Several folk commented on how relaxed and friendly today's meeting was. This was the skills exchange meetup and there were several 'skills' demonstrated, including Suzanne's felting prowess (beads and buttons in beautiful merino). The sight of Suzanne with soap up to her elbows gathered a good crowd. Pam Brown had organised a 'knit in' of Easter Chicks to be sold later in aid of the Hospice movement. The multicoloured chicks looked beautiful - and were just the right size to tuck a cadbury's creme egg inside. And I'd brought a couple of marudai which several people had a go on.
Mostly though, folk chatted amiably whilst spinning or knitting or eating the delicious cake on sale, and quite a lot of folk stayed until the end of the day - at around 3pm.
Jo, Jane and myself had a meeting a few weeks back to brainstorm ideas to raise the profile of the Guild . We also want to get a new members pack together - and a leaflet highlighting Guild activities to put out at Events and Displays. To this end, Paul Diffey came along to today's meeting with his camera and snapped various members at work (and play) and took pics of the many finished articles by members.
If any member reading this has any high resolution photographs of previous events, or of their work please please do bring them along to a Guild meeting or email them to Jo or myself. They are needed to go on this website, or to be used to illustrate publicity leaflets. Thanks in anticipation!