Saturday, 16 March 2013

Coventry Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

I spent an inspiring day with some talented people they spun, and wove, and demonstrated their great talents.  There were beginners there, people with professional interest,and amateurs with years of knowledge and skill.   At the start there was a presentation for their annual competition, then the opportunity to admire their entries, and general chatting, with a great lunch made up of dishes brought by members.  I was made very welcome so thanks for a great day.

Theo had entered a beautiful scarf.  The colours look bleached out so sorry for this, but you could view more of his creations on line.  He has a great selection just right for the sartorially elegant man, and other for ladies.

Angela Pearson had entered some wonderful braids, and she demonstrated Tablet Weaving to me.  It takes about five minutes to complete and inch...ouch!  She makes these for traditional costumes worm by historical enactment societies.

Pam was using gorgeous hand spun Lincoln Long Wool worsted spun, on her little triangular loom.  Her entry for the competition was a large rug made up of small squares woven on a square loom, then sew up.  The brown and butterscotch colours were sublime.

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