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Festiwool 2016

November 15, 2016

Saturday saw us pack up our wheels and looms and head mere minutes down the road to Hitchin Festiwool!

We set up in our little corner to show off all the things we’ve made. Sheila’s woven jacket and bag and Maggie’s amigurumi being highlights.

 

As most of the guild did their shopping and spinning downstairs, the weavers were busily setting up the weaving workshop upstairs.

We had nine adventurous souls who’d signed up for a weaving taster session, and they got to try everything from simple backstrap and inkle looms through rigid heddle and on to eight shaft looms.

It was a very hands on workshop:

 

A case of so many looms – so little time!  Thank you students for the enthusiasm for trying something new, and thank you teachers for making it possible to run the workshop by loaning looms and expertise.

If you missed the chance to try out spinning and weaving this time around then don’t worry as the next workshop will be our Four Corners day on Saturday 18th February – more details in the New Year.

Our next meeting will be all about drop spindles (top whorl, bottom whorl and supported spindles – bring one if you have one!) on Thursday 17th November.

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