Open Day – 9th Sept

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Welcoming you to our September Open Day – 10am – 4pm Only £5 for members. A gathering for everyone with a fibre interest who loves to spin, weave and/or dye. Bring along your wheel or loom and join in with our social day. Lots of sharing of skills and ideas. Show and Tell from the summer school participants. Bring your … Read More

Fair Isle at the Museum

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Susan Brook writes… “The details for the Viking workshops at Inverness Museum are now on the website – https://www.highlifehighland.com/inverness-museum-and-art-gallery/adult-craft-workshops/ There is a Nalbinding workshop on Saturday 5th August which seems to have been missed off the list but if you contact the Museum they will be able to take bookings for it! Your members might also be interested in a … Read More

World Textile Day Scotland

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Martin Conlan writes to invite us to the World Textile Day Scotland, Bridge of Allan, Sat June 17th 2017 Message: Hello, Our latest World Textile Day Scotland will be held in Bridge of Allan, on Sat 17th June. This year’s theme is colour, and we have FREE admission to our exhibition of woven, printed and embroidered textiles from around the … Read More

Isle Martin and other events help needed

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Hi just a quick update on up and coming events. Isle Martin is a lovely venue if you fancy a boat trip any of the days from the 19th to 21st of May. There is also a call for volunteers now to demonstrate for the Highland Wool Fest in Dingwall Auction Mart on the 27th of May.  This was an … Read More

Fibre Fest Classes

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Subject: Fibre Fest Message: Hi, I do not have an email to send out a reminder that the Fibre Fest classes are filling up fast and if you want to book please do so soon. The class which might interest members is the advanced spinning and still has a few spaces but book soon. best wishes, Anne (Coombs) http://www.fibrefest.org.uk/index.asp?pageid=527919 Super … Read More

Natural Dyes Speaker Needed

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Francesca Pole21 hours ago HI Everyone, I have just visited the new Muir of Ord Hub. They have a lovely new meeting room and other facilities that may be useful to the HGSWD.  Anyway when I was there the gardening group was asking me about plants for dyeing.  I was wondering if anyone would chat about dyeing and maybe take … Read More

The creative flame

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Busying away with my spinning and weaving I wonder at differences of everyone’s creative processes.  One friend said to me today that she and her grand-daughter have been sorting out all her bits and pieces of hand-dyed fleece and ended up with 5 baskets full of the different colour ranges!  Goodness, I thought, I’d better get on with some dyeing. … Read More

Xmas workshop open for booking !

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Would you like to attend our christmas workshop?? Michelle is kindly hosting a bustling fibre filled festive session making christmas wreaths and it promises to be fun filled and perfect for getting you in the mood for the Yule season ! Please contact Susanne, our treasurer, to book your space, as Michelle is only bringing enough for 12 participants. Mincepies anyone?? … Read More

St Boniface Fair

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Here we have a lovely picture of Aileen and Mary (Paren) demonstrating at the St Boniface Fair. I’m hoping either will add a comment here and tell us more about the event.

summer alpaca

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I hope your summer is going well.  The last few days of warm weather has staved off the approaching autumn quite nicely.  Since the Black Isle Show, which Serena wrote a good report of in the newsletter, I haven’t been out and about much but I thought I’d show you the results of my alpaca treasures from our day out … Read More

Workshops and Shows

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The summer is a busy time for everyone and, though we don’t tend to hold many get-togethers over the school holiday times, there has already been some great activities. Aileen has put in a wee report for us on the Sutherland Show, which sounds like it was a great day out.  As always it’s lovely to see the children getting … Read More

Posting to the web- site

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Displacement activity- had to see for myself how easy (or hard) it was to post to the web-site. Success, like the tablet- weaving seemed a bit hit or miss, but I’ve done it!

Preparation

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Generally in spinning I have been taught that preparation is key. However I am off to help at a Spinning class in Gairloch tomorrow and am only just now getting organised and thinking what key information or stuff should I take. Too late to ask for advice but I am always interested in what got people hooked. I also still … Read More