Makers’s month at the Forum

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BIG Yarn Sale !

There were “Ooohhs” and “Aaaahhhs” and bargains galore this Saturday when members met to buy/sell around 200 cones of yarn bought as a job lot at a recent auction.

Tapestry Weaving Workshop

We were all looking forward to it – and we were not disappointed !  Using a careful structured project Ros skilfully led us through planning, blending, butterflies, woggly edges, blobs, fancy stitches and outlines.  We learned SO MUCH.  Great tutor, great company, wonderful “tea lady” .

Day one

Ros Wilson’s work

Warped up and ready to work

Intense concentration

Ros’s work

 

 

More of Ros’s work

Day 2

Finished work

back of a finished piece

Another example of Ros’s work

 

Worstead Guild will be at the Forum on week 26th- 30th March 

Makers’ Month, at The Forum, is a 27 day celebration of Norfolk’s making skills and making heritage. Meet enthusiasts from across the county, eager to show you how to knit, sew, crochet, spin, weave, print, embroider, quilt, draw, paint, sculpt, carve and even whittle. As well as opportunities to try out some of the skills for free, there’s a programme of bookable workshops, fascinating talks and inspiring exhibitions. Everyone is welcome at Maker’s Month and entrance is free. The event runs from 10am to 4pm every day, from Monday 12 March to Saturday 7 April. This is your chance to learn new skills – both contemporary and traditional – and to discover interesting ways to express your creativity. The programme changes every few days, so check The Forum’s website to plan your visits. And you can follow Makers’ Month on Facebook and Instagram.

Web – theforumnorwich.co.uk/makersmonth

www.theforumnorwich.co.uk/makersmonth

FB – Makers’ Month

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Instagram – makersmonth

 https://www.instagram.com/makersmonth/?hl=en

 

 

 

 

 

http://theforumnorwich.co.uk/makersmonth

The “Beast from the East” held no fear for Members – it gave us all an opportunity to “get woolly”.  These pics from Tuesday afternoon are just a few of the finished projects :

Handwoven cloth, needle felted, with Yorkshire buttons.

Crocheted slippers.

One of our re-enactors, using a distaff.

A sampler of different textured patterns.

Hand-dyed fleece used to create a scarf.

Experiments with stylish patterns.

Hand-woven hemp, and experiment with Medieval pattern.

Throw, all ready for baby.

Shetland fleece, drum carded and acid dyed

Handwoven cloth made into a “bog jacket”

Simply Weaving

Terry :  “you’ll do it all in one day”
Students :  “oh no we won’t”

OH YES WE DID !

The aim was to make a warp, read a pattern, transfer the warp to the table loom, weave a variety of patterns, and eliminate the fear of multi-shaft looms.  We began at 10.  A motley bunch : some complete beginners, some rigid heddlers, some wanting a refresher.  Fuelled by tea, coffee, biscuits and chocolate (many thanks Tracey) by 3 o’clock the tabby, twill and basket patterns had appeared.

Thanks to a brilliant tutor.  Thanks to good company.  Looking forward to our next step – without fear !

Christmas craft day.

We folded, stabbed, wrapped, stitched and glued in festive fashion at yesterday’s Christmassy Crafts Session.  All that activity burned up so very much energy that we had to keep ourselves going with mince pies, gingerbread, cookies . . . I’m sure you get the picture !  A big thank you to all who helped make it happen.