Crafters February 2016

Little jacket by Jenny R

Little jacket by Jenny R

What a great meeting we had in February. Delicious nibbles, thank you everyone that shared those treats, we had lots of fresh produce including grapes and watermelon – yummy – to balance the calorific chocolate and sandwiches! A balanced diet indeed.

The Show and Tell table had fabulous items that were shared with us all, the successes and the failures – and it is so important to show a piece that didn’t turn out as expected, it gives opportunity to others to share what does and doesn’t work for them. It’s such a great way to learn. Thank you very much to Shirley and Christine for the Show and Tell session.

Buy or Barter had a great selection of items, including bags of fleece, magazines, jewellery, wooden pens, plants and more.

We had Iris and Rita visit with Nanna to show us some of their handcrafted tools evoking an era long past and informing us of two upcoming workshops being held in Glen Huon very soon. Great work ladies. Perhaps The Canton of Lightwood would also be interested in your crafts. For those interested in the Nålebinding,  I have linked it to wikipedia as a starting point for you.

Lyndel shared with us a great app she uses – JKnitHDLite -, the free version has heaps of potential and usefulness, this is one link to it. And I also find my Blackboard app (My blackboard + by AKRIO) useful for small projects. Some folk were interested in my yarn bowls, these are crafted by Marie in Huonville. Altho’ her Facebook page only showcases her glass work, she also crafts fabulous dragon and bowl pottery.

We said goodbye and good luck to Judy Tyson, (via Sue), who has moved to the north of the State. Judy, you might find another craft group nearby, here is one link to groups that meet around Tasmania.

Reminder if you are going to the Wild West Coast Fibre Event soon, check here for the latest info. Have you crafted your Textile and CD???

Enjoy the pics, let me know if something needs tweaking.