We have a very active recycle table here at the Guild in Canberra. It’s haberdashery heaven!
Doreen G and her team become magicians when they re-stock it – suddenly there are members everywhere rummaging through the piles of threads, fibres, fabrics, vintage patterns and embroideries, beads and bling – it’s all action and like watching a scene on fast forward.
Challenge to Make Threads Count by Upcycling
Earlier in the year Doreen G issued a challenge to everyone – to upcycle something(s) from the table and show them at the Exhibition. She called it a Clayton’s Challenge because it wasn’t one of the Guild’s formal Challenges.
So here’s what everyone made for the Exhibition.
There were two stands..
….And a closer view
…..And here’s the other
.….And now to show you some of the works in more detail. If you want to see any photo in greater detail just click on it to enlarge.
Lyn B took a piece of fabric on which someone had painted an atmospheric backdrop of mountains, cloud and sky and turned it into this evocative seascape.
Don’t you think her sandpipers have real personality?
Christine B found some scraps of lace and they morphed into this bright scene..
Her needlelace waders are just the business! …….and look at the way she’s manipulated the lace to create a breaking wave:
Fran pondered on the scraps of fibre she’d found on the recycle table and came up with a striking necklace:
Joyce W whipped up a book cover in teal and a shoulder bag from some silk tops and cocoon, dyed threads and beads:
There wasn’t a card with this cool necklace but it looks like the work of Julie K (I’ll have to check!)
And Val Woodward scrumbled this awesome vest:
Just in case you’ve never scrumbled – it’s free form knitting and crochet
Doreen McG made fantastic Mr Fox:
while Pat Bootland transformed bits and pieces of fibre into these super cute elephants:
Anne E was at it again giving new life to this old embroidery by making it part of a bag:
Dianne S did the same with this stitchery:
Meanwhile Diana C created this box lid in cross stitch:
and Helen L this one:
And Cecilia S stitched these lovely vintage squares…
….I thought you might like a closer look at these lovelies…
…And these delicate iris – I didn’t make a note of who stitched them – I’ll have to let you know in a later post
Quirky and Cheeky
Louise G took a circle of tulle and this is the result:
what is it? you ask – ‘Your guess is as good as mine’ says Louise!
Margaret K has a very dry sense of humour and fun and a twinkle in her eye so her piece was very entertaining and cheeky. She took two tassels and created Les Folies Bergere:
Oooh La La!!