Saturday, 31 May 2014

Photos from Festival Exhibition, Dunedin

This is Chris with her expertly woven and aptly titled 'Baa Codes' floor rug.

Judy's gebrochene patterned scarf is too fine to show up in the photo
 but it was beautifully displayed.
This scarf of Judy's is in the 'Flora and Fauna' Challenge.
The pattern is reminiscent of albatross wings.

Rose's entry in the challenge was inspired by fluffy penguin chicks  

Next big event is the scarf Expo so keep watching.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Weavers' May Meeting

Four of the members present had been to the Legacy of Yarns Festival in Dunedin so we finally heard a little of what went on and, best of all, were able to see some of the Exhibition entries, the various displays and some of the pop-up fashion show that had happened in the Octagon. Thanks to Joan for the powerpoint show.  Some of our members had work on display in the exhibition or challenge and photos of them will pop up here in due course.  In the meantime here is what was on display at our meeting.
Betsy wove this broken twill fabric some time ago but has just recently made it into a plump cushion.
Chris has used a twill also, this time changing twill direction giving a diagonal emphasis which can be seen across the top left corner of the picture.

Chris has made a nice finish with Vietnamese beads added to the fringe at intervals. This throw was an exhibition entry.

Noelene has been experimenting with various cottons and suitable textured weaves for them.
Rose has added an unusual finish to what could well be a man's lightweight but 0h-so-warm scarf.

Another scarf from Rose, this one is silk in twill blocks: two blocks, three colours makes a nice mix.
Jan has finished the small tapestry she started in Stacey Harvey-Brown's workshop and has now incorporated it into a bag.
Quick and easy and lots of fun. Chris did this scarf as a trial for the 'hands on weaving' part of the Scarf Expo coming up in June

And Joan has multi-dyed several skeins of wool for the same purpose. Something to look forward to.