Above: Beth is making her new Saori loom work hard, with great results
Above right: Beverley has used tea bag strings and other fibres to make these necklaces
Left: Carol's grey check woven scarf
Above: Cathy's handspun and woven wrap
Above and right: intricate beaded shawl knitted by Helene
Above: Aniko completed her first weaving at the weaving mini-workshop
Right: Beth has completed her first weaving on her newsly acquired Saori Loom
Two proud new weavers!
Left: Two wall hangings woven by Lorraine
Above: Marge has now knitted a scarf from tea bag strings. She is about to do her next one.
Below: Several members of our group knit cotton bandages which are sent overseas for people with leprosy.
Above: Handspun beanies knitted by Anne D
Above Right: mittens knitted by Sue from her handspun
Above: Mwyf appears to have perfected her spindle spinning..
Left: Gill wove three different scarves on the same warp, but with differing elements. This is the third one.
Above and right: Beth tied together many thousands of tea bag strings, and knitted this characterful scarf.
Left: Handspun scarf knitted by Jean
Above: Scarf knitted by Jean in variagated sock wool
Left: Bead leno scarf woven by Lorraine in Silk Noil
Above: Silk scarf woven in undulating twill pattern by Lorraine
Left and right: Saori scarves woven by Lorraine at demonstration
Above: Baby blanket knitted by Marge
Right: Marge's hats knitted on her circular knitter
Left: Helene's handspun
Above: Mwyf's spindle spinning
Left: Anne D with her handspun weave-it-square rug, dyed with food colouring.
Above: Cathy G wove these two scarves on her rigid heddle loom.
Right: Tracey is now right into knitting socks..
Top left: Helene's knitted scarf
Left: Gill's knitted socks
Above: Beth wearing a vest crocheted by Tracey
Left: Gill's scarf woven with pattern at one end.
Above: Bead leno scarf woven by Gill
Left: Lyn A's woven burgundy wrap
Above: Francine's knitted cotton scarf
Below left: Carol's hhoundstooth woven scarf
Below: Vest woven by Carol
Far left:Jean's knitted sock wool scarf
Left: Francine has mastered making weave-it-squares
Above: Marge is making hats on her circular loom
Above: Teal scarf woven by Lyn A
Right: Lyn wearing two of her saori vests
Left: Collapse weave scarves woven by Lyn A
Above: Lyn A's random weve scarf
Left: Ann with her latest weave-it square rug
Above: Marie wove this wrap on her knitters loom
Above:Tracey has learned to knit since she has been with our -group - before that she was a devoted crocheter. She has just completed her first sock from a written pattern, knitted without any assistance!
Left: Ann's silk, cashmere and wool wrap handwoven for her son's bride.
Below: One of Julie's creative knitting pieces.
Above: Carol's painted warp cotton scarf
Right : Huck lace silk scarf woven by Ken.
Below : two of Ken's silk and tencel handwoven scarves
Right: Ken's painted warp scarf
Below: Ankia showed us some felting she did recently.
Below Right: Lorraine's handwoven green Saori poncho.
Left: Anne Mac's teddy bear knitted with her handspun cotton.
Above: Carol's scarf knitted with sock wool
Above: Gill's brushed mohair handwoven scarves.
Right: Helene's lace knitted scarf.
Above and left: Ken and Carol tried their hand at painting cotton and tencel warps.
Right: Tracey crocehted a bikini for a forthcoming visit to Bali.
Left: Dawn wearing a lacy jacket knnitted by Helene
Below: Ken's two scarves woven with tencel and silk
Below: Mwyf wearing a cotton vest woven by Lorraine
Left: Ken's collapse weave wrap.
Above: Helene's handspun, dyed and knitted jacket.
Below: Lorraine brought in a stick woven floor rug she made 15 years ago. Still wearing very well.
Above left: Marie with the baby blanket she wove on her knitters loom. Above right: Lorraine has made a couple more bangalow palm baskets.
Above left: Lyn A wearing her Saoro woven hooded vest. Above: Front and back views of Lorelle's jacket she wove on the Piccolo loom over several Tuesday mornings. She used her handspaun black alpaca, and some of the yarn she spun from our Picker day last year.
Left: Carol's plaid scarf, woven from her own design
Right: Liz attended a dyeing workshop at the NSW Guild Summer School
Left: Anne Mac bought some commercial cotton to knit a dish cloth. Then she became bolder and started spinning her own cotton.
