Oooooh, rabbits !
Our Alison has been and bought a pair of angora rabbits and, in true rabbit fashion, they’re already expectant parents. Here she is, spinning the soft, grey, light-as-thistledown fluff. Meet parents and offspring at our Woolly Weekend in June. Seeing the resulting yarn is enough to make you wonder whether you can fit a rabbit cage in the shed.
Inkle loom weaving was popular this afternoon – Sally making an exquisite turquoise band, and Steve weaving a strap for his guitar.
Pat’s tapestry. Hmmm… think she may have our Worstead Festival competition in mind.
And Sheila has been creating all manner of cute critters.
Looms, Wheels and Laughter
Another great afternoon at The Workshop. It was good to see so many different skills being practised – Sharon knitting with hand spun, hand-dyed yarn; Maureen lacemaking; Debby, Margaret and Cathy spinning for England; Geri creating a warp on a mill; Linda spinning (she got her first taste only 3 days ago and is “off”; Jenny helping Pat learn how to warp a floor loom; Ann Marie using her expertise to help and encourage several of us in turn; Sandra and Tim putting a warp on the rug loom. (Some of us had to do boring stuff – admin and diy – but it’s all part of being a member of our thriving Guild.)
As always, there is time for a reviving cup of tea!
Our first meeting of 2019 showed that members had been busy over Christmas – Ann-Marie was wearing her snuggly, colourful cowl (no – she didn’t have a pattern, simply cast on and set off!); lacemaker Cathy is already thinking ahead to Easter; Sheila is going for The Biggest Pincushion on the Planet award; and Pat was wearing her pretty thrummed hat (well, The Workshop is a tad chilly in the winter)
Learning the skills of the past masters
Aviva Community Fund
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Members were delighted to be involved in the Paston Footprints Project once again. This time we were spinning and weaving in St Peter’s, Hungate, Norwich – the Paston family’s local church. A visit to the nearby coffee shop provided us with fuel for an enjoyable day.
As part of the Paston Project, six Members put on kirtles and coifs and spun the day away in the shade of the cedar trees
Looking like extras from The Handmaiden’s Tale, or the founder members of a new Order of Nuns, Guild Members prepare for a Medieval Day at Mannington on Sunday 5th August. Come and see us !
Wednesday 15th August 2018
Exterior is due to be finished by Friday with maybe a few bits of guttering left to do. Then they will start on the inside.
Thursday 9th August 2018
We have now had the asbestos from the roof removed and it’s been reinforced with timber struts. The new roof is on and the boss says its a “proper job” – Logan approved. 🐾He’s earned his dog biscuit today!
Now the professionals have moved in the building works have taken on a new pace. The first section of asbestos has been removed and today the wooden frame has been put in place and the waterproof membrane has been put on. Thankfully just before the heavy rain started. Today the cladding and roof tiles have been delivered and they will start going on tomorrow. So by the time you all get there tomorrow the first part of the building will be roofed and clad. On Wednesday (1st August 18) the asbestos people are back to take the next lot down. At the rate they are going we will have most of the building re clad by the end of next week. (photos taken before today’s work took place)
“Today’s” progress. Framework removed (builder approved that it was safe to do so). This is so the builder has less to do when they remove the asbestos and so charge us less!!
It looks like we had some little visitors staying with us.🐁
Photos of the building work will be added when possible. What a great start!