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Highland Guild Of Weavers, Spinners And Dyers

We are a group of people from all over Highland and beyond who enjoy weaving, spinning or dyeing (often all three!). We are always happy to have new members and beginners are welcome - no need to feel you might not be good enough; we all enjoy passing on our skills and learning from each other. Visit our website www.hgwsd.co.uk to see what we've been up to, join the guild and look at our events schedule.
Catherine Freeland
Catherine Freeland shared Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers's post to the group: Highland Guild Of Weavers, Spinners And Dyers.9 hours ago
I confess I've never heard of this weaver, and am keen to know more about her. She was a spinner and dyer of yarn, and at the bottom of this post about the exhibition in Oxford, there are a few photos of her and her wheel, and links worth a look later....
Catherine Freeland
Catherine Freeland shared Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers's post to the group: Highland Guild Of Weavers, Spinners And Dyers.2 days ago
An interesting read from the V & A. I am interested in the symbolism of the patterns - I've read that the pattern in one of the first sweaters illustrated represents the three cardinal virtues - the anchor of Faith, the cross of Hope, and the heart of Charity, and that the diamond may have been a protective device. The Berber and eastern tradition seem to have been an influence, and the influence from Spain mentioned here (Spanish armada wreck) would also include the Moorish influence from North Africa, when Spain was ruled by them. I expect Denise or Aileen Wilby will know more than the V&A...
Hgwsd Helen
Hgwsd Helen2 weeks ago
I see India Flint is coming to Scotland next November... I see a trip to Ardtornish being on the agenda !?!
Alison Roddham
Alison Roddham1 week ago
My lane on the way home this afternoon.
They haven't gritted the roads going up and down our hill today.
What is the snow like for other people? Do we go ahead with tomorrow's workshop ?
Currently I have suggested a later start (11am) if we do go ahead.
If we have much more snow I would be worried about the roads because they haven't been gritted.

What do people think?
Alison Roddham
Alison Roddham1 week ago
Last sample ready for the workshop on Saturday.
Catherine Freeland
Catherine Freeland shared Hat in the Cat and Big Cat Textiles's post to the group: Highland Guild Of Weavers, Spinners And Dyers.1 week ago
I had never heard of India Flint, so a while ago I had a look at this - I hope it still works..the workshop is long past and the film from 2013.