A new spinner.

“Although a talented all-round crafter, Cathy was new to spinning when she joined us a few months ago.  These pics show her “journey”, and are an inspiration to anyone who’s never touched a wheel, but thinks they might like to learn how to spin.

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Wonderful, inspiring embroidery

 

The Worstead Guild is very fortunate to have as a friend the traditional embroiderer Alison Larkin. Whilst we go starry-eyed about “woolly things”, Alison’s passion is fine silks, teeny-weeny perfect stitches, and accurate replicas of historical costumes.  Members were treated to a talk about her needlework, and the opportunity to see her work up close.  Exquisite !  A great afternoon.

Woolly Worstead 2018

look out for more details coming soon!
Saturday & Sunday 16th & 17th June 2018
10.00 – 16.00 weavers’ Workshop Dilham NR28 9PT

  • Sheep-shearing demos
  • crochet, knitting, spinning, weaving, felting- demos and “have a go”
  • alpacas & donkeys to feed and pet
  • folk singers & morris dancers to watch
  • scrumptious home-made butties, quiche and cakes
  • tombola, guess-the- weight, lucky dip, find the sheepdaog
  • patchwork & quilting exhibition
  • men’s creche- free tea / coffee & newspapers for partners
  • to buy- fleece, yarn, fabric, equipment, gifts and books
  • FREE activities for children
Admission: adults £2 or £4 per car, children free
For more information check the website out for updates or telephone

07555600218

Stall holder’s booking form 2018- click on link below

Booking Form for Woolly Worstead 18

Sunshine, cake, friends, fleece and learning

Last Saturday we had a Fleece Sorting Session.  Bev brought along an assortment of fleeces that had still been on the sheep two days ago, and with knowledge and skill demonstrated how to skirt, sort and store.  Using numbers pulled from a hat to prevent the rush, and possible bloodshed, we were given a fleece of our very own, and we all worked on each other’s.  A great day – sunshine, cake, friends, fleece and learning.

 

Susan has added tapestry and inkle braiding to her long list of accomplishments to produce this delightful bag – complete with internal pockets – ooooooooohh !

And Sheila brought along a stunning example of wire weaving.

Pom-pom Critters

Lenny the Lion; Hedgehog having a bad hair day; Pink Elephant; Startled Owl – the line-up resembled a breakout from a fantasy toy box.  Mix “ladies of a certain age” with pom-poms and felting needles and that’s what you get.  (I wonder if there was something in that tea ???)  A big THANK YOU to Sheila who led us down the magical path with skill and patience.

BUT the biggest triumph of the day was when a wheelchair-bound lady was able to join us thanks to our newly-installed ramp.  This was built with money from our Worstead Festival grant.

Altogether another successful and fun day.