Fashion Show 2018

We gathered on a soggy February day in Epsom for our annual Show and Tell fashion show.  We had lots of good food and the maple cookies were a special treat.  Lots of items for show and tell and we displayed some items that were inspired by the double knitting class by Alasdair Post-Quinn.

Fran displaying her rug made with handspun

A close up look at this year’s creations
Cowl, hat, shawl and chicken mittens
Fingerless mitts
Squares for an afghan in progress

The shawls made at 2017 NH Sheep and Wool were displayed and are available for raffle.  Drawing will be held at the annual meeting.

Double Knitting with Alasdair Post-Quinn January 2017

Double-knitting is a technique by which you create a fabric with two right-side layers.  It was new technique for many of us at the workshop and required much concentration and focus.

After a last minute scramble for a location, we met at a mill building in Manchester.  Alasdair introduced the technique and showing us impressive samples and then we were on our way.  Starting with an unusual long-tail cast on to thinking in reverse, linking edges and a cast off modification there was a lot of material covered in 3 hours.

It was fun to learn a new technique.  I now need to knit something at home to reinforce what I’ve learned.

 Alasdair teaching

  example of a double knit scarf  Some of his publications for sale

Barnstead Swap 2017

The November Guild meeting is Barnstead Swap

Barnstead NH pot luck lunch – bring your own utensils

To participate in the Yankee swap bring ONE 4 bag of 4 oz of clean fiber to spin.  We will also display the items that people made with the fiber from last year.

The guild is also collecting items to donate for charity finished items such as hats, mittens or scarves.

Amy King Workshop – Sept 2017

We had a great time at our dye day with Amy King Sunday. We spent the morning making a rainbow from primary colors then in the afternoon we spread out to make colors with 2 primaries and a breath of the 3rd to give us colors with a slight brown, olive greens, maroons and others, also some did kettle dyeing, some did multicolored top or roving, what ever our hearts desired, all under Amy’s expert guidance!