Sunday, 12 March 2017

Exactly a month late.

Some photographs taken at last month's meeting, with apologies for not getting round to posting them at the proper time.
Lots of colour in evidence on a February day: spinning of course, and also weaving and friendship-bracelet making by our youngest participant.
I hope that today's meeting is as successful!

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

A quiet Monday in January.

Not too many of us at our Monday evening meeting yesterday, but we got a lot done.  Spinning, weaving, exhibition planning, sock knitting ... cake eating, tea drinking.  You can't say we're idle.  And, off-stage, Val and Alan have been busy again.
Val's handspun, dyed carefully in sections and woven by Alan on his  home-made mega pin-loom.

 Thanks once more to Val for the cake and tea.  See you all at Betws yn Rhos next month.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Christmas (only slightly early)

Another Spinning Sunday in Betws yn Rhos, and as it is almost Christmas - but not quite -  we had a suitably celebratory shared lunch.  Amazing soup from Val for starters, which would normally have been a lunch in itself for most of us.  However, we took several deep breaths and pushed on regardless to quiche, beans, salad, humus, sausages, bread etc. etc., and then ....... puddings (scones, fruit....).  I forgot to take a cake photograph as there wasn't any of your actual cake, but here is a post-pudding snap:

Further entertainment was provided with Jenni's Amazing Christmas Quiz with generous prizes.  The questions were decidedly tricky (guess the sheep breed, anyone?) and Bryn had a well deserved first place.
We even managed to get a bit of spinning done - all that treadling must have burned off a few calories, surely?

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda i bawb!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Peg looms and cake

Some pictures of our peg loom day at Betws yn Rhos on Sunday:

Jenni F. measuring the warp.

Yvonne's "pot holder" loom.

and a woven square (pot holder?).

(and some cake)

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Gorgeous Gorjys.

A report from Val, who obviously had a good time at the Gorjys Event at Caerhun Hall on Saturday.  Thanks to all the Guild members who took time to attend, and special thanks to Val and Alan for the use of their campervan.

"We had a very enjoyable weekend at Caerhun, and perfect weather for it.
Krithia, Betty and Shirley came along on Saturday. 
The house and grounds were beautiful with the most spectacular enormous Cedar I have ever seen, under which everyone sat for the Friday night entertainment.  All the mature trees were illuminated and there was a harvest moon to add to the atmosphere.  On Saturday, we listened to a good mix of young musicians on the nearby stage as we spun, chatted (and ate cake ).  There was a constant flow of happy relaxed families and festival go'ers, who took an interest in the Guild stall.  Several people said they would be interested in joining, so we shall see.  We were also able to inform people that they can join a Guild nearer to their home."