Sunday, 30 October 2016

Weavers' Meeting October 2016

Some of the show and tell at the October meering.

A soft and cosy throw, just off the loom, from Chris

Is this deflected double weave? Not really but it certainly has an interesting texture
Chris also produced this piece in diversified plain weave which was one of the topics suggested for our attention

Show and tell from Rose was a scarf in baby alpaca yarn, woven in a 3-end huck lace diamond pattern

There was much more to see but unfortunately the photographer got carried away looking at everything and forgot to take pictures until some members left, taking their goodies with them. Promise to do better next time! 

Monday, 17 October 2016

CF Guild October. A Visit from the Lacemakers

Members of the lacemaking group were guests of the Guild in October.
Rosemary demonstrated her very complex Binch lace - lots of bobbins and lots of pins! 

Sylvia's neat little travel bag . . .
opens out to be a fully functional lace pillow.

Samples of many types of hand made lace were on display
Including this piece made by our very own Jan at some time in a previous existence.
Rose is working on a block pillow to try out variations of Milanese lace.
Like many crafts people, Sylvia adds many disciplines to her repertoire and this quilt is one of her UFOs which she says she is now going to finish. 


Saturday, 1 October 2016

September Show and Tell

Judy produced this length of tweed in a soft wool 2ply. It has a lovely handle.

Chris brought back from her travels these samples of genuine Harris tweed.

Also Harris tweed. This cap was one of Joan's purchases.

And here is undyed wool from the Outer Hebrides

Nancy finds beautiful alpaca yarns wherever she goes.

More inspirational yarns for Nancy to knit.

This handkerchief was re-discovered recently by Joan.  It is edged with hand made bobbin lace by Dawn Hansford whose fibre work we have been admiring for years. The bookmark is Rose's first attempt at bobbin lace incorporating gimp.