Sunday, 30 December 2012

Let's check up on Peg to finish the year

It is good to know that at age 95 Peg is fit and well and still weaving.

In case you haven't seen her damask loom, here are some photos of its interior.

Do you think it's time Peg had a new tape measure?  She would dearly love to find a cloth one that can be easily pinned to her work. They all seem to be fibreglass these days.

One of Peg's latest works shows more of the damask influence in her weaving that we have seen lately.

 Keep up the good work Peg; we salute you. Happy New Year everyone.
 And the last word goes to the tui.

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Show and Tell November

Last pictures for 2012. Here are the show and tell photos from our meeting at Dot's place. Thank you Dot for your hospitality, and best wishes for Christmas festivities to everyone.
 Judy's beautiful knitted cashmere shawl
 Chris not only finished her 3 shaft pick up but did it in ime for Christmas
 Win extended her 3-shaft pick to letters - very impressive!
 Jan brought along a felted pendant made at a very exciting workshop
 Win had finished another large throw - the second in a very short time
And Chris's favourite colours look great in this block design
 Rose had made tablemats, wondering if they would sell in the Marlborough Creative Artisan's shop
 But was better pleased with a couple of attempts at tatting
Look for more photos early in the New Year, and members, please send me photos of what you are weaving during the holidays.
Merry Christmas

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Gift Exchange

A hand-made gift exchange is a great way to finish off the year.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Weave It! Felt It! Part Two

The raffles were won by our own members and everyone went home happy.


Weave It! Felt It!

As usual weavers and felters combined to put on a display to coincide with Garden Marlborough. For various reasons fewer of us than usual participated this year but it all worked well. The display seemed quite spacious when we finished setting it up but after the first couple of sessions more work appeared and what might have been gaps were magically filled with colour and texture.  We had some sales and everyone concerned was very happy.

Christine Holdaway made a cute pair of felted booties during her time on duty.
More photos to come soon.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Meg Shows Her Colours

"Nobody believes me when I insist my first preference is
achromatic/analogous weaving. And galleries request colourful pieces. 
I'm contemplating a color strike in 2013."

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

New Work from Peg Moorhouse

Peg's latest hangings are based on linen that is the colour of the Queen Charlotte Sound outside her window on a brilliant day.  The embellishment on this one gives it a carnival atmosphere.
And here it is good to see a focus on the damask structure that is Peg's trademark.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012


Our Festival 2012 Committee was judged a joint runner-up in the Trustpower Community Awards announced last night, 30 October.  Here is a photo stolen from the Trustpower Facebook page showing Chris accepting the award for the Guild.  (Scroll through to photo 14 if you go there.)
Hats for Hope received an honourable mention in the process and we think that may have been a large factor in the choice.  So well done everyone, and very special thanks to Chris who does all the paperwork and fills out the forms. 

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

October Meeting

Win Not only did her homework by planning a blanket inspired from delving into the ancient magazines; she actually wove the blanket!  A very generous size, it was woven in two pieces and joined invisibly. It is lighter in weight than it looks and lovely and soft due to lots of mohair boucle. 
 Having to be 'on duty' at various displays and demonstrations has its benefits. Rose found a set of mercerised cotton and linen tablemats that have been 'maturing' for a while. The threads were drawn, the hems pressed and tacked into place so it was easy to sit and hemstitch a couple of them at the big stamp expo where we showed our wares.
And talking of the stamp expo, we just have to show one of the visitors we had. Her name is Fern. Isn't she beautiful? and the New Zealand Falcon had just been voted 'Bird of the Year' so it was quite special to see her up close.
Back to business . . . Rose added two more 'luxury yarn' scarves to her collection.  Here is a really lightweight one with 70% alpaca and 30% silk in white and a soft beige.

And this is 80% merino and 20% cashmere. A lovely handle.