July Spin In

Wednesday 31st July 10.00 – 1.00

Sunnynook Community Centre

148 Sycamore Drive

Sunnynook

Come along and enjoy sharing your crafts with other like minded people at our next Spin In, hosted by the Albany Spinners and Coatesville Fibreholics.

Bring your wheel or other craft projects along to work on the day.

Demonstrations through the morning.

Show and Tell – please bring something to share – we all love seeing others completed projects.

Some fabulous traders and great raffles

Entry – $2.00 members, $5.00 non members

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The Woolfest Aftermath

Saturday 6th July

Auckland Horticultural Council Hall

990 Great North Rd

Western Springs

Traders open at 9am – Classes start at 9.30am – Hall clean-up 3.30pm.

Open to all – Free Entry to trading area


Classes are $20.00 for a 90 minute workshop

Brioche is $40.00 for a 3 hour workshop

To book your space please email cfauckland@gmail.com

9.30am Classes

Yarn painting

*Class full*

Tutor: Annette Montgomery (Twisted Zister)

  • learning about Dharma, Teri and Ashford dyes and what colours to order for yourself.
  • gradient or self striping
  • semi solid
  • speckles

Please bring – three skeins from approx 20 grams -100 grams, old clothes/shoes, we will have gloves but you can bring your own, something to carry wet skeins home in.

Knitting Colour

Tutor: Cheryl Lyall

  • colour theory & formulas
  • basic colour work techniques
  • This class will help support patterns by Truly Myrtle (Libby Johnson), Caitlin Hunter & other designers.

Please bring 6 small balls of colours you like ranging from light to dark and needles to suit, eg. DK = 4mm

Needle felting

*Class Full*

Tutor: Jenny Ellwood Wade (Alpaca Box)

  • Principles of needle felting
  • How to use felting needles correctly & safety
  • Different needle types and their uses. Chinese vs Japanese needles.
  • make a small ball pad.
  • make a creature to finish at home.

Materials cost –  less than $10 to include needles, felting block of polystyrene, wool

Brioche

3 hour class

Tutor: Sharon Passau

  • makes a lofty, stretchy, fabric that is similar to 1×1 rib. It can be worked in one or more colours. Garments of all types can be made using this stitch from sweaters to hats, scarves and mittens.
  • We will start with one colour to learn the stitch pattern, and move onto 2 colours as you feel able, and then onto a small project if time allows.

Students will need to be confident, intermediate knitters and must be able to read simple patterns. Students will need to bring 2 colours of contrasting yarn (25 grams of each will be plenty) I suggest DK, and you will need either circular needles or a set of DPN’s 4mm.  

Beginners Crochet

Tutor: Sharon Dooney (Jumbuck Carding)

  • learn to hold and use a crochet hook
  • which hook for what yarn
  • learn basic stitches

Bring a hook and yarn &/or use some of ours

Beginner drop spindle

*Class Full*

Tutor: Kim O’Connor

  • A fun class learning to spin &/or use a drop spindle
  • learn about the drop spindle and how it works
  • learn to attach a leader
  • Splitting, drafting and twist.

You can book to use one of our drop spindles or bring your own. We will have fibre or you can bring your own fibre – 30 grams

11.30am Classes

Dorset Buttons

Tutor: Kim O’Connor

*Class full*

  • learn a little history and the art of making these decorative buttons.

Please bring a tapestry needle, curtain rings or similar, cotton or/& fine wool, or/& embroidery cotton

Visible Mending

Tutor: Robyn Sutherland (Spinning Galaxy)

  • This is a class about slow fashion and turning mending into visual art.
  • You will learn the intentions and techniques

Please bring a sample or garment to mend, needles and thread, old scraps for patching, bring extra if you would like to swap material with others.

Fine spinning

*Class full*

Tutor: Margaret May

  • Are you only able to spin one diameter thread? This class will help you gain more control over how to spin to the gauge you are after, learn methods to take control.
  • We will discuss fibre for purpose and work on our technique.

Bring your own wheel & fibre or purchase some from our traders

Yarn painting

Tutor: Annette Montgomery (Twisted Zister)

*Class Full*

  • learning about Dharma, Teri and Ashford dyes and what colours to order for yourself.
  • gradient or self striping
  • semi solid
  • speckles

Please bring – three skeins from approx 20 grams -100 grams, old clothes/shoes, we will have gloves but you can bring your own, something to carry wet skeins home in.

1.30pm Classes

Brioche

3 hour class

*Class Full*

Tutor: Sharon Passau

  • makes a lofty, stretchy, fabric that is similar to 1×1 rib. It can be worked in one or more colours. Garments of all types can be made using this stitch from sweaters to hats, scarves and mittens.
  • We will start with one colour to learn the stitch pattern, and move onto 2 colours as you feel able, and then onto a small project if time allows.

