Show and Tell

10 September 2013

We had no blog post at the last meeting, because no photos were taken.  However at show and tell today, several of the members showed their completed, or near completed, felting that was started last meeting.  Esther had taken us through the process of making a rectangular piece of felt that could be made up into a purse or small bag.  We focused on making the piece evenly dense with straight edges.

Denise has finished felting her purse, and added an i-cord edging and loop.

Denise has finished felting her purse, and added an i-cord edging and loop.

Eleanor has finished her felted purse, adding beaded embellishment.

Eleanor has finished her felted purse, adding beaded embellishment.

Flo has finished her felted bag with many textured embellishments added at the felting stage.

Flo has finished her felted bag with many textured embellishments added at the felting stage.

Pam has finished her piece of felt, with silk added on an outside panel..

Pam has finished her piece of felt, with silk added on an outside panel..

... and a lovely contrast of colour inside.

… and a lovely contrast of colour inside.

Caroline's felt is finished and ready to be made into a shoulder bag.

Caroline’s felt is finished and ready to be made into a shoulder bag.

Frances' bag is finished.  She has added machine top-stitching, applique fish, and spiral felt buttons with a ribbon tie.

Frances’ bag is finished. She has added machine top-stitching, applique fish, and spiral felt buttons with a ribbon tie.

There were several other great show and tell items also:

Caroline has been experimenting with the Guild's new drum carder  - carding and felting one piece from merino wool mixed with some sparkly embellishment, and one with coriedale and lots of silk.  From the second she has created a glasses case.

Caroline has been experimenting with the Guild’s new drum carder – carding and felting one piece from merino wool mixed with some sparkly embellishment, and one with coriedale and lots of silk from which she has created a glasses case.

A detail of the lace-like texture produced on Caroline's glasses case.

A detail of the lace-like texture produced on Caroline’s glasses case.

Romain has been nuno-felting some scarves. A detail of one of them showing its lovely texture.

Romain has been nuno-felting some scarves. A detail of one of them showing its lovely texture.

Frances has sewn a cushion using "yoyos" and some family heirloom lace.

Frances has sewn a cushion using “yoyos” and some family heirloom lace.

Detail of the lace on Frances' cushion.

Detail of the lace on Frances’ cushion.

Greta has made a lovely entrelac blanket with hand-spun yarn.

Greta has made a lovely entrelac blanket with hand-spun yarn.

About Onslow Fibrecrafts Guild

We love Knitting, felting, spinning, weaving and other fibre crafts. We meet twice a month to share skills and learn new ones. Our usual meeting place is Johnsonville Community Centre Trust Room on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, from 9.30am to 11.30am The Guild is affiliated to New Zealand Creative Fibre which helps us to:  Invite tutors to expand our own skills,  Enjoy Creative Fibre workshops and festivals  Enter our work in Creative Fibre exhibitions  Contact with fibrecrafters all around the world  Organise events with other area guilds
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