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Dyeing Day – 24 November 2020

Frances taught a workshop on Repeat dyeing – how to accurately achieve the same colour in a new batch of dye. It’s all about measuring and documenting accurately. Thank you to Fiona for sharing her skills and to Frances for … Continue reading

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AGM & Blanket Challenge

Frances presides over the AGM and a committee is elected for another year. The wonderful work produced by our members for this years’ challenge: to produce a blanket or rug using material from one’s stash, of any size, type, fibre … Continue reading

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Making Temari Balls – 27 November 2020

Elizabeth taught us how to make temari balls. The initial stages of marking out the segments, and a selection of threads.

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Te PapaTour – archives of Spinning, Weaving and Other Textiles – 20 October 2020

We had an ‘out the back’ tour and were shown a variety of items from Te Papa’s archives. Nancy Oliver Couzins’ Dyeing with Lichens sampling book, 1930s Garments, various ages and techniques Handmade tea cosies and hand bags. Margaret Stove’s … Continue reading

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New website www.ofg.mozello.com

I’ve just created a new website for us. Mozello is completely free and I found it easy to use. Please take a look. http://www.ofg.mozello.com

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Open Craft Day with Gadgets – 13 October 2020

Frances tells us about her ergonomic crochet hooks, and Nan critiques them. Click on arrows to view. Some SHOW & TELL Items: Brenda’s knitted jumper and hat, Frances’ crocheted square for the upcoming blanket challenge, Esther’s sewn top from sales … Continue reading

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Open Craft Day with Spinning, Archives updated – 29 September 2020

Thanks to a mammoth effort by Elizabeth over the last few months, the Onslow Fibrecrafts Guild archives have been beautifully assembled in an easy to read form. There are three folders, with photos and other momentos, dated and labelled, and … Continue reading

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Welington Creative Fibre Area Meeting – 22 September 2020

Onslow Fibrecrafts Guild hosted the Wellington Area Meeting. Helen, the Wellington Area Delegate, chairs the meeting. A good turn out…. click on arrows to view the slide show. We celebrate Audrey’s 90 birthday. Elizabeth mans the Sales table.

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Quilting Demo – 8 September 2020

Suzanne and Elizabeth show us the quilting techniques they use. Click the arrows to view the slide shows.

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Mask making and Project Bag demonstration – 25 August 2020

Suzanne demonstrated how she makes project bags, and Frances demonstrated the making of reusable fabric masks for virus protection. We had the opportunity to sew our own also. We watch closely as Suzanne shows us the steps. Frances demonstrates how … Continue reading

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