“Although a talented all-round crafter, Cathy was new to spinning when she joined us a few months ago. These pics show her “journey”, and are an inspiration to anyone who’s never touched a wheel, but thinks they might like to learn how to spin.
Hot off the Rigid Heddle- a great make from Joyce.
A small group of members had a guided tour of the Sheringham Museum Gansey Exhibition – so interesting – and the fish ‘n’ chips were great too !
look out for more details coming soon!
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 & donkeys to feed and 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
Stall holder’s booking form 2018- click on link below
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.
Lenny the Lion; Hedgehog having a bad hair day; Pink Elephant; Startled Owl – the line-up resembled a breakout from a fantasy toy box. Mix “ladies of a certain age” with pom-poms and felting needles and that’s what you get. (I wonder if there was something in that tea ???) A big THANK YOU to Sheila who led us down the magical path with skill and patience.
BUT the biggest triumph of the day was when a wheelchair-bound lady was able to join us thanks to our newly-installed ramp. This was built with money from our Worstead Festival grant.
Altogether another successful and fun day.
Come and see how cloth is created.
Watch and ask questions as Members demonstrate weaving on a wide range of different looms – huge floor looms, sturdy rug looms, portable table looms, simple peg looms.
And then have a go. But be warned – it’s addictive !