Promoting traditional textile crafts across Dorset
The Guild was lucky enough to have Amanda Hanniford to visit for a weekend in October. Firstly she ran a long draw workshop at our monthly meeting, Saturday morning where any one could come and join in to get to grips with this technique. In the afternoon we had a talk on the Certificate of Achievement which was very informative and helpful to those who are currently studying for the certificate. Sunday , Amanda ran a silk workshop, primarily for those who are studying for the certificate although there were some spare places. Jane from the New Forest Guild had read our blog where the workshop was advertised and joined us at the Quiet Center in Poundbury for the day. We has a quick history lesson about the different varieties of silk moth, cultivated and wild before embarking on trying out all the different varieties of silk one can purchase for spinning. Amanda demonstrated and then we had a go using the silks. This included throws terms waste, bricks tops hankies and caps. Noils, tussah and much more.Such a learning curve for us all and well worth attending.