour was Audrey

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Audrey also won The Most Useful Container

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Caroline created The Best Constructed Container

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The winner of The Most Original and Innovative Container was Romain with her entry

‘Bucket List’

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More Happy Hooking

14 October 2014

Caroline treated us with another class – crochet 102

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WHAT WE ARE MAKING

Marilyn’s entrelac blanket

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Anne’s entrelac blanket

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Esther’s tailored jacket

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Dyeing Day 23 September 2014

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.

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Slippers in School Update 3

The second batch of slippers are ready for dispatch on 1 October.

12 new pairs

Total from OFG – 30 pairs

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