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April 2022

  Today was a Members’ Day. We made this arrangement some years ago when our meetings coincided with big national events like Wonderwool Wales and Woolfest which may attract potential tutors/speakers and indeed our members. These days give members a good chance to socialise and circulate, compare notes and ideas and help one another with […]

Ikat March 2022

  This Saturday, we spent a pleasant morning catching up with news and working on various projects, and then we were entertained by Erica Just who was talking about Ikat weaving. Ikat (meaning “Binding”) is a dye and resist technique involving carefully wrapping a series of very narrow warps (sometimes only four or five threads) with cotton […]

February 2022

    The Discrete Unicorn!   Our February meeting was well attended with over thirty members and visitors present and everybody had an enjoyable time. I was very pleased that Miriam was able to step in at the last minute to give us a very entertaining talk on her business “Discrete Unicorn”. Discrete in the corporate […]

January 2022

Happy New Year everyone! Well, what a lovely start to the year! It was a treat to start the year on a positive note with at least twenty seven people present. Our skill share day was very successful with more experienced members giving advice to new recruits. We’re fortunate to be able to hire a […]

October 2021: Must Farm

We were, at last, able to welcome, from Glasgow, Dr Susanna Harris to speak about the ten years of work by the Archaeology Department of Glasgow University on the Must Farm textiles.  The Must Farm site is located on the Fens not far from Peterborough but is now closed. The settlement was built on stilts […]

September 2021 We’re Back!

The North Cheshire Guild met at Croft on 26th September for the first time in 19 months and the 20 members present had a lovely time. We had a focus on Peg Loom Weaving, with several members bringing their looms and we also looked at a Woven Rag Rug Loom made by Flo from a […]

July 2021 Feltworks

Tyra and Ruth, both members of Leek Guild, gave a Zoom talk about their exhibition which, after three years of planning, was due to run for eight weeks. Sadly, when the 2020 Lockdown struck, their work was on display for only eight hours! They won’t be mounting another exhibition because of the work involved, but they did […]

Zoom Meeting June 2021

Last Saturday Liz was talking about her Yarnshifter, an adjustable, portable weaving frame for producing squares, triangles or diamonds which she bought at The Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show, probably in 2003.     The couple who used to produce them are no longer in business, but a Yarnshifter was up for sale on Ebay recently. […]

Zoom meeting April 2021

  Our volunteer  for the proposed flax spinning demonstration was, unfortunately, indisposed.  Ann (our programme secretary) stepped in at the last minute and organised a macramé workshop.  We hope to be able to present flax spinning at a later date.   Thank you very much to Ann for patiently taking us through the basics of macramé. […]

Spinning Workshop March 27th, 2021

  Those of us (11 in total) who took part in Fiona Nisbet’s spinning workshop on Saturday had an entertaining and informative day. Fiona began by asking us what type of wheel we all had and what fibres we were going to spin. We considered whether we had a project in mind or whether we […]

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