Crafters October 2014

Alice the Alpaca

Alice the Alpaca

A great day with great crafters, how many different activities can we fit into one gathering!?

Tony plied us with fabulous coffee, delivered with flair by Irene, we love you guys! Brian came along and raffled a Nicholl’s Meat Tray, spinning that chocolate wheel with just the right twist – Alanna was very happy with her winning ticket. As a little fundraiser for the hall it was much appreciated, thank you everyone for getting into the spirit of things.

The Buy or Barter table had all manner of things – cards, jewellery, books, plants, eggs (quack quacks and cockle a’doodle doos), alpaca fleece, yarns, buttons and bows! Irene’s notions were out on display and certainly gave the hall a very cheer look and feel.

Valeri was weaving a bag pattern from her Haruko Matsunaga book, as was Josiane. To see more of Haruko’s work, go here. Wilma bought along her rigid heddle loom to sell, and………changed her mind! She is off home to weave bags. Wilma makes the most of everything she weaves and was wearing a gorgeous jacket showing just that.

Josiane talked folk thru a Shropshire Button lesson – it was a lot of fun with great results.  See this website for an online tutorial, kudos to Kate Davies Designs and to Josiane for mastering the technique and sharing it with us. There was a lot more going on, hopefully most of it captured in the photos.

In November Pauline will run a small Marbling with Shaving Foam session – it will cost $5 to join in as there are some consumables to be purchased. Bring small items like socks, small squares of silk or A4 sheets of paper if you want to join in. Cathy will have small bits of silk for sale on the day, and it wouldn’t hurt to register your interest with Cathy.

If you are into, or want to be into, Felting, the Guild is running a new Felting group on 4th Tuesday of each month at the Battery Point rooms, ask more of Cathy.

Enjoy the pics.