Guild Meeting 11th April 10.30am

Coronovirus

As you all know we are not able to meet at Lower Broadheath Village Hall at the moment but many of us feel the need to meet and talk fibre!

So we are going to try something new – a virtual meeting.  This month we will try using Skype, you will receive all the details in an email.  So get your coffee/tea and biscuits, join the meeting and come and have a chat about what you have been up to.  It will be great to see/hear you all and see what you have been doing while at home.

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Coronavirus Update – 18-Mar-20

It is with great regret that in these uncertain times we are unable to meet as a guild.  Our programme of events has now been suspended until further notice.  Any members that want to keep in contact with other members can use the guild Facebook page by searching for WGWSD and clicking ‘Join Group’.

The online guild has also offered free membership for the duration of the emergency.  The online guild run a programme of workshops and events.  The details of the workshop are posted online and members have the opportunity to discuss and ask questions of both the workshop leader and other members via their communication platform.  There is also access to a library of previous talks, workshops etc along with an album of photographs.  Details can be found on http://www.onlineguildwsd.org.uk/.

The fibre festivals and shows where we would normally demonstrate have also been cancelled or postponed for the next few months.

Our Guild is also due to put on a small exhibition of members’ work in The Hive, to coincide with the conference in June.  The exhibition will run from 15th-22nd June and will be housed in three display cases in the Atrium of The Hive, in Worcester. We will be showcasing our weaving, spinning and dyeing so will need examples of small pieces of weaving, handspun items/yarns and dyed items/yarns. The cases are not huge and have shelves, so we can’t display large items. Please could everyone think about what they might like to display – either a favourite past project, or it’s a great opportunity to get weaving/spinning/dyeing!

We hope you all keep well and safe!

 

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Guild Meeting 14th March – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Warping a Shaft Loom – Jane Stockley

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Jane says:

Everybody will be most welcome at my ‘How to warp up a shaft loom’ workshop on the 14th March. Although it will be primarily focussed on shaft table looms, I will also try and make it applicable to rigid heddle loom, as far as possible. I will demonstrate how to plan and prepare a warp on a warping frame, and how to transfer it onto a loom. The purpose of the workshop is to show how easy the process is, and to give you the confidence to tackle any warp you want to use. Please feel free to bring any warping equipment you have, and come prepared with all the questions you have always wanted to ask. We will try to troubleshoot any problems you have, and we can all learn from each others experience. I look forward to seeing you all!

For those not involved in the weaving workshop you can of course bring any fibery project and enjoy a day with like minded people.

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Guild Meeting 8th February 10.00am – 4.00pm

AGM

This months meeting will include our AGM.  Please come along and have a say in how you think the guild is working and how you would like to see it progress over the next year.

Two  members are due to leave the committee and if any members feel that they would like to give a little more time to the Guild by joining the committee please email:  worcsweavers@gmail.com or let a member of the committee know that you are interested.

Serving on the committee is a very good way to get to know other members of the Guild and to feel more involved in our activities.   We meet for an hour or so at DIY days and all help in any activities we decide to pursue.

TALK – All About Alpacas

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After lunch we have a talk ‘All About Alpacas’.  Julia will give us some history and background about alpacas, talk about fleece qualities and how to find the right fleece for your purpose and also the various ways you can use alpaca fibre.

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Guild Meeting 11th January – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Happy New Year

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Our first meeting this year is a DIY day.  So bring along whatever fibre project you have on the go and spend an enjoyable few hours with like minded people.

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Guild Meeting 14th December – 10.00am – 4.00pm

‘Christmas Party’

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Don’t forget it is our Christmas get together on Saturday.  Bring along a plate of food that we can share and your latest fibery project and we can share a festive fibery few hours together.

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Guild Meeting 12th October 2019 – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Knitting and Crochet Clinic

Collage.jpgNeed some help with your knitting or crochet projects or want to learn something new?  There will be plenty of help on hand.  If you want to try some upcycled knitting then bring along some old tee-shirts, a pair of scissors and a pair of knitting needles (10mm or larger).  For those that want to try their hand at crochet then bring along some yarn and hooks and we can set you on your way, or you could join in with a ‘poppy yarn bomb’ with some red and black yarn.

As always there will be plenty of room for you to partake in any of your fibery projects along with plenty of tea, biscuits and like minded company.

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Guild meeting – Saturday 14th September 10.00am to 4.00pm

Acid Dyeing on Mass!

