Past Events

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.

9th September 2017

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.

All Things Silk with Sue Hiley Harris

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, strong silk noil fibres, to create exciting yarns with waste silk fibres, to blend silk with other fibres and much, much more about silk and hand-spinning.