Where did the summer go?
It was memorably warm (just like the summers of my childhood!) and there were several woolly festivals - including the now established Fibre East and the brand new Bristol Wool Fair. The picture shows the very entertaining Michael of the 'Shear Sheep Experience' - with some of his stars of the stage. Aka the 'Mad Kiwi' - what he doesn't know about wool and sheep isn't worth knowing!
September brought a return to Guild and a fascinating talk about Spinning for Weaving from Sarah Wroot - a Canadian permanently living in the UK. Sarah enthused us with description of her experiments and journey from Spinning for knitting to Weaving. She also gave us a very practical demo of sizing handspun singles to use as a warp.
The next meeting is our Challenge meeting when members are invited to show off their handiwork for the chance to win a trophy and to enthuse others.