Wool Group – Dec. 2011

Most of our group that spent time away from the wild, wet and wintry weather have returned home.  A few of us travelled to warmer places in Oz and others ventured overseas to more exotic places, and returned with many stories of their adventures.

Carla stopped off at the Bendigo Sheep and Wool show on her journey and was most impressed by the beautiful and interesting garments that were modelled in the fashion parade.  She was also most impressed by the vast variety of yarns available to peruse and purchase; garments etc designed and hand made for the various judging categories was also very impressive.  Another aspect she particularly enjoyed was a demonstration on the very ancient craft of felt making.

We’ve all been very busy creating a variety of items from blankets, socks, scarves, jackets for grandchildren, and from time to time a couple of us like to bring our spinning wheels along; we seem to be spinning more alpaca fleece lately, which is a lovely soft and very warm fibre, and is very readily available to us.  Embroidery is also enjoyed by some of us.

On Oaks Day we donned our hats and spent a very pleasant and relaxing day at Lori’s beautiful new home.  Our meal was absolutely scrumptious, with chicken and a variety of very tasty salads, followed by strawberries and cream; and Glenys’ very tasty rustic pear cake was a big hit with all present.  This beautiful meal was complimented by a glass of bubbly or two which made the day even more festive. A big thank you to Lori and Steve for making their home available to us, we all had a very pleasant day.

We’ll be having our usual stall at the Boolarra Folk Festival next year, and you’re welcome to come and have a chat with us.

We meet every Thursday from 11.30am to approx 3.30pm at the Multi-Purpose Building.  If you would like more information please phone me on 5169 6618.

Lois Thornton.