November 2019

D&G-SWD Gathering 2019Saturday 9th November was our Annual Gathering. Here’s a rundown of what went on:

  • Busy Mrs B Pottery – Gene’s daughter Sarah brought her beautiful hand crafted pottery
  • Crazy Daisy Crafts from Lockerbie with yarn, knitting supplies and general haberdashery
  • Fiona Moir – Guild Member – with hand dyed spinning fibre, hand dyed yarns, hand dyed threads and fabric and finished items
  • Gene Howe – Guild Member – hand and machine knitted items
  • Happy Knitter Yarns from Dumfries with yarns and general haberdashery supplies
  • Jane Rutherford – Guild Member – fleeces and needle felted items
  • Liz Booth – Guild Member – hand crafted semi precious stone jewellery and felted items
  • Low Auldgirth Steading – Ruth brought a selection of lovely fleeces
  • Roz Plant – Guild Member – with Guild Member – hand dyed spinning fibre, hand dyed yarns and batik finished items
  • Solway Woolscapes – Guild Member – needle felted pictures and cards, needle felting kits and kits for various crafts
  • Sue MacNiven – Guild Member – hand crafted buttons, hand spun yarns and finished items
  • The Threshing Barn from Reeth, Yorkshire Dales, with spinning, weaving equipment, sinning fibre, yarns,dyes etc.

July 2019

4Carole led a very busy session on yarn hooking, providing all of the equipment required, including a nifty lap frame. Members chose their favourite designs and got going straight away to create their pieces. Carole is also one of the 5 organisers of Yarndale – the woolly festival of creativity in Skipton in September.

11th November 2017

SWD Nov 2017Our 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.