Marj Larkin

Marj was a very valued member of North East Yarns. Marj joined this group when she retired from dairy farming. In the following years she was in the crafting phase of her life and enthusiastically took up a whole range of woolcraft activities.

Marj was fun and she loved meeting up with her crafting friends. Whenever she arrived at a gathering her face would light up and she would have another priceless story to share. Felting became a passion and a successful one at that. Marj quickly learned the various techniques and turned her new skills into items for sale through our craft markets and the 10 to 4 Gallery in Glenrowan.

She will be particularly remembered for her needle felted footy bears. Marj was particularly proud of the 3 dimensional needle felted possum she created at a felting workshop. She was always ready to volunteer as a demonstrator at our annual Wool Day and markets where she would enjoy passing on her enthusiasm for textile crafts to members of the public and also to children. In between all of the above she continued her knitting, weaving and crochet projects and made sure every day was productive.

We who were privileged to know Marj as a friend will miss her dearly but her spirit and her craft work will always be remembered in our hearts. 22 January 2016