Monday, November 30, 2009

Kent Guild 60th Anniversary

On Saturday the Guild met to celebrate 60 years of the Kent Guild of Spinners Dyers & Weavers, we enjoyed a bring and share lunch, a cake made especially for us and a fashion show of members work in the after noon.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Guild Workshop with Alison Daykin

The Kent Guild had its annual "Vic Edwards Day" on the last Saturday in October, with a workshop where we all try and join in on learning something new, in memory of our founder. This year we had a wonderful day, entitled "Creative Spinning" with Alison Daykin. We were told to bring with us a picture that inspired us, and a selection of spun yarns, and oddments of commercial yarns, beads, fabric etc.

Alison is a very good teacher and took us though a number of the pictures to explain how we could
identify elements of the picture/colour to get the effects we wanted in our spun yarn. She also demonstrated a different method of carding from rovings for colour blending, and various different spinning methods for fancy yarns, a core wrapped yarn, tufted yarn, two methods for attaching beads, two colour roving, two colour slub yarns and more. A great day and I got a lot out of it, I came away with my head buzzing with new ideas for my stash of fibres and rovings.