Fibre Day

Last Tuesday we had a fibre preparation day.  We had wool, alpaca and mohair, some undyed, some already coloured and some dyed by us, mostly Lyn and Bev.  We ended up with quite a number of bags of fibre turned out on the table so we sorted it into a …

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Rhythmic Lode

(Kimberley Series #1)
 The Kimberley landforms possess exceptional beauty and spirituality, much of which is hidden from the casual viewer.
 I have used hand-knitted textile pieces, which combine yarn and torn strips of fabric, to signify the rugged landscape. In contrast, the partially hidden ‘gems’ glow as they peep out …

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Cashmere Knitting

Vicki is one of our best knitters.  She is knitting a beautiful cashmere scarf for Fi, who is also a member.  Fi found this stunning cashmere yarn at the Bowral Tulip Time Festival and wanted to make something really lovely out of it, understandably.  She found the right pattern, but …

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Incoming Tide

Intending to cull my “stash” of patterns, craft ideas and inspirational pictures I looked through them and found some pictures of “weaving” from the McCalls magazines I used to hoard from the 1970’s (those were the days !!) Finding a few pictures of weaving I was inspired to try my …

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Out of The Deep

This textile was created for an exhibition of works presented by members of  the Australian Textile And Surface Decoration Association (ATASDA), in the Palm House Gallery in the Sydney Botanic Gardens.  
It embodies qualities of Planet Earth oceans, from the deep, dark ocean floor, up through swirling, pulsing currents of …

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Almost Done

  Megan has been weaving this rug on our large loom for about two years by her reckoning.  She is looking forward to finishing it.  Megan has achieved a very shaggy look by knotting lengths of yarn onto the warp.  This is very time consuming.  Megan plans to use the …

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