Hand dyed, ready for spinning

Left: Lorelle nuno felted this bag onto cotton.

Above: Knee rug crocheted by Marge using lots of leftovers


Above: Aniko has been working on this handstitched patchwork quilt for two years
Below: Anne D is geting more colourful with her weave-it-square rugs


Above: slub textured scarf woven by Lorraine.

Above right: Two slub warp bead leno scarves woven by Lorraine. The left one has a green boucle weft, and the right one has a blue mohair weft.

Below Left: Baby's butterfly kimono, knitted by Jean from a vintage pattern
Below right: Knitted baby's cotton singlet, and colourful handwoven length.

Left: Ken's woven tencil scarf, with squares and stripes
Above: Black and gold tencel table runner woven by Ken

Above: Child's poncho knitted by Marge in novelty yarns.

Right: Lorraine emptied 45 bobbins of random yarns weaving this bag for her Sampleit loom.



Left and above: two views of one of Lorraine's bangalow palm baskets
Right: another bangalow palm basket made by Lorraine

September 2018
Gill_pink_linen_scarf_2Ken_2_tencel_scarves_2Above: Gill's handwoven pink linen scarf
Above right: two tencel scarves woven by Ken

Above: Two bead leno scarves woven by Lorraine using handspun singles for the weft yarn. They both "collapsed" on washing, particularly obvious on the left one.
Above: Helene used a pattern she obtained in the Shetlands to knit this dress for a family member

Right and below: Ruth has recently completed two beautiful fully lined rugs. The one below is done on a weave-it square loom.

Below right: Sue crocheted this rug from her stash of handsoun wool



Marilyn is a very competent knitter, despite her lack of sight. 
  Left: a shawl Mwyf knitted with her textured art yarn


Left: Gael has woven 14 metres on the Piccolo loom as part of a creative project she is undertaking.
Above: The ruana Lorraine wove from the warp painted at the dyeing demonstration.

Above: Gill wove these tea towels in "parrot" colours as part of an online workshop.
Left: Lorraine wearing her woven cotton top, with crocheted inserts on the shoulders


Above: Saori scarf woven by Carol on a Samplet loom
Above right: Tra
cey knitted some socks with her hand-dyed yarn, a pair of cotton panties, and baby booties
Below: Beverley's knitted beanie
Below right: Helene's handspun and knitted jumper.

August 2018


Above: Left: Ann D handspun and knitted mitts. Centre: Lyn A's hat knitted with wool from our picker Day last year. Right: Carol's Saori style hat woven on a Knitters Loom.

Left: Carols handwoven Tencel scarf.
Above: Another silk scarf woven by Lorraine on 3 shafts.

Anne-D-large-gold-green-rugAnne D has dyed, spun and used her weave-it square loom to create this very large rug.



Above: Jean has been knitting coats for baby lambs who are struggling with the cold weather.
Right: Tracey has dyed some wool ready to knit more socks.


Above: Gill's Shibori woven scarf
Right: Helene's fine knitted shawl


Lyn-B-and-silver-jacketLyn-B-and-silver-jacket2Front and back views of Lyn A's black and silver jacket.

Above: Two more silk scarves woven by Lorraine



 Left: Tracey's knitted socks
 Above: Jean;s fine spinning
 Right: Marge's scarf knitted from tea bag strings.

  Above right: Lorraine's painted warp wrap, with a baby alpaca, silk and cashmere warp and a silk weft
Above Left: Silk scarf handwoven by Lorraine


Lynette H has knitted herself thisfawn jumpers
  Left: Lorelle wearing her circular knitted hat.

Below: Lyn A wearing two Saori ponchos she has just woven. The left one is a clasped weave and the right one has white fleece inserts

July 2018


  Left: Beth wearing a her woven Saori vest.
 Above: Ken's latest floor rug
 Right: Lyn A has completed a stick woven floor rug.


Left:Cathy has woven three wraps on her rigid heddle loom. All use her handspun yarn.

