The All Wales show, 2015

Saturday 31 October wasn’t just Halloween – it was also the biennial exhibition of the Welsh Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers in the Minerva Centre in Llanidloes.

This is always a really inspiring day out – each Guild participates in a challenge and has a display area to show what they’ve been up to (and there’s a trade fair, ahem, ahem). The challenge was not easy this time – we had to somehow illustrate the 60th, diamond, anniversary of the GWSD. Several Guilds decided to use sheep as their theme, but we settled on a spinning wheel with a sparkly wheel made of diamond shapes in various techniques…

diamond wheeland for our display we used some of the shawls that members brought along to our ‘shawls, shawls, shawls’ show and tell day last year:

IMG_3997The Guild displays are always fascinating, so here are a selection from some of the other Guilds as well. There were more, but it was so busy that photography was not easy!

Here’s a quick gallery. Click on an image for a slideshow, and you’ll also see a caption telling you which Guild they belonged to. Lovely, lovely work.

Our next meeting is the AGM – when we decide as a group what we’re going to do in the meetings next year. Come along with all sorts of exciting ideas! Oh, and a dish for the lunch, and a wrapped present for the raffle…


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