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.
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:
- 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.
This months meeting is a DIY day.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
This month we are holding a DIY day with the emphasis on
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.