The Tassie felters had their August meeting where we looked at making our art bra's for our entry into the wearable art section for the Hobart Show. There was such a range of bra's and they all looked so good. Keep an eye out for them at the show.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
I have been weaving some viking leg wraps for my son. This is to finish off his viking outfit for SCA. I have a new 4 shaft floor loom and this project is a good one to start on as it is a simple weave.
The wool comes from my sheep and has been dyed with turmeric. At first I wanted to add a rolled edge to the weaving but after much searching online and talking to other weavers I couldnt find an easy way to add this to the work. This was something often found in Finnish weaving from the viking era. I guess they would have been hand manipulated weave on a weighted loom. It may be a project for later on.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
On the weekend Ynys Fawr held a Royal Viking Event. I thought I should take a photo of Erlandr before he headed into his first heavy fight. Just incase we never saw him again.
But he fought valliently and I was a very proud mum to see him in combat, and enjoying the experience.
The Baron and Baroness happy to finally be inside after a freezing day of watching over their subjects.
The hall was decorated viking style, and then it was feast time. Yum, yum , yum.
Carved and decorated vuking hoard made from chocolate and sugar.
I just loved the sugar snowflakes, but I may have eaten a few too many.
The remains of the hoard after the King took to it with a viking axe, much to everyones delight. Needless to say we all ended the night on a sugar high.
Two years can roll around very quickly. The Hand weavers, spinners and dyers of Tasmania exhibition was recently opened in BUrnie by our president Eva. It was great to see so many items in the exhibition and such a DIVERSITY ( as the title of the exhibition says) of works. It is always hard to do an exhibition justice just by taking photos but I will share a few that I took.
A woven piece called Flow, by me.
Felted hats by Strattie.
Audrey, my stylised flower.
Irene wearing her woven jacket which features on the exhibition brochure.
A woven and threaded piece by me.
Felted lamps by Strattie
One of my favourite pieces of felt and emboidery
I just loved these hats.
Some of those members who put in many hours putting the exhibition together.
This felted and natural dyed , using pepper bush neclace was the winner of the first time exhibitor award.
This piece was woven by a first time exhibitor who I believe is in her 90s. She used wire tho create this stunning work.
A stunning dyed piece by Di Mcpherson
I forgott to put these photos up for you to see. This was the SCA Royal visit to Ynys Fawr in summer. Owr Baron and Baroness received new coronets , placed by the Queen.
There was of course archery.
And party hats for the fighters.
Visitors from across the sea.
Lovely tudor ladies.
A swan inspection by the King and Queen
And someone trying to steal the Royal swan.
What a great event and such a wonderful feast to finish it all off with.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
A month rolls around very fast and before I know it its time for the Tassie Felters get together. This month Niki showed us how to make felted braclets. And then we had some show and tell. Lesley models Jaquelline's wonderful dress.
More lovelyness made by Jaquelline. Just what we need as the weather turns colder.
These birds adorn the dress above. They are just lovely.
Monday, May 23, 2016
On the weekend 12 luck weavers had a weekend workshop with Kaz Madigan. She is a saori weaving teacher, saori is a type of freeform japanese weaving. It was so much fun as we got to use all types of different yarns, we were allowed to break weaving rules and focus much more on the createing rather than the preciseness of the work. Here are some of the pieces created by the group.
And here is Kaz, nice and cozy next to the fire.
Di presented Joy with a lovely bunch of flowers for letting us all use her wonderful studio space at Nandroya studios and vineyard in Margate. It is always a pleasure to have a workshop in such beautiful surrounding and with a treasure like Joy as the host.