Programme – 2022

Diss Guild meetings will be held in the Colin Riches room of the Diss Methodist Church, unless
otherwise advised .
Meetings are from 12.00 noon until 3.00pm
Members pay £1 attendance fee (currently, while we are not using the kitchen. Fee increases to £2 to cover tea and coffee when the kitchen is available), visitor’s fee is £3

Thursday January 27th
Zoom meeting to replace actual meeting due to Covid restrictions.

Thursday February 24th
Members meeting, no speaker but a Show and Tell of Lockdown projects.

Thursday March 31st
Exploring decorative knitting stitches. Mary Watkins will talk us through the making of her ‘Coat of
many Samples’ which was much admired at the Makers Festival 2022.
Bring along favourite examples.

Thursday April 28th
Getting the most out of your Spinning Wheel. Susan P will give advice on general wheel
maintenance, plus hints and tips on how to make the most of the adjustments the wheel has to offer

Thursday May 26th

This meeting is open to other Guilds.

Needle Felting. Visiting speaker Christine Sanderson will be talking about her work. Her life-sized
‘Elsie’ was one of the exhibits at the ‘Adjustment’ Exhibition at the Makers festival 2022

Thursday June 23rd
Please note the change of Date.
Diss Guild Garden Party at the home of Pam Ross.
Our normal meeting date falls during the Norfolk Show. Some members will be involved there.

Thursday July 28th
Anne Dixon will present ‘Rosepath threading explored’
Weavers and non weavers alike will be fascinated by the range of achievable patterns.

Thursday August 25th
Susan P, responding to a requested made some time ago, will demonstrate how she makes her ‘Boot Toppers’ which sport locks of unspun fleece as a decorative feature. Bring your spinning wheel and any locks of fleece you have to have a go at making the tailspun yarn needed, then take the pattern away to knit at your leisure.

Thursday September 29th
Home made Stitch markers. After all sharing tips and bringing some of our favourite beads, we will make our own stitch markers.

Thursday October 27th
Diss Guild Fashion show. A chance to show some of the items that we have made.

Thursday November 24th
Diss Guild AGM. (plus a chance for a good chat when the business is done and dusted)
December, no formal meeting

As in previous years, we have no meeting at the end of December.
However, in the past we have got together informally at a members home to hold our ‘Before the
Twelfth Night’ Party.
Details to be arranged.