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
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.
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.
Inspired by Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Great Blue Heron from Len's "Strange Bird" series.
Roseate spoonbill is his "Ballet Monet"
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.