GREAT NEWS We are starting virtual meetings on our usual meeting days which are Saturday 2pm and Tuesday 7pm. If you would like to join us please join our group on Zoom. The details are on our Facebook page under announcements.
Hope to see you all in the virtual world….
We all hope you are safe and well…Enjoy the time to spin. weaver, dye, knit, crochet and more………………………..
Covid 19 Virus
The Committee have come to a consensus that we suspend meetings for members.
It is with regret that the Trustees have decided to cancel all meetings of the Guild, at least for two weeks. We will do our best to keep in touch using Facebook, email and telephone.
For many of us, attending Woolly Meetings is a highlight – sharing skills, chat and cake is priceless. We are all going to miss it. But better a tad lonesome than the alternative.
Saturday’s workshop is postponed, and “students” are given the choice of either having their money returned OR holding it over until we can reschedule.
Keep in touch, stay safe, and Keeeeeeeeeeeeeeep spinning/ weaving/ Dyeing/Knitting Felting/Crocheting!!!
Best wishes, your Trustees.
Any questions or concerns please email: worsteadweavers @gmail.com
Diary Date:- 5th Woolly Weekend
Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th June,2021
For further details on the postponement of this year’s woolly weekend please drop us an email to email@example.com.
Once we are all happy with the unlocking of lockdown we will let you know when we will be meeting again.
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
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