Wednesday Night Celebration

It was Margaret’s birthday last month, so a celebration was in order.

The Wednesday night ladies are enjoying Margaret C’s Birthday. Margaret puts a lot of extra work into being secretary and does a wonderful job.  Thank you and Happy Birthday Margaret. Love all your Friends at the Cottage.

Lyn’s crochet

Lyn has strung together some crocheted and knitted bits and pieces to be used as decorations when we have open days and such.  The pinks, purples and apricots look so lovely together.

T-Shirt Bags

Everyone throws out t-shirts, or donates them to their favourite charity store.  These two were part of my t-shirt collection that I didn’t really wear anymore, but were up there with the best at some point in my life, many years ago, so I didn’t want to get rid of them.  They weren’t worn out so I googled and got a few ideas for my trusty old friends.  There are plenty of tutorials out there describing how to make shopping or storage bags out of t-shirts so I decided upon these ones.  The Felix one is merely turned inside out, stitched with my sewing machine across the bottom, cut off the sleeves, leaving the seams for strength, and using a dinner plate to mark the size of the opening, then cut.  Voila!  The Triple J exploding head t-shirt is made the same at the top, but at the bottom, I cut off the seam, then used scissors to cut strips into the last three inches of the length, then simply tie knots all the way along the bottom, so this one has no sewing at all.  Now my t-shirts get a new lease of life and every time I go shopping I get to see my old favourites.  Naomi.

Fibrefest 2017 Report

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Fibrefest at Singleton was held on 22nd October 2017 by The Knitters Guild of NSW. What a beautiful venue in Singleton at the Sisters of Mercy Convent.  We had a Guild Stall, along with our members Gay, Trudie, Clare, Lyn & Julie all having their own stalls.  The Guild stall did extremely well, as did our other members.  I would like to take this opportunity of thanking all the members who contributed their time and effort on the day. Special thanks must go to Katie for her effort on the Guild Stall including before, start and finish. Gay, Julie and Lyn contributed to getting the members goodies there, setup and take away. Without the help of all members of the Guild, this would not be able to happen and it was indeed a huge success. We can be very proud of our Guild stall and the beautiful quality products our members had produced. We looked fabulous. Our Guild has a wonderful name amongst others and it is lovely to be admired by other Guilds. The place was a hive of activity with buses coming in from all over.  There were so many stalls and people. A huge success for all. Not only plenty of yarns to be heard, there was yarn, yarn and more yarn everywhere you looked.  Thanks again to all who attended and helped out. We really do appreciate it.

Mangrove Mountain Country Fair

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It was another great Country Fair for everyone this year.  Thankfully all the rain exhausted itself on Friday, and the day remained cloudy and a little on the cool side, but dry none the less.  We had Katie carding, Naomi spinning, Lyn weaving on the Sampleit loom and Julie weaving on the piccolo Saori.  We had a fantastic colourful display and a steady stream of onlookers all day.  Lyn had a bunch of the children at the fair trying their hand at weaving, and our yearly visitor was there again helping Katie with the carding.  Thanks T. for coming to help us every year.  We enjoy your company and enthusiasm.  Naomi gave away plenty of woollen bracelets again and we had plenty of the visitors admiring our handiwork.  We were across from the alpacas again so it was great to catch up with all the others with a stall from previous years.  We wove over three metres of fabric on the sampleit loom during the day, which was all carded and spun at the fair too. I had a lovely day.

Deb’s Mobius Scarf

Deb crocheted this very colourful Mobius scarf.  What a great way to use up leftover yarn from other projects.  You only need such a small amount of each yarn.  Super chunky so a quick project too.  Love it.

Sandra’s Warping Up

Sandra is warping up her loom for her next project with some help from Ros.  This warp is black cotton.

This beautiful turquoise yarn, hand dyed by Clare will be used by Sandra as the weft.  Ros is doing her stretches whilst making the yarn into balls for Sandra.  Another active day at the Cottage.