“A Tribute to Vicki.”
This textile art piece is a tribute to our late member Vicki Wagemans. (1924-2014) The weft in this piece was the fibre that had been dyed by Vicki before she spun it into an art yarn. This was Vicki’s final spinning project. Our members gathered together to use Vicki’s yarn and it is woven on a Sampleit loom. Vicki was our treasurer for many years and studied “Spinning and Weaving” in a Tafe course, achieving a diploma. This is in remembrance of our Vicki, (a member we all loved.)
Belinda is going full steam ahead with her dyeing experiments at the moment. The above piece of knitting is made from her handspun fleece which was dyed using turmeric powder with no mordant. The colour has turned out really well. Keep up the experiments Belinda!
Faye has been trying her hand at spinning silk. She plans to use this silk for plying with her wool or alpaca singles. Very nice.
Jess brought in her first skein of handspun to show us which she also hand-dyed. I love the colours.
This is Jenni’s latest spinning experiment. The dark and light overspun singles were plied together to create an imbalanced yarn which had too much twist in it. The process of collapse weaving is achieved using overspun yarn, usually singles, for the weft. The interesting furrows appear when the garment is washed. If you want to read more about this furrowing effect, Curious Weaver explains it quite nicely.
Here we all are at the fashion parade at the Gathering. What fun!
This is the result of Katie’s first attempt at weaving. She used one of our new little Sample-it looms. What a beautiful, bright scarf. Katie is going to give it to her granddaughter.
Katie made two different versions of the same crocheted wrap modelled here by Belinda. The first one is made using brightly coloured acrylic yarn and the second is made from silk yarn. They are both gorgeous.
Here are some of Belinda’s handspun skeins. The orange, green and pink skeins are hand-dyed. The blue and black skein was made by threading sequins onto yarn given to her by Katie. The rainbow ball is a hand-dyed single. Belinda is a very profuse spinner and always has plenty to show us.