Tuesday, 27 October 2015

More from HandWorks

The Tapestry Weaving Group had collaborated on this project. 
An "Old Master" was chosen as the inspiration and each 
member selected a small portion from the picture. 
These five woven pieces were displayed in the foyer 
alongside the picture. The workmanship was superb.
Another tapestry weaving was this cushion panel by Jan.
 The photograph does not do Judy's scarf justice. 
It was very appropriately titled "Shimmer".
 Also by Judy, who says she knitted it while watching television, is "Frost Flowers",
a delicate and beautifully soft shawl in a cashmere/silk yarn.
 This collection contained baby toys, bootees and blanket along with children's knitted socks. 
The baby blanket was woven by Win and she also had three felted chickens in a basket.
The wrap on the right is another of Judy's exceptionally fine weaving.
The scarf in the centre is by our friend Jane from Mapua.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

HandWorks 2015

HandWorks 2015 is the Exhibition for the Nelson/Matlborough/Buller Area held in Blenheim during October.  Here a some of the items exhibited by our own weavers. We have seen them before at our meetings, so I won't name them, but this time they are displayed to their best advantage in a gallery situation.


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Blazing Colour

At our September meeting we had some Arizona magazines to play with. 
The colours were really brilliant and we sorted through and found fragments 
we liked and picked out plenty of colour schemes.

We started out somewhat hesitantly and some of us did a lot of thinking along the way.

 and then it got slightly more frantic - and messy! We had fun.