Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Inkle Loom, Guild Meeting and Squares

It is going to be a fun day at the guild this Saturday, we are making bags and need to produce some knitted squares from handspun yarn to create them, need about 15 - 20 and I have done 9 so far, so lots more yarn to spin and knit before then! I will post a picture of my bag when it is finished.

At the last workshop I was shown how to weave on an inkle loom, (apparently inkle means small) great fun because it's not too difficult and fairly quick to do, the picture is my first attempt in crochet cotton, next I want to make a soft wide braid in wool.

Touring the Cotswolds

Another trip with the motorhome, this time to Cheltenham, Broadway and then home via Oxford, mostly good weather, lots of walking and pub lunches, first time to Cheltenham, the Caravan Club site is on the racecourse, and an easy walk into Cheltenham, where there are lots of places to shop, eat, drink and generally spend money!! Broadway was delightful, honey colour stone building, a small town with very colourful gardens everywhere, lots of grockles of course but still very relaxing, and an excellent butchers and deli and an independant wine shop, what more could one need? well no wool shop sadly, given that the cotswolds were famous for wool.