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Main guild meeting - September 21st

September talk: From fleece to pleats.

At this meeting we are lucky to have Paul Henry coming to give us a talk in the afternoon as well as a member led mini workshop in the morning followed by the launch of the annual competition.

Pauls talk is titled 'From Fleece to Pleats' and is at 2.30pm. Paul makes kilts in the traditional style containing about 8 yards of worsted fabric with knife pleats and contemporary kilts containing between 5 to 6 yards usually of denim or cotton but increasingly of tweed. That's not all, he also spins, dyes and weaves. He will be talking to us about the history of wool, demonstrate spinning, talk about the development of weaving and dyeing and the history of tartan and kilt making. During his talk there will be lots of examples and samples for us to examine and he will be encouraging us to ask questions throughout. For the grand finale Paul will be a showing and telling us how to make a kilt.

10:30am doors open, 11am mini workshop,
12:30 launch of the annual competition, 1pm notices and show and tell,
2.30pm talk, 4:30pm chairs away


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Open Day

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21st Sep Main guild meeting - Charvil Village Hall

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