Also present was Isabel's friend Olive, who has been one of Melbourne's early modern art weavers. It was such a privelege to have these ladies with us.
Further to our growing group, we had Jo Franco all the way from Perth and Judy Stephens, Noreen Wendleborn, Ann Johnston and Marion Nerfiodovos from the Strath Matters group in Strathalbyn, SA. http://strathmattersrughooking.wordpress.com/ These lovelies flew over for the day and we are impressed and pleased to put faces to names at last.
I'm afraid there wasn't quite as much rug work going on (with me at least), but the conversations were productive in all sorts of ways. My head was buzzing with facts and ideas and projects and coffee and my fingers were itching to get into it.
Renate, our new member and long-time crafter, had lessons and purchased Proddy and Hooky tools, ready to start next Christmas's presents. Renate learned both techniques and caught the bug well and truly! I saw Joy out of the corner of my eye, mixing it up in her lovely, watercolour, painterly way.
Sympathies also to Jo's sweet son, dragged along and patient beyond measure. I remember those long and arduous times and believe I was far more demonstrative about the imposition! Well done!
Over all, the day was brilliant and exciting. Judy invited us to participate in the 5000 Poppies Project, so please follow the link to see what that's about!
We hope to share the love and encourage as many people to the craft as we can. It's so satisfying and the scope is as wide and broad as any medium. Cloth is tactile and comforting too, and pretty. Snuggly. Perhaps Burrinja will have us again, where the public can rub shoulders and be introduced?
|My grand-daughter rolling|
about in fluffy, pretty things,
like we all want to.
Thanks for that bright light Isabel! And thanks for coming.