Britspin 2020

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BritSpin – The British Wool Spinning Marathon – Team Highland Guild report by Team Captain – Liz Armstrong For those that don’t know, BritSpin is a 4-day spinning event where teams of 10 spinners compete in a spinning marathon and some optional additional events. The event raises money for charity and this year’s charity was the RNLI (chosen by last … Read More

Spring events

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We will be demonstrating at the Red Cross event at Dingwall Academy on Saturday 30th March, and then at the Forres Theme Day a month later on Sunday 5th May in the afternoon. The Forres Theme Day is an annual event, with vintage cars. pipe band etc, and is usually a good day out, though the weather can be variable!

Library update

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Details of most of the spinning and dyeing books are now on the web site. Still working on the others.


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I think I almost know what I’m doing now, thanks to a lot of support from Helen! You’ll see I’ve put up something on the December workshop – if you click on the heading you will find more photos. I also have photos from the November open day and the Knitfest. To find these click on “reports”. I’m also working … Read More

Prizes all round

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Well done to all who tended our stand at the Sutherland Show on Saturday.  It was a lovely day out and such a good display.  Thank you to Janet for coordinating it all.  We also won a first prize for the tent as a whole and a special award for our interaction with the public (I’m sorry I don’t have … Read More

Well Done Ladies!

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Congratulations !! The following Highland Guild members were successful at the Royal Highland Show last month: Handcrafts – Theme: Landscapes Section D : Hand Spinning, Weaving & Dyeing – ‘Heading for the Hills’ Hank Shetland yarn, 2-ply for knitting – Hand Spun from Shetland Sheep including sample of fleece staple. 1st: Sue Varley 3rd: Mary Paren 4th: Stephanie Hoyle Sue … Read More

More of this?

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Firstly a big Thank You! Our last meeting felt a huge success, with so many people attending. 4 new members came along and were truly given some great mentoring from our members. It was a delight to watch. Thank you again ladies for the good work. For once we actually managed to cover the cost of the hall (something we … Read More

February !

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Hello all, Well, it’s just turned the first of February.  Some of you may know it as Candlemas though it goes by other names too.  Officially it’s the first day of spring and my first reaction was to say “you’re joking!” but actually I can see the sense in it.  Already I have primroses in the garden and the buds … Read More

January News Updated

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Thanks to Jane we now have the January newsletter keeping us up to date. Alison is giving us some more detail on her inkle loom workshop for this month so you can get a better idea of what to expect, and it sounds like there is plenty for all levels of experience.  The events item is updated with details. Remember … Read More

Corners !

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When I first joined the guild workshops titled “Corners” had me totally confused. How to make corners? In what medium? But soon I found this quirky title to be a gathering of four different mini workshops which you can move between as you like, doing all or just one if you prefer. This last workshop, which I sadly missed, was … Read More

AGM thoughts from Serena

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So it is the AGM tomorrow and I can’t go as I am stuck in bed. I should be writing the Chair’s report but thought I would just raise a couple of points here (facebook) and on the website ( help please Helen) so you might think about them in advance. We have a great workshop programme that is supposed … Read More

Long Draw Successes

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Serena sent in these pics of the Long Draw Spinning workshop. She writes “Great workshop today with Odet Beauvoisin showing us how to do long draw for woollen and worsted yarn. I think most of us got it some of the time. Interesting that Odet is such a proficient spinner that she had to add in neps to make her … Read More

Knit Fest

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What a wonderful day meeting some lovely people from all over !  Scotland, England, Sweden and of course a great number of Danish Ladies, who have flown over enforce to support the event having just had their own show two weeks ago.  So many gorgeous jumpers, coats and shawls passed by or stopped to chat (with wonderful people attached).  Thank you … Read More