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!
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
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.
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”
Last Saturday we had a Fleece Sorting Session. Bev brought along an assortment of fleeces that had still been on the sheep two days ago, and with knowledge and skill demonstrated how to skirt, sort and store. Using numbers pulled from a hat to prevent the rush, and possible bloodshed, we were given a fleece of our very own, and we all worked on each other’s. A great day – sunshine, cake, friends, fleece and learning.
Susan has added tapestry and inkle braiding to her long list of accomplishments to produce this delightful bag – complete with internal pockets – ooooooooohh !
And Sheila brought along a stunning example of wire weaving.
Thanks to the foresight and hard work of Members five years ago, the Worstead Guild has its own dedicated Weavers Workshop. As well as looms, wheels, and all things woolly, we have a sizeable library of books, journals and magazines.
One cold, dark night a couple of weeks ago we rolled up our sleeves and moved the library into a room of its own. Recently re-decorated, newly-curtained and nicely heated, the library makes a pleasant working/browsing space for Members.
Librarian Elly Beatty is delighted with the “upgrade”, and with the Committee’s recommendation that she rationalise our collection and sell double-copies, knitting patterns and the like, to make space for up-to-date books. Hence the opportunity to bag yourself a bargain in the New Year.