Wednesday, 24 April 2013

April 2013

Our April meeting was held just a few days before Festival and we were fortunate to have overseas tutor, spinning guru Patsy Z to visit. The vest she was wearing came in for much scrutiny and discussion.

And she showed another no-fuss no-cut design.
And here is some of her expert spinning, silk  plied with metallic thread, perfectly suitable for a warp as seen in this scarf.

Our topic for the evening, ably led by Win, was the combination of techniques. Here are some of the examples.
 June's handwoven vest with beaded cross-wheel buttons and hand-made braid.
 Rose's woven bag with kumihimo braid and embroidered with beads.
 Joan's jacket woven by Marion Day, trimmed with yards of hand-made braid.
 Win's jacket, still giving good service after many years. The heavily fulled weaving the the knitted ribbed bands will not wear out.
 Joan's handwoven jacket, also heavily fulled, has a couched novelty yarn for accent.
We always love to see Chris's handwoven Swedish Lace afghan embroidered with Beatrix Potter figures.
Nancy really suits her felted hat trimmed with a multitude of crochet motifs.

Now several of us are off to Porirua for Festival 2013.

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