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Ever wanted to have a go at dyeing?  Want to introduce some colour into your yarns?  Bring along some yarn or carded fibre and come and have a go.  There will be dyes, aprons and gloves available to use.  If you have any old yoghurt pots for mixing dye in or an electric food steamer that you don’t mind using, bring them along as well.  To cover costs of supplies this session will be £5.

If you don’t want to dye then please do come along with any of your fibre projects to enjoy a day with other fibreholics, there’s plenty of room for all!

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Guild Meeting – Saturday August 10th – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Improving Spinning Skills – Beverley Dowdell

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This month Beverley Dowdell is coming back to help us improve our spinning skills.  She will cover areas such as wheel maintenance, preparing fibre for spinning, advice and practice on producing yarns that are a joy to use.

We will need the following:

  • Spinning wheel and if possible 4 bobbins
  • Hand carders
  • Lazy Kate
  • Yarn gauge – for measuring wpi
  • Fibre and Fleece
  • Pen’s and Labels

Don’t worry if you don’t have everything, we will try and share with those of us that have more equipment and fibre.  So if you have a stash that you want to ‘down size’ or multiple versions of equipment bring it along and we can share it around.

The cost of the workshop is £10.

If you don’t want to participate in the workshop there will be room for you to partake in any other fibery activity you wish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Guild Meeting – Saturday 13th July 10:00am – 4:00pm

This months meeting is a DIY day.

Bring along your latest fibery project and enjoy the day with like minded friends, whether it be spinning, weaving, knitting, felting, crocheting or anything else you want to do.

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Guild Day Out – The Forge, Byford

Our guild day out this year was a very pleasant day learning about dyeing with plants hosted and led by Jane Meredith at The Forge, Byford.  We were greeted with flapjacks and coffee on the banks of the River Wye and an introduction to the various methods of mordanting fibres ready for dyeing.  We were then divided up into teams to go and forage for the various dye plants we were to use.  Next was preparing the dye baths and adding the samples of wool prepared with different mordants.  Then the cooking process, watching the colours develop.  Once ‘cooked’ the samples were layed out in the sun to dry.  We all then created our own dye cards for reference.  Such an array of fantastic colours all from plants found in the garden!!

 

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Royal Three Counties Show

It was a bit of a damp weekend but a number of ladies came along to support the alpaca show for which the West Shires Alpaca Group were very grateful.  We hope you enjoyed your days in the alpaca tent with us.  The ladies spinning and weaving attracted a great deal of interest from the public along with the craft show display and I believe we may have picked up some more new members.  Congratulations also go to our members who were successful in the craft show – hope you are all busy working on something for next years show.

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‘Lampshades’

Who would have thought we would produce such a wonderful array of lampshades during one workshop!  And when the light shines through it highlights the beauty of the weaving….

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Guild Meeting – Saturday 8th June 2019 – 10.00am – 4.00pm

Woven Fabric Lightshades

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This month Jane Stockley will be guiding us through the process of making lampshades using your beautiful woven fabric.  Bring along a piece of woven fabric:

20cm lampshade – 64.5 x 22cm (it needs to be larger than this to allow for shrinkage)

30cm lampshade – 97 x 26cm (it needs to be larger than this to allow for shrinkage)

Jane will supply the rest of the kit, lampshades will be £4 for the small and £6 for the large size.

Members and visitors who are not making lampshades are welcome to come along and participate in any other fibre art they wish.

 

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Tiddesley Wood Spring Show- 15th May 2019

 

Several of our members spent a very enjoyable day at the Tiddesley Wood Spring Show demonstrating their skills to the public.  They made such an impression that we have gained several new members to the guild – well done ladies.

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Guild Meeting, Saturday 11th May, 10.00am – 4.00pm

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This months meeting is a DIY day.

Come along and practice your blending from last month or prepare a piece of weaving for the lampshade workshop next month or just come along and spin, or do any other fibery craft in the company of like minded people.

As always there is bound to be someone who can help you on your journey with your craft or help with a problem if you have one.

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Guild Meeting, Saturday 13th April, 10.00am – 4.00pm

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Blending with colour by hand or machine

This month we will be having a go at blending using drum or hand carders.  The session will be lead by Debbie Robertson.  We will have a look at:

  • Heathering
  • Taking rolags off your drum carder
  • Blending gradients
  • Using a diz
  • Matching to pre-made blended material
  • Silk painting techniques

Please bring along your drum carder or any hand carders that you have (or blending boards) and any fibre you wish to use.  Additional fibre will be available to purchase.

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

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Guild Meeting, Saturday March 9th, 10.00am – 4.00pm

This months meeting is a DIY day.

