Main Guild Programme for 2022


All Guild members meet in the Mary Tavy Coronation Hall on the first Saturday of each month between 10:30 and 3:30.


Since the government has relaxed laws on face mask wearing, we have decided it will be up to the individuals preference to wear one. We will still keep the hall ventilated and ask if you are able to do a lateral flow test before coming, then please do. Please respect others preferences and personal space. And finally bring your own cup.

Friday June 3th: Prepare to Resist Note change of date

The June programme has changed slightly.  It will be Prepare to Resist and Batik workshop run by Ruth and Debby. We can wind an ikat warp, shikari, clamping and resisting.
Ruth will need names of those who wish to take part and there's a £5 fee.

July 2nd: Four Corners Dyeing
These 2 meetings are linked in order to give you the chance to get the most out of the dyeing. We will be having natural and synthetic dyes, including indigo, batik and shibori. Weavers might like the opportunity to dye an ikat warp. Shibori is the art of stitch resist and we can investigate various patterns using stitch, clamping, tying and anything else we can think of. Of course, you are free to dye yarn and fibre, too.

There with be an indigo vat.  We're preparing resists to go in the vat in June and dye in July! 

August 6th:
Traditionally we have had a picnic and even further back we used to go out for iit. This year Val Grainger, formerly of the Woolly Shepherd, is having an open weekend at her small holding in north Cornwall and would welcome some spinners and weavers to demonstrate. She has a flock of Ouissant sheep, some imported from France, and her aim is to educate the public about organic animal care, the use of wool and such. The event is over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday so it might be possible to cover both.

September 3rd: Colour Blending and Combination Spinning
Colour blending on carders, hackles, combs, drum carder, etc. Combination spinning is a technique learnt by some of our members at a workshop on the Majacraft Retreat and they will be showing us how it works.

October 1st: Flax and Cotton
A day of learning how to spin with cotton and flax , both of which provide different challenges from wool

November 5th:
Long draw, short draw, how to spin them, why one technique may be better than another for a particular purpose

December 3rd AGM


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