Monday, 11 April 2016

Workshop - Dyeing wool with food colouring

The Saturday after the spinning retreat, Rachel led a workshop at the Cross, on dyeing with food colouring.  Beautiful results!

More photos from Plas Tan y Bwlch

Tawe Guild Spinning Retreat

From 11th to 13th March a large group of us went to Plas Tan y Bwlch in Snowdonia, for our own spinning retreat - a  heavenly weekend of spinning, in beautiful surroundings.  Thanks very much to our tutors, Ann and Chris, for leading so many interesting workshop session - silk spinning, drop spindling, fractal spinning and lots more; (and of course thanks very very much to Liz for organising it all).  Here are some photos.

Last month, March 2016, at Tawe Guild

March was a very busy and thoroughly enjoyable month for the

Tawe Guild , starting with some of our members spending a day demonstrating at Swansea Hobbycraft. Back at the Cross Community Centre, guild members were busy preparing for the spinning retreat, by dyeing wool tops, (for fractal spinning).

Monday, 22 February 2016

Spinning wool tops- February workshop

January workshop- felt landscapes

Guild Workshops - January and February 2016

It's still only February, but already the members of Tawe Guild have been able to take part in two excellent Saturday workshops.  January's workshop was on Creating Felt Landscapes, with Pat Johnson.  Then a couple of days ago we had a day on Spinning with Wool Tops, with Eirian Roberts (and the workshop included a session by Liz on making punis and using a blending board).  At both workshops, we all learnt lots of new skills (though most of us agreed we'd still got lots to learn!) and had loads of fun. Photos of both workshops to follow, very soon.

Monday, 11 January 2016

Jan 5th. Post Christmas lunch.

Here are a few photos of our post-Christmas lunch.  Now  it's time for us to get on with our spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting, felt making and more!