Friday, 24 January 2020

January 2020

Happy New Year!

At our January meeting, Rosemary guided us through a needle felting workshop. Felted circles or leaves were provided and lots of rovings and buttons were used for embellishment for these shawl pins.
This was an excellent 'make and take' project.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

December 2019

Show and Share:

Usha and Christine are willing to teach this technique for clasped weave scarves
Usha also hand knit these socks.
Margot displayed her framed, Hardanger piece
and her Sontag knit shawl.
Dini showed off her sheep cardigan.
Gini brought in her handspun gloves.

Rosemary spun the yarn for her purple vest.

Judy shared her handknit fest and how she found the yarn to finish this project on Ravelry. Someone had the exact colour and dye lot and was able to send her the ball that she needed to complete it.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

October 2019

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Carol Ann entered several of her creations in the Markham Fair.

Her woven bag with plastic bag weft won first place
as did her bookmark.
In the felted category, her needle felted gnome won second place.

Carol Ann's tea towels won 4th and 2nd place respectively.

Jo brought in the apron she made when she was 9.
Geri passed around a knitted chemo cap.
She also showed off her framed 'Cinnamon Stars' cross-stitch piece. It was stitched with hand-dyed threads - one strand over two stitches on 36 count fabric (18 sts per inch) and embellished with a pumpkin button.

Dini then lead a workshop where we made a macramé wreath ornament.
It involved tying spiraling knots on a small metal ring. Then it was embellished with some mistletoe greenery, red berries, and some glued on a wee pine cone.
Gini showed off her completed wreath ornament.

Our next meeting is our Christmas potluck which will be held at our meeting place in Greenwood.

Monday, 7 October 2019

September 2019

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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.