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!


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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

Hares and fibres…

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… and all springy things are in season. I hope you all enjoyed the delights of the Dornoch Fibre Festival. I’m looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing about any of the workshops you took. Ruth’s fibre combining workshop is next up and, whilst this one is fully booked at the moment, Ruth has offered to do a repeat session … Read More

Dave Smith – message

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I’ve had a recent email, via our site, from Mr Dave Smith asking if anyone would be interested in some weaving things. Unfortunately I had badly configured the contact form (now amended) which failed to include his return email address, so I’m hoping that he will read this and re-correspond with us. In the meantime here is his email: “From: … Read More

Highland Knit Fest 2016

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Sara Smith mentioned this event and I thought some of the knitters amongst us might be interested. Here’s the link to their web page.


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Beth Lowe writes… “Looking for a pattern for a sheep using weaving sticks”

Fan Reed

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Hello everyone, I’m wondering if anyone has a Fan Reed for sale.  I don’t mind the epi but my loom widths are 24″ and 12″.  Any leads gratefully received ! Thanks Helen Sharratt