February Guild Meeting

February Guild Meeting

This month’s meeting had a full house again with some new faces and members. The program was all about Fiber Toys and Animals and was presented by Holly Bir, and Sabrina and Alaina Richert.  Holly brought a number of adorable crocheted stuffed toys such as her “Love bug” and “Edward” for all you Twilight fans. She also passed around some books full of toys to knit or crochet. Sabrina and Alaina brought a number of examples of needle felted toys and animals (that I did not get pictures of!) that were made with their very own homegrown Lincoln Longwool fleece. My personal favorite was the pig aptly named “Kevin Bacon”.  Other guild members brought a variety of examples such as Betty’s kiwi bird from New Zealand, where our sister spinning guild is, and Ruth’s knitted and felted lamb.

Holly demonstrated a simple and clever way to use wool roving to make a small toy animal. She fashioned a basic skeleton out of pipe cleaners and wrapped it with the roving to make a small sheep. Her example is pictured in the bottom photo; a small brown sheep. The top photo shows a reindeer made with roving wrapped around small branches that another guild member brought. Thanks for a great and informative program!

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~ by flaxandfleecers on May 1, 2012.

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