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Come along for a social crafting session with anything ‘fibery’.  If you want help with any projects ongoing or new there is bound to be someone who can help.  Or if you want to have a go at spinning or weaving there are plenty of us willing to start you on your journey.

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Guild meeting Saturday 9th February 10.00am – 4.00pm. Lower Broadheath

AGM

Our Annual General Meeting will take place in the morning. We anticipate that it should take less than an hour so do bring along some DIY project to keep you busy for the remaining time.

Two  members are due to leave the committee as they have served for over three years. If any members feel that they would like  to give a little more time to  the Guild by joining the committee please

email: worcsweavers@gmail.com with a message for the Chairman and/or Secretary.

Serving on the committee is a very good way to get to know other members of the Guild and to feel more involved in our activities.We are particularly in need of  someone to take on the role of treasurer.

TALK

Angora Goats and Yarn – Kay  Dalloway of Cookley Yarns

‘I own a small herd of beautiful angora goats, all Wethers (boys) who live out their lives naturally with their vegetarian owner. The ‘Boys’ produce stunning fibre for spinning, weaving, dyeing, needlefelting, doll hair, knitting, art yarns, chunky and bulky and textile abstract art. I am an indie dyer and textile artist. I adore mohair! It glistens and gleams like jewels, soaking up dye with vibrant intensity! It produces unique fibres with delightful texture! Fantastic in four ply for warm and toasty rustic socks!  I hand shear and process the boys mohair to hand dye and hand spin my art yarns! Not a day goes by without processing mohair in some way and I love it! ‘ – Kay
Come along and enjoy the mohair colours and textiles that Kay has created.

 

 

 

 

 

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Guild meeting Saturday 12th January 10.00am – 4.00pm. Lower Broadheath

Social DIY Day

A Happy New Year to all Members and Friends

We are looking forward to meeting for a relaxed day of craft and chat.

 

Are you considering learning a new craft in 2019?

 

This is an ideal time to come along and discover a little more about spinning, weaving or dyeing.

 

 

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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).

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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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Guild Meeting 14th July – All things Alpaca at Apple Cross Farm 10.00am to 4.00pm

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A day out at Apple Cross Farm to meet the alpacas (including this years babies), learn about alpaca fleece – the good, the bad and the ugly, learn how to prepare alpaca fibre and what you can do with it.  If you are a spinner, bring your wheel or borrow one and have a go at spinning carded fibre, cria locks or ‘in the dirt’.  If you want to have a go then there will be plenty of help for non-spinners.

Location is at Apple Cross Farm, Bannals Lane, Stoke Bliss, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8RZ.

From the Bromyard/Tenbury Wells Road (B2414):  Take the turning by the white cottage signposted to Stoke Bliss Church and Hanley.  Take the first left down Bannals Lane (dead end).  Go left between the white railings (not the first drive on the right) and up through the wood, we are the next drive on the right.

From the Great Witley/Bromyard Road (B4203).  Follow the road over the river at Stamford Bridge towards Bromyard.  Take the first right after Sapey Golf Course signposted to Stoke Bliss & Woferlow.  Follow the lane around the cross country course and down the hill.  Take the second right signposted Bannals Lane (dead end).  Go left between the white railings (not the first drive on the right) and up through the wood, we are the next drive on the right.

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Guild Meeting Saturday 9th June at Lower Broadheath 10.00am-4.00pm

Dyeing with Juliet Brown of ‘Artists Palette’

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Juliet is the dyer behind ‘The Artist’s Palette Yarns’  and she  runs an online shop on Etsy where you can see her beautiful dyed fleece and tops.

To provide for all members who wish to participate there will be one workshop in the morning and another in the afternoon. There is plenty of space for members who prefer to spin or weave so do come along even if you are not involved in the dyeing.

Juliet would like you to bring any yarn that you wish to use and  will supply everything else. 
 
She will bring dyed yarns and the dye kits with her to give guild members the opportunity buy if they wish.

 

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Guild Members enjoying the sun at Tiddesley Wood Open Day.

Several times a year  The Worcestershire Guild of Weavers,Spinners and Dyers demonstrate their skills to the general public.

If you missed us at Tiddesley Wood we would love to see you at Hanbury Countryside Show on 7th July 2018.

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Guild Meeting 12th May 10.00-4.00 Lower Broadheath Village Hall

The May meeting is a DIY and skill sharing day.

Bring along any projects you are working on at the moment.

Do you need help or inspiration to improve your textile skills? We will do our best to help.

This will be an ideal meeting for anyone thinking of joining our Guild. Do come along and discover what we are all about, you will be made very welcome.

