Ann is one of North Wales' most experienced textile artists, specialising in handspinning and dyeing. She started our day by explaining and demonstrating the technique of long-draw spinning, which was completely new to some of us: thanks to Ann's expert help we were all able to produce a lovely lofty yarn in double quick time. (Our newest member "got" the technique in a trice, and was whizzing away as to the manner born within minutes!)
|General busy-ness. Note the long draw spinning!|
|....and after the Abergele Guild had been at the boxes.|
|Purple tops and hand knitted foot covers (with apologies for the unflattering viewpoint).|
All in all, this was a wonderful day with a warm and positive atmosphere inside the hall, contrasting with the bleak weather outside. To crown everything, we were treated to a wonderful soup-and-bread lunch by Val, our catering suprema. Other members chipped in with some bits and pieces, including delicious cake, and the result was a real feast.
So, many thanks to Ann for her generous and expert tuition and to Bryn and Val for the organisation.