Below: Ann is wearing two of the cotton tops Lorraine has recently woven.

Above: Green silk scarf woven by Carol.

Right: Lyn A's handwoven "Forest Floor" wall hanging.

Above: Beth is making her new Saori loom work hard, with great results
Right: Beverley has used tea bag strings and other fibres to make these necklaces

  Left: Cathy's handspun and woven wrap
  Above:Carol's grey check woven scarf

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: wall hanging woven by Lorraine

Right: Marge has now knitted a scarf from tea bag strings. She is about to do her next one.


leprosy-bandagesRight: 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
June 2018

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



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



Above: Bead leno scarf woven by Gill
Right: Gill's scarf woven with pattern at one end.

May 2018

Lyn-A-burgundy-lengthFrancine-cotton-scarfLeft: 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
Anne-D-yellow-rug Marie-M-wrap-on-knitters-loom

Left: Ann with her latest weave-it square rug
Above: Marie wove this wrap on her knitters loom
April 2018


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: Lorraine's handwoven green Saori poncho.


Carol's scarf knitted with sock wool

Anika-feltingLeft: Aniko showed us some felting she did recently.


Above: Gill's brushed mohair handwoven scarves.
Right: Helene's lace knitted scarf.


March 2018


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.
February 2018


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

January 2018


Above: Liz W is knitting a wavy purple wrap
Above Right: Liz W attended the Brioche knitting workshop at the NSW Guild Summer School.


Above: Dawn wearing her crocheted long vest.
Above right: Helene's shawl knitted in 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

November 2017


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.
October 2017

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: Lorraine's woven tussah silk scarves

September 2017

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.


Trudi-spinningTop 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


August 2017
       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              


July 2017


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




June 2017


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.

May 2017

                                                                     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


April 2017


March 2017

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

February 2017

Lorraine-silk-and-wool-scarfTop Left: 
Marie's Saori Weaving

Sarah wearing the scarf she wove at Workshop

Top Right:
Anne Mc wearing the scarf she also made at Workshop

Centre Left:
Lynette's felted double sided scarf

Bottom Right
Tracey's Obre Dyeing
Above :
Lorraine's Wool and Silk woven scarf.

January 2017


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
November 2016
Anne_D_vest,_mats_and_yarnRight: 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

October 2016

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.


September 2016


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
Top Right:
Fine handspun Alpaca scarf knitted by Helene
Lower Right:
Indigo Dyed cushion cover sewn by Julie

August 2016
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
Dyed Roving
Left: Handspun and Crochet Baby Rug by Tracey
Right:  Handspun and Dyed Downs Fibre by Carol
July 2016
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
Saori Weaving
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
Friendship Rug 
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.
June 2016
Saori Wrap woven by Marie
Lower Left:
Headband, Mittens and Bowel knitted by Sue
Top Right:
Saori woven Wrap by Gill and Two Plain Woven Scarf with Pattern Inserts by Ken.
Bottom Right:
Knitted squares made into bag by Marilyn
May 2016
      Above Right:  
 Ken's handwoven scarf offwhite mohair on a wool warp.
IMG_0843Above: 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
April 2016
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 
March 2016
Left - Two items in freeform crocheted by Lynne A. 
Right - Capelet knitted by Lynne A. in unspun roving
Left -
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
August 18
Skein & Weaving - Lorraine
Felted Hat
Alpaca Vest - Helene
July 7, 2015
Show_and_Tell_7July2015_Jan_Marge_JohanneCram 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_MarieSaori Weaving by Marie
Lichen_Experiment_by_TraceyLichen soaking in Ammonia, Vinegar have given varying shades of Red.  Some have to soak longer before colour will show. Experiment by Tracey.
Show_and_Tell_Anne_DAlpaca Jumper
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

Show_and_Tell_16June2015Saori 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 - TraceyLorelle_P1010278



April 7, 2015

Felted Vest - Lorelle

Lorraine_P1010276Woven Basket - Lorraine





LynP1010267Knitted Jumper - Lyn

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