Tuesday, 18 February 2014

February Meeting

Some very intense discussions resulted from members giving opinions on 'what can I use this yarn for?' when all sorts of novelty yarns came out from people's stash.  Many had been bought in the excitement Festivals but hadn't translated into masterpieces at home. Perhaps some ideas will have been triggered. Unfortunately the photographer must have gone to sleep during this part of the meeting!
Here is some show and tell though:
The Guild meeting had called for hand made hearts and this is June's contribution. It is embroidered on a rectangle which will be joined into a ring to enclose the scarf.
Win had just completed this excercise in fine overshot weaving for a baby blanket and asked for advice on finishing the edges. The general concensus was for a small plain hem each end and leave the selvedges sides alone. Unusually for overshot Win used white for the pattern and colours for the warp and tabby weft. The effict is delicate and glowing.
Joan had woven this fine dark warp with a soft grey handspun. We will have to wait and see what it turns into.
Just off the loom and not yet washed, Jen had woven this table runner to enter a Black & Coloured Sheep competition. It is a huck pattern and will look great when it is washed. Again the advice given was for plain hems rather than fringes.
No mistaking who brought along the wool and mohair crackle throw. This one has Chris's name written all over it.
A Victorian lace collar . Who would know it was felt? Well done Joan.
And another felt item from Joan. She's not really gritting her teeth!


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