All Guild members meet in the Mary Tavy Coronation Hall on the first Saturday of each month between 10:30 and 3:30.
3rd March: A talk from Shirley Berlin on Braids. Japanese braids are beautiful objects and can be used for jewellery, belts, handles, clothes fasteners and many other things
4th March: Japanese Braid workshop with Shirley Berlin.
7th April: Morning: Now is the time to think about what you might be able to plant to produce colour in dyeing.
Afternoon: Talk from Terri on her Adventures with Rowena, cycling from Devon to Australia,
5th May: Tapestry is a very different style of weaving from the more complex looms and allows the weaver complete artistic freedom. This is not a workshop per se but an
opportunity to use the guild looms
Talk by Isabella Whitworth on batik. She is a highly regarded textile artist who specialises in batik (wax resist) on silk.
3rd June: Isabella will lead a Batik Workshop to create a silk scarf using batik
7th July: Show and Tell. By now the Fleece Project should have dealt with several fleeces and maybe we need to think about fleeces we’d like to obtain for our ongoing studies.
4th August: Picnic at the hall with an indigo vat and (hopefully!) woad, too. An opportunity to dye warps, shibori cloth, yarns and anything you’d like to have a go at.
1st September: The hall will be divided into four areas, one in each corner. One group will be wet felting something small, one group will be colour blending on drum carders, hand
carders and a blending board, one group will be weaving ‘small wares,’ braids by any means: inkle, tablets, lucets, ply splitting, cards, marudai, etc, and the final group will be socialising and
spinning or knitting.
6th October: 2019 Exhibition Planning. Now is the time to start thinking about it! What shall we call it and what ideas do we have for it? Can we surpass 2017?
3rd November: Books and Magazines. Christmas is coming and now is the time the publishers start releasing their autumn winter catalogues. Do you have a book we need in the
library? Do you have a wish list of your own, and have you bought or seen a book that you found to be a disappointment?
1st December: AGM and contribution Xmas Lunch in the hall.