Updated with notices after every Guild meeting and as they are emailled in. Please check back often.
October 2018 Emails
THE BRITISH SPINNING MARATHON 11-14th October As organiser of Fibre-East we are really happy to be sponsoring the new British Spinning Event to be held over 11-14 October and to coincide with Wool Week. We have been lucky to secure funding for the foreseeable future and already have a great line up of sponsors/supporters for the Event. We currently have 14 teams registered and several Guilds have already formed teams, so please consider joining us for some fun, friends, challenges and helping a good charity - Air Ambulance. As you will see on the website, there is no team registration, but we ask each participating spinner to donate a minimum of £5 direct to Air Ambulance via a ‘giving’ link which will be provided on the website towards the end of July. If, after visiting the website, you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me direct or by completing the Contact Us form on the website.
September 2018 Emails (no notices as I was not at the guild meeting and have not received any)
Association of Guilds Newsletter September 2018 - Please note, if you are applying for a bursary for the AoG Summer School, this must be submitted by 31st October.
WEAVING PATTERNED BANDS - Susan Foulkes emailled us to let us know her latest book is being published by Schiffer Press this month. For the next three months she is featuring the process she uses to weave her bands. There are also patterns for tea towels, hand towels, scarves etc. Her blog is found here. Well worth a look.
GUILD SUMMER SCHOOL 2019 - Brochure, Application Form and Bursary form available to download from the Summer School Website. Bursary Applications must be in by 31st October 2018, Booking closes 31st December 2018.
August 2018 Emails (no notices as no meeting this month)
NATURAL DYEING WORKSHOPS 2019 - As part of next year's Guild programme Annabella Harding has agreed to run Natural Dyeing workshops. Annabella has suggested that we collect and dry plant materials. I will put more information in the next newsletter but Annabella named a few plants that were worth collecting if you have any in your garden. Pansy, Arbutllon, Hibiscus, Hollyhocks or anything else you want to try. I have been given a sack of walnuts so will look into what I need to do with them to make them useful for dyeing.
TAPESTRY FRAMES - Pat Davies emailled us to say she has been offered a couple of Tapestry frames. One floor standing and a table frame. Please contact Pat Davies directly. 01202 882156.
INTERNATIONWOOL FESTIVAL, ANGLESEY AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND 2019 - Nikki Small from the Abergele Guild emailled us to invite us to their new festival to be held next year. Details are available from https://internationwool.co.uk
Knit for Peace Newsletter Summer 2018 - http://www.knitforpeace.org.uk/2018/08/21/summer-newsletter-2018/
STEVE KENNETT SPINNING WORKSHOP - Copy of table for the spinning group. Sorry it has taken so long. Steve Kennett. (excel file, click on the link to download.)