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Main Group Meeting 16th February

February - Member-led weaving and spinning workshops

This month we are lucky to have two workshops featuring our core skills of weaving and spinning led by two highly experienced members of the Guild, Janet and Mary. See below for details.

11am Tapestry weaving sampler workshop with Janet.

Learn how to warp the frame in preparation for your project.

Learn how to choose threads for the weft and practise the basic weave structures in your sampler.  These will include plain, horizontal stripes, vertical columns, checks, dashes, shapes, hatching and colour blending using two or three colours.

The equipment is very simple and frames can be improvised from everyday objects.

Some weaving frames will be available, but please bring your own if you have one, or even a picture frame with the glass, backing and pins removed.

Yarns suitable for warping and for the weft will be available, but if you have some of your own you would like to try, please bring them.

1:30pm Introduction to Long Draw Spinning with Mary

Please come with an open mind and bring any short to medium length fleece you have and your handcarders. Long draw can also be done with roving.

If you don't have short or medium fibres, bring a pair of scissors and they can become short fibres.

It is possible to spin long draw with long fibres but it is harder.


Main Guild Meeting 16th February

10:30am doors open, 11am Tapestry Weaving Workshop, 12:30pm Notices,
1:30pm Long Draw Workshop, 4:30pm Chairs away.




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16 March - Halcyon Days - Barley Roscoe - Consultant, curator, writer, lecturer & a member of the BBC Antiques Roadshow.

Giving a context for some of the best British handwoven and handblock print textiles of the 1920's and 30's, with a particular reference to Ethel Mairet, Elizabeth Peacock and Rita Beales.




Forthcoming events

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27th Feb Spinning group meeting

7th Mar Weaving Group

13th Mar Spinning group meeting

16th Mar Main guild meeting - Charvil Village Hall

21st Mar Weaving Group