Wednesday, November 07, 2007

November meeting

Tonight our speaker was Fiona Morris, a very talented hand and machine knitter. She talked to us about felting and needle felting. We were shown lots of samples of wool and wool combination yarns both before and after felting, and also some with texture and fairisle patterns. Fiona wasn't afraid to show us samples which hadn't quite worked out as expected, but did explain that felting could be a bit of an unknown outcome! Sometimes good, sometimes not so good, and sometimes a pleasant surprise!

Fiona also showed us how to needle felt, and the equipment which is available to do it. She gave lots of tips, and showed samples, then several people had a go!
Fiona also brought her patterns with her, for hand and machine knitting, plenty of luscious yarns, needles, kits and finished garments. We were all very impressed, and had an enjoyable evening.

November show and tell

Sandra hand knitted this baby jacket.

Sandra machine knitted this childs jumper and added a bought applique motif.

November show and tell

Chris made this cushion and throw blanket from left over yarns. They are hand knitted.

This beautiful lace shawl was also hand knitted by Chris. It is shaped centre back to make it hang nicely and not fall off the shoulders.