Tuesday, September 26, 2006
There will also be a talk about fibre types, testing, preparation and uses.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Sunday, September 10, 2006
At our AGM recently Liz announced the challenge for this year.
It is to make something to put on your feet. This covers a lot of items, socks, bedsocks, stockings, slippers, baby bootees, felted items, wire items, let's face it Liz didn't say anything about it being practical! How about jewellery for your toes? Let your imagination run riot, items can be sewn, knitted, crocheted, woven, whatever takes your fancy! Don't forget the embellishment, how about lots of bling! Don't limit your creativity, go wild!
We will try to show some examples at future meetings, just to get you going!
Roll on next July, when we can see the finished articles!
Here's one idea we saw last week from Linda, slippers made by modular knitting.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
5th September AGM. Linda and Albert Moss - Spinning
3rd October Uppingham Yarns
7th November Elaine Cater - new lace patterns
5th December Charity Evening
2nd January No meeting
6th February Terry Viner - Machine Maintainence
6th March Gillian Lamb - Multi directional knitting
3rd April Liz and Nina
1st May Anne Laverne
5th June Hands On
3rd July Challenge Evening
7th August No meeting
4th September Annual General Meeting
Our speakers for the evening were Linda and Albert Moss, who entertained us until 10.30pm (I can't remember the last time we stayed so late!) Linda gave a demonstration on her spinning wheel and talked about the different types of fleeces, their preparation, how to spin and ply, and how to get various finishes of yarn. She had also brought along a good selection of garments, bags, rugs and other items for us to see. I will post photos of these over the next few days. Albert gave a demonstration of braid making and we all had a go using cardboard templates. Linda also showed us peg loom weaving. Did you know you can not just use carded fleece for weaving, but you can also knit with it?
Although there was not a knitting machine in sight, we were all inspired and informed! Those of us who own spinning wheels really should get them out and dust them off!