January 2016 Meeting

Rectangles were this month’s theme.  Anu started us off with some ideas she had used for garments – a lovely  hat in a subtle grey and purple fair-isle, all  mode with rectangles and using a drawstring to create the crown, then a stripey poncho which was widely admired.

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Anu's samples

Anu’s samples

She then covered some ideas for bags found online – a windmill pattern and a Masa bag plus some others created specially.  Margaret had tried some of these ideas and showed us the results which were very intricate looking but simply made from rectangles folded in clever origami ways to make 3-D shapes.

Margaret's Cushion

Margaret’s Cushion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rectangles - bag idea from two small rectangles

Rectangles – bag idea from two small rectangles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Various other members had brought along garments and other items made up from rectangular pieces.

 

 

Rectangles -Masa bag idea from rectangle

Rectangles -Masa bag idea from a single rectangle

 

 

 

 

Anthea showed us two jumpers she had made from strips of rectangular fair-isle together with some very thin strips to give a rolled effect to decorate the seams. These had been well used over a number of years as they were warm and cosy.

 

 

 

Show and tell - Anthea's jumper #2

Anthea’s jumper #2

 

 

 

 

 

Show and tell - Anthea's jumper #1

Anthea’s jumper #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After coffee, we had great fun getting into groups and trying to construct garments and other items from some rectangular pieces that members had brought along.

It was a very creative evening and we all enjoyed ourselves.

Rectangles - jacket idea from long wide rectangle front

Rectangles – jacket idea from long wide rectangle front

Rectangles - jacket idea from long wide rectangle back

Rectangles – jacket idea from long wide rectangle back

Rectangles - jacket idea from rectanlges inspired by current MKM issue (February 2016)

Rectangles – jacket idea from rectanlges inspired by current MKM issue (February 2016)

Rectangles - Masa bag from rectangles (felted)

Rectangles – Masa bag from rectangles (felted)

Rectangles - mini kilt and sash idea from long narrow rectangle

Rectangles – mini kilt and sash idea from long narrow rectangle

Here are all the ideas we came up with – we used pegs and pins to fix the garments together – just to give an idea of what is possitle.

Show and tell

Items were brought along for the show and tell from Barbara who had made several pairs of pretty baby bootees and a baby cardigan.  Gill R brought a pretty hat and Gillian made a Fiddle Muff for our charity collection – more of that next time.  Also see link to apattern for  a chunky machine on the home page.

Show and tell – Barbara’s booties, #1Show and tell - Barbara's booties, #2 Show and tell – Barbara’s booties, #2Show and tell - Barbara's booties, #1

Show and tell - Barbara Trinder's baby cardigan

Show and tell – Barbara Trinder’s baby cardigan

Gillians Fiddle Muff for charity

Gillians Fiddle Muff for charity

Show and tell - Gill Rise's hat

Show and tell – Gill Rise’s hat

 

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