SEPT. TOSS N TELL/AGM 2016 by Marion Finneran – After the AGM, we gathered round to watch the video which Soosie has made of the exhibition. Thanks Soosie, it looks wonderful. Congratulations to Katrina for winning the raffle prize. She has never won one before so she was thrilled!
Toss and Tell this month showed some beautiful felting made by our members
Christine showed us her beautiful wrap of wool and silk that she made using shades of reds and cerise that combined interesting patterns and textures.
Sue Eslick told us about her vessels using a variety of fibres from Merino to Bergschaf. She also explained her method of first making a bag which was dyed afterwards.
Kerry attended a fun and functional vessel workshop with Pauline Franklyn where she made a “vessel” that she converted into a handbag.
When she attended Martien van Zuilen’s mandala workshop she made a beautiful floormat/wallrug in shades of green. She described the many layers, much rolling and stitching, cords, tones and texture, making it a very unique item.
Soosie showed her scarf that she made for the exhibition “Myths and Legends” on the theme of the Mexican festival: Day of the Dead. She also displayed a very innovative fishy fantasy hat made years ago that transforms into a mask by folding down the front.
Helen, a new member, attended the beginners workshop today run by Alison Gomes and Sue Eslick. She showed us the samples she had enjoyed making.
Liz also attended Martien van Zuilen’s mandala workshop where she made her floormat/wallrug with a shield design in her mandala, evocative of the shields used by many African tribes.
Vera showed us her delightful fairy houses that can be used as night lights
Alison displayed her scarves with their beautiful colour combinations, stitching and original designs.
Katrina is presently working on a fetish piece and enquired whether anyone had animal/horse hair or human hair to contribute to her project.