The guild has not been able to meet since February. Our Winter Retreat cancelled and study groups hosted via emails. Here’s hoping we can have our June BBQ. I asked our members to send me photos of their work – finished or in progress. One of our members in a senior retirement home has been confined to her room for a month or so, but her hands kept busy working on something for her door and for our Fall Flower Power Challenge.
Here is the result of the past month’s endeavours.
ANN I am planning to mount some knitted flowers (1 narcissus, 3 crocuses, 4 tulips and 1 dandelion) on a board to display at the entrance to my apartment. I have finished the crocuses but the other flowers are not yet assembled, and the leaves not yet knitted. It is a bigger project than I had anticipated. But I am having fun and learning a lot.
The photo is of the parts being blocked before assembly and of the finished crocuses.
JILL I am knitting (thank goodness for you tube) an Isabella Shawlette from Wellington Fibres. If I ever finish this one I will be starting a second one in blues. Also my first attempt at a fork woven flower.
PAM The shawl is worked from the tip to the top so I figured when I ran out of yarn that would be the size of my shawl. The fibre is 50% alpaca, 30% mohair and 20% wool from Wellington Fibres. I didn’t count on the shawl being deeper than wide so when I ran out of fibre it wasn’t wide enough to wrap in front. I didn’t have anymore fibre and neither did Wellington Fibres so I spun fiber from Fullin’ Woolens after separating out the blue to get the copper color. It is a blend of Merino, Bambo and Stellina.
The blue towels are called ‘Keep it Simple’ by Mary Ann Geers and the tea towels on the loom are from a Viking draft from Anges Geijer as woven by Gunnel Oresjo. Marian had photocopied Handwoven’s collection of Best Tea Towels featured in their magazine and she shared the book with us when we were at Burleigh Falls. I borrowed the book and saved these patterns.
JESSIE I’ve been knitting and spinning up a storm while I’m stuck at home. If I get bored with what I’m doing I just start another pair of socks. The socks are from Marian’s stash – the shawl’s Pat’s Shetland wool and the mobious is Spinrite no name.
PAT Here is my spinning
The white and green are left over bits. The green is mohair and wool 60/40.
The white is polwarth. The brown is natural Icelandic
The shawl is made from Marian’s yarn , mohair and wool 60/40. I call it Marian’s shawl.
It’s not yet blocked or washed but soon it will be ready to give me a warm hug.
BARB Tea Towel warps of Snowflakes and Feathers have been on my loom recently. Just finished this Feather Towel – the treadling order is a real PITA, so I have to talk to myself to keep it straight. I guess this one would be Peacock Feathers, since I used Brassard’s Peacock 2/8.
LOUISE Baby blankets and placemats have been on my loom. I also finally finishing a beaded bracelet.