Challenge 2021

“THROUGH THE WINDOW” 16TH January 2021 Welcome to Challenge 2021. Once again, a big thank you to all contributors. A tree through the year I tried to portray a tree through the year, with flowers to fruit to snowy twigs. Lots of inkle braids, and a fair bit of twisted woolly stuff, but all from... Continue Reading →

Show and Tell 2020

Welcome to Show and Tell 2020. What a treat! A big thank you to all contributors. Beautifully woven rainbow shawl Inspiration - At start of lockdown a vibrant rainbow straddled the very dark fells around Keswick and seemed to embrace the town. Then as weeks went by and weaving grew, rainbows began appearing in windows.Materials/techniques... Continue Reading →

Drum Carder Blending

Saturday 16th June 2018, at Mungrisdale Village Hall was once again a hive of activity as we were shown how to colour-blend on a drum-carder. Visiting tutor Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth travelled from West Yorkshire to demonstrate another of her many fibre skills – this time blending wool and other fibres on a drum-carder to produce colourful,... Continue Reading →

2018 Challenge

Last Summer all members were invited to take home 50g of white Shetland carded fleece and 50g of black Shetland. The theme was black and white. As you can see some of us love to break the “rules!” Enjoy the results!

Ply-Split Braiding

March 2018 Acquiring a new skill in a single day is always a steep learning curve, and a recent workshop at Mungrisdale Village Hall recently, initially seemed every bit as difficult as scaling the steep slopes of Blencathra, close by! Carole Dickens, an active member of Eden Valley Guild of Spinners, Weavers & Dyers, learnt... Continue Reading →

Challenge January 2020

Ned Donk and his wife Asster, enjoy relaxing at their beach hut. They find the air very pleasant at Norton-Super-Mare, on the coast of Narnia. Young Theo Bear, whose parents have a nearby hut, likes to visit them, especially when he's a bit tired of playing ball with his friends. Today he brought his bucket... Continue Reading →

Melmerby August 2018

For our August meeting we met with the Tynedale Guild to enjoy a day together and show off some of our past year's projects to each other. It's always good to get fresh ideas and extra help with things some of us struggle with. Jean had her spinning wheel reset so it made it much... Continue Reading →

National Guild Association Exhibition 2018

The Association's exhibition was held in July this year in Glasgow at the University of Strathclyde. Visitors were treated to a stunning array of guild members' talents from all around the country. The Scottish and Northern Ireland Guilds produced an excellent display showcasing everything from beautifully spun skeins to exquisitly produced finished garments as well... Continue Reading →

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