Thursday, 31 May 2007

Calke Abbey Craft Show

On May 5th, 6th, & 7th guild members were demonstrating
the crafts of spinning and weaving at the Calke Abbey show. There was great interest from the public particularly from the children, who had the opportunity to try their hand at spinning and weaving. Maxine brought along a giant-sized pair of knitting needles for anyone who wanted to try them out and knit a few rows.

Guild Open Day

Saturday 12th May was the Derbyshire Guild open day.
It was held at the Haven Christian Centre, Littleover,
Derby. Scottish Fibres, Pure Tinctoria Natural Dyes
and Michael Williams wood turner were in attendance.
We had visitors from Birmingham, Stafford, Alsager,
Walsall, York and Nottingham guilds. A very successful
day that everyone enjoyed immensely.

Locker Hooking

Friday 27th April meeting at Mickleover -
Locker Hooking led by Helen Livesey
Helen brought along some beautiful examples of her locker hooking projects.
Inspiring textured rugs and wall hangings hooked using colourful
shredded sari fabrics tempting us all to try our hand at this craft.
We each had a small piece of canvas and a locker hook and with
Helen's help and guidance produced a small sampler.
Our thanks to Helen for an interesting and enjoyable
Friday evening meeting.