For some background on handspinning, here are a couple of sites:
Mother Earth News or Wikipedia
|Terry hand dyed and spun these hanks of yarn. |
From L to R, an acid dye rainbow slub, a thick n thin slub of
natural dyes using lockwood & maddock and a bulky boucle yarn.
The child's socks were knit by Ilse
|Ilse wove these linen & cotton placemats in a Clasp weave |
and spun a yellow & green silk/merino roving then plyed
with a yellow merino to achieve the yarn she wanted.
|Karen B used a pattern from Handwoven in overshot weave|
for this shawl using a 2/10 mercerized cotton warp and a tensil weft.
Check out the fringe she made on this shawl!
|Nancy wove this beautiful shawl of sllk/wool and alpaca |
for her Dad's 99th birthday! A very special gift to keep him warm
while sitting outside in the cool Edmonton weather.
|Many members wove this Huck Guest Towel in 2/8 cotton |
(found in Weaver's Craft ) on the Guild's 4 harness floor loom
as shown in this lovely work by Marianne H.
She also knitted a green and yellow shawl for our comfort bin
and spun yarn for the Summerland Gardens shawl.
|MaryAnna made cushion covers from the swivel yardage|
she wove in 2/8 cotton in a type of overshot weave.
|Inkle bookmarks by Geri|
|Marg H knit the socks and wove a selection of tea towels|
in M & O's, a Victoria pattern and a boucle.
Knitting - Lots of special gifts were knit for friends, relatives or out of kindness and love for strangers.
|Alex knit these two at a time socks in silk & merino (L)|
and merino sock yarn (R). Her friends were delighted
with their gifts and happy to model them!
|This pretty airy scarf was knit by |
Maggie as a birthday gift for a friend.
|This silk and mohair triangular shawl|
was crocheted by Greta
|A lace shawl of 60% alpaca knit by Ilona and a hitchhiker scarf.|
|Barb P used Patons 'Lace' to knit the triangular scarf above and|
Patons 'Decor' to crochet the Dbl/Queen sized afghan bedspread below.
|Doreen M knit these two triangular scarves in |
superwash wool (L) and a wool/nylon blend (R)