Right: Carol wove some weave-it squares which she made into a bag, and decorated it with bold buttons.
Above: Striped length Lorraine has woven for a vest Above: Anne D's handspun and knitted beanies
Above: Tracey crocheted a cotton jacket for herself
Above right: Liz W is knitting a wavy purple wrap
Above Left: Liz W is enjoying participating in a the NSW Guild's Knit-Along. These are samples of the various stitches she has done so far.
Above Right: Liz also attended the Brioche knitting workshop at the Guild Summer School.
Above: Dawn wearing her crocheted long vest.
Above right: Helene's shawl knitted iin multicoloured Shetland wool
Right: Ken's echo weave cotton scarf.
Below: Francine has mastered weave-it-squares!
Below right: Two scarves Gill wove, using the same pattern but added a deeper blue as well in one of them.
Below: Ann designed and made her own skein winder. She finds it mush easier to use than a conventional swift.
Above: Carol's snowflake silk scarf, and Right, her woven tartan one.
Below: Ken's floor rug woven in bright colours
Left: 3 silk scarves woven by Carol
Right: wool and silk scarf woven by Lorraine
Right: rug knitted in garter stitch by Anne D
Below: Scarf woven by Gill using singles from the picker yarn as the warp.
Right: Bangalow palm basket made by Lorraine
Left: Socks knitted by Joanne
Below right: Pin-wheel spiral tea towel woven by Ken
Left: Ken attended a workshop with Liz Calnan over the Christmas break, learning about echo weave.
Right: Colourful Jacket woven by Carol
Right:Lorelle spun some interesting novelty yarn from the Picker day, and used the Saori Piccolo to weave it up.
Below: Liz W knitted some very large slippers (see sample on left) and then felted them heavily to make herself a pair of slippers
Tracey designed and crocheted new curtains for her caravan!
Left: Lorelle's felted vessel shaped around a kelp stalk.
Below: Ken's reversible woven wool floor rug.
Tracey has just returned from a couple of months away in the caravan. She decided it needed a couple of bright cushions, and the water bottle needed a strap and cover.
Left: Maria wove the straps for baby Jonah's new rompers on her inkle loom
Right: Gill created this complex double weave patten on Ken's large inkle loom.
Left: Lorelle created some vibrant art yarn from the picker fleece
Below: Helene brought back a selection of interesting items from her recent trip to the Shetland Islands
Below: Lorraine's woven tussah silk scarves
Above left: Four tea towels woven by Ken, using the same warp, with different lifts and weft colours.
Above right: Sue's handspun, one plyed with blue, the other with green.
Above: Marge, Beverley, Carol and Lorraine have been spinning the yarn which went through the picker
Left: Saori scarf in reds and yellows, woven by Lorraine, using some of her handspun from the picker day.
Top left: Helene's knitted scarf
Top right: Helene's fine knitted wrap with beads
Left: Lorraine's saori scarf
Above: Trudi's handspun.
Right: Lorelle wearing Lyn A's Saori woven jacket.
Below: Rag weave with random wool weave buttoned wrap woven by Lyn A.
Below right: Vest woven by Lyn A
Above: Lorraine's 3 tall bangalow baskets.
The centre one is one metre tall.
Basket making: Gill front, Lorraine rear
Lorraine's woven Saori jacket
Above: Vest, woven by Gill for her granddaughter
Above right: Lorraine with 5 metre length of Saori weaving to be made into a jacket
Left: Gill's handspun and dyed camel and silk woven into a scarf
Above: Helene's knitted shrug
Below: Jean's handspun camel
Above: Anne Mac made her first handspinning effort into a cushion.
Left: Marilyn knits lots or squares for charity rugs. Franciine put these together, made carry bags for them, and took them to a gratefukl charity.
Right: A few items brought in on June 20. Lots of spinning and knitting involved. Thanks Anne D. Jean, Dawn and Lorelle.
Below: Lynne A needed a jacket for a special occasion, and wove this on her Saori loom.
Left: Carol modelling a ruana woven by Lorraine.
Above Right: Lynne does not stop weaving, even when she is out on the boat!
Above: Gill's handwoven silk noil scarf
Right: Weave-it square jacket Gill made for her grand-daughter
Left: Anne D's weave-it square rug from natural coloured handspun wools
Right: Anne D and Julie knitted beanies and a scarf
Left: Anne D wearing her handspun and knitted jumper.
