Thursday, 18 January 2018

Happy New Year

2018 began with a happy gathering at Bobbin Cottage with plenty of suggestions forthcoming for possible projects and meeting topics. It will be "watch this space" many times over if it all happens. Here is the show and tell to start the year.
Pride of place must go to Rosemary for her collection of cottolin teatowels - generous size and looking thick and thirsty, they are destined as a wedding present which I am sure will be appreciated.

Also a special gift, this time for a grandson, is Noelene's cosy-looking blanket.
Win also wove a baby blanket. Hers is in lightweight machine-washable Merino which gives it a lovely drape and a soft handle. Bright and beautiful edges give a modern flair.
Who knew we would see so many blankets in mid-summer?  Betsy brought along her superb model -- lovely to handle and will be a welcome comfort to its recipient when the weather cools off. Well done Betsy and congratulations on that big birthday coming up soon.
 Chris experimented with a ball of multi-coloured singles yarn, not knowing how it would behave. As you can see here, it behaved beautifully - and she still has 23g left from a 100g ball - so Chris says "don't be put off by what seems like expensive yarn."
Another piece from Chris - a serendipity scarf which evolved from the end of a "pass the loom" warp in fine cotton. Chris just happens to have some beads in the perfect colour so it will be interesting to see what happens next.
 Earth, Air, Fire and Water - the elements were the inspiration for this tapestry from Jan. It was entered in the Australia/NZ tapestry exhibition for 2017. This year's topic is "growth" so it will be interesting to see what Jan comes up with this time.
Rose spent some holiday time indulging in lacemaking and enjoyed refurbishing an outdated hat with torchon lace.  Will she ever wear it? 


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