Friday, 27 June 2008

End of Term - Oxwich Bay!!!!!

Next Tuesday 1st July!!!

Oxwich Bay Hotel- meet at 12(noon), choose your own bar meal etc.
Chance to catch up, gossip etc.Hopefully Liz will make it!!
Then we go for a paddle! Oh and maybe coffee and cake to warm up again!!

Please RiNG Isabel if you're coming, by Monday night,as we need to book table space if there are lots of us!
Isabel 01792 232349.

love to you all


Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Jun 28th Weaving without a loom - on a ring box card or pegs

Weekend Workshop 28th June, at the Cross, 10am til 4pm,

a few places still available let Nell know you're coming

or email

Can't do the whole day then consider just doing half!!

You know you're worth it!

Welcome welcome welcome

Visitors to last nights class included Gwen and her mum Bev, we met at the Carer's Day and young Gwen is showing a remarkable talent and enthusiasm for spinning!! Hope they join us for the September Classes.
And Ann Jordon came along too, you may have seen part of the work for for her fine arts degree if you remember this from Swansea 2004.
Ann is now studying for her masters degree and would like to spin as part of her studies.

Ann is taking part in the MA show Contemporary Dialogues

on 27th June. Ann invites all Tawe Guild who are interested.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

Postings from our TaweGuild email!

Good morning,
I came across the details of the Tawe Guild from the website of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers and I wondered whether your members would be interested in purchasing any raw Alpaca fibre for spinning.
We are a family run alpaca farm, based on the ridge of the Usk and Wye valleys in South Wales. We have a lovely herd of about 30 quality alpacas, who produce an annual crop of wonderful fibre that some of your members may be interested in. Glenda spins herself, but we have some great quality fibre available for sale, at very reasonable prices.
We sell prime saddle fibre for £4 per 100g (best quality) and slightly coarser saddle fibre for £3 per 100g (good quality). We can also supply alpaca fibre for felting at £10 per kg (second quality). All prices are inclusive of vat, but P&P is extra.
We have a range of colours available, from white through fawns and browns to black.
You can see our some of our alpacas by visiting us online at
Please feel free to Email or telephone us 01291 650655 to discuss what we have available.
Kind regards.
Peter & Glenda Stoneman email;


Hi Tawe Guild,
We are sheep farmers in the North Tyne Valley with a flock of pure bred Bluefaced Leicesters. We have been approached a couple of times recently by spinners enquiring if we sell our fleeces. I was wondered if any of your members would be interested in purchasing fleeces from us. We are just starting out and testing the water and thought that instead of just bundling it all off to the wool board we would try and sell some ourselves this year.
We would be grateful for any tips or feedback you can offer,
Lesley Archer email:

Carer's Day

A wonderful day organised by Sue Stephens and crew!

I'm sure everyone had a great day, as there were lots of smiley people there. Lots of advice stalls, but also the Port Talbot Horticultural Group and some jewellery makers and a pyrographer!

A male voice ensemble, some local soloists and who could forget the line-dancers. A cracking lunch too. Thank you all and well done.

From a Guild point of view, quite a lot of interest and almost as much when I sat on the Aberavon Promenade afterwards to spin in the sun!! Not bad at all!

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

Is anyone able to do Carer's Day at Aberavon???

If you can, ring Debb 01639 813472 or email

It was tremendous fun last year, and I don't need you to do the whole thing, a couple of hours would be fine and buffet lunch will be provided!
Why not just bring your wheel and spin in happy company!!

See you. Debb

From Norma!!

Hi folks

Guess who called into Craig-y-nos country park today. You’ve guessed it. Missy Flaherty. Looking really well. Standing a lot straighter. Using a walking stick. Her leg still goes dead, but hopefully that will ease with the swelling.

Liz asked if we’re doing the usual to Oxwich or somewhere at the end of term. When we decide she wants to know.

Ta Ta Norma.

Carers Week event on Friday 13th June 2008 Aberavon Beach Hotel

Dear All,
Writing to confirm the arrangements for Carers Week event on Friday 13th June 2008 and to thank you for agreeing to take part..
The event will run from 11.00am - 3.00pm at the Aberavon Beach Hotel and therefore workshops/display holders will need to attend by approx. 10.30am to set up. Buffet lunch will be provided.
Please could you arrange your own risk assessments for the event.
Looking forward to seeing you there, however if there is any further information you require, please let me know.
My contact telephone number is 01792 860015.
Kind Regards,
Sue Stephens,
Community Learning Plan Coordinator,
Community Development & Projects Section,
Tel. 01792 860015

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Glamorgan Guild Exhibition

The Glamorgan Guild have invited us to view their exhibition on 14 - 22 July 2008, at Oakdale, St. Fagans