Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Garment Idea, by Rose Pelvin and Helen Lukes

For weavers wanting to take up the challenge to make a garment this year, but nervous about cutting their precious fabric, here is an idea from Anne Field's collapse weave book. Here is Helen Lukes of Wellington with her take on this simple but very effective design I had a chance to see during my latest trip to Wellington.

by Rose Pelvin

Sunday, 25 April 2010

April Meeting

The April Weavers' Group meeting was replaced by a Saturday workshop led by Rose featuring crepe weaves, in keeping with our Year of the garment theme.

Our very generous tutor Rose
One of the many drafts prepared by Rose for the workshop
8 shaft samples woven with the previous treadling
4 shaft sample woven on June's draft
Win at work, assisted by Nancy
Noeline and Joan concentrate on their lessons
Anne and Rose work it out
Not a crepe weave, but Rosemary's plans for a throw using her handspun mohair/wool

by Chris Beech

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Fibre Fantasia: Nelson-Marlborough-Buller Area Exhibition - Part 2

by Jan Hennay
by Jan Hannay
by June McKnezie
by Rose Pelvin
by Rose Pelvin
by Denise Cleghorn
by Zoe Thompson
by Christine Marks
Nancy, Chris and Joan

by Rose Pelvin

Friday, 23 April 2010

Fibre Fantasia: Nelson-Marlborough-Buller Area Exhibition - Part 1

Fibre Fantasia is the name of the Nelson-Marlborough-Buller Area exhibition which opened in Takaka on Monday 29 March. Marlborough was well represented both by exhibits (13 from 8 members) and members in attendance at the opening (11 plus one husband). The venue is a small but lovely gallery at Motupipi, aptly named the Bell Tower. Win and Denise received special mention as "Selector's Choice" for their entries. (While Denise is not officially a member of our group we still think of her as ours, especially when she is winning accolades!)

"Jeanetically-Modified, by Chris Beech
by Chris Beech
by Anne Udy
by Anne-Marie Chapman

by Win Currie
by Win Currie

By Rose Pelvin

(Blog Mum has been away with the fairies, and apologizes the vary late posting this month. )