Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Lake Rotoiti Retreat

This large and lovely throw in 8 shaft twill blocks is one of Chris's stash reduction projects, held by Jan.

Katie has done some superb finishing on her felted jacket. Back in June at our garment workshop we saw this jacket being fitted. It had started out as three sleeveless tops. Great conversion Katie!

This magnificent bag started the weekend as a pile of flax. By Saturday morning it was a bag and by the end of the retreat it would have plaited straps to make it into a backpack.

by Rose Pelvin

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Sneak Preview: Lake Rotoiti

This weekend is the (Nelson/Marlborough/Buller) Area (of NZSWWS, New Zealand Spinners, Weavers and Wooldcrafts Society) Annual Retreat at Lake Rotoiti. Apparently there was frypan dyeing done on Friday night, as there were skeins drying when we got there Saturday morning.

by Rose Pelvin

We are on Facebook Now

Find us on Facebook; look for Marlborough Weavers, or click here. Marlborough Weavers, tell your kids and grandkids!

We are artists, artisans, craftspersons, hobbyists, or just plain weavers, but Facebook did not recognize us as "Artists" when Blog Mum selected that category, so we appear as "Public Figures". As regards showing our work, I guess we can live with it.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Desperate Measures, by Meg Nakagawa

I was asked by a gallery to weave a small scarf in two days. I currently have warps on all my looms, but I have a second warp beam on my "table" loom, which I don't use often because it's too far away from the front of the loom. And as luck would have it, I was thinking of rethreading the existing sample warp anyway. (Or rather, I think I use the second warp beam only, and it was the first warp beam I used in this instance; in the photo it is hidden behind the back of the loom.)

So the "current" warp was put aside for two days and an emergency warp wound.

The item was delivered to the gallery within 48 hours. A record time for me, but I'll never do it again as it was too hard on the old body.

by Meg Nakagawa

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Show and Tell at Peg's, by Rose Pelvin

Judy shows her work to Peg and gets unqualified approval.
A lovely shawl from Judy, but it is not fine enough for her liking!

We also had a peek preview of her garment project but I won't show you that yet. Suffice it to say it made me realise I had better get busy.

by Rose Pelvin

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Happy Birthday Peg! by Rose Pelvin

Peg will celebrate her 93rd birthday on Friday 9 July. As you can see she is as sprightly as ever.

And here is one of her latest hangings. Now she is threading up a brilliant blue warp. Watch this space.

by Rose Pelvin