Wednesday, 26 October 2011

October Meeting: Wearing the Fashion

Wearing the Fashion
Judy wearing her subtly striped cotton scarf
Judy's double weave adapted from an overshot pattern, just off the loom
Betsy's cape, finally made up, from her first venture into felting
Rose's Hats for Hope
Knitted by Nancy - so delicate
A bonnet (or is it?) A felted work in progress from Jan
And, yes, it was a WEAVERS' meeting. Betsy's full sized Touch Yarns throw rug weighs less than 500 grams and is soft and beautiful to touch. It is modeled here by Chris


Monday, 17 October 2011

Connecting Threads - an Exhibition

A retrospective exhibition of handweaving from Peg Moorhouse and Rose Pelvin is now showing at the Gillan Art Salon, Grove Road, Blenheim [opposite the Railway Station], 10 am to 4 pm daily until 24th October.

A great opportunity to see the contrasting styles of two of our most experienced weavers: Rose's signature elegant table linens, and Peg's colourful wall hangings.  As Steve Austin [CEO of the Marlborough Museum] said "These works represent a celebration of the survival of tradition".

There are more pictures here.


Sunday, 9 October 2011

Area Exhibition: "Hands on Fibre" Part 2

Peg's hangings won the Marlborough award. 
Jenny's tapestry
And of course you've already seen Win's piece. It won the Best Woven Article and Overall Best awards. 
Red is so difficult to photograph, so this is a shot using another camera, one with which I am more familiar.

Well done, everybody!!

There are a few long shots here.


Friday, 7 October 2011

Area Exhibition: "Hands on Fibre" Part 1

The Nelson Marlborough Buller Area exhibition opened on Saturday at Refinery Art Space in Nelson. THE EXHIBITION HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED BY TWO WEEKS; IT IS NOW OPEN UNTL 21ST/22ND-ISH OF OCTOBER.

Here are some of our weavers' woven pieces.  

Chris' scarf and Sue's tunic
Chris's rug
Rose's baby blankets.  She also had a black cotton scarf, which, in spite of about a dozen tries, your truly just could not photograph well. But you see it at the back of Chris's rug above.
Joan didn't want me taking a picture of her in front of her lovely scarf. but it turned out this was a good move.  We now know that by the time this photo was taken, she had already lost her necklace! 

There are a few long shots here.


Sunday, 2 October 2011

Stop Press: Nelson/Marlborough/Buller Exhibition

This year's Nelson/Marlborough/Buller Area Exhibition opened today, in the heavy rain, at Refinery Art Space in Nelson. It will be open for one week only.

While a more detailed post is forthcoming, I felt compelled to report that our own Win Currie took the top prize, Overall Best in the Exhibition.
Congratulations, Win.