FEBRUARY 7, 2015 – A beautiful day, clear sailing on the roads, and a terrific turnout for this year’s Fashion Show. Emily started the circle with scarves woven from fiber she had dyed at our day with Ellen Mason last fall. In the foreground of this photo is a shawl that Trish made from yarn dyed in stages on the wound ball. There is a feather and fan hat knit of fiber spun by Robin in gradients, and two scarves at the back that Kathy dyed as fabric at Ellen’s Dye Day. Great examples of the fun we had with color that day.
The hat and headbands in the photo below were knit by Beth, using traditional Aran designs and wool/dog hair blended yarn that she spun.
Because Beth makes yarn from beloved pets for people, the items all have a story.
Our craft comes with a lot of interesting stories. This year Ellen shared a scrapbook about her brother’s farm, flock, and herding dogs. Tamara had a “Wild Fibers” tale about connecting through a co-worker with spindlers in South America. And Ann told us about all the President’s wives who live on a friend’s farm, where she got some beautiful wool for a sweater from Dolly! Ann separated the colors in the fleece for spinning and used the yarns to knit in the design – enough for a sweater and a cape..
Another project much admired was this coat. It is understandable why it was several seasons in the making. Check out the “coat of many colors” Fran is working on for Jessica on her return, and another sweater in a main color of blue using handspun multicolors in the patterning.
Robin used her dyed fiber for this hat.,which includes a variety of wools and angora, and for this surprise jacket done in black and variegated.