Saturday, 28 September 2013

Missed it again!

I have just read the excellent account of National Spinning In Public Day by the Llyn Guild (see blogs on the right of this page).  I am ashamed to admit that the Abergele Weavers and Spinners have missed it Again. Actually, I can't remember seeing anything about it earlier in the year and so had completely forgotten it existed.  Unfortunately, as Helfa Gelf (the North Wales Open Studios Network) is on during weekends in September my attention has been there rather than anywhere else.
Next year.... we must do something about it.  Someone please remind me!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

A new year, and a new start

We held our AGM yesterday, and voted to have our evening meetings once a month in our new home in Abergele.  We will be having a regular full day meeting once a month in our old home in LlanfairTH. as well, so are looking forward to a stable and busy future.
We were delighted to welcome four new members - this must be a record for a single meeting!  Three are complete beginners, which is wonderful, and a sign of the interest in handcrafts nowadays.
Here we and they are, hard at work in our new venue:

Spinning wheel in action

- and spinners in action

The essential component of any meeting (apart from the people and the spinning wheels).