Tuesday, 10 July 2007

July News Letter

We have a busy few weeks before us, and I am sending this extra newsletter out to make sure that every one has the information to enable them to join in as much as possible. I am also attempting to send this out by email, so if you are one which has an email service, please print off a copy, and pin it up on the wall. Those who do not have email will have their newsletters by hand or snailmail,

The class finishes for the year this week, and resumes on Sept 18th, but our room in the Cross is open to members as usual, and many will continue to turn up on Tuesdays and carry on with whatever work they have started. We need to have as much work as poss. finished for the exhibition in August.

The end of term party has been postponed for a week, and will be on Tuesday 17th July, at Oxwich bay. Weather permitting we’ll have a dip, or at least a paddle, and then lunch at the Oxwich Bay Hotel – meet in the car park at 12 noon. Please let me know by FRIDAY JULY 13th if you are coming, as I need to let them know numbers.

Our next workshop will be  “Balls and Bracelets”, 3 D feltmaking, led by our resident expert, Marjorie and that will be on July 28th at The Cross. Please bring wool and other fibres, felting needles (and a sponge), biscuit cutters, pipe cleaners, small amounts of spun yarn, goggle eyes, old tights, liquid soap – anything that you think will be useful, (don’t buy anything specially, we’ll have some things for you) and we hope that by then their kitchen will actually have a cooker
Our annual exhibition has been planned to coincide with the Pontardawe Festival, 17th, 18th and 19th August. We will be setting up on the 13th, and taking down on Friday 24th. Please let us borrow any items which you have made recently for exhibition, and if you have any items for sale, please bring them along too, labelled with price and maker, don’t forget to add on 10% for the guild.   It would be great if every guild member could give one item towards our fundraising effort as we have so far failed to get lottery funding for the classes.
During the Fri/Sat/Sunday we will be serving teas and coffees, - and cakes if we have any, to the general public, as a fund raiser for the Guild; volunteers to help needed please, rota already up on the wall in our Cellar.

Immediately after the Exhibiton, on Sat 25th, Sun 26th and Mon (Bank holiday) 27th, we are at the Mountain Centre, and are again asking for volunteers to demonstrate and sell.

September 15th and 16th sees us at The Owain Glyndwr Festival in Abercrave, as above, volunteers please.

During September we are offering “Taster days” to any of the public who might want to try spinning or weaving, in the hope that they may join the classes, these will be on 11th and 25th September, from noon until 8pm, and any guild members would be welcome to help.

Liz, and others will be spinning/weaving/dyeing at Craig –y-nos Country park, on Fridays, throughout the summer, feel free to join in whenever you can, and between September and Christmas, we will be holding one day workshops there,-- Tapestry weaving Sept 28th, Paint a
silk scarf, October 12th, and Felt for Christmas, Nov 9th. For more details contact Liz, on 01639 – 843774.

That’s all for now folks, see you soon,
Eirian. 01685 – 814217.

Friday, 6 July 2007


An exhibition of work is being held in the Cross building over the Pontardawe Festival weekend.

If you have made anything wonderful lately and I'm sure you have, then please bring it along. Contact Eirian for more details. She is offline at the moment, so give her a ring. Number is on newsletters and membership cards.

Looking forward to seeing the beautiful things that you talented bunch have made!


The end of term party has been changed from the 10th to the 17th of July.

Meeting at Oxwich Bay at 12 noon for lunch in the hotel, after which weather permitting a stroll along the beach with paddles or swimming if you like. Then a commitee meeting at which we will discuss and plan schedule for the following year.

Eirian needs the numbers by the 13th July so please contact her by this date. Everyone is welcome, bring a friend if you like, the more the merrier!