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Saturday 14th April 10.00am Lower Broadheath Village Hall

The Guild meeting this month is DIY with the emphasis on simple weaving techniques.

We are going to share our weaving skills, and enable others to have a go on different looms. Between us, we have quite a few different looms, and skills to go with them — e.g. using pick up sticks to create designs on the rigid heddle loom, techniques on peg looms, inkle looms, triangular looms, 4 Shaft table looms. We should also have a couple of warping frames available.

Members are encouraged to bring along any equipment that they own on which to further their skills in weaving.

 I am sure members would be very interested to see any current work in progress, and any recently completed pieces. Sharing any problem solving, and ideas for further projects would also be very interesting.

Members who prefer to spin or knit etc. are also very welcome to attend. The larger hall that we now use has ample scope for various activities.
SALES TABLE.  If any members have items of equipment or books that they would like to sell  do bring them along to the April meeting.
We do also still have available past copies of The Journal at £1 per copy.

A snapshot from  the weaving workshop with Alison last November

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Saturday Workshop

 

Lovely felted pots produced in the guild workshop today.

 

 

Many thanks to Cheryl Cracknell for guiding our members towards some stunning results.

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Guild Meeting Saturday 10th March 10.00am

 

At our March Guild meeting, at Lower Broadheath, we are pleased to be welcoming textile tutor and designer Cheryl Cracknell. Working with Merino and English wools, silk and luxury fibres she produces textural pieces in wonderful colours which have been hand dyed in her studio.

Cheryl will be demonstrating how she makes her felted bowls and running a workshop for 12 of our members.

The workshop is now fully subscribed but other members are very welcome to come along for the usual DIY session, working (quietly!) on their own projects.

Photo:-  Cheryl on her previous visit with a selection of her beautiful textiles.

 

 

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Guild Meeting 10th February 2018 Lower Broadheath

 

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  TALK 

“Woven Treasures from Central and South America”

By Angela Thompson

 

Members of the Worcestershire Guild have been fortunate to hear several wonderful talks by Angela.

She has collected a wealth of interesting textiles during her travels abroad and we are looking forward to seeing her Treasures from the Americas.

Our meeting begins at 10.00 am as usual. The AGM will take place during the morning followed by Angelas talk after lunch.

 

Part of Angelas collection of Asian Textiles displayed at a previous meeting.

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Guild Meeting 13th January 2018 Lower Broadheath

To all members and friends

‘A Happy New Year ‘

Our first meeting of 2018 is at Lower Broadheath Memorial Hall.

10.00am-4.00pm

A general  catch up and DIY day to begin the year.

Bring along any new projects that you are planning or spinning/weaving that you are working on.

This is an ideal meeting for any prospective new members to come along and find out what we are all about!

Beginners or experienced textile craftspersons very welcome.

 

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Braiding Workshop

Julie Hedges is running a Ply Split Braiding Workshop in Kidderminster on 7th February.

Several of our Guild Members will be attending. If you would like to join us  places should be booked via the Museum of Carpet. Details below:-

 

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Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings from ‘The Association’
Have a great Christmastime.

 

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Pre-Christmas Get Together

Following requests from members it has been decided that there will now be
a Guild pre-Christmas D.I.Y. day/get-together  on 9th December from 11am –
3pm in Malvern.

Christmas snacks and nibbles will be provided but please bring your own lunch.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for all or part of
the day.

Further details have been sent by email. If you have not received these please let us know.

email: worcsweavers@gmail.com

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Guild Meeting 11th November 2017

Lower Broadheath Memorial Hall.   10.00am- 4.00pm.
We are delighted to welcome back the experienced and popular tutor Alison Daykin to our November Guild meeting.
Her workshop will be suitable for weavers of all experiences, and will explore ‘Colour and Weave’ techniques, applicable to a wide variety of looms, including rigid heddle and 2, 4 and 8 shaft table looms.
We will be working on pre-warped looms, with full instructions given in advance.
Participants will be instructed in making a Colour and Weave blanket, and later in the day, for those that wish to, Alison will provide guidance on how to develop your own designs.
It should be an excellent workshop and provide us with plenty of ideas to take forward during the coming months.

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Guild Meeting 14th October

Show and Tell plus a Shared Lunch.                                      

The October meeting at Lower Broadheath Memorial Hall is our “social event” of the year.

If you have been busy with a new project, or visiting a textile related exhibition, do come along and tell us all about your experience.

We are combining our show and tell with a shared lunch. Members should bring a little food to add to the feast.

It is a fairly informal affair and an ideal meeting for new members, or visitors, to find out more about the activities that we enjoy.

