RENAISSANCE WINTER WEEKEND – SATURDAY 18, 2015

Well, what a beaut day here at Riverfront.  Today our “in house group” of nine was joined by six day visitors.

The day began with paper bead making.  Mieke brought her lovely examples of paper bead earings and bracelets – a fascinating craft of using paper strips cut from used magazines etc which are rolled on a tooth pick to make cylindrical shapes.  These shapes are then coated with a epoxy, varnish or clear nail polish to harden the shapes.  The colours which result from the rolled stips present endless possibilities.

IMG_1120 IMG_1119 IMG_1116

Following the paper beading we moved on to making Dorset buttons – an age old method of handmaking buttons.  History of this craft is intriguing and worth the time to read. Those who gathered around the table for the button making continued on for the entire afternoon and finally produced some terrifically artistic buttons and brooches.

IMG_1190 IMG_1189 IMG_1180 IMG_1176 IMG_1171 IMG_1129 IMG_1121

Early afternoon found us judging the Limerick Comp which challanged those attending the Renaissance Weekend to write limericks to be judged today.

The winner of the comp was Sandra Johnson with:

There is a group out Lachlan way

And boy have they got a lot to say

They laugh and spin and sew and knit a lot

Their friendships have grown as solid as gold

They hope they will still be together when they are old!

Second prize – Tanya Heron with:

There once was a lady named Cathie

Who was having fun and got chatty

She knocked over her wine

So she had to drink mine

And then we both got a cabbie!

Third prize – Cathie Sargent with:

Sandra is our organising mother figure

She’s seen the New Norfolk group grow much bigger

She’s steadfast and true

Oversees our happy crew

And maintains all our skill with great vigour!

IMG_1153IMG_1150

As if all of the above was not enough for any crafter for one day, our girls also worked on projects involving knitting, crochet, more stick weaving, patchwork, spinning

IMG_1122 IMG_1127 IMG_1131 IMG_1132 IMG_1148 IMG_1149 IMG_1157 IMG_1156 IMG_1154 IMG_1158 IMG_1159 IMG_1160 IMG_1162 IMG_1164 IMG_1170 IMG_1168 IMG_1167 IMG_1166 IMG_1165 IMG_1188

IMG_1191

Thank you girls for another lovely day which was helped along by the abundance of yummy goodies you all brought along to share.

IMG_1143 IMG_1142 IMG_1141 IMG_1140 IMG_1139 IMG_1138 IMG_1136

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s