January 21st: Comparison of Estonian and Shetland textiles
Januarys meeting will be member-led by Sue Malvern, Janet Scotton and Gloria Pitt.
Sue went to Estonia last summer and studied textiles in Estonia. Then later in the year all 3 went up north for Shetland Wool Week. They will be sharing their findings.
Wacky Fibres by Jane Deane
This talk is about fibres you might not have thought about spinning or even knew about.
Jane is going to try and get hold of some wierd ones early in the new year. She will also discuss how to combine them (how about milk protein and banana for a banana milkshake?).
Also Jane will discuss the environmental implications of the "new" fibres.
Spinning Workshop - Designing Yarns
This workhop is an opportunity to design a yarn from an inspiration, to perhaps have a play with some of the fibres discussed in the talk, to practice techniques, or play.
If you want to make a yarn from an inspiration (a photo, found objects, fibre types, etc) then bring some fibres in the correct colours and or type. Jane will bring a wide selection but probably can't cover every possible eventuality.
18th Jan Spinning Group Meeting - Charvil Village Hall - New Venue
26th Jan Weaving Group Meeting - Charvil Village Hall
1st Feb Spinning Group Meeting - Charvil Village Hall - New Venue