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Fiberific!: September 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Cables and Lace Throw Workshop

We had the Crochet and Cables Workshop with Lindel, Flossy and Colleen..  I had such a great time!  We looked at how to crochet cables and lace which was a lot of fun. The ladies worked really hard to learn the new techniques, but I think that they had a good time.  By the end of the day we had covered reading patterns, crocheting cables and lace in both American and english patterns.

This is the ladies working really hard.

I am still busily working on the Mooloolaba Shells for my good friend (secret squirrel).  I am getting ready to start my next project.   I am a little bit torn over what I want to make next.  I am tossing up between

this one is the Peppercorn

and the other one that I am thinking of it

City Chic, I like it with the big buttons

I will probably end up making both, I can never have enough cover tops lol.  But I just can't decide on which to do first.

Have a great week and I will chat more next week!
Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mooloolaba Shells, We all need one!

Earlier this year while on our family holiday I made myself a Mooloolaba Shells Top designed by the ever talented Jenny King from Jenny King Designs.  It is the BEST thing I think that I have made for myself I wear it alot, so much that I have now started another one in a dark rich brown Bamboo Cotton Blend called Lotus Bamboo DK, I have used this yarn for another project and thought, now I need to make something for me with it.

I wore my gorgeous Olive Mooloolaba Shells to the Qld Spinners camp in July this year and Charly the powerhouse behind Ixchelbunny was enjoying the sun with us this year, she seemed to like it, so I offered to make her one.  Charly dyes the most gorgeous colourways and low and behold not long after camp a package arrived on my doorstep.  It was a huge 350g of pure silk in a 4ply hand painted by Charly for her own Mooloolaba Shells.  I am working away on Charly's Shells, and don't want to put a pic up until she has hers in her hands, so in the meantime you can check out mine, this one has been well loved (maybe a little too much)

If you have any garments that you would like for me to crochet for you, please let me know, use the comments area.

Or you could have a crochet lesson so that you could learn to make these pieces for yourself.

Get some fibre into your Universe!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Busy Busy Busy

Well I am hooking up a storm, working on some pretties. Just need to sew up the arms and shoulders on a Kauni Cardigan, I am making it in the most beautiful yarn, called Autumn wind, you have to try to get your hands onto some even just to pat it!

I started a lesson with a new student who I thought was going to be a beginner, the second she picked up the hook and yarn I knew, this isn't a beginner! Wrapped the yarn around her fingers like and old pro.  Muscle Memory is amazing, she told me that she hasn't picked up a hook in 20 odd years and before that was never a major crocheter had just done a couple of things.  Well she can add one more to her list

In about an hour and a half she has made herself a gorgeous coin purse, her plan is more purple things!  (please ignore the alpaca filled rubbish bags in the background...alpaca...must spin alpaca)  And for those of you in the know, this is my Mum.  Really, I would have thought that Mum and I would have had a crochet discussion by now, but we hadn't.  Well now we have, and her next visit she wants to make more things. I think she may have caught the bug, maybe just a teensy bit.

Bethania Community Centre, Station Road Bethania 
(cross the train lines and it is next door to the pool)
Every Wednesday
$10 per 2 hour session

 9.30am - 11.30am  Beginner Knitting
12.30pm - 2.30pm Beginner Crochet

Supplies: You are welcome to bring your own 8ply yarn, hooks and needles, or I have some available at a low cost.

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Welcome Yarncraftgallery readers

I know it has been a long time between posts, but I have been very very busy, setting up Fiberific!

So I am moving blogs so please change you links to www.fiberific.blogspot.com

I have been very busy teaching lots of lovely people Knitting and crochet, come check out Fiberific! for times details and even some photo's of the brave ones!

Hope to see you soon

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fibreific Is Up and Running!!

Well hello there, this is the first of what I hope to  be many posts, keep us all updated on what is happening here at Fibertific. Fiberific is a fun word isn't it? Fiberific....FIBERIFIC!! Thats it keep on saying it!   We love fibres and everything that can be done with them spinning, dyeing, knitting, crocheting, felting, weaving you name it, if it is fibre related we want in on it!!

A little bit about me, ok.... I am a crochet addict, I love crochet the best (see favoritism already lol)  It is my first craft so it holds a special place.  A few years ago I learned to knit in the continental style, this opened up the knitting world to me, before that I was a scarf only girl.  I now see a knitting pattern I love and instead of groaning, I add it to me ever increasing queue, or worse cast on and add it to the pile of WIPS (work in progress).  In July I attended the first ever Craft Yarn Council Teach the Teacher Program, in Australia.  This is the first course to be run outside of the United States. So having undertaken both Knitting and Crochet Certified Instructors Program, I have been having a blast teaching.  Initially I have been teaching privately in my home, but I want to teach more people so I am starting up a couple of beginners groups, details will be a bit further down.  I also pattern test, tech edit and some production work for the lovely ladies at Jenny King Designs on the Sunshine Coast.

Each week I will write up what I have been doing and what I have been working on and what classes and workshops are on.

So lets get the show on the Road.

This week, I have been madly organising a venue for my Beginner classes and the lovely booking staff at the Bethania Community Centre have been extremely helpful.

So new Classes info.. ready for it.

Bethania Community Centre, Station Road Bethania (cross the train lines and it is next door to the pool)
Every Wednesday
$10 per 2 hour session

 9.30am - 11.30am  Beginner Knitting
12.30pm - 2.30pm Beginner Crochet

Supplies: You are welcome to bring your own 8ply yarn, hooks and needles, or I have some available at a low cost.

I have also been invited to run a workshop at Queensland Spinners We will be learning about crochet cables and lace, and make a cushion cover using these techniques.  For more information and booking details look here.

Queensland Spinners Weavers and Fibre Artists, 12 Payne Street Auchenflower
Sunday 18th September 9am -4pm
Queensland Spinners Website has the supply list.

Get your fibre on! Have a great week!

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