April Newsletter



APRIL NEWSLETTER

This April there’s a range of new patchwork fabric for spring projects:

           

           

 The latest collection of Moda Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs and Layer Cakes are ‘Papillon’ by 3 Sisters. Pastel blues, pinks and reds with a hint of grey:

             

Spring is a time to try something new, spin up something a little different. Why not try one of our speciality tops? Tencel to give a lovely sheen and the softness of silk or some soy bean tops for lustre:

      

 The Lochcarron Quilters & Stitchers have all been busy working on different projects. Teresa finished a chicken wall-hanging in time for Easter, Gillian used up the leftovers of a Jelly Roll to make a very handy lace bobbin holder, Susanne brought along a Hunting Fraser hat she had recently felted using Merino 64 white and various coloured tops and Polly was a gorgeous model:

         

     

Some of the Lochcarron Spinners were spotted Spinning in the Treehouse recently during an incredibly busy mini country day celebrating the opening of the Lochcarron Treehouse. More information and pictures of the event can be found on the Kirkton Woodlands and Heritage Group website: http://kirktonwoodlands.wordpress.com.  Cathy, the newest member of our group, had only just completed this lovely bag from one of her first skeins and several people already wanted to buy it! Having first spun up some Merino Rainbow Tranquil, then knitted the bag and finished it with a lovely lining of Oriental fabric by Stof, Cathy has decided she won’t be parting with it:

   

If you feel inspired by any of the work created above and would like to have a go at patchwork or spinning, both groups always welcome new members. More information can be obtained by contacting Kiki’s Craft Corner; our details are on the Contact page.