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Saturday Guild Meeting May 20th

AGM and speaker Amanda Hannaford - Afghan Adventure

This month's Guild Meeting on the 20th May is a busy one, we have the AGM, the results of the Jane Austen competition and we also have an external speaker, Amanda Hannaford. Amanda will be giving a well illustrated talk titled 'Afghan Adventure' where she will be telling us about her visit to Kabul to teach a group of Hazara ladies to card and spin cashmere.  She was there at the invitation of the Qaria Cashmere company, which has been set up to give jobs to the poorest members of the community, and to add value to the local cashmere before it leaves the country. Amanda has been spinning for over 30 years and dyeing for nearly as long; she holds the National Association of Guilds' Certificates of Achievement in spinning and dyeing and teaches regularly. 


MAY 21st - Spinning short fibres workshop at Charvil Village Hall from 9:45 am - 4 pm

On Sunday the 21st May Amanda is running a full day workshop titled 'Spinning Short Fibres' where she will be teaching the English woollen longdraw technique, which is ideal to spin fine lightweight yarn from short fibres. She will cover the preparation of the perfect rolag for short fibres on short stapled wool and move on to cotton, and then to cashmere and other luxury down fibres like yak or quiviut. Places on this workshop cost £40 and are limited to 12 people; places will be offered on a first come first served basis. You can find more details and the booking form for this workshop by using this LINK. If you would like to participate please send an email to Roz, by clicking on this link Roz, to find out if there are any places available and arrange payment. 

June 17th - FLEECE DAY

Choosing, Buying and Sorting


Forthcoming events

See programme for full details >>

1st Jun Weaving Group Meeting - Charvil Village Hall

5th Jun Monday Evening Group - MEG - Denton Road Friends Meeting House

15th Jun Weaving Group Meeting - Charvil Village Hall

17th Jun Main group meeting - Charvil Village Hall

29th Jun Weaving Group Meeting - Charvil Village Hall