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November

November 18th -  Main Guild Saturday Meeting

This month Sarah and Carol will give an illustrated talk about the Association Summer School they attended this summer. The Summer School is a bi-annual event that our Guild's umbrella group (The Association of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers) puts on for all Guild members in the country. Around 300 people attend the residential course and places are often scarce. Each course tends to have 10 to 12 people on it, so there is a lot on offer and a lot to inspire just by walking around and looking at what everyone is doing. As well as the workshops there are other events organised. This is your potted guide to what the Summer School is about and an insight into the techniques that Sarah and Carol acquired whilst there.

The talk will include a show and tell of the work they created and there will be a mini workshop challenge in the morning to see how fine you can spin.

10am doors open, 12:30 lunch, 4pm chairs away.

two-go spinning
 

Two go to Sparsholt

Talk 2-3pm

Sarah and Carol will give an illustrated talk about this years summer school. Find out about the 'Fleece a Day' and 'Textures in Nature' courses they attended and see the things they created whilst there.
 

 

Spinning Workshop Challenge

11-12am

Sarah challenges you to spin the longest length of plied yarn by lock spinning from a weighed amount of fine Exmoorino fleece that she'll provide! The aim is to spin singles at at least 60 wpi. Anyone can take part and lots of help will be provided.

Please bring a wpi gauge or ruler to check how thin you are spinning and a flick carder if you have one.

December 18th - Members Open Day

Christmas potluck lunch, brantub, raffle & sales table for charity.

Morning and afternoon workshop - making coasters using various materials and techniques.

 


Forthcoming events

See programme for full details >>

22nd Nov Spinning Group meeting - Charvil Village Hall

4th Dec Monday Evening Group - MEG - Denton Road Friends Meeting House

6th Dec Spinning Group meeting - Charvil Village Hall

14th Dec Weaving Group Meeting - Charvil Village Hall

16th Dec Main guild meeting - Charvil Village Hall