Tapestry and Quiz Day 14 November 2020

Stephanie Hoyleevent reports

Our morning Zoom session focussed on tapestry weaving, with a total of 16 members taking part. We had a show and tell, and were able to admire a range of tapestry weaving styles. Sadie Paige showed some of the samples she has created for the Certificate of Achievement. She didn’t want those to be on show yet, so has sent a picture of another tapestry and its inspiration – the last two pictures in the gallery. Many of us had been influenced by Joan Baxter, who has done a number of workshops for the Guild. Halfway through the morning we watched a video called Threads of the Deep in which Joan talks about her work and what inspires her.

In the afternoon we had a very challenging fibre related quiz devised by Serena, with 16 participants, plus Serena herself as quizmaster. Great fun – made us all realise how much we don’t know about sheep, yarn, fibre etc! Afterwards we relaxed with chat and a bit of spinning.

We are beginning to get used to the technology and its challenges, and though it can’t take the place of meeting up in person, it’s good to be able to interact in this way. One huge advantage is that our members in Germany and the Netherlands are able to join us.

The pictures are mostly from the morning session but ending with 2 from the afternoon.