2018 Woolly Weekend Photos

 

Workshop Building Work

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 July2 – 9 pm
”              31st July2 – 9 pm
”                 7th Aug2 – 6 pm
”               21st Aug2 – 6 pm
We hope that the work will be completed by the end of August/beginning of September

Woolly Stuff

 

Covid 19 Virus Update on Meetings

RESTARTING MEETINGS

The Guild is a Charity and therefore we have to abide by Charity Commission rules. Bearing in mind these rules and current Government Guidance the Trustees have suggested the following plan:

1. All meetings will be held outdoors ( therefore dependent on good weather).

2. We will have one group of a maximum of 6 members at any one time ( five members and one Trustee).

3. The Workshop and its facilities will be closed except for

a) members to go the toilet and

b) one weaver.

4. Meetings will be offered from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday, Wednesday,  Thursday, Friday  and Saturday of each week.

We ask Members to be “self sufficient ” ie bring their own chair, refreshments , hand gel and bacterial wipes to disinfect door handles, taps and lavatory after use.

If you would like to join other members in an outdoor spin, weave knit, crochet, felt etc then please email sharon or phone Debbie on the Guild phone to book your place. All we need is your name and first and second meeting choices. For example Freda Bloggs 1, wed, fri 2.

We will then put together a rotar and get back in touch with you.

Please let us have your replies by Friday 19th June so we can start on Tuesday 23rd June.

Best wishes Maggie on behalf of the Trustees.

 

email:  worsteadweavers @gmail.com

Phone 07555600218

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 worsteadweavers@gmail.com.

Once we are all happy with the unlocking of lockdown we will let you know when we will be meeting again.

 

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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

 

 

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

https://www.facebook.com/Makers-Month-348666222187154

 

Instagram – makersmonth

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

 

 

 

 

http://theforumnorwich.co.uk/makersmonth