February 2018 – Off loom weaving

We met upstairs in the Jon Cousins Room, for the first time and appreciated the inbuilt kitchen area. After the business and show and tell parts of the meeting we all joined in with the activity. Janet described how this mini workshop had come about and how the idea had been developed for Diss Guild. She talked us through getting as far as a half warped loom and then we took over with our individual looms. To save time these had been started for us and members enjoyed weaving them with the yarns we had taken. At times you could hear a pin drop with the concentration. Towards the end we were shown how to finish of the basic ‘little bag’ and ideas were given on adding a cord or closure of we wished. Some members used Mackintosh inspired colours enabling them to part of the Open section for the National Exhibition.

As always the show and tell section is inspirational, including this time, other items for the Open section. We are hoping for a significant Diss entry this year.

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