Te Papa holds 2048 silk rich items in their collections. Today we went to see just a few of those items.
The first group ready to get amongst it
Conservators opened drawers for us and revealed treasures
Close up detail of the silk waistcoat reputed to have belonged to Captain James Cook
Embroidery on silk fabric
A close encounter
The theme for the AuNz Tapestry Group annual challenge was ‘Flight’. The 20x20cm tapestries will travel to various venues throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Fiona and her tapestry on a pipe loom
A well attended meeting
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.
A colourful contribution from OFG
Maraeroa School assembly.
Silk spinning – bring your wheel and Nan will bring some silk was the meeting brief! What a great turnout.
Nan brought along lots and samples of spun and woven silk plus different types of silk for us to spin
We replayed Patsy Z’s DVD while we spun
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!
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.
The work being produced by members still delights and inspires other members. Tomoko knitted a cushion cover (after a long break from knitting)
The theme for 2016 is silk.
After viewing a DVD on spinning silk we then checked out samples of the beautiful fibre.