Monday, December 17, 2012

Rag Weaving

Ewes had an opportunity to experiment with rag weaving. We warped up the floor loom with seine twine. We each  wove a sample with our fabric which we cut to or desired width . Between us we ended up with a number of different types of fabrics and widths. The results were interesting and fun. All of us are keen to do it again.
This is the first finished product from the rag weaving! Excellent job Marianne

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A visit from Weftshop

Last night Ewes were treated to a wonderful talk and a sale of work by Emma. We learnt that there are about one million refugees in Thailand from war torn Burma. Thailand is not a signatory of the U.N. on refugee and this prevents the refugees form working. Weftshop trains and promotes the texile skills of many different ethnic groups so they can produce items for sale, these pieces are of a high quality and very beautiful. When visiting this part of Asia I didn't often see this quality from the local producers. Emma showed us some slides of the mostly women preparing their work and then weaving. We saw a group of ladies enjoying one of the textile tours Weftshop offers. It looks very tempting. Lastly we had the opportunity to shop and most of us did! Through these sales the weavers are empowered and their traditional skills are  kept alive and developed. I would recommend you visit their web site

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Frday 19th Oct

How to block your scarf, protect your table and use a grid to align your work

Pin your blocking wires at an angle and at regular intervals

Dampen with a spray of water

allow to dry

Discussing the design for our raffle quilt for the 2013 exhibition

Some purchases from a visit to Nundle 

Lexi tapestry weaving

Show and Tell

How do you do that?

Friday, October 12, 2012

Felting in August

In August we had a  fun day felting. Lexi and Susan prepared for the day and gave a guiding hand when needed, which was quite often.