Showing posts from July, 2021

We are out and about!!

Our group had a picnic on the forest in the first week of July, we were all so excited at meeting up again that none of us remembered to take photos. But we all enjoyed ourselves. On Saturday 10th July, Laura and Linda ventured over to Withyham to represent us at our first outside event since the start of the pandemic.      Withyham Village Fete is an annual joyful event where local people and businesses come together to celebrate summer with Maypole dancing, a dog show, races for the children, a band, stalls, raffles, etc., which makes it a fun day for all who attend. We put on a display of spinning and weaving.   We also had a display of items made by members of the group, and information about our Guild. The organizers provided a gazebo so we were protected from the rain, which came down in stair rods!, so a lovely day was had by all. Hopefully, we will be able to attend next year and the sun will shine.

Past the Spring Equinox but the weather does not have a Summer feel to it

  Elizabeth has finished weaving this scarf, using hand spun dyed tops Edda and Stephanie did some more experimenting with  1% acid dyes in percentages   These samples are Yellow, Blue and Red mixtures   and these are Yellow, Magenta and Turquoise mixtures Inge  acquired some Gotland fleece a couple of years ago. The best of it having been sent to the mill, she was able to extract short, very slippery, but usable, locks. For ease of  spinning she blended these with Blue Faced Leicester Now spun and plied it awaits a project Whilst she was working this a beautiful grey moth  settled on the window near by.