Sunday, 2 December 2007

Christmas in November and our AGM

This year has literally flown hence the AGM and Christmas part on November seemed to arrived almost by surprise!

The day started with the AGM. Our Chair, Janet resigned at the end of her three year stint and there were three new appointments to the committee plus some changes in positions between existing committee members. Janice was appointed the new Chairperson at the end of the meeting by the committee.

As many members had submitted items for our exhibition there were fewer entries to the competition than usual but that certainly didn't mean a lowering of any standards.

The winners in each category were as follows:

Spinning - Joan

Dyeing - Kate

Weaving - Averil

Congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone who took part.

We then enjoyed a wonderful spread for lunch before a "show and tell" of projects and our final farewells for the year! Let's hope our next year will be as successful and 2007 and more.

Baskets in October

(Sorry for the delay in posting but so much has been happening with our Guild I'm still playing catch up with our recent events!)

October's meeting was our busiest yet with the hall literally bursting at the seams. Our membership is now up to a record breaking level of forty members. We also had some visitors for Averil's workshop on soft basketry.

The day started with a quick exercise in making a traditional Maori friendship flower. Here you see us "swords at the ready" before starting to weave a flower and some final results. The flowers dry into a lovely golden colour.

In the afternoon Averil demonstrated the art of creating a small basket from Daffodil leaves. Skills were quickly developed and by the end of the day most participants took away their basket and some material to finish their basket at home.

A special thanks goes to Averil for her hard work in preparing such and exciting workshop.