The Crayon Project
In June's post 'ABC-Alpaca, Blending, & Color', I prepped and spun a fun, textured, alpaca/merino blend yarn. At the time, I couldn't show you the finished project because it was for a Guild challenge that wasn't yet completed. Instead, I ended that post with the above disguised teaser photo. Well, the Guild members have now met and revealed their projects, so I can share what I created.
Our challenge was to design a project using three crayons we blindly pulled out of a paper bag. Some combinations were favorite colors (I fell into that category), others quirky and some, well, a real challenge! In addition to the alpaca/wool yarn, I also chose a cochineal, indigo, and marigold dyed merino yarn I spun during the 2017 Tour de Fleece.
Not only are my fellow Guild members a fun and talented group of ladies, but this time they surpassed the mark in their creativity for the Crayon Challenge. Enjoy!
Ann's hand knit socks.
Karen's handwoven towels.
Sherrie's machine knitting.
Rosemary's hand spun.
Lisa's art yarn.
Sonya's handwoven towels.
Wendy's handwoven cases.
Mary's woven basket.
Peggy's inkle woven band.
Pud'n - can you believe she is a brand new weaver??
And Jennifer's cake . . . yes, she made those exquisite sugar flowers! And the cake was delicious too!
I told you this was a fabulous group of ladies! For those of you nearby, we extend an invitation to join us. We meet in Camden, SC on the second Saturdays of most months. Here is a link to our website and a link to our Ravelry page. You can always send me a message for more information. And if you're going to the SC State Fair, the Guild will be doing demonstrations of fiber prepping, spinning, weaving, and knitting on Friday, October 12 in the Moore Building.
Thank you to Lisa Murray for providing the wonderful project photos!