Dyeing Challenge Jan 2023

Stephanie HoyleChat

Inspired by Fiona Dendy’s procion dyeing on grey fleece, members of the dyeing interest group agreed to consider incorporating this into a challenge for the winter months. The details will be finalised at our meeting on December 3rd but are likely to include the following ideas: • Grey fleece dyed with a range different colours and/or • Grey fleece dyed … Read More

Spinning Challenge January 2023

Stephanie HoyleChat

Open to everyone in the guild, the spinning challenge is intended to be fun and to encourage each other to be productive with our spinning. There will be one afternoon and one evening spin-along session on zoom on different days each week during January and we particularly hope that newer guild members will join in the fun. It is a … Read More

Colours of Highland

Stephanie HoyleChat, event reports, member's projects

To start off this gallery Alison M has sent a picture of a tapestry weaving inspired by late sun on the hills. She used a variety of yarns, including Harris yarns and wool left over from the Scottish tapestry panel she was involved in stitching. She sent two pictures and I’m including both as I’m intrigued by the difference the … Read More

Accounts 2018-19

Stephanie HoyleChat

Our annual report and accounts 2018-19 can now be viewed on this site. Follow the link, or go to the Forms page to download.

AGM and Show & Tell 2019

Stephanie HoyleChat, event reports

Our AGM is always lively and interesting, and as usual produced a range of suggestions for the new committee to discuss. Following the formal part of the day, and a social lunch we had a Show & Tell, with an impressive array of articles made my members over the year. Here are some photos: Jane and Bryony have just been … Read More

3-D Weaving and Open Day

Stephanie HoyleChat, event reports

Our tutor for the May 2019 workshop was Louise Martin, a very skilled and experienced tapestry weaver. She had brought looms ready warped for us to use, and had sent instructions for those who wished to bring their own looms. Louise started us off with basic weaving, then moved on to weaving ridges, adding “worms” and fringes, and working with … Read More

Red Cross Day at Dingwall

Stephanie HoyleChat, event reports

This was a promotional day for the Red Cross, with a lot of very good quality craft stands. Stallholders had been asked to demonstrate their crafts as well, so there was plenty to interest visitors. We had a display of our work and quite a number of Guild members attended to demonstrate spinning and weaving. Serena brought her amazing little … Read More

Spring events

Stephanie HoyleChat, news

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!

The creative flame

Alison RoddhamChat

Busying away with my spinning and weaving I wonder at differences of everyone’s creative processes.  One friend said to me today that she and her grand-daughter have been sorting out all her bits and pieces of hand-dyed fleece and ended up with 5 baskets full of the different colour ranges!  Goodness, I thought, I’d better get on with some dyeing. … Read More

St Boniface Fair

Alison RoddhamChat

Here we have a lovely picture of Aileen and Mary (Paren) demonstrating at the St Boniface Fair. I’m hoping either will add a comment here and tell us more about the event.

summer alpaca

Alison RoddhamChat

I hope your summer is going well.  The last few days of warm weather has staved off the approaching autumn quite nicely.  Since the Black Isle Show, which Serena wrote a good report of in the newsletter, I haven’t been out and about much but I thought I’d show you the results of my alpaca treasures from our day out … Read More

Posting to the web- site

Catherine FreelandChat

Displacement activity- had to see for myself how easy (or hard) it was to post to the web-site. Success, like the tablet- weaving seemed a bit hit or miss, but I’ve done it!


Serena MasonChat

Generally in spinning I have been taught that preparation is key. However I am off to help at a Spinning class in Gairloch tomorrow and am only just now getting organised and thinking what key information or stuff should I take. Too late to ask for advice but I am always interested in what got people hooked. I also still … Read More