Saturday, 31 March 2007

April News

Wishing a Happy Easter to you all and looking forward to a summer of many and varied activities.

The Guild is now back in the Cellar at the Cross, a place we left nine years ago, but is now clean, light and bright and well adapted to our needs. Provided that it is well attended, the class should be self funding. It is up to us, the members, to give it our backing and we ask those who can to please join us as often as possible. We have several new members and extend to them a hearty welcome.

April 14 th the the date of the National Association AGM and this year it is held in London. If anyone would like to be our delegate, please let me know ASAP.

The Wonderwool Wales at the Smallholders show in Builth takes place on May 19th - 20th. We are helping to man the association stall on Sunday. There will be a great deal of things here to interest those who work with fibres.

We have many interesting events lined up for later in the year including an exhibition during the Pontardawe Folk festival in August (get ahead, start working on projects now!)

We have had some publicity material made for use at public events - a guild banner, members badges and some flyers. Please use them to make the community aware of the guild and so spread the word!

Please sign up for as many workshops and events as you can and have a good summer!

All the best

Friday, 30 March 2007

Craig y Nos Spinning Days

At the last workshop Liz mentioned that she was planning to go to Craig y Nos for a few quiet spinning days. If anyone would like to join her (and I am one) then please let her know. The sessions will probably start after Easter and undoubtedly as the tourist season starts, there will be more people passing through and so we can spread info about our guild.

Sunday, 25 March 2007

Basket Weaving Workshop Pictures

All done!

Almost there

It's nice watching other people working!

Nell in the naughty corner as usual!

Liz modelling the latest thing

Sarah and her Mum working hard (are they solar powered do you think?)

I've never done willow work baskets but I'd always fancied giving it a go. It was harder than I thought it was going to be but I really enjoyed the day. My basket wasn't quite the horror that I thought it was going to be and there were several really impressive pieces of work done by people who swore that they had never done basketry before. (hem, hem, Nell.)

Here are a few pics of the day and here's to Lois, an excellent teacher and she has the patience of a saint!

well done Sian!

Never thought I would add the title of "blogger" to my many talents!
Don't ask what I was up to at the Eisteddfod - but the sheeps trousers were a must. This is Janet - a friend and colleague from work. Thanks to everyone who supported the event and on a personal note, we raised about 300 signatures for the neurosurgery unit.

Saturday, 24 March 2007

First Post

Hi everyone. Hope this set up meets with your approval, if you really hate it let me know and I'll have another go, bearing in mind Abe Lincoln and pleasing people and all that.

You have to join blogger to contribute to this blog but this is easy to do and it is FREE!

Hope you join up and add your ideas, projects, suggestions, triumphs and disasters to benefit of us all.

Photos of basket weaving day to arrive asap

See you soon