Monday, 7 October 2019

September 2019

Show and Share

Gini knit this triangular, fringed scarf using ribbon yarn.
 Rosemary created an autumnal harvest basket of needle-felted vegetables.
Judy P created handwoven towels.

Dini knit tiny toques.
She also created a wool fabric embroidered ball.

Geri displayed a completed cross-stitch project - Quaker Pumpkin with hand-dyed floss.

Carol Ann created hemp/cotton placemats and tea towels.
She also crated a Tencel woven scarf with an hand-dyed warp.
Plastic bags were woven into this roomy tote.
Suzanne created a woven hand towel with a Lativan pattern.
She is also working on a pulled thread embroidery sampler.
Gayle showed off a pair of knit socks with hand-dyed yarn.
Mary made a Hardanger embroidered table runner.
Marie bought this hat kit at the Grenville Market in Vancouver. The yarn is merino/silk.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

June 2019

Our last meeting of the year was a potluck lunch at our meeting place - the Greenwood Centre.

Back in the fall it was determined that our challenge would be to randomly select 4 paint chips and create an item with at least 3 of the 4 colours. Many members rose to the task. Thanks to Dini and Judy P for the excellent photos.

Alexa's linen stitch knitted scarf.

Alice's Dorset buttons

Annie's felted, embroidered, and embellished purse

Carol Ann's triaxial ribbon weaving

Charlotte's Métis-style beaded embroidery on felt.

Christine's woven wool scarf

Dini's felted wool balls with wool appliqué and embroidery

Emma's needle felted hollow vessel

Gini's triaxial weaving

Jo's wool felt appliqué bun basket cover

Judy P's handwoven scarf

Margo's embroidery

Rosemary's needle felting

Suzanne's sashiko embroidery and project bag

Valerie's crochet tote

Well done, ladies!

For show and share, Jo displayed a beautiful, autumn-themed appliqué quilt.

Happy summer everyone!

Our next meeting is Wednesday, September 11.

Sunday, 19 May 2019

May 2019

Len de Graaf was our guest presenter at our May meeting. He showed us many of his yarn paintings in the Huichol style which is an artform of indigenous people from the southwest coast of Mexico.

The sturdy backings are prepared with 6 coats of melted beeswax, The wax is then heated and yarn is embedded into the wax. Len uses a lot of Briggs and Little yarns. Len has even done his yarn painting on gourds.
Zentangle inspired.

Inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Tundra swans
Great Blue Heron from Len's "Strange Bird" series.
Roseate spoonbill is his "Ballet Monet"
Northern Cardinal
Northern Cassowary.
This was inspired by a photograph of Chinese rice fields.
For Show and Share, Christine brought in her felted gnome and promoted a workshop with Saira Jan to be held on June 29th.
She made these adorable sheep in another workshop with Saira.
Rosemary shared 4 miniature needle felted dog portraits.
Dini's completed sheep from our workshop last month.
Dini showed off her workshop tote/tool holder.
Geyle's handwoven rag rug.
Jo's quilted runner.
Carol Ann's handwoven dishtowels.