Friday, 23 February 2007

Flax Spinning Workshop!

Don't forget your equipment for the flax spinning workshop on Saturday 24th February! See post below for the list of items needed.

Monday, 19 February 2007

Programme Update

Our programme for the year has been updated with more information. Please check for changes here. I link will also be added in the side bar so you can remind yourself of dates etc at any time.

Saturday, 3 February 2007

Help Needed

Val Bryant is helping restore the fortunes of Knutsford Heritage Centre. She has a small display space she would like to fill with information and examples of the work of our Guild and the Knitting & Crochet Guild. Can anyone help out with examples of our various disciplines please?

Work will be needed from 'now' until March, nothing too precious although area will be stewarded at all times.If you can help please contact Val: val

Thanks Janet

Flax Spinning - February Meeting

Just a reminder at this month's meeting (24th February) will be a Flax spinning workshop with our very own Val Bryant. This is open to all members and visitiors at no additional cost.

If you intend to take part in the workshop, please bring the following:
Spinning Wheel
  1. Niddy Noddy (although if you don't have one I'm sure you can borrow from another participant)
  2. strong brown uncreased paper
  3. small ball of string
  4. masking tape or sellotape
  5. scissors
  6. 4 sheets newspaper
  7. distaff or a broom handle to form a distaff
  8. small piece of sponge & water pot
  9. 2 yards of ribbon
  10. notepad and pencil
  11. apron
  12. any flax you may have (although there will be some for sale).


(left - weaving on an Ashford "Knitter's Loom" at our January meeting)

As promised here are some more details about our planned exhibition later this year:

Venue: Castle Park Art Centre, Frodsham, Cheshire.
We have Gallery 3 which also includes the staircase.
Date: 23rd October - Christmas 2007
Private view will be held on Friday 26th October from 7.30pm - 9pm (wine to be provided!!)

Work to be submitted:
It is hoped that all members will submit work. If any selection is made it will be on the basis of available space and what is needed to make the exhibition work as a whole.

Pieces to be exhibited can include:
  • work form our workshops (excluding the Colette Gilmartin workshop)

  • felt which has an element of hand dyeing incorporated in it

  • hand spun fibres

  • knitted and crochet items which use yarns that are hand spun and/or hand dyed

  • weaving

  • baskets

All work submitted must have been completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited outside our guild.

Please note that as the room will be in use for other activities during the week (i.e. yoga class) all items must be hung on the wall, although there may be the chance of using a mannequin to display clothing.

Commission: the Gallery commission on items sold during the exhibition is 25% so bear this in mind when pricing items should you choose to sell.

  • February meeting - forms will be available for members to take and complete giving details of the pieces of work to be submitted.

  • May meeting - submission forms to be returned by 26th May or posted to Meryl, Janice, Janet or Averil.

  • September meeting - work to be completed and delivery.

Publicity, insurance, hanging arrangements etc are all being checked and dealt with. There will be updates at each meeting and on this blog.