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!
some photos from this years fantastic event
Watch this page for information regarding Woolly Weekend 2019
This will be on 15th & 16th June 2019 and will be the fourth of these exciting events
Workshop Building work
The building work on the Workshop will begin on Monday 16th July 2018and last for approximately 4-6 weeks. The Trustees are keen that we continue to meet as often as possible in a place and at a time convenient to us all. We have therefore made arrangements to hire the Dilham Village Hall (next to the Workshop) as follows:
Tuesday 24th July, 2 – 9 pm
” 31st July, 2 – 9 pm
” 7th Aug, 2 – 6 pm
” 21st Aug, 2 – 6 pm
We hope that the work will be completed by the end of August/beginning of September
Workshop closure : Please note the workshop will be closed from Monday 8th April until Tuesday 16th April
This is to allow the heating engineer to install the heating system. Apologies for short notice.
Countdown to the Woolly Weekend begins:- 12 weeks until Woolly Day
Saturday,15th June & Sunday,16th June
Check out the Woolly Weekend 2019 page for updates
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
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.