Yes, we all are still here. We weave, spin, knit, embroider, and do beautiful marketry. We are looking forward to being able to be together and touch and feel our fibre work. Photos can’t do our work justice.
Below are photos of some of our members’ endeavours that they have completed, or almost completed, over the past few months.
Some of us are stash busting; some are trying new weaving drafts and knitting patterns; others perfecting their spinning. Keeping our hands busy keeps our mind busy. We are lucky to be able to create lovely things. Hopefully we can find homes for all of them.
Creations by Pam
She finished a pair of socks for a friend’s son who is a huge baseball fan and plays on an elite team. The socks have a baseball player knit into them. A simple tube sock pattern using Kroy 3 ply sock yarn which is a blend of wool and nylon.
Her mom wanted a wash and wear hat so she knit this hat using acrylic yarn. The pattern is the Elwha Hat by Attic Yarns
Her mom wanted a wash and wear hat so she used acrylic yarn. The pattern is the Elwha Hat by Attic Yarns.
The Marquetry winter scene is in progress and is a sneak preview of her entry to her club’s Winter Scene challenge.
Pat’s Creations Her work is described below.
Hand spun yarn, Pink light and dark and grey is 1000 yards of mixed fibre yarn , fibre from John Arbon in Devon England
Hand spun BFL in shades of green , gold and brown, looks like a forest….1000 yds
Big cowl that drapes over one shoulder is knit from 3 colours of hand spun Corriedale sheep fibre
The shawl with the lace is knit from Hebridean yarn from a small company in the Hebrides call Birlinn named after a Viking ship
The other gold and grey shawl is knit from yarn from Wales
Experimenting with the Strickler Pattern # 246, Barb found she had to really concentrate to keep the treadling straight, and didn’t always succeed, so one of the towels is hers. She used a 3-colour rotation and had fun putting the colours together.
One of her challenges was working with the colour Salmon. Someone on Ravelry suggested turquoise, and that worked really well. The other ones she used were Aquamarine and Brique (not the Brick–with-a-K, which is darker) and they all looked nice. She only used 3 colours/towel so Turquoise, Salmon and Brique for one and Turquoise, Salmon and Aquamarine for the other. It was a great colour study.
She had been busy. Teatowels, rugs, baby blankets have been produced in abundance. She got a Ashford 8 harness table loom and has been exploring her new purchase.
Marianne has been spinning merino for a lovely scarf and knitting the cutest socks.
To fill her spare time when she is not hiking, Jill has been knitting with Sari yarn
Jessie has been busy spinning lovely yarn for her cardigan and gloves.
Sue has been working on this new threading. She said it took forever to wind.
She created this centre piece for Ann’s new apartment. The runner just arrive in Japan for her son and his family. They wanted something colourful.
Exploring Deflected Double Weave has been my winter’s projects. What happens if I use different yarns or change the setts, and different threadings. It hasn’t made a dent in my stash.