Category: Guild Meetings

Spinning through Time with Val Bryant

March 2017 Spinning through Time with Val Bryant We were very pleased to welcome one of our members as our speaker for March 2017. Val Bryant and her husband David are recognised nationally as experts on spinning wheels, David as a member of the Regional Furniture Society, Cheshire Woodturners and as a maker of wheels. […]

More from your Drum Carder

  KATIE WESTON, HILLTOP CLOUD Good to see Katie again, hard to believe its over a year since she was first with us to explore the potential of the drum carder (October 2015). The workshop participants enjoyed a very busy day with ideas and techniques rolling out one after another (pun intended). Members and visitors […]

AGM, Christmas Party and Show and Tell

November 2016 AGM, Christmas Party and Show and Tell The AGM was attended by twenty seven members and as well as reports from Barbara (Vice Chair), Chas (Treasurer) and Karen (Programme Secretary) the meeting saw the election and re-election of committee members. Minutes, including details of the new committee, have been circulated to all members. […]

July Open Day

The July Open Day saw our members displaying and demonstrating their many skills, techniques and talents. Visitors were most interested in what was on display and were really enthusiastic about the crafts they were witnessing. Local folk were amazed at what, unbeknown to them, was on offer on their doorsteps and were keen to visit […]

Long Draw Spinning Workshop

May’s meeting saw Freyalyn Close Hainsworth’s workshop on ‘How to Spin Longdraw from Perfect Rolags’ Freyalyn explained that longdraw spinning produced a light and airy fabric from a bouncy, elastic yarn. The lightness being created by air trapped in the fibre during the ‘woollen’ (as opposed to ‘worsted’) spinning process. Worsted spinning produces a smooth, […]

Members Dyeing Day

  A whole new meaning to ‘boil in the bag’!