Guild meeting Saturday 10th November 10.00am – 4.00pm. Lower Broadheath

We are planning a relaxed day for our last meeting of 2018.  Basically a DIY day but with a shared lunch.

Do bring along a savoury or sweet dish that you particularly enjoy to add to the spread.  Just sufficient for a couple of people, you donot need to feed the whole Guild!

There will be a committee meeting during the day. If you have ideas or comments that you would like raised please let a committee member know beforehand.

Spinning on the Great Wheel at Wonderwool

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Guild meeting Saturday 13th October 10.00am – 4.00pm. Lower Broadheath Village Hall.

This month we are holding a DIY day with the emphasis on

SPINNING

If you would like to learn to spin or improve your technique then this is the ideal opportunity for you!

We will be sharing skills and adding to our knowledge of fibres and spinning to ensure that we achieve the yarn required.

Understanding how our spinning wheel works is fascinating. Spinning should be relaxed and controlled, however, problems can arise. If you are finding it stressful your wheel may need some adjustment. Ian Buckley is happy to come along to check wheels and make sure they are working smoothly.

It would be interesting for newer members to see different types of wheel and various fibres. Perhaps you have a piece of equipment that you find particularly useful, bring them all along for our ‘spinning experience’.

Of course non spinners and visitors are also welcome, there will be an area to set up looms etc.

 

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Guild Meeting on Saturday 8th September at Lower Broadheath 10.00-4.00

The September meeting will be members DIY

plus a talk at 11:00am by

 Teresinha Roberts  on ‘An Allotment to Dye For’

‘Discover the beauty and advantages of natural dyes.  You will learn how to use them, as I share the secrets of bright colours from natural dyes.  This talk covers the history of dye plants and how to grow them.  You will be able to see actual dye plants and find out which colours they produce with samples of dyed silk and wool.’

Teresinha is an excellent speaker and many of our members will remember the excellent workshop on coiled baskets which Teresinha gave to the Guild about two years ago.  She is very knowledgeable about natural dyes, both growing, processing and selling commercially, but if you’d like to know more about her please go to her website ‘Wild Colours’.  So do come along and learn how to grow and use the many plants that are suitable for dyeing organic fibres.  The cost is £8 for members and £9.00 for non-members.

Guilds Together Inspires

If you have any projects for our exhibition table please bring them along to the meeting. The theme is  “accessories” .    We aim to have a good selection of items to show spinning/weaving/dyeing. Also progress  from beginner to experienced textile worker so don’t be shy bring it along!

If you are not able to attend the gathering on 6th October we will collect the items all together on Saturday and they will be returned to you at the October Guild meeting.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday. Visitors welcome.

 

 

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Guild Meeting 11th August 10:00 – 4:00 Lower Broadheath Village Hall

The August meeting is a DIY day with a focus on sharing knitting skills.  Christine has offered to help us with ‘Steeking’ (cutting knitted objects).

Steeking

If you want to have a go Chrissie has suggested that you have something prepared.  Here are her instructions:

If you would like to, then come tot he meeting with something knitted to cut.  It could be any piece of knitting, like a jumper you’d like to try as a cardigan, or a small piece of stranded knitting.  Wool, not super easy, works best as it will felt slightly afterwards.  There are patterns on Ravelry for little mug cosies.  The easiest pattern, (and free) is The simple steek mug cozy by Dorie Lydaght. I don’t reinforce my steeks, and they’ve always been fine.

If you are just making something up, the next bit of advice may be helpful.  In order to cut a straight line it helps to add 5 stitches to the width, knitted in alternate colours, or in rib.  Look up steeking or email me if I’ve confused you.

It is all much easier than it sounds.

Chrissie

Members who prefer to spin or weave are of course welcome to come along, there is plenty of room in the large hall.

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Guild Meeting 11th August 10:00 – 4:00 Lower Broadheath Village Hall

The August meeting is a DIY day with a focus on sharing knitting skills.  Christine has offered to help us with ‘Steeking’ (cutting knitted objects).

Steeking

If you want to have a go Chrissie has suggested that you have something prepared.  Here are her instructions:

If you would like to, then come tot he meeting with something knitted to cut.  It could be any piece of knitting, like a jumper you’d like to try as a cardigan, or a small piece of stranded knitting.  Wool, not super easy, works best as it will felt slightly afterwards.  There are patterns on Ravelry for little mug cosies.  The easiest pattern, (and free) is The simple steek mug cozy by Dorie Lydaght. I don’t reinforce my steeks, and they’ve always been fine.

If you are just making something up, the next bit of advice may be helpful.  In order to cut a straight line it helps to add 5 stitches to the width, knitted in alternate colours, or in rib.  Look up steeking or email me if I’ve confused you.

It is all much easier than it sounds.

Chrissie

Members who prefer to spin or weave are of course welcome to come along, there is plenty of room in the large hall.

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Hanbury Countryside ShowSome of our members made the most of the lo

 

 

Some of our members made the most of the lovely July weather to demonstrate their spinning and weaving skills.

Visitors to the show were very interested with many keen to try for themselves, keeping our members busy all day.

It was much appreciated and thanks go to everyone who helped make the day such a success.

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