3rd September Show and Tell, bring along your latest project as well as your wheel or knitting and share your latest textile exploits as we catch-up from the summer break. 1st October Art Yarn with Sarah, Anne and Kay, you will be led through an amazing variety of techniques to create yarn like you’ve never … More Programme of Meetings and Events 2019/20
If you’re in the market for some spinning or weaving equipment, you might be interested in buying second hand. You will save some money. Though you aren’t likely to get a steal. It’s actually a good thing. This equipment generally holds its value if it’s kept in good working condition. So if you’re buying second hand, your … More Where to buy second-hand spinning wheels, looms, and weaving tools in the UK and Ireland
Please do tell us what you’re big plans are for 2017. This will help us to promote fibre arts in Northern Ireland and beyond. Are you running any workshops, or exhibiting at any events? Please don’t forget to tell us. We’d love to share with readers and members. If you have it posted as a Facebook … More What are your big plans for 2017?
Thanks everyone who came along to the first meeting of the new season. Here are some notes and photos. Next meeting: Tuesday, 4 October 2016. Anne’s Woven Surprise! RSVP on Facebook. Lorna will be sending out a reminder too. Also see the full programme for the Autumn 2016 – Spring 2017. In our first meeting we heard about … More September: Show and Tell (And spinning wheel surgery!)
On Saturday (3 Sep), we went to the NI Rare Breeds Show and Sale at Gosford Forest Park to spin in a very fluffy tent! We had felt artists, fleece, bunnies and bees (well, honey and soaps!) This was one of our last agricultural shows of the Summer 2016 schedule. We still have Legacurry on 10 Sept … More Spinning at the Rare Breeds show at Gosford Forest Park
The Guild Committee is busy organising the schedule of monthly meetings from September to May. There will be a fun mix of spinning, felting, weaving and more. What day? First Tuesdays of each month, Sept to May. Visitors are always welcome. You can find out about membership here. The first meeting this year will be Tuesday, 6 September … More How to find us!
Here are some highlights from the August Craft Month schedule, there’s so many great things planned for August Craft Month. Maybe it just needs to be extended to September? Augtember Craft Month, anyone? … More Maybe August Craft Month 2016 should be extended to Augtember Craft Month?
Castlewellan was the last Agricultural show until the Rare Breeds show on Sept 3rd. However we will be at the Folk Museum at Cultra each Wednesday in August. Check out our calendar of summer events. Also don’t forget we have a contest on, and just one contestant so far! Spinning at Castlewellan We had a big … More Great Day at Castlewellan!
We’re running a contest, asking fans on our Facebook page to tell us what creative fibre projects they are working on this summer. Share a photo of your current WIP (work in progress) as a comment on this Facebook post, and you’ll be entered to win a prize, and we’ll draw the winner on Wednesday, … More Contest: What’s your summer WIP?
What’s WWKIP? WWKIP – “World Wide Knit In Public Day” is an annual international event where people get together, knit in public, and often do demonstrations and short tutorials for curious passersby. It was started in 2005 and has grown to involve 48 countries worldwide. There are 50 individual events across the UK and Ireland. And … More Join WWKIP at the Folk Museum