Wednesday, 28 August 2013

A Colourful Interlude

Interrupting the weaving theme for a splash of colour shown at the August Guild meeting.  Our felting group had been making a collective entry for a Wearable Art event with Queen Charlotte College in Picton and here Katie McDonald models the 'Artist's Palette' complete with full complement of colours and topped off with a paintbrush.  The materials are largely waste industrial felt which has been dyed along with their own felted accessories.  Well done team!

Monday, 12 August 2013

August Workshop

On 10 and 11 August the weather turned cold and miserable so it was a good weekend to be indoors at Bobbin Cottage where we could concentrate on a 'home grown' workshop which covered a variety of topics in a variety of complexity.  Setts also varied from 8 epi to an inadvertent 32 epi.  Three reeds were re-sleyed during the weekend so a bit was learned about setts as well as about twills, colour and weave and colour blending. Most looms were pre-threaded with a mini-gamp - usually just three threadings so nothing too scary.  More about the weaving later but in the meantime here are the nine participants at work on the 8 looms available.

Monday, 5 August 2013

More from July Meeting

June distributed LOTS of swatches of commercial fabric for us to dissect and try to work how how the 'designer' yarn in each was used to give a unique effect.  Then she had us asking 'what if . . . ' with lots of colourful and textured yarns to choose from to mentally embellish the fabric further.  It was a good challenge and had us thinking.

Thank you June.