Our last meeting was held in Bishopstown Library on Saturday, 21 July 2018. The following members attended the meeting: Heather, Gerda, Gwen, Olywn, Tish, Maureen and Margaret.
The meeting consisted of a Show and Tell session and an Origami Demonstration.
The Eco dyed scarves from our Dyeing day in June took up most of this session. Members present were delighted with the end result after unwrapping and washing the scarves and discovering which vegetation lent its colour to the silk and which colours remained fast after washing.
It was great to see the results of some of the scarves. The different types of leaves left varying degrees of definition. On Maureen’s scarf some of the bay leaves were just visible and the cow parsley and rosemary were faint. Maureen’s colour was predominantly yellow from turmeric. Others achieved some very pretty colour combinations – it will be interesting to see the other members’ scarves in September to see which vegetation gave the best results.
Heather brought along some fleece she had spun from the Alpaca wool gift from Gwen; Zwartbles wool from Suzanna in Graiguenamanagh and Suffolk wool. Her favourite was the Alpaca which she described as “like spinning butter”.
Tish brought along a recently completed self-portrait tapestry in different shades of purple, blue and white. It was greatly admired by all present.
Margaret’s origami lesson was very great fun – we chose from her wonderful selection of pretty paper. We started with the boat shape, progressed to the little dresses and finally the more complicated crane. Thanks are due to Margaret who was endlessly patient with us all – as you can see from the pictures, we were all concentrating hard!