2020 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Handweavers Guild of Cork and as part of our celebrations, Tapestry Artist Extroirdinare, Fiona Hutchison will be sharing her love of all things weaving with us later this month.
Traditionally, our January meeting is given over to our AGM and this year was no different from previous years. More unusually for us was the venue, we decided to rent the kitchen in MY Place in Midleton. A great space, created for the community and somewhere we hope to utilise again.
The last guild meeting of 2019 was extremely busy, with lots of business to get through so we’d have the time to make at least one Felted Fairy.
Time for the Knitting & Stitching Show at the RDS!
We were thrilled to be given the opportunity to exhibit our Explorations in Colour Project on the Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers stand at this year’s Knitting & Stitching Show.
The meeting room filled quickly as each member arrived, many of whom brought with them their 8×8 tapestry square to be mounted on an 8×8 painted canvas, in time for the Knitting & Stitching Show at the RDS, starting 7th November to 10th November 2019.
Friday evening saw eight members of HGC gathered in county Kerry, arriving at the Kerry Ocean Lodge, our hostelry for the weekend. Our host Eugene welcomed us, we found our rooms and unpacked. Mary, Lora, Heather, Yvonne, Patricia, Fiona, Stella and myself settled in for the weekend of spinning weaving and chatter. We were sorry Olwyn that you were not able to join us.
Traditionally, there are no guild meetings during the months of July and August, instead, we take a break for the Summer.