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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Quilting Raffle

We are holding a raffle to collect money towards the replenishing of our wadding and material stockpile which has recently been diminished by our participation in the Blue Mountains Fire Appeal.  We supplied 20 quilts and assisted in finishing another 15 which, together with many donations from all round the …

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It’s A Wrap

Rachel weaves every day.  She says it’s like a meditation.  Some relaxing music in the background to accompany the back and forth of the shuttle on it’s way to creating an article of splendour.  What a wonderful way to start the day and she completes so many beautiful wraps in …

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Feral Goats

We had two goat skins hanging on the cottage wall that needed a bit of dressing up,  so Bev designed a very colourful wall hanging to display the fleeces.  The white fleece is from a Cashmere Goat, and the grey is from an Angora Goat, giving mohair fibre.  The vivid …

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Don’t call me “Wooly”

Meet Al Packer – a friendly fellow from Bumble Hill Alpaca Stud who carefully watched over the proceedings when Guild members participated in the Fiftieth Anniversary Mangrove Mountain and Districts Country Fair. Alpaca’s don’t have wool, they have fleece – and the resulting fibre is highly prized by both spinners …

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Coreopsis Dyeing

I really enjoy dyeing wool.  I love seeing how the colours will turn out.  It’s always a surprise.  I quite like the idea of using natural dyes, but have always been put off by the toxic mordants, or fixing compounds, required by many of the plant based dyes.  Early one …

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