Sunday, 23 July 2017

New class plus other things all crafty

I spent yesterday with 14 members from Kapiti Quilters in Waikanae New Zealand, learning four different block construction and four different joining methods of Quilt As You Go.
The club hold their meetings at their local Bridge Club.  I have taught here before and love the great facilities and space.  Here's just a couple of snaps of our day.

I am attending a weaving class at Wellington Sewing Center.  We are using Ashford Rigid Heddle looms and our own yarn (mines from my stash - ah yes - have a yarn as well as a fabric stash). So much fun and maybe I'm getting slightly addicted!!

We carry around a very important and clever tool in our handbags, pockets or back packs.  Yes our mobile phone.  Use your camera to help with your crafting or creative work.  Here is an example.  One of our customers wanted to put a red boarder on her quilt (red is her favourite colour).  By taking photos we were able to guide her to look at other colour ways what would compliment her fabric.

The red is draining the colour out of her blocks and the blue is enhancing it.

I have had my knitting needles out again.   This time using Touch Alpine Mohair (12 ply 100gms), casting on 22 stitches using size 10mm needles.  Its gorgeous and quick to knit up. 1.9 meters long, sew ends together and you have a boofy cuddly cowl.

The alpine mohair hank below my cowl is called Whitebait.  Its also very cool.  I'm restraining myself from buying it. Click with our mouse onto the photo to enlarge it for a better look.

That's all from me. 

Happy stitching

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