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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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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