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Thursday, 13 September 2018

Sept 2018 Show and Tell

The Guild members were very busy over the summer partly caused by lots of indoor time as a result of the smoke from the wildfires. I had 5 pages of notes! 
Following is a selection of the Show and Tell.
Karen wove this beautiful blanket of Monte Cristo cotton in 2 sections, measuring
at each inch of weave, rather than in doubleweave and chancing a warp thread
 from the other side getting caught. She then sewed them together (photo below). 

Cynthia used her stash for these tea towels. The beautiful knitted shawl
wool purchased at a trunk show required a lot of blocking. 
Below, the wine, blue and white scarf was woven using merino wool.
Using silk dyed by Jen, Cynthia noted that it was very important to
watch the beat for the green woven scarf. 

Karen B's Woven shawl in plaited twill with variegated
2/8 tencel warp on 8 harness loom.
Here is a closeup of the weave:

Stephanie was inspired by 8 step gradient hand dyeing to
create these dyed hands of yarn. She wove the tea towels
in a two block twill pattern on her new 8 shaft loom.

Bonnie won 1st Prize for her Tunisian crocheted shawl
 in a lace weight silk and wool yarn.

Jen's silk scarves using various dye techniques. The tri-colour
scarf was 3 dye lots including using logwood and citric acid to lighten it.
Below are cotton shawls. 

Jen eco dyed a white table cloth with Cochineal,
iron and other natural plants.

Barb P crocheted 8 very cute baby and children's
Owl hats in 
various colours and sizes as
part of 
the Owl challenge.
This crocheted shawl, full of beads was
crafted by Barb P.

Margie used merino for this knitted sweater

Doreen knit block squared to create this lap blanket. 

Karen G. knit the shawl and child's dress from her stash, the toque
is a Ravelry pattern ULJHAN, the blue bath scrubby (green tie)
using red Heart scrubby yarn and did some spinning as well.