We had a festive and cosy gathering, with lots of lovely homemade food. There was a display of what people have been making all year and there were some beautiful first-shearing Shetland lamb fleeces to buy.
11th November 2017 Our November meeting had a very industrious workshop where participants had a go at making a felted vessel, even two. Using resists, they made shapes which could be manipulated to suit their individual tastes. Lots of colour and texture were available to make a host of unique, one-of-a-kind vessels.
We were at a different venue in October, to house our annual gathering. There were lots of lovely supplies and goodies to buy from our vendors.
Sue Hiley Harris showed examples of her work and gave an illustrated lecture on all things silk, including: seri-culture, wild silks, silk reeling, silk for hand-spinning and waste silk. A silk spinning workshop followed in the afternoon, with a second day at Cumberland Street Centre, Dumfries. Participants learned to make, handle and spin mawata, to worsted spin lustrous combed silk tops, to woollen spin knobbly, … Continue reading 9th September 2017
We were out and about this summer, including the Wool Tent at the Dumfries Show.
Skill Share - Simple Weaving
Lunchtime talk on "Colours of Scotland: Dyeing Traditions"
Debbie Zawinski - "In the Footsteps of Sheep" and spinning stick workshop