HGC Summer 2019 Part 2 – Extra Weaving time

Traditionally, there are no guild meetings during the months of July and August, instead, we take a break for the Summer.  

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HGC Summer 2019 Part 1 – Ice Dyeing in Lismore

October already?

Time to reflect on the busy summer we’ve had.

HGC 2019 Dyeing Day held on 20th July 2019 in Lismore

Unlike in previous years, our dyeing day took place in July rather than June.  Hosted by Lora and her family at their home in Lismore it was an exceptional day from start to finish.  Lora and her family put a great deal of time and energy into preparing a safe and ideal environment for us all to enjoy the ice-dyeing activity, for making tea and coffee available throughout the day and setting up a buffet space for a wonderful feast of a picnic. 

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Weaving Work

With so many of our members keen to work on their Explorations in Colour Tapestries, it was decided that our May get together would be a working meeting.

Each member brought their tapestry weaving project and Tish kindly agreed to be available to give advice to anyone who requested it.  In addition to the sale/swap/contribute table, there was also an opportunity to swap yarn for the 8×8 tapestry squares.

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Onion Skin Magic

There aren’t enough hours in the day of late and even when there are, it would seem my broadband connection has other ideas.  That being said, our June meeting is fast approaching and I’ve realised I’m way behind with posts here.

So, travelling back in time to April, I wanted to quickly share the events of our meeting on the 27th, where we looked in more depth at dyeing with onion skins.

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Busy Hands

On the beautiful sunny morning of March 23rd, fourteen members of the guild enthusiastically gathered to explore more about spinning and weaving, including a demonstration on joining two wefts ends.

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A Patchwork of Colour

Our February meeting was held in Bishopstown Library on Saturday, 16th February 2019.

It was a very busy meeting and we were thrilled to welcome several new members.  Is it too early to celebrate that news about our group is beginning to spread?

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I’d Like to Teach the World to Spin

(This post first appeared on the www.fibrestrumpet.com)

Sorry. really I am, it was just too good an opportunity to pass up.

It’s not really the world, not even Ireland, but we’re hoping to attract a few spinners, weavers or dyers.

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