Right: Gill's yak and silk scarf.
Lower Right: Carol's silk scarf in plain weave.
Left: Helene's lace knitted shawls about to go to the Royal Easter Show
Right: Gill is modelling a Saori cowl woven by Lorraine
Above:Tracey's hand dyed, spun and knitted mittens. Above: Lorraine and Lorelle attended a basketry workshop
Marie's Saori Weaving
Sarah wearing the scarf she wove at Workshop
Anne Mc wearing the scarf she also made at Workshop
Lynette's felted double sided scarf
Tracey's Obre Dyeing
Lorraine's Wool and Silk woven scarf.
Above Left: Tracey's hand dyed braids
Above Centre: Gill's Silk handwoven scarf
Right Upper: Beanie knitted by Beryl
Right Lower: Beanie knitted by Lynette Beanies
Above: Sue wearing her handspun, handknitted wrap
Right: Dawn crocheted this baby rug from her handspun fine merino
Right: Maria wearing her first Saori Scarves
Below: Lorraine with bead leno Cowl
Left: Ann D wearing her Alpaca Vest.
Linen and Camel Mats.
Linen Face Washer
Above: Marge wearing her handspun coze vest (two crochet rectangles)
Below: Carol's first bead leno attempt. Handspun Sari Silk Weft
Ken's scarves from same weft, wet fulled differently
Lorraine's clasped weave saori cowl
Left: Lynne modelling three of her Saori garments
Right: Ken's clasped weave scarf
Lower Left: Gill's knitted cowl using pattern from Edel McBride, Ireland
Lower Right: Tracey's multi coloured dyed rovings
Above: Ken wove this large floor rug on his 6 shaft floor loom.
Below left: Carol borrowed Lorraine's Saori loom for a couple of weeks to see how she liked Saori weaving. She had a very creative time and can't wait to buy her own Saori loom.
Below right: Sarah joined our group a short while ago, and was keen to try her hand at weaving. This is her first piece - a lot better than most of us manage at our first attempt!
Below: Gill and Helene went on a knitting study tour of Ireland. These are some of the samples and workshop creations they brought back.
Above: Two of Julie's creative wall hangings.
Right: Tracey was a competent crocheter when she joined our group. She has finally mastered knitting, and completed her first knitted garment - a jacket for a friend's baby.
Above: Handspun vest knitted by Anne D, using the "Two rectangle" pattern.
Right: Handspun alpaca scarf knitted by Anne MacD
Ken has woven a series of cushion covers using rug wool.
Centre pattern is overshot.
Experimenting with clasped weave and button fastening with fringe.
Jacket Handspun and Knitted in garter stitch by Marge
Fine handspun Alpaca scarf knitted by Helene
Indigo Dyed cushion cover sewn by Julie
Lyn has been cruising around in the warm waters of Queensland and was inspired to make a large rug using a variety of techniques - weaving, knitting, crochet, felting etc.
Her inspiration came from the seashore.
On the right is her granny square jacket she also made while away.
Natural Coloured Handspun Alpaca Rug - woven on Weave-it-Square Loom by Anne D.
Fine Silk Scarf woven by Nerida
Left: Hounds Tooth Woolen Scarf woven by Carol
Right: Slippers and Mittens by Tracey.
Beanie by Julie
Left: Handspun and Crochet Baby Rug by Tracey
Right: Handspun and Dyed Downs Fibre by Carol
Top Left: Knitted Necklace - Beverley
Top Right: Scarf and Beanie - Helene
Bottom Left: Finger Knitted Necklaces by Julie
Bottom Right: Booties Knitted by Lynette
Skein - Downs Fibre Spun and Dyed by Carol
Left: Mantle using Yarn spun by Helene, Woven by Gill and Sewn into Mantle by Lorraine.
Right: Mantle woven using commercial and handspun yarn - Lorraine
12 Weavers each wove a square for each participant. Warp and tabby were cotton and each particpant chose their own weft fibre this one is wool and crochet together with iron on facing for backing.
Saori Wrap woven by Marie
Headband, Mittens and Bowel knitted by Sue
Saori woven Wrap by Gill and Two Plain Woven Scarf with Pattern Inserts by Ken.
