Wednesday, 11 May 2011

April 2011


A new group called Upper Blue Mountains has been formed and sanctioned by the Guild executive. It will hold its first meeting on Saturday May 7th at 1.30pm at the Katoomba Senior Citizens Centre. Merrin will be there to officially open it. Drinks and nibbles will be served. There are already 24 members and the North Shore group is visiting for the opening.
The Senior Citizens rooms are at 30 Katoomba Street next to the library. There are 2 rooms and a fully fitted kitchen. It has heating and lots of natural light.

Terry wishes to encourage all of us to enter upcoming shows (e.g. St Ives, Bathurst)

Congratulations to our president, Merrin, who won a prize at the Castle Hill show with her knitted Dalek and second prize for a pair of socks.

Kate suggested that, if we are attending the Easter show, we look at the knitting because there are new categories. There will be more new categories next year.

Sunday 5th June: Back to Back Challenge: The Turpentine Tree, 1665 Bells line of Road, Kurrajong starting at 8am. It is a lovely day out with spinning and knitting activities for the kids, the Back to Back Challenge, good food and lots of fibre related things to buy .

  • Fiona Donovan from the Inner City group will be presenting a workshop on Colour Theory at our meeting in May.
  • In June, there will be an all day workshop with Liz Gemmell. This is $40 for members and $45 for guests. Please pay Vicki at the next meeting. There will be a maximum of 15 people. Liz Gemmell’s workshops are about stranded colourwork and are very interesting.

Entrelac Part 2 was held today. Participants learnt to knit foundation and side triangles for traditional entrelac and "garterlac".

a picture of concentration
completed homework

Michelle from Wooldancer visited with beautiful fibre and yarn to sell. She also had some environmentally-friendly dyes for dyeing fabric and yarn without the use of heavy metals.

some of the goodies from Wooldancer
Terry won the raffle which was drawn by Michelle.

to be provided by Sue, Diane, Jo and Rhonda

The following is a small selection of the objects at "Show and Tell" at the April meeting.

puppets for Samaritan's Purse by Maree and Yvonne
Noro Tayo striped cardigan by Lois
Noro Silk Garden baby's socks and mitts by Mavis
Diane's sample from Galena's workshop
Diane's Orenburg scarf in progress
Terry's jumper
Clare's sock
Meredith's cardigan

Diane's hat

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