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

Back again!-

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Hi, I am going to be taking over as web editor. Please keep sending information and photos of your weaving, spinning and dyeing projects to help me keep the site current. Stephanie Hoyle


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Hello Everyone, This is just a reminder that the Achmore Open Day “Big Spin” in Achmore Hall is on Saturday 22nd September. Can I also ask anyone who has any Guild equipment to let me know what you have as we’re trying to establish where everything is and how to get it to the Open Day in November so that … Read More

Flaming June!

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Well it is textile!  (and better than Maggie the sheep).  It certainly has been an unusual few months and things have been quiet on the HGWSD website so I’m wondering if any of you have been managing textilish creations?  As for myself, no, not a sausage! but all that changed this evening, when I thought enough is enough, and warped … Read More

Happy New Year

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Wishing you all the very best for 2018. We hope you have a great year and that we get to see lots of each other at our open days and classes. Looking forward to seeing you on the 13th of January with Michelle’s talk at our first open day of the year. All the best from all the committee. (and … Read More

Textile through the ages workshop

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Textile through the ages workshop – Sat 16 th Dec in Inverness Archaeology for Communities in the Highlands (ARCH) has a project exploring craft and technology through the ages. The next session, on Saturday 16 th December at the Spectrum Centre in Inverness, may be of interest to you. Lynne McKeggie will lead the drop in session exploring Textiles Through … Read More

Cancelled Inkle Loom workshop

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Our apologies to all involved but it has been decided, due to the weather and potential travel difficulties, to cancel the Inkle loom workshop on this saturday, 9th of December. We hope to reschedule this for April 14th, but this is to be confirmed.

Places Still Available

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There are still a few places available for Alison’s Inkle weaving workshop, so please book soon. Lettering is one of the options in this class !  

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

Dyeing days!

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Dear Members, I said I would put on more dyeing days this year as a means of making me get down to doing some dyeing. I am now committing to firing up some dye baths on Wednesday 21st June, Wednesday 28th and 5th and 12th of July. Please come to Durnamuck if you are interested. I still have plenty of … Read More