Friday, 15 March 2019

March 2019

Our February meeting was cancelled because of the weather. At our March meeting, Suzanne lead us through the steps to create Dorset buttons using plastic rings and perle cotton thread.

Here are a few completed ones by various guild members.
She also gave us the instructions to add shanks to the back.

Suzanne passed around this beautiful little quilt with some of her buttons and embroidered embellishments.
At our next meeting, Valerie will do a workshop where we will create very cute sheep using Lopi yarn woven through plastic canvas. She also assigned 'homework' in preparation for the class. Members are asked to bring about 60m of Lopi (or other worsted or bulky yarn) and a big crochet hook.

Thursday, 17 January 2019

January 2019

We enjoyed a potluck luncheon which had been moved from the December meeting.

Founding member, Alice C., was feted on the occasion of her 100th birthday.
Judy F reads birthday card to centenarian, Alice C

She received many cards and shared a cake with Shuttlebug members.

Next month's program will be Dorset buttons presented by Suzanne Z. Also, there is still time to sign up for the needle felting classes with Saira Jan of FibreCraft.ca. Several are offered over the next few months. Check the minutes for details. Non-members are welcome to participate if there is still room in each class.

Shuttlebugs are reminded of the Paint Chip Colour Challenge is due in June. You must use 3 of the 4 colours you selected and also black and/or white.
The OHS conference will be held in October in Woodstock. This is the same weekend as 'Woolstock', the Woodstock Fibre Festival.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

December 2018

Our potluck luncheon was postponed until January. We had a brief meeting followed by lots of Show and Share items.

Lesley modeled her handknit sweater
and her Saori 'squid' piece.
Jacki showed us the wonderful Christmas card that their dog sitter created featuring her very photogenic dog, Jimmy.
Doesn't he look like a good boy?
Annie showed us one of her earliest woven scarves from a Gemini Fibres workshop,
a wet-felted picture from a workshop with Rosemary Oliver, 
and a couple of her handspun and handknit beaded scarves.
Dini brought in one of her handwoven tea towels

and a vintage beaded purse that had belonged to her husband's grandmother
Christine showed us a Santa she had needle-felted in a workshop.
Judy brought in a couple of needle felted characters.
Geri showed off a punch needle piece she had recently completed,
and several cross-stitched ornaments that were recently finished.
Gini spun and dip-dyed a 900 yd skein of corriedale/rambouillet yarn for her sister.
Several needle felting workshops have been organized for the new year within the guild and in conjunction with the Markham Guild. Let Christine know if you are interested in participating in any of them. Geri is happy to conduct a punch needle workshop if there is enough interest.

Our paint chip colour challenge is due in June. Don't delay.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

November 14, 2018

At our meeting this month Saira Jan from FibreCraft spoke to our group about needle and wet felting and showed us many of her pieces.
Most of the pieces were needle felted.

This sheep was felted with white locks for texture.
Embroidery embellished this valley scene.
 What realistic images!
I believe these are some of the pieces from her workshops.

Many of her pieces were sculptural.

This piece was hollow - created with a resist.
Hollow vessels can also be created with felting.
This gnome was adorable with its little toadstool
and a little owl.
Saira is offering a workshop for us. We are deciding among making a gnome, and owl,
or a lamb.
She also showed us Mr. and Mrs. Mouse.
Such cute facial expressions.
For Show and Share, Verna brought in a collection of ornaments.

A mouse with an acorn cap.
The bear had been made with a punch needle and the loops clipped to create a plush texture.

Needle felted bear from a kit.

Santa made from a cinnamon stick.
Folded fabric 'pine cone'

 Crochet Canada goose.


Monday, 22 October 2018

OPEN HOUSE - October 21, 2018

Shuttlebugs held an Open House on Sunday, October 21 at the Greenwood Recreation Centre, their meeting place.

Ulla explained aspects of weaving.
Marie and Valerie at the loom
Judy P., Stephanie and Mary
Judy F. teaching a visitor to spin.
Ulla explaining her warp to visitors.
Jacqui explaining spinning to a visitor.
Visitor, Liz, admiring Dini's weaving.
Woven and knitted tea towels and throws for sale.

Woven golf towels for sale. Earrings by Stephanie.