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Sheila had completed a quilt for a grandchild. It is appliqued and quilted by machine. The owl design was found on the internet.
Congratulations also go out to Sheila whose quilt "In A Fog", gained second place in the NSW annual challenge. The quilt can be seen here.
Gerri had also completed a quilt. this one has been made from children's handkerchiefs that Gerri had in her stash. The quilt is for a new baby boy due soon in her extended family.
This little jumper and hat set has also been made by Gerri. Completed for Rotary/CWA effort for African babies. The jumpers are very easy to knit and can be knitted in one piece. If anyone wants to help out, please send us a message or comment with a contact, and we will send the pattern.
Jenny has started another bobbin lace challenge. This one is a bookmark featuring triangular ground. The original pattern was published in Australian Lace, a magazine put out by the Australian Lace Guild, and featured a variation of a lace spider as well as the triangular ground. As both elements were new techniques to Jenny, the pricking was changed to concentrate only on the triangular ground. The bookmark is being worked in Gutermann Sulky No 30 cotton.
Sheila was fortunate to visit the House of Dior exhibition in Melbourne .
This has to be the pinnacle haute couture from the basic little black dress to the most fabulous ballgown. Each outfit could be seen as a total ensemble, but closer inspection revealed fine details
that made the outfit sing. A simple looking black wool dress at the front revealed a beautiful inverted tulip shaped opening in the back skirt outlined in silk. A daring show of the leg for 1947.
The Look 47 dress designed by Raf Simmons was like a rainfall of hydrangea petals.Tiny squares of organza, perhaps multi-layered, covered the whole dress. The dress was white at the top and gradually shaded to a deep mauve along the bottom with specs of pink thrown in here and there. A stunning dress.
A small atelier section contained the toile for Johm Galliano's Konnici-Kate suit. The toile had the designs drawn on paper pinned to it.
It was interesting to see the completed outfit later in the exhibition.
Gianfranco Ferre's Luna coat dress was a classic in it'sdesign. Basic simplicity with a stand out and stand up lapel
Jenny had received these two petit point pieces in the mail. Found in an op shop by her friend, these two exquisite pieces were destined for the bin. The quilting pin and lace pin give the perspective as to the size of the pieces and the holes in the canvas. Believed to be worked on a linen canvas, Jenny hopes to re-block them and turn them into brooches.
Hopefully our new Guild building will be open for use very soon. We look forward to our new adventures in this new space, so please come back and visit us in November to see what we have been up to.