We need a bit more room for details of our meetings than we have in the margins, so here goes.
The meetings are fun (and useful – great for improving technique or just finding out how things are done, or for picking other people’s brains and solving problems). They are generally open to non-members, with the exception of the very occasional workshop or meeting where numbers have to be limited – but of course we welcome new members ordinarily.
If you are wondering whether to join us, do come and have a try: the first meeting is free and the charge thereafter is very low. Membership is a very reasonable £15. Meetings are in the Neuadd Goffa, Penygroes Memorial Hall unless otherwise indicated; they start at 10.00 a.m. and generally finish around 3.00 p.m.
(People often bring wheels and / or knitting whatever the subject of the day, by the way.)
15 February: Lichen Dyeing
An illustrated talk by Cathy O’Brien starting at 1pm
As the talk doesn’t doesn’t start till after lunch bring something to do in the morning.
15 March: Spinning and weaving
19 April: Mapuche Weaving
Weaving workshop with Liz Beasley of Ananuca
(Further information to follow, you can find more info on her website.)
28 and 29 April: Wonderwool Wales, Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells
There is a coach trip being organised from the area. Please contact us for details.
17 May: Small looms demo
Further information to follow
21 June: Spinning and weaving
The ‘Show and Tell’ is on equipment this year. Please bring along pieces that you think are fabulous.
12 July: Dyeing picnic
This is such a lovely day, whatever the weather. And the results are fab.
The day is full of wool and colour and good company. Plus there’s the ‘bring a dish’ lunch, too. So don’t forget to bring a plate of food – savoury or sweet – plus about eight or ten small skeins for dyeing. Make sure your skeins are clearly marked so you can distinguish them from everyone else’s in the dye pot (buttons on a thread are good, and people have used discarded sheep ear tags or bright, non-dyeable thread), and extra dye pots are always welcome. We’ve had boiling hot weather, we’ve had wet weather, we’ve had cold weather, we’ve had windy weather but we dye on regardless. Be prepared for anything.
16 August: Spinning and weaving
20 September: Nuno felting workshop
Watch this space to see what you need to bring.
18 October: Spinning and weaving
15 November: AGM, spinning and weaving, and the Christmas lunch…
Bring your ideas for 2019, too.
and, into 2019:
17 January: Spinning and weaving, plus subs