The Long, and the Short, and the Very Cute

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

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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 ??)

Weird Weaving

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.