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.
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?
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.
January 2019 – Plans
The guild first meeting of every year is given over to our AGM and was held in Bishopstown Library on Saturday, 19 January 2019, followed by a meal in The Wilton Steak Bar & Carvery.
The AGM provides a great opportunity to recount the guild’s achievements in the previous year and lay out some plans for the coming months.
Where’s October’s Nalbinding?
Well this is a little embarrassing 😳
I’ve just sat down to write a quick post about our January AGM and have realised that I forgot to post about the fantastic workshop we had with Katherine Walsh back in October 2018.
Pin Weaving in September
Maureen, one of our members led a wonderful workshop on Pin Weaving at our September meeting. Ten members were able to make it on the day; Heather, Gerda, Frances, Mary, Olywn, Tish, Maureen, Lora and her friend Lucy, and Margaret.
Our last meeting was held in Bishopstown Library on Saturday, 21 July 2018. The following members attended the meeting: Heather, Gerda, Gwen, Olywn, Tish, Maureen and Margaret.
Meet the Guild Members – The BSJ Addict
This is the first in a series of posts introducing the current members of The Handweavers Guild of Cork.
We’re an eclectic bunch of fibre enthusiasts, ready to try our hand at any crafts, especially those involving fibre. In the main we try to focus on weaving, spinning and dyeing, but as you might expect we all tend to enjoy lots of other pastimes.
Introducing Margaret the BSJ Addict…….
Eco Dyeing Day
Our last meeting was our annual dyeing day, held on 16 June at Gwen’s farm. What a day we had! The following members attended the meeting: Pascale, Heather, Gerda, Lora, Gwen, Olywn, Margarita, Stella, Frances, Maureen and Margaret.
May Meeting Spinning Shenanigans
Our May meeting was dedicated to spinning with different and unusual fibres.