Sunday, 6 February 2011

New knitwear

First of all, I made this Shetland Lace scarf in one colour....I love this shade of orange, it's not one I use very often!

And then two more stripy scarves....

A Fair Isle beret.

Hat and scarf set in the wonderful Manos del Uruguay (mixture of wool and silk, handspun by a women's co-operative in Uruguay.

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Women's Institute Craft Day at Women's Library, 12 Feb

Saturday 12th February 2011, 11-4pm
Join this special day to celebrate the crafts activities of The Women's Institute. The Women's Library holds the archives of the National Federation of Women's Institutes which were catalogued and made accessible to the public in 2004.
This day will bring together members of the WI from different federations to provide a historical context to WI crafts programmes, and the role that the WI has played in saving traditional crafts. It will also demonstrate some of the contemporary work of the WI and provide an opportunity to learn more with stalls, display and demonstrations including patchwork quilting, knitting, lacework, and 
rug ragging amongst others. See some rag rugs here:

See some patchwork here:

Come and join this fun family day and learn new and traditional craft skills.

Exhibition at The Women's Library

The current exhibition at the Women's Library is:


It runs to 20 April.

FREE Exhibition Tour: Hand Made Tales: Women and Domestic Crafts 
Saturday 29th January 2011 
Thursday 3rd February 2011 
Saturday 26th February 2011

Here is some info from the Library's web page:

Hand Made Tales, curated by Carol Tulloch, is a timely exhibition focusing on the role domestic crafts play in many women’s experiences. It draws on the connections between the current revival of domestic crafts such as sewing, gardening, and cooking and the historical roots of the domestic arts within the home. The exhibition will allow visitors to explore and learn the stories of crafts and the women involved in them through personal tales and fun interactive projects. Come and discover treasures that share the intimate bond between generations from the once mundane to the now treasured heirlooms of families past.