Monday, 24 November 2014

Knitting and Stitching Show Harrogate November 2014

It was a lovely clear morning as the coach set off from Grange station on its way to a second pick up at
 Preston Patrick  and then on to Harrogate. 
We arrived at about 10:15 and then made our way into the  halls where we were greeted with a riot of colour from the displays, demonstrations and stalls.
As usual the displays were very inspirational and our imaginations began buzzing!

Many of us had shopping lists to stock up on items for our next projects as we scoured the stalls!
It was also nice to see that the Embroiderers' Guild had a very strong presence promoting embroidery and the Guild.
 One of the highlights for many of us was the kente weaver from West Africa. He was a joy to watch!

We left Harrogate at 4:00 weighed down with our buys and ready to nap on the coach after a hard day of shopping and being inspired!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Stick Weaving Joanna Henson November Meeting 2014

Joanna Henson, one of our own members introduced us to stick weaving this month. Her samples, to inspire us, are in the pictures below.

Joanna had made sets of 5 weaving sticks for us to use and we were shown how to thread the warp  and then how to start the weaving which involved just over and under.

We started weaving a flat piece with three sticks using different coloured and textured wools.

We were then shown how to make a curved piece so that it could be joined into a circle to make a brooch.

When we had finished our circles, ways of decorating them was suggested, to turn them into brooches or decorations for bags and scarves.

It was a fun day and very useful to do in front of the television! A big thank you goes to Joanna for sharing her skills with us.

Craft Fair Lower Holker Village Hall 1st Nov. 2014

We had our usual stall at the craft fair in Cark on Saturday 1st November with the hope of raising money for our funds. Our members had been very busy making items to sell from bags to brooches and everything in between. You can see some of the items below looking very colourful on the stall.

A big thank you goes to members who made things, helped on the day and supported the stall by buying things.
 We made £115-05 on the day and a little more is still coming in.