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

Seasons Greetings!

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Happy Christmas everyone! Well we have snow… and rain, and slush and wind, but hey! It’s Christmas so it doesn’t matter ūüėČ Hope to see you soon. ¬†Here’s to your very good health, and all the very best for the New Year. ¬†I hope it is full of¬†fibre¬†goodness, and that 2017 brings lots of time for creativity in all your … Read More

Open Christmas Spin!

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Hi everyone, Michelle has kindly opened her wreath making workshop to make it also an Open Christmas Spin. Do come along for this festive get together and bring your wheels etc. Strathpeffer Community Hall, 10th December 10am – 4pm

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

Knit Fest !!!

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If you’re helping out on any of the days please make sure you have spoken to Serena to organise your pass… ¬†It would be quite costly otherwise! We’re looking forward to seeing members ¬†throughout the 4 day knit fest to help demonstrate or man/woman the display area. ¬†Many hands makes for a really enjoyable time!!! See you there. Thanks in … Read More

Cally Booker’s Colour workshop

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A big thank you to Cally Booker for her weaving with colour workshop. ¬†It looks to have been a really interesting day… I wish I could have been there. Cally writes about the day on the¬†blog part of her website…¬†http://callybooker.co.uk/ “The weavers of Highland Guild worked hard yesterday! I had driven up north with a boot-full of looms ‚Äď having … Read More

Sutherland Success

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Today at Sutherland County Show, there was plenty of interest in our crafts, and our display was given a red rosette. We enjoyed the event as usual! Aileen

Scandinavian Band Weaving workshop

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Susan Atkinson, treasurer of the Grampian Guild Weavers Spinners and Dyers, has kindly sent us this invitation… Hi Serena, I wonder if you could let your members know that we have a few places left on our Scandinavian Band Weaving workshop. The tutor is Susan Foulkes, from Durham, who ran the same workshop at the 2015 Guild summer school. It … Read More

Textile Bonanza

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Thanks to all the participants at the “Nuno Felting” workshop. It was a great day enjoyed by all. We’re hoping to see you all at the Auction Mart this saturday for the Highland Wool and Textiles Festival ! The guild will have a stand area there so do come along. If you’d like to spin for a while that would … Read More

There’s still time…

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Though we said we wanted pictures by the 31st of March, so Jane can process everything to be included, there is still time to participate in this year’s National Exhibition. Any more takers??? Send pictures and descriptions to Jane a.s.a.p. “National Exhibition 2016 at Killerton House, Devon ‚ÄúThreads in Time‚ÄĚ 8th ‚Äď 18th September 2016 Entries are invited from Guilds … Read More

Photo Comp. & New Pin Board

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Well, finally I think I have managed to add all the available workshop reports onto our new site. ¬†Phew! But… and there is a but, we have loads of lovely photographs from the old files which I don’t know details of. ¬†Here’s where you come in. ¬†I thought we’d have a little competition with them, so every now and then … Read More

Royal Highland Show 2016

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Have you anything to share in the Handcrafts Competition at this year’s Royal Highland Show? I know a couple of people have entered last year and¬†it seems that our general standard of work is¬†high compared to other entries in previous years. ¬†It would certainly be worth sending / taking some pieces down to exhibit, with the advantage of a fab … Read More