Our June meeting was one of our ‘not a workshop’ sessions, when we gather to do whatever we want and chat and ask advice and just plain get together with other woolly people. Even though these meetings are not officially workshops, they often turn into mini workshops, and you learn all sorts of things.
Like how to blend and make punis for spinning without an expensive blending board, but with a wooden knitting needle and an old tea towel instead (two different people, here, using two different sizes of knitting needle).
Then you can see roving transformed into knitting,
and the results of a workshop – our ‘perfect your crochet’ workshop resulted in this lovely detail on a handspun top:
The sheer variety of things people bring is interesting in itself. Here is some needle felting (a work in progress, a celtic mandala) and a rug (finished).
There are often several knitters, and again the variety is fascinating. Here’s some ribbing in progress, part of a lace shawl in handspun shetland wool, and some domino knitting:
and, of course, there are always spinners:
Next month sees our dyeing picnic – see the events page for what to bring along – and note that the August and September meetings have swapped subject. Our talented tutors for the September workshop had to move to August.