Students will need to be confident, intermediate knitters and must be able to read simple patterns. Students will need to bring 2 colours of contrasting yarn (25 grams of each will be plenty) I suggest DK, and you will need either circular needles or a set of DPN’s 4mm.  

Wet Felting

Tutor: Sharon Dooney (Jumbuck Carding)

  • A fun class wet felting flowers
  • Learn about what fibre works and why.
  • soap, water and temperature        

Kits will be provided at $5. Please bring 2 towels, tray with at least 1 inch sides, something to take home wet items. Dress for the occasion.

Free form crochet

Tutor: Cheryl Lyall

  • a relaxing class introducing mindful thinking.
  • learn basic techniques to enable you to explore & create

 Please bring a few different sized hooks and some yarn or book to use ours.

Navajo Spindle

Tutor: Robyn Sutherland (Spinning Galaxy)

  • learn to spin on this very portable apparatus
  • great for creating weaving threads in a jiffy

Please bring 50 grams of fibre prepared for spinning or purchase some from our traders.

Intro to Art yarn

Tutor: Annette Montgomery (Twisted Zister)

  • A fun way to spin fibers blended from blending boards, hand cards & drum carders.
  • core spinning
  • spiral plying
  • wheel set up
  • fibres to use, cores to use

Please bring spinning wheel , or book one of ours (large orifice advisable but not necessary )   approx 100 grams of fiber to blend and spin. Core threads provided

$4 kits of silks & angelina/nylon bling can be pre-ordered when booking the class


Woolfest Auckland 2019

It’s Woolfest time again – are you coming this year? We have a new venue for 2019 and we are very excited about it. We held Woolfest for 5 years at Corbans Estate Arts Centre and each year as we got bigger it became harder to fit everyone in. After much searching we found Kumeu Showgrounds which has 4 lovely big sheds for us to showcase the wonderfully talented yarn and fibre providers New Zealand has while being able to remain free entry for the public. So this year, our 6th, will be the biggest yet with 73 – yes you read that right, 73!!! – traders from all over the country coming to let us shop until we drop. The Showgrounds will be open for the public from 10.00 – 4.00 and parking is onsite for a koha for Henderson Rotary who will be wrangling all the cars – no dogs please as it is a working farm too.

There will be demonstrations happening alongside the traders in Shed 1 where we also have our Creative Fibre Auckland stand. You can go in a lucky door prize draw, join us for 6 months for $18.00 and book into a great range of workshops on our follow up event Woolfest Aftermath on July 6th. These workshops cover spinning, knitting, crochet, felting, dyeing and more and are open for non members. Do check them out on the day. We will also be having a second hand equipment stand, always worth a look.

There are food and coffee trucks coming along to keep us ‘fed and watered’ during the day, or bring a picnic to enjoy in the lovely grounds.

So, who is coming to tempt us with their wares? Here is the full list.

Shed 1

Alpaca Box

Anna Gratton (Little Wool Company)

Auckland Creative Fibre Hub

Auckland Creative Fibre Second Hand Stall

Awesomely Arapawas

Auckland Fun Felters

Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders

Gumtree Gully Alpacas

Harnie Hoolie’s Designs

Holland Road Yarn Company

Jumbuck Carding

Little Reds Yarn

Prosper Yarns

Spinning Wood Designs

Truly Myrtle

Tseba Yarn

Twisted Zisters

Yarn Floozy

Shed 2

Charlotte Marjoribanks Designs

DEA Yarns

Dye Happy Yarn

Fibre Herd Corriedales

Fibreholics

Forty Shades of Grey

Inspire Fibres

Knot-n-tie

Lovells Knits

Man Made Fibre

Nana Cindy NZ

Purple Sprouting

Revive Designs

Ripping Yarns

Spindlers Treasure

Spinning Galaxy

Tinaria Farm

Yarn Queen

Yarn Therapy

Shed 3

Cetus Knits

Duncraig Black and Coloured Sheep

Edie and Co

Fibre Artemis

Good Wool

Happygoknitty

Hill Country Alpacas

Kane Carding

Kelly Manning Designs

Knitcola

KiwiYarn-a

Lisa F Designs

Miro Yarns

Mulberry Twine

Natural Star Yarns

Silverhill Alpacas

Puddle

Travelling Threads

Shed 4

5 Keys Alpacas

fibre2go

Hanging Rock Roost

Knitnstitch

Our Patch Lavender

Outlaw Yarns

Paliser Ridge

Provenance Artisan Textiles

Riverdale Mill

Skeinz

Stitchpunk Yarn

Sue’s Hand Dyed Fibre and Yarn

The Carding Shed

Top o’ the Meadow Art Yarns

Waione Wool Carding

Woolrae

Outside Traders

Rag Rugz

Te Harinui Wool

Unicorn Fibre Cleaners

See you there!