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Main Guild Meeting

Date: 21 Feb 2015

Morning: Olive McDonald - Victorian Shawls

Olive will be showing us her wonderful collection of Victorian shawls, these will include crinoline shawls and some shawls are pre Victorian and some post Victorian.

Leatherwork with Helen Brooks

Helen will be showing us how to make a folding photo frame.   This is not a bookable workshop but Helen would like an idea how many people would like to take part so that she can prepare the leather. If you are interested please contact Patricia Mills

Zentangles with Marjorie Hodson

Marjorie will explain what Zentangles are and then take a relaxing workshop.

Afternoon: Amy Gair (to be confirmed) 

Amy is a Shetlander and has lived there most of her life until fairly recently. She studied a BA in Contemporary Textiles at the University of Highlands and Islands (Shetland campus) from 2009 and graduated in September 2012 with Distinction. A couple of years ago she relocated to the Scottish Borders, where she recently graduated from Heriot Watt's School of Textiles and Design with a BA, First Class Honours, in Design for Textiles: Weave. Amy is currently studying a Masters of Design in Fashion and Textiles at Glasgow School of Art and is creating a clothing collection with her woven fabric. Amy won The Worshipful Company of Weavers Associate Prize 2014, the judges' comments: ‘Our panel were unanimous in finding Amy’s work both technically and aesthetically excellent - we feel she will find a real place in the British weaving industry.’ If Amy can come to the February meeting she will be talking about her weaving (with lots of samples) and the Shetlands, the inspiration for much of her work.

If Amy is unable to join us there will be a film about the life and artistic work of tapestry weaver Sylvia Heyden.


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