Woolly Stuff

Points from the Committee Meeting on 30th Jan 2021.

1. Woolly Weekend 2021 has been postponed to 2022.

2. Zoom meetings will start again on Tuesday 9th Feb at 1900. For details contact the Secretary or check out our fb page.

3. The date for the AGM will be decided at the end of March.

4. There are plenty of fleeces available for spinning / felting etc. Lynn is happy to drop some off if you need them. Please contact Debbie if you would like them. (07714178678). Donation to Big C.

5. Maggie (Chair) and Sharon (Sec) are standing down from their posts but are willing to stay on as Trustees. There is another vacancy for a Trustees and anyone willing to take on the role of the Chair and Secretary role.

6. Thank you to Jenny for the kind donation of a food microwave for the kitchen.

Any queries please send them to worsteadweavers@gmail.com or phone 07555 600218

To all our Woolly friends

Keep weaving, spinning and dyeing from all those at the Worstead Guild.

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Stay safe…. the Workshop is missing you all…

We are trying to organise a programme for later in the year please let us know of anything you would like to see in the programme calender. Thanks. Pat Baker.

Diary Date:-  5th Woolly Weekend (to be confirmed)

 Postponed to 2022

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Woolly Worstead 2018

Woolly Worstead Weekend – 16 & 17 June 2018

ONLY 3 days to Go!!!!

To be launched at Woolly Worstead- Shawlette pattern and yarn packs. Being modeled by members of the Guild.

 

By the time you read this, the Royal Wedding will be over and you can now concentrate on the REALLY BIG event of the year.

With only FOUR weeks to go, we can now confirm the Who, What, Where and When of this year’s Woolly Weekend:

Where?  Weavers’ Workshop, Dilham NR 28 9PT (next to the Village Hall, the football pitch and the children’s play area)

 

When?  Saturday and Sunday 16 & 17 June, 10 am – 4 pm

 

 

Who?  The third “mini woolfest” organised by the Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

What?  (there’s heaps, so have a cup of something to hand w

hilst you browse this lot !)

Reasons to bring your purse ! 

  • Adelaide Walker (fibres, books, dyes, wheels, looms, spindles)
  • Naked Wool (Shetland wools, peglooms, fleece)
  • Hooked on Rope (tactile, beautifully-made rope baskets)
  • Rosemary Spicer (handmade felt & crochet combined to make jackets & waistcoats)
  • Craft Sales (items handmade by our Members – felted, crocheted & knitted items; peg-looms, niddy-noddys, weaving squares)
  • Johanne Couldrey (eco-friendly, upcycled knitted & crocheted wearable art)
  • Gill Gartland (handmade woolly items – hats, cosies & toys)
  • Jayne Andrews (high-end needlefelted critters, pictures & gifts)
  • Nessa Pratt (top quality knitting accessories, yarn & felting)
  • Broadly Patchwork (Sew Creative) (fabric, threads, “notions” for the sewer/patchworker)
  • Gifts by Loubilou (delightful handfelted animals)
  • Jenn Monahan (handspun yarn, hand-dyed fibres, scrumptious limited-edition Norfolk Horn yarn)
  • Flinders Flowers (beautifully presented gifts – socks, baby packs, knickers)
  • Linda Mears (lovely items from this thrifty & talented maker)
  • A variety of different breeds of sheep fleece (some ready-washed)
  • Guild Sales – (dozens and dozens of balls of yarn suitable for knitting, crochet, weaving, tapestry)
  • Scrapbox (all manner of wonderful items that you didn’t know existed, but wonder how you managed without !)
  • Magdalena’s Yarn (oooh, more yarn . . . and crocheted items)
  • Tombola, Raffle for a Teddy with handspun/handknitted outfit, Hunt the Sheepdog, Raffle for a Spinning Wheel (go on – have a flutter !)

And after all that shopping (or even before … or halfway through …) you’ll need some sustenance:

  • Jilly’s Kitchen (home-made scones, cakes, biscuits, quiche, bacon butties, sandwiches)
  • Ronaldo’s Icecream (masses of different yummy flavours)

Things to Do/Watch

  • Alpacas (come and feed & pet these lovely gentle creatures)
  • Rachel Cooper (watch and learn to crochet with a lady who knows how)
  • Morris Dancers (tap your feet in time to the music and be amazed by their leaping-about) Sat pm only
  • Ceilidh Band (traditional folk music provided by talented players/singers) Sun pm only
  • Sheep-shearing (pick your sheep, watch it being shorn, buy the fleece)
  • Fleece-sorting (ever wondered which bits to keep/which bits to throw? Watch, and chat to, Our Bev.  Give a donation to the Guild and she’ll sort that fleece you’ve just bought from the shearer !)
  • “Have a Go” (try your hand at spinning, weaving, lace-making, crochet, knitting, needlefelting)
  • Norfolk Bodgers (watch skilled Bodgers using traditional green-woodworking skills to create unique tactile items eg spoons, bowls, flowers)
  • Spinning Wheel Hospital (bring your “poorly” wheels and looms to Bob, our Master Mender)
  • Patchwork & Quilting (a display of wonderful quilts to inspire you)

Phew !  Congratulations if you’ve got this far.  You’ll be a tad tired, but undoubtedly inspired and convinced that you’ll pay us a visit.  Looking forward to seeing you

The Worstead Guild x

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 to learn about & 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