Bank holiday day out at Aylsham Show

Come and meet us at the Aylsham Show held annually at the National Trust Blickling Estate.

Ever wondered how a spinning wheel works?  What about how to work a weaving loom?  Find out how to spin yarn, weave cloth and dye fibres, yarn or cloth using traditional skills.  

Get information about our classes and speak to our members about their work and their favourite fibres.  We have something of interest for all the family this bank holiday weekend

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Come and learn about different types of weaving..

This Saturday we are holding a weaving taster day (8th August) at the weavers workshop in Dilham. You can learn about different types of weaving. These will include weaving on finger stocks, peg loom, rigid heddle and 8 shaft looms. We are also holding a weaving workshop for children on the 12th August. There are only a few places left, so book fast! 

If you would like to book a place or find out more please email us on worsteadweavers@gmail.com. For more details of these and other courses click here.

Worstead festival 2015

It was another great weekend at the Worstead festival. We had lots of demonstrations and displays of our work….

  
This years competition theme was Water; over, in or under. Here are the entries for the competition.

   
Here is a closer look at some of the entries…

A tap with running water made by Sharon Fisher using hand spun and hand dyed yarn.

 
An underwater scene made by Rosemary Davidson using hand dyed and hand spun yarn.

 

A watery scene made by Margaret Gilham using hand spun yarn and weaving.  
 
A seahorse woven by Lesley Bone using beads

 
  A watery scene woven by Ellie Jones using hand spun yarn.
 
All the entries were fabulous! But the winner had to be chosen. The winner was Sandra Martins with her beautiful swan made from a type of weaving called bobbin lace. Congratulations to Sandra! 

  

Thank you to everyone who come and visited us and voted in the competition. It was really lovely to see you all.