Crafters July 2014

Wowsers! What a fabulous day, a playdate with 41 other like-minded crafters. It was quite special in several ways.

Guild President, Alan Shaw, join us for the day. It was great to see you Alan. Thank you for the information about the temperature control gizmo, and to see the progress of the potential Campbell Town tartan. We welcomed home Ken and Lorraine after their mainland sojourn, altho’ Lorraine’s story about grown men eating raw eggs and running around in sack bags has us wondering exactly what they have been up to while we’ve been holding the fort down here! Several people new to the group dropped by today, great to see you all.

The Buy or Barter table had an interesting mix of goodies – jewellery, jams, books, patterns, glasses, plants, scarves, mirrors, spinning wheel, yarn – such fun to wheel and deal with friends. A spinning wheel was sold on behalf of Geeveston Spinners that meet at Pt Huon – a good feeling to spread the love between groups. The Show and Tell table had many of us drooling with envy at the skills of others – Appliqué, Men’s knitted jumper, Beanies, skeins of handspun yarn, shawls, knitted scarves, woven scarves, two at a time toe up socks, flowers, smocking, woven jackets, pencil drawing, embroidery on handmade silk paper, felted embellishments – ’tis a crafty group!  The kitchen kept us fed and watered. Thank you to everyone that shared a plate with us, and big hugs to Tony the Barista and Irene the Maitre’d who plied us with REAL coffee delivered with a smile. Thank you Shirley for hosting the Show and Tell, no one else can gong us into silence like you can.

Naomi couldn’t make it to this session but she has shared with us that delicious Cake recipe from last month. Thanks Naomi. And she also passed onto Jess big thanks for the knitting lesson, and assures us she and Sophie are casting on with a’plomb. Below is an updated flyer for a Natural Dye workshop running in November 2014, please note, this is not a Guild event, but we are happy to help promote crafty business. We also bring to your attention the Huon Valley Business Awards, nominations close on August 16.

Looking ahead to August, Irene Choi is going to show us how to craft flowers, Gail & Helen may demonstrate appliqué, Maree may bring a special bunny and we may also be treated to a quick demonstration of a lovely rolled edge for knitted cowls. In September we may have some culinary sessions – jam judging and ?????

Pumpkin Orange Apricot Cake Recipe:     Natural Dye W/shop:

Enjoy the photos.