Hand carding session

The group enjoying a session of hand carding ☺

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Detail of Esther's cardigan.

Detail of Esther’s cardigan.

Anne's completed jacket.

Anne’s completed jacket.

Kura's quilt all hand pieced.

Kura’s quilt all hand pieced.

Romain has been busy with her eco dyeing.

Romain has been busy with her eco dyeing.

A lovely top by Romain

A lovely top by Romain

And also a shawl.

And also a shawl.

A knitted asymmetrical cowl.

A knitted asymmetrical cowl.

Flo's hat.

Flo’s hat.

Nuno felting by Caroline.

Nuno felting by Caroline.

Frances's 2 daughters have been busy lesrning to needle felt. This was their first efforts.

Frances’s 2 daughters have been busy lesrning to needle felt. This was their first efforts.

Caroline has been busy felting and making flax flowers.

Caroline has been busy felting and making flax flowers.

Nan has been busy weaving these lovely scarves.

Nan has been busy weaving these lovely scarves.

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First meeting of the year.

Show and tell started the year off with a great display of work completed by members over the break. Esther had completed her lovely cardigan.20170214_103507

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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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