Eileen was putting the finishing touches on this tapestry weaving a couple of weeks ago. She calls it ‘Lava’ which seems quite appropriate. Eileen has used lots of beads to embellish this project which adds an extra dimension. I love how vivid this piece has turned out.
This textile was inspired by a trip to Carnarvon Gorge and followed a class with my friend Kay Haerland, where I learnt so much about choosing particular fabrics and stitching techniques in order to achieve the effects I wanted. The background was hand-painted and then machine appliqued. By Jenni M.
We will be demonstrating at the Steiner School Spring Fair again this year, on Sunday, 11th September, 2016, from 10am to 3pm. It is always a wonderful day, filled with fun activities for everyone and we always enjoy ourselves. Come along and see us there.
We will be demonstrating and selling our wares handmade by our talented artisans on Saturday, 3rd September 2016 at the Central Coast Grammar School Spring Fair. This fair is amazing so hope to see you there.
This Rug has been designed and made by Lyn A. The measurements of the rug are 206cm long x 182cm wide. I found this inspiration in a photo. This rug is made up of 90% hand spun, hand dyed wool fleece, alpaca, silk and cotton and some commercial yarn was used for the warp. This was done on our boat while travelling. The weaving was done on a Sampleit loom.
The Sand: woven on the loom in two separate panels.
The Background Sand: woven with the fleece and extras woven in.
The Water: woven with the white yarn (to represent the surf) woven into the panel.
Crochet and Knitting is done to create the water with the white yarn throughout.
The Sky: knitting and crochet with fleece to represent the clouds.
The Shells: knitted and crochet with felted green pieces added for effect.
A Weave-it square has been added on the left with a French Knitted long strand used.
The borders are woven and fleece and yarn woven into it for the overall finish.
I have loved making this from start to finish. You can (Feel the love).
Hours of work: I would never be able to estimate, as the dyeing, spinning, plying, knitting, crochet, weaving is an act of love.
I hope you enjoy viewing the rug, as I have enjoyed making it. Thanks.
By Lyn A.
The stunning rock formations in a national park in Sarawak inspired this work.
I have manipulated fabric, overlaid it with rice paper and stitched to convey the weathered surface of the rock. By Jenni M.
The lovely ladies in the craft group at Morriset Baptist Church are running next year’s Gathering with a ‘colours of the birds’ theme. Click Gathering 2017 to see all the details. We always have such a great time at the Gathering so I’m sure everyone is looking forward to the 2017 Gathering as much as I am.
Bev has been very busy dyeing a whole bunch of wool for us to use when we are demonstrating at the upcoming fairs in September. We have an extra large bag full of dyed fleece for us to card and spin, or perhaps to felt so the children will have plenty of colours to choose from. Thanks, Bev.
Here is Eileen’s quilt that she has finished after working on it off and on for a couple of years. She did the embroidered squares first and then found some fabric to fill in the rest that would accent the lighter squares. Eileen is going to keep it for herself. Good on you Eileen.