Bev S was given this beautiful rose fibre to spin for her birthday. The fibre is made from the wild rose bush stems and is soft and smooth like silk. Can’t wait to see how this spins up.
Lyn has covered her seat she uses with her Saori Loom with a piece of her Saori cloth. She has woven it and sewn the sides to fit, and covered the stool. No doubt she will get even more inspiration from sitting on this. She looked great sitting on this at the Gathering.
Our exhibition was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who put in such a large amount of work to make the event so amazing. We had lots of visitors and it looks like everybody had a great time. The demonstrations were well received and plenty of morning and afternoon teas were had. The displays really were a tribute to us all and to the wide variety of skills we have as a group. I think we outdid ourselves.
Our displays at The Gathering looked fantastic. Everyone was really impressed with the quality of our art and craft that we had all worked so hard to produce. Well done, everyone!
Here are some pictures of many of the entries for the challenges at The Gathering, and some of the winners with their artworks. We had plenty of amazing entries so it was very difficult to choose just one for first place in each category.
Winners of the Challenge Sections for The Gathering are as follows:
Skein of Yarn. Won by Jean Piddington of Morisset.
2 winners. Won by Ruth Saunders of Baptist group Morisset.
Hand Made Piece Woven. Won by Paula White of Central Coast.
Hand Made Textile Art. Won by Linda Bagnat of Central Coast.
A4 size Sea Theme of any Textile Art. Won by Maria Mulhern of Morisset.
Hand Made Knitted. Won by Judy Linder of Wollombi Valley.
Hand Made Crochet. Won by Beth Davies of Central Coast.
Hand Made Nuno or Wet Piece Felted. Won by Anne Pearce of Central Coast.
Hand Made Felted Art Piece. e.g. Needle Felted Landscape. Won by Kay Haerland of Central Coast.
Participants were encouraged to create a quilt that was their representation and/or interpretation of the theme “The Sea”.
Size: Approx 18”x12” or 45cm x 30cm. Won by Kay Haerland of Central Coast.
Thank you all for participating in the above Challenges at The Gathering 2016.
The fashion parade at The Gathering was so much fun. Everyone looked splendid showing off their handmade garments and accessories. Eileen was reading the descriptions and there was much applause.
I hope you like this assortment of pictures taken at The Gathering. There are some of our members working, some of our guests and some of the demonstrations. I love how some of our guests were knitting at their tables whilst chatting away. Never a moment wasted by not crafting!
Our exhibition was a huge success. Everyone really pulled together and worked so hard for this event to be really amazing. We had lots of people coming through, showing great interest in all of our displays and demonstrations. Copious amounts of tea and coffee, biscuits and slices were served, and thank you so much to Beth for organising this great weekend and for keeping all the workers regularly supplied with cups of tea and coffee throughout the days. Thank you to everybody who helped out to make such a fantastic event possible.
The Gathering is over for this year, and we had some lovely feedback from our guests and we are so glad that everyone had a great time.
All of the tables were set beautifully, ready for our guests to arrive.
All of the displays were set up,
and we had a large group of our members with gorgeous handmade aprons ready to work for the day.
Many of our talented guests and members brought some amazing handmade items for the fashion parade.
There were some great demonstrations which were very well received.
And a bunch of happy challenge winners.
Overall a fantastic day!
Here is Jenni making a skein from her handspun wool. She says she likes it much better than using the niddy noddy.