2015 was the summer of fire in Oliver, the home of our Guild and of many members as the hills all around burned and the valley was covered in dark smoke. Even if we did not live in Oliver, all of us were greatly affected by it. In the Fall of 2015, Jen presented this as our Challenge theme, due at our March meeting. There were many outstanding and artistic entries.
|Barb L's Scarf of Flames|
in 12 gauge bamboo woven at 32 epi
on an 8 harness table loom
in a block weave twill,
Handwoven Mar/Apr 2015 p 52.
|Knitted Alpaca Scarf representing |
the sage hills tinged with fire by
Marie R.using yarn she dyed and hand
spun from the wool of her own alpacas.
|Marie's Fire Challenge scarf represents|
the colours of the flames of the forest fire. It is knitted
from her own hand dyed, hand spun, alpaca yarn.
|Marg H's Fire Challenge tea towels|
in M's & O's.
|On the left is an Eternity scarf in tensil woven by Lynn B. |
and on the right is Linda's shadow weave scarf
also in tensil woven on an 8 harness loom..
|Stephanie's Challenge tea towels: Using |
the same warp, on the left is in M & O's with a
black weft and on the right, treadled as a
plain weave with a cotton boucle white thread.
|Randi's striped work socks and her |
Fire Challenge Table Runner woven
on a 12 harness loom
|Fire Challenge: Wet felted flower by Patricia, |
Lydia's flames of spun yarn and Marianne H tapestry on a Saskatoon twig
frame depicting the smoke, her house and the fire on the hills
|Locker hook chair pad depicting |
the flames and burnt trees by Ilse,
|Fire Challenge lined book|
bag by Barb H using her
plastic bag weaving piece
and her 1st Inkle band weaving
|Woven scarf, tea towels and socks by Margie|
|Two knitted & felted bags by Maggie:|
Fire Challenge and Christmas theme
|Jan's fire Challenge
free form knitting & |
felted purse of a sheep & the smoke
Hélène had fun creating her Challenge, a papier mache.basket|
with clouds of smoke and a bomber dropping fire retardant.
|Michelle's knit scarf and a set of tea towels all |
woven from the same warp and in the bottom
left is a pair of child's socks knitted by Klaudia.
|Guest Robbie C made this felted wet
on wet scene |
of the road, flames and tree in her yard (on sponge backing)
|Baby dress & hat by Greta|