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In development is the post for June 2018 and after that the newly published May Show and Tell following this announcement.
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Thursday, 10 May 2018

May 2018 Show and Tell

Weaving: 
In weaving we are always learning. Karen introduced us to the on-line courses by Jane Stafford Textiles. You will find her latest results in the fourth entry down.

Weaving may use unusual yarns. This one by Lynn uses possum yarn from New Zealand. 
This is a large blanket woven by Lynn B from
NZ possum (navy) and merino wool.

Raelene participated in a Weave-a-long for these
Summer and Winter towels all from the same
 warp using 2/8 cotton 
Shadow Weave shawl in #7 Bamboo

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and this shawl.
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Karen B's samples produced from the Colour & Weave course

















Karen took Jane Stafford's on-line  course "The Color & Weave Sample"  . Seven blocks are each woven with a different number of threads using the same treadle. An exploration of techniques and patterns.  


Nell wove the checked tea towel and the Bronson weave 
ivory curtain material for a sunny side window. 

Above is Stephanie's "Hollywood" rug weaving notes for 
4 shafts using a twill seed stitch weave structure.
Below, top is a Black Watch flannelet travel mat for her
granddaughter, then the two Hollywood rugs


Cynthia's cotton tea towels woven on a 4 harness loom

Michelle wove many scarves which she often gives away.
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Maggie's Year of the Dog Challenge entry in purple,
green and red stage yarn woven on a rigid heddle loom 

Knitting:
Sarita's knit cowl (L) and on the right Maureen W.
tested a pattern creating stripes

Barb P attended a Felting workshop in Cranbrook
and came home with the pretty turquoise hat. She knit the
sweater for her granddaughter and the socks for herself.
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Karen G knit this Ravelry Gail Bunn hat, knit bottom up
with a neck warmer . She added the tassels as ties. 


Not only was she weaving, Raelene knit this popular shawl
pattern for her Mother for Mother's Day using a cotton yarn.

Klaudia knit the white knee-hi Portuguese socks for a little girl.
and the baby set (sweater, diaper pants, socks, hat) which are
waiting  a few finishing touches. Also the red socks. 

Patricia was stash busting,
knitting shawls sideways,
casting on 500 - 600 stitches 
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Karen B knit this popular shawl pattern
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Eco Dyeing:
Eco dyed 22 in x 84 in silk scarves by Bonnie which are steamed for 2 hrs, then left rolled and tied for 5 days. L is from red onion skins, R is with Japanese maple 

Adaptations: 
Wendy's husband built this stand for her
tapestry frame to avoid back pain.  

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