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by | August 11, 2018 · 9:23 pm

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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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’

http://www.artistspaletteyarns.co.uk

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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