Several of our visitors from the Worstead Weavers Weekend event came back for more on Tuesday to see what we get up to in our meetings (Tuesdays 7-9 pm, every other Saturday 2-4 pm). What a fantastic turn out! Our members got stuck in helping our visitors try out some hand-spinning. It was wonderful to see so many new members joining us, enthusiastic about fibre and learning about our heritage crafts. I think we all made a few new friends!
A big welcome to our newbies!
Our Christmas fair 2014 was a great finish to the year. The car park was packed full of visitors all day to our workshop and to the Christmas Craft Fair next door in Dilham village hall. A big thank you for your support to all our visitors. A big welcome goes out to our new members inspired to join us on the day. We look forward to seeing you at our meet ups in the new year. See our diary for details.
Visitors had fun trying out some weaving looms. Visitors were given the opportunity to try peg looms, rigid heddles and an 8-shaft table loom. You could also try some kumohimo too.
Members were on hand to demonstrate the guild crafts and answer questions.
And as always, there was lots of lovely work by members on display and for sale. We were so pleased with the levels of sales this year. More and more people understand the value and uniqueness of a hand crafted gift, which make them that extra bit special.
The Worstead Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Well done to our two students on Saturday’s hand spinning class. Both beginner students progressed very well throughout the day and succeeded in going home with a two ply yarn each!
Students learned about types of natural fibre and their preparation. Hand carders were used to create rolags from washed sheep fleece. These rolags were handspun on two types of spinning wheel (one bobbin full on each), to allow the students to experience the differences. Their favourite choice of wheel was used to ply them together. The class was finished off by spinning some lovely naturally coloured blue-faced leicester wool top to create a more worstead type yarn and to experience a different preparation of fibre.
Lots and lots going on!