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The January meeting was the day for renewing membership. We also used it as a members skill day. Thanks go to Paulette, Frances, Europa, Roz - turkish spindle, crochet, stick weaving, braiding and japanese knot bag.
Paulette showed members how to do locker hooking and kindly brought a stash of yarns for members to use.
Most made a square suitable for use as a table mat.
The March meeting was the Guild's AGM. Changes in the committee are on the website.
Paulette and Frances showed members how to do weave around a box, which is a useful technique if you don't have a loom.
Jen Hunter from Fernhill Farm gave an interesting talk about how she got into keeping sheep, met her shepherd husband and their Eco- Farm at Fernhill Compton Martin.
A number of members had attended their successful FibreQuest Event. Further information regarding accommodation, fibres, yarns and meats are available on their website www.fernhill-farm.co.uk
Sarah Harris kindly gave her precious time - during her shop move- to come and talk about the history of knitting patterns.
As ever Sarah is always entertaining.
We wish her well in her new shop premises in Old Church Road, Clevedon. Please visit her at Spinning Weal. You will now be able to park near the shop!
Linda Geary led a session on needle felting teddy bears. After a morning of stabbing fingers as well as fibre, all the participants made a small teddy bear. We hope to see the finished items displayed at the next show and tell.
Janet Maher, current Vice Chair of AGWSD, came to the Guild to give a presentation on the Foundation Certificate in Spinning. She discussed the requirements and what was expected and how we might arrange mentoring. We have approx 14 members who have expressed an interest.
Claire Cryer then kindly gave a demonstration and tutorial on long draw spinning, which is a requirement for the foundation certificate.
For those interested in the certificate, there is a meeting on 1st October at 11:00 at Spinning Weal.