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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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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