Next meeting Saturday 14th April 2018 at the Bowls Pavilion, Long Ashton Community Centre, BS41 9DP
Members will be participating in a needlepoint workshop (with a difference)
Simon Cooper ( Flaxlands) helping members to prepare the flax for dressing their distaff.
At the February meeting, the Avon Guild were treated to a talk and workshop run by Simon and Ann Cooper. Simon covered the history of flax and how it is converted into something that can be spun. A rather laborious process - it is hardly surprising that the industry went into decline.
Simon and Ann then took a few members through the process of preparing the flax for spinning and how to dress your distaff, as you can't just spin from the bundle.
Avon Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers held its Annual General Meeting on 10th March 2018. We now have a new committee, details on the Guild meetings page.
In the afternoon, Angie Parker gave a delightful talk about her creative journey and how she came to weave Krokbragd rugs.
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