Events where the Guild has been invited to demonstrate

Bursledon Brickworks Craft Fair

April 01, 2017

Four Guild Members went to the event and demonstrated spinning

Mottisfont, Romsey

May 05, 2017

Guild members attended the day and demonstrated; spinning with wheels and drop spindle, weaving on a rigid heddle and four shaft loom and inkle weaving. Lovely display of woven, crocheted and knitted items and dorset buttons.


Bishop Waltham Show

June 09, 2017

The weather was fine but a tad windy!

Countryside Day at Selfs Farm, Faccombe

June 24, 2017

Ann Lovick and I spent the day with school children at the Countryside Day. About one hundred youngsters from the Newbury area were able to see sheep shearing, and various pieces of huge farm machinery. They explored the woodland, hear how and dogs are trained to be sheep dogs as well as which varieties of crops are grown at Selfs Farm.

They spent about 20/30 mins with us, we mainly demonstrating what happens to wool after shearing and how 'twist' is put into fleece to make it stronger. giving them the opportunity to try this. We also showed to them how this can be done manually with a spinning wheel & talked further regarding large scale production of wool in factories and how it can then be woven into fabric that would have many uses as well as for clothing.

Romsey Festival

July 14, 2017

Thanks Ann Lovick for another good day at Hillier's on Saturday, for the Romsey Festival. Lots of lovely, happy people enjoying the entertainment and craft on show. We spun a yarn with a number of young and not so young folk.  Some of the yarn then went in to the community weaving project. Others decided to wear their creations, as wrist bands.
No photos I'm afraid, but Ann did a great job preparing lots of  wool to show how we spin, using long draw with a twist, by two people. Our drop spindles were admired, Ann also had her spinning wheel in action and brought a beautiful rug and scarf she had made, from fibre she had spun.
Next time I will remember to take some photos, it was a busy and very enjoyable day, again I learnt a lot from a great spinner. Sue Logan

Rare Breeds Show

July 15, 2017

Venue is the Weald and Downland Living Museum

Terrific Textiles Craft Sessions-26th July, 2nd, 9th & 16th August

July 25, 2017

Hillier Gardens, Romsey Four Wednesday afternoons; 26th July, 2nd, 9th and 16th August

The HWSD Guild put on textile craft activities for children.

Crafts included; spinning, peg loom, back strap and stick weaving, finger knitting and felting

August 05, 2017

Demonstrators for Spinning, Weaving and other fibre crafts


Southdowns Show

August 18, 2017

It is a two day show, 19th and 20th August. We were there on the Sunday

Romsey Show

September 08, 2017

Spinning, weaving, other crafts and activities

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