Thursday, October 11, 2007


November Meeting

The next meeting will be held as usual on the 2nd Wednesday of the month which is the 14th of November, from 1:30 pm. We are also having our Christmas lunch on 22nd November but will not be having a December meeting.


The October Meeting

This month Elaine gave us lots of ideas for trimming up a plain garment with hand enbelishments. The above sample was knitted with horizontal strips then the vertical ones were added by crocketing between stitches.
This sample was a standard lace pattern and then 1/8 ribbon was threaded through the holes and a bow tied to finish it off.

The sample was knitted with a simple wave pattern and then multicoloured chiffon ribbon was threaded through.
This sample was a knit/weave fabric which was then embroidered with bright colours to make a really interesting fabric. It would be a lot of work to make a whole garment like this but just a yoke or band would not be an unreasonable amount of work.


October Show and Tell 3

Earlier in the year we looked at shaping raglans using decorative methods to do the shaping. As a Christmas Challenge it was suggested we all make a raglan sleeved garment using some sort of decoration to make the shaping stand out. Janice has made this sweater with eyelets along the raglan shaping, a fancy border at the bottom and with an eyelet pattern highlighted with hand stitching on the front (see close up). It is now up to the rest of us to see what we can do.


October Show and Tell 2

These scarves are all hand knitted by Brenda and Margaret in fancy yarn. The circles just go over the head and sit round the neck. The drape beautifully and, unlike scarves, do not fall off or drop into your dinner.


October Show and Tell 1

Margaret and Brenda make lots of things to sell for church funds - some by hand and some by machine. The black and white bag is Margarets first attempt on the machine. Not making things easy for herself she had done a single motif and also knitted cords for the handles. It is beautifully lined with a matching black and white cotton print.
The multicoloured bag is hand knitted with space dyed yarn and also lined with a matching cotton.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I appoligise for lack of information on the blog for the last few meetings. Due to various reasons (including things like holidays) I have not been able to attend. Hopefully now the summer season is past, things will get back to normal.


All these bags have been made by Brenda and Margaret using left over felted material made for the Club entry for the Creative Cup. They have been sold and the money shared between the club and other charities

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