A small group of members had a guided tour of the Sheringham Museum Gansey Exhibition – so interesting – and the fish ‘n’ chips were great too !
look out for more details coming soon!
Saturday & Sunday 16th & 17th June 2018
10.00 – 16.00 weavers’ Workshop Dilham NR28 9PT
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
Stall holder’s booking form 2018- click on link below
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.
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.
Come and see how cloth is created.
Watch and ask questions as Members demonstrate weaving on a wide range of different looms – huge floor looms, sturdy rug looms, portable table looms, simple peg looms.
And then have a go. But be warned – it’s addictive !
Tracey brought along examples of the spindles and key rings she will have for sale at the Woolly Weekend. We all oohed and aaaahd at the workmanship, the glorious colours, the cuteness of the key rings
Then Linda tied on a leader and, with the aid of a library book (and helpful suggestions from all of us) she managed to teach herself how to use them. Result !! (And don’t they match beautifully the crochet I’m working on . . . maybe it’s a sign, where’s my purse ??)
Members gathered to hear Our Stan’s talk on alternative weaving techniques. Several of them involved the use of cardboard, and he confessed to having an addiction to the stuff. (Well, it takes all sorts !) Stan explained, and demonstrated, how to pin out the shape of a garment, warp it up, and then construct it; how to weave a beret using card with punched holes; making a shawl from a HUGE piece of card notched at the edges, and how to “knock up” a scarf loom using cheap timber, wing nuts and a pound or two of nails. Lots of questions, lots of laughter, and delicious home-baked cakes made for a most enjoyable afternoon.