Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

Deep Cove Weavers and Spinners

The goal of our Guild is to promote Fibre Arts through sharing knowledge with each other and encouraging interest in our crafts throughout the community.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Mushroom Dyeing with Anne Harmer

DCWS Guild members were treated to a presentation by Anne Harmer, an experienced 'mushroom dyer'.  We learned that shortly after moving to the Sunshine Coast  (about 10 years ago), Anne became interested in what she could do with local mushrooms.  She has attended several symposiums with the International Fungi & Fibre Association.   In 2016 Anne and her Guild friends hosted the symposium in the West Coast rainforest, bringing an international flair to their home town.   Anne has certainly earned her local nickname 'Mushroom Annie'.
She shared stories of foraging for mushrooms in various countries and opened up a whole new world to those of us listening to her presentation.
Several lucky guild members and guests spent the afternoon at a hands on 'shroom' dyeing workshop with Anne.  For more information on Anne and her quest for perfect dyeing mushrooms visit her at her blog;
Anne passionate about the purple colour
Anne's creation for the symposium

Fish Skins dyed with mushrooms

Mushroom paper shoes

At the 'shroom dyeing' workshop

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Middle East Textiles - April Show & Tell

Angela Pilski brought a collection of textiles from the Middle East to our Guild.  We were delighted to hear stories of her experiences while working in this part of the world.  Angela explained various customs and dress codes for women.  It was great to be able to feel the textures and examine the weave structures of her colourful collection.

 A sampling of the colourful Middle East Textiles

April Show & Tell at the Guild
Judy's Blue Bamboo Scarves
Anita's Bunnies & Tea Towels

Alix's Wraps
Alix working magic with her handspun