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.

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