Thursday, 30 July 2009

Ty Hafan Children's Hospice Blanket

We were invited to help raise money for Ty Hafan, the children's hospice, and have been busy making textile squares. Ty Hafan are planning a giant dragon blanket, made of smaller blankets each made of 10inch squares; the blanket is so huge that the squares are of one colour only (ours are green - other groups will presumably be red or black). This is some of our work so far: some spinning & knitting, some patchwork.

(and apologies to Welsh speakers: I haven't worked out how to add the "to bach" to the text)

Friday, 17 July 2009

Rag-rugging in Reeth

Posted on behalf of Pat & Trudi E (who don't have access to the Internet)
Pat & Trudi travelled to Yorkshire for an inspirational two-day course with Heather Ritchie. Taking a photograph as a starting point, they made a fine start on a hooked/prodded rag rug. Pat has produced a very handsome cockerel, and Trudi is working on an image of Bolsover Castle for her daughter's wedding there in the autumn. Trudi thinks it may by finished in time for the tenth wedding anniversary! They found Heather an inspirational teacher, and a warm and generous personality. She is also involved in setting up a charity to help women and children in Africa through rug-making.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Wednesday, July 8th

Our regular evening meeting. Please add your own post or comment!
J-M taught us how to use a Lucet hook - a very simple old tool which makes a surprising variety of cords. Thanks to her expert tuition everyone mastered the technique in a short time (even the self-confessedly cack-handed)(is that English?). I discovered why I hadn't previously got the hang of it on my own - you really need someone to show you what to do! I meant to take some photographs for the blog, but was so engrossed that I completely forgot. Anyway, here's one I took later.
And I was very, very disciplined and didn't buy any of the beautiful fleece that Trudi E. brought along.

Monday, 6 July 2009


Hullo to all Guild Members, and welcome to our new blog. This site is for all of us to use for any textile related matters, Guild events, etc. etc. Please use it as much as possible, even if you're not used to "blogging" - it isn't necessary to produce a stream of consciousness: a blog can be about anything you like. For example:
The Llanasa Scarecrow Festival have invited us to spin in their Craft Tent in August (see the link on the right hand side of the page)
We were invited to this via Woodfest North Wales last month - perhaps one of us who went to Woodfest could compose a paragraph and post it on the blog?