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Autumn Update

November 19, 2017

We’ve been busy doing things this term, we started back in September and had a great meet up and shared all our current projects. Then we had a couple of talks from our members past and present, Sheila gave us a presentation on the Stirling Tapestries, which she had seen being woven and again in situ. We learned an excellent potted history and many had photographs to look at.

Susan gave us a talk on Norwich Red dye – an important process developed by Richard Stark as it dyed wool and silk the same shade of scarlet red, one to be used in the warp the other in the weft. She told us about her experiments in trying to recreate this lost recipe, with more information on her website.

 

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We’ve also been out visiting, both to the Stotfold Steam Fair weekend, and more recently Festiwool 2017. Thanks to everyone who stopped to chat to us as we were busy spinning/felting/weaving away.

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Liliane Design Studio

 

 

As ever we’ve been having our monthly Crafting Together sessions – with a little game of guess the fibre:

 

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Any guesses? Answer: 90% Persian cat, 10% wool. Very soft!

Term is not quite over yet, we still have a trip to London next weekend and a Christmas party to look forward to!

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