Kay Hansen brought an interesting old blanket woven from hand spun wool, the wool coming from sheep raised on her grandmother’s Lindsay, Ontario farm. The green blanket was embroidered with couched and tufted wool in the shapes of colorful leaves and flowers.
Jane Gfeller wove a baby blanket in huck weave of 2/8 cotton as a gamp in pastel colors. She also wove a red scarf in a huck pattern of bamboo yarn from Jane Stafford. In addition, she had woven a scarf using a warp of hand-painted bamboo from Laura Fry. Using a green weft, she wove the scarf in a shadow weave pattern.
Louisa Chadwick knit a delicate triangular shawl using a “Cherry Leaf” pattern with a vivid green cashmerino yarn, which she dyed herself. Pattern (with altered edging, was from the knitted lace book by Jane Sowerby, published by XRX Press.
Noelle Lamb wove baskets at a workshop she attended on the Kitsap Peninsula. A basket woven with cedar, ash and copper wire was woven in a class taught by Polly Adams while a basket woven of paper in a Maori pattern was taught in a a class by Jackie Abrams.
Cindy-Lou Ellis created some silver jewellery -hanging from and double sided braided chian, a pendant consisting of spectrolite mounted in silver with three sapphires mounted below and a Marquis sapphire above. She also wove a necklace of fine silver.
Sandra Crompton bound copies of letters written from 1856-1858 by her great grandfather, who lived in Mauritius. Sandra created eight hand bound copies with white covers decorated with gold designs and red spines. These were given to family members as Christmas gifts.
Barbara Mitchell showed us the jounal she is keeping which details the progress of our moose, Wilfrid.
Courtney Mitchell was delighted to find that a silver and turquoise buckle, which she bought at the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody Wyoming, was made by
Lee Yazzi, a well known Navajo jewellery maker. She wove a green and blue belt of wool, silk and ribbon for the buckle.
Jo Anne Ryeburn, determined that the fabric she acquired during a recent trip to India should not remain hidden unused in drawers, made a colorful jacket from a green sari which featured the red and gold stripes which appeared at one end and along one border of the sari.
Submitted by Jo Anne Ryeburn