 

Lower Broadheath Memorial Hall  WR2 6QY 

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Guild Meeting 9th September

  DIY  this month.

Lower Broadheath Memorial Hall   WR2 6QY

10.00am-4.00pm

Bring along any textile projects that you are working on or just join us for textile chat and tea!

Visitors welcome.

 

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Guild Meeting 12th August 2017

SPINNING ART YARN WORKSHOP WITH BEVERLEY DOWDELL

on AUGUST 12th 10.00am-4.00pm

AT LOWER BROADHEATH VILLAGE HALL  WR2 6QY

Cost £20.00



If you would like to attend, and have not already signed up please email
Mary Ann on maryann.coates@cantab.net. Places will be allocated on a first
come first served basis.

Members participating in the workshop will need to bring the following
items on the day:

Spinning wheel
2 spare bobbins
Lazy Kate
Some ready carded fleece – whatever you have available and
ONLY IF YOU ALREADY HAVE IT some lustrous wool such as Wensleydale or
similar.”

 

Members who are not participating in the workshop are welcome to bring along their own work.

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Guild D.I.Y Day Saturday 8th July 2017

After a very busy time over the last few months  we have a D.I.Y day on Saturday.  Members, friends and visitors can relax  at lower Broadheath Memorial Hall from 10.00am to 4.00pm.  Continue on a project, get advice or just call in for a chat. Do not forget to bring some lunch if you are staying all day.

The drum carder will be available if members have fleece to card.  (Washed only)

Visitors NB.  Postcode for sat.nav. WR2 6QY


Members enjoying Hanbury Country Show on a sunny 1st  July.

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Saturday 10th June 2017

We are returning to Lower Broadheath for our June meeting.

 10.00am – 4.00pm

A Needle Felting workshop will be run by Betty Daniels.

Members who are not joining the workshop are welcome to bring along projects for a D.I.Y session.

 

 

 

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Saturday 3rd June 2017

World Textile Day Central

 

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Beckford Silk Mill

Our Guild visit to Beckford Silk Mill is booked for Wednesday 24th of May at 10.30am.  We do need a minimum of 10 people.

The cost is £5.00 per person, if you wish to join please meet us there and it will be fine to pay on the day.

 

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Saturday May 13th Meeting at The Fold Bransford

We are having our DIY meeting  at ‘The Fold Bransford’  this month from 10.00 to 4.00pm.  This is to enable some of our members to join Juliet Brown for a dyeing workshop.

Juliet is the dyer behind ‘The Artist’s Palette Yarns’ at the The Fold and she also runs an online shop on Etsy where you can see her beautiful

dyed fleece and tops.

http://www.artistspaletteyarns.co.uk

 

The workshop can accommodate small groups wishing to practice dyeing under the expert supervision of Juliet.  Please advise us of your preference for the morning or afternoon session if you would like to participate.

Our base for the day will be in the therapy centre where we can continue with our DIY projects so do bring along any projects on which to work.

There is a cafe at The Fold or you are welcome to bring along a packed lunch if you prefer.

Directions to The Fold can be found on their website:

http://www.thefold.org.uk

 

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Meeting at Great Comberton on Saturday 8th April 2017

Design for the terrified

We are extremely excited to be welcoming Alison Daykin to run the April workshop following the very successful course that she delivered at the Association Summer School in 2015.

Alison will be introducing us to design and helping us to develop our own skills.  The day is aimed at members who are a little nervous about producing their own designs or who are rather haphazard in their approach. She will be  giving the painting and drawing challenged the basic skills to be able to design.

 

We will be focusing on A picture or photograph which inspires you.

(example from Summer School 2015)

 

If you have yet to sign up for this workshop please email to reserve your place.        e-mail: worcsweavers@gmail.com

Visitors very welcome.

 

 

 

 

Items to display at Tiddesley wood

 

 

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Meeting Saturday 11th March 10.00am

An informal meeting this month at Lower Broadheath.

 DIY Day.

Bring along any projects that you are working on or any that you would like some help with.

The Drum Carder

will be available for any members that would like to card their wool into batts ready for spinning or felting.  Washed wool only please, unless you are carding alpaca, as we need to try and keep the carder in a clean condition.

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Sales Table. Time for a spring clean. 

If you would like to reduce your ‘stash’ of materials or any books or unused equipment. It maybe just what other members are  searching for so bring it along on Saturday for the sales table. Mark any items with the price that you would like (10% to be donated to the Guild funds), or approximate value if it is a donation.

Items do not have to be textile related, if you have other bits and bobs that you think may be of interest.

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