A Hatful of Leftovers

Naomi's leftover hatThis hat was knitted using the leftover handspun wool from the Mangrove Mountain Country Fair.  Bev made up some fabric holders for the rainbow coloured wool which we had dyed beforehand so that the children at the Fair could choose their own colours for a bracelet.  We grabbed small handfuls of their chosen colours and spun super chunky wool for their bracelets.  Once they went off happily with their bracelet, there were little pieces of fleece left which I gradually spun throughout the day.  I plied the singles at home and then knitted this colourful child’s hat.  By Naomi.

Tea anyone?

Diane's garden tea cosy
Our newest member, Diane has knitted this amazing tea cosy called  “Under the Garden”.  So much work has gone into this detailed and colourful cosy.  It makes teatime fun.

Felting with your Feet

Rolling felt with feet
We in the Thursday felting group have found a new way of felt rolling if your arms get tired.  Roll with your feet.  Here is Louise giving it a go and she looks so pretty at it too. The smile tells all about the enjoyment she is having.

Louise's nuno felted scarf The finished product is the lovely nuno felted scarf.  The colours are great and a pride to wear.  By Lyn A.

Welcome Diane

Diane needle felting
Diane is our newest member.  Diane has produced some fabulous work and has great attention to detail. Here, Diane is needle felting some bumble bees.  Diane attends the Thursday felting group and is amazing.

Diane's bees

Here are the two bumblebees, ready to take flight.  By Lyn A.


Hat Felting Day

Sandra felt hat Lyn Grey Hat Lyn Green HatHere we see the fruits of another felting day at The Cottage.  Sandra made this beautiful hat using needle felting and then wet felting. She looks great.  Lyn made two hats: the green and the grey.  We all enjoy ourselves and that is the main thing.
By Lyn A.

Eileen’s Embroidery

Eileen's embroideryEileen has created this fantastic embroidery which I found hanging on the wall in the Cottage recently.  It comes complete with minature quilts which appear to be hanging over the balconies of terraced houses. It reminds me of being in Venice where all the Nonnas busily whack the draped rugs with a broomstick to remove the dust.  Very quaint.

Bev’s Beret

Bev's BeretThis beautiful beret was made by Bev for her niece’s 60th birthday.  Bev handspun and dyed the wool and alpaca fibre and then knitted it.  Her niece lives in a part of America that gets rather cold in winter so she will get plenty of wear out of this lovely beret.