Knitted squares made into bag by Marilyn
Ken's handwoven scarf offwhite mohair on a wool warp.
Above: Shawl knitted and designed by Helene
Above: Anne D jacket made using weave it squares each with an individual design. Scarf and beanie also knitted by Anne.
Right: Amelia wearing poncho and beanie crochet by Dawn
This amazing blanket was crocheted by Liz Woods.
She explains: The blanket was made as part of the 2013 Janie Crowfoot Crochet Club. Janie is a UK designer, and her 2013 Crochet Club design was inspired by Persian and Moroccan textiles, rugs and architecture using a palette of blues, reds, oranges and terracotta. It was Janie's previous club designs and the 2013 colour palette and design inspiration that convinced me to join the club. The yarn used is Rowan Cotton Glacé (sport weight) and the beads, No. 6 Debbie Abrahams Beads. The beads were added as the blanket was crocheted.
This was my first large crochet project. I worked on it between February and December that year from monthly pattern postings. I learned new lots of new techniques, ways of using the basic stitches and how traditional doily patterns can be transformed with the addition of colour and integrated into a larger project. I loved adding the beautiful beads to the design and the great online support throughout the project to help me with explanations and new techniques.
Left: Liz Also made these balls.
Right: Tracey wearing a wrap she knitted from her handspun.
Left: Necklace knitted by Anne D.
Right: scarf knitted by Helene.
Far Left: Downs wool spun by Jean.
Left: Beanie knitted by Jan
Right - Beanie & Crochet Linen Tablemat - Marge
Right -Marge's vest knitted from her handspun.
Right- Selection of Silk and Wool Fibres purchased at Salamanca Markets, Hobart.
Far right -Beanie made by Myf for Knitting Exchange
Left - Two items in freeform crocheted by Lynne A.
Right - Capelet knitted by Lynne A. in unspun roving
Inkle Weaving - Gill
Scarf in Solomons Knot - Dawn
Weave It Square Bag using Dog Hair - Gill
Singles Overspun - Myf
Pink & Brown Spun Wool - Tracey
Beanie on Frame - Marge
Left - A Mohair wrap woven by Ken
Right - A Saori piece woven by Marie
January and February 2016
Left: Rag rug, woven by Ken
Right: Hot water bottle cover- knitted by Mwyf, table runner - woven by Tracey, beanie- knitted by Marge, scarf- crocheted by Carol
Left: Mantle, woven by Lorraine
Right: poncho, woven by Lorraine
October and November
Right: Ken's bead leno and boucle weaving
Left: Vest knitted by Helene
Right: Tea towels woven by Gil
Right: Table runners woven by Ken, using Fibonacci sequences
Left: Child's top, knitted byJulie
Right: Saori style weaving
September 14, 2015
Silk Skeins dyed for weaving - Gill
August 26, 2015
Plain Blue Scarf - Ken
Fabric Length - Lorraine
Skein & Weaving - Lorraine
Alpaca Vest - Helene
July 7, 2015
Cram Pot Dyeing - Stacey and Myf
Skein is by Jan beautifully spun and presented.
Balls ready for knitting spun by Marge from her Biggest Morning Tea Raffle Prize
Red Crochet Top was made for Joanne by her Grandmother.
Done in crochet with Bullion Stitch and an inspiration to what we can achieve with patience. Johanne was never without one as she grew up.
June 30, 2015
Blue Wool and Silk skein, Beanie, Scarf and Fingerless Gloves spun from Camel and Wool by Helene
Green skein by Lynette
Inkle braid left by Joan
Inkle braid with letters by Gill
June 23, 2015
Saori Weaving by Marie
Lichen soaking in Ammonia, Vinegar have given varying shades of Red. Some have to soak longer before colour will show. Experiment by Tracey.
Wool Weave it Squares made into Lavender Sachets.
Wool Beanie and gloves by Anne D.
June 18, 2015
A Tapestry beautifully done
This was a 2 year labour of Love by Carol
for her granddaughter.
June 16, 2015
Saori Scarf - Lorraine
Scarf Exchange Twill Scarf with Clasped Weft feature- Gillian
Lined Leno Woven Poncho for 8 year old - Gillian
April 14, 2015
Shawl - Helene
Table runner - Lorraine
Bikini - Tracey
April 7, 2015
Felted Vest - Lorelle
Woven Basket - Lorraine
Knitted Jumper - Lyn