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 Varley also won the special prize “Jean Parker Prize” for best exhibit of 2ply extra fine shetland yarn – an award not given out every year!


Three Hanks of Hand-Spun Yarn, using different natural fibres and dyes – inspired by the Section title – mounted on card identifying plant sources

1st: Mary Paren


Hank of Fancy Yarn – i.e. slub, loop or spiral. Specify intended use and include a small worked sample

2nd: Stephanie Hoyle

3rd: Mary Paren

A scarf in Alpaca Yarn – knitted, crocheted or woven in spun yarn

1st: Mary Paren

2nd: Stephanie Hoyle

4th Gill Challis

Cushion – any hand weaving technique

2nd: Stephanie Hoyle

4th: Mary Paren

Length of material, not less than 1 metre – any hand-weaving technique

3rd: Stephanie Hoyle

Section E : Hand Knitting – ‘Moorland’

Tunic in Chunky yarn

3rd: Gill Challis

 Section B : Embroidery – ‘Fields and Flowers’

Canvas-work – sampler depicting harvest fields – ready to be hung

1st: Stephanie Hoyle


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