Calendar of Events 2017-18

SECOND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
The Village Hall, BETWS-YN-RHOS, near ABERGELE, LL22 8AW

FOURTH MONDAY OF THE MONTH, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. 
Capel Mynydd Seion, Chapel Street, ABERGELE. Map available via link on home page. 

CHARGES: we try to keep charges low, but have to cover the costs of renting the halls and hiring speakers .  
        Members: annual fee 2017/18 £20.
        Fee for meetings:  £3 on Monday evenings and £6 for Sunday all day, and £4 for half a day
Visitors: Monday evening visitors have one free “taster” session, and Sunday visitors usually pay £6.  Thereafter we encourage you to join us to take advantage of our programme and affiliation to the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
       Additional charges may be made for workshops/talks from external speakers.

Thanks to Bryn Thompson for the Programme. 

Sunday, December 10th.  Betws yn Rhos.  Christmas shared lunch.

Sunday, January 14th. 2018,  Plying workshop with Katie Weston of Hilltop Cloud. 
If any non-Abergele members would like to attend, please contact us via the Guild email address on the home page.  Enquiries will be forwarded to the programme organiser.
Attendees will need to bring a bobbin of singles yarn with them. Here are Katie's instructions:

People need to bring along a bobbin of singles. Any thickness they like, any fibre they like, spun with the level of twist they would normally use if the yarn was going to be plyed. 
If they’re normally a fine spinner, they can get away with slightly less than a bobbin. Ideally around 100m if anyone needs an exact figure. 

In terms of equipment-
A spinning wheel
At least 3 bobbins, including the one with your homework singles. The other bobbins need to be empty.
A separate lazy kate. Not the one built in to their wheel… if they don’t have one then they need to make one using a shoe box and knitting needles. 
Something to use to wind off samples
Materials fee is £5 per person as usual to cover all fibres, scrap yarn, tags for samples, and a wpi tool.


As well as regular meetings to pursue our own projects, the 2018 calendar will include:

Sunday, February 11th.,  wet felting day.
Monday, March 26th.,  peg looms
Sunday, April 8th.,  Friendship Day - all welcome - stalls, tombola, demonstration.  Entrance £1
Sunday, May 13th., Navajo plying workshop with Ann Campbell and Chris Jukes

WOODFEST WALES COUNTRY SHOW 2018, Caerwys, dates to be confirmed.

GWRYCH CASTLE MEDIAEVAL WEEKEND, date and event to be confirmed.