Saturday, 12 April 2014

Guild Day 9 April 2014

Still buzzing from Stacey's workshop, weavers  had responsibility for hosting the Marlborough Creative Fibre Guild Day on Wednesday. Everyone was asked to wear something yellow and, although it was quite a challenge for most, almost everyone did find something. Here are the weaverly items from show and tell. Thank you Joan for doing the showing.
This is Joan's generous sized scarf in turned Ms & Os.  
Win produced this very open weave wrap with the alpaca yarn she really loves.

This started life as a demo piece, Tricia finished it off to make a cheery winter scarf

June has been creative in warping up this scarf using multiple threadings to good effect

Chris enjoyed playing with a 'one only' skein of yarn and made this scarf fringed on all sides
Rose has been playing with silk
 Jan (hiding), Joan and Chris show some of the samples from Stacey's workshop. To anyone who was not there they may seem a bit strange but the participants were excited about the effects obtained.

Well done with the yellow hat trim Chris!

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Texture Workshop with Stacey Harvey-Brown

On 4h & 5th of April a group of weavers and felters had an intense workshop with emphasis on texture with UK weaver Stacey Harvey-Brown. Esmae and Shirley came over from Nelson to join us.  I think we gave Stacey a few surprises.

Can't you just hear that laugh!
Here we are: clockwise from top left - Joan, Jen, June, Tricia, Chris, Judy, Esmae, Noelene.
Rose was not quite absent, she was behind the camera.
And here are the felters: Christine H, Christine M, Pam, Cherrie, Shirley
and Jan who had her tapestry weaving hat on part time.
Clever Stacey managed to round us up for a group photo before she left. It includes Win who made a great Gofer for the occasion.. At the bottom Cherrie is giving Feltima a face-lift. Is that a botox injection Cherrie? But perhaps it is a felting needle.  Then there is Agnes sitting quietly in the background and relaxing - yes really! The only other time I have heard her more quiet is when she lost her voice.  The two travellers have moved on towards Oxford, North Canterbury where they will set up their Nature in the Making exhibition before heading to Dunedin for the Festival.

Maybe more from the workshop when some of the works in progress have been washed, mashed, manipulated or otherwise tortured.