At our meeting on 8th May we were shown the techniques of hand spinning by Gilly Pusey. Her dedication and enthusiasm for the craft was evident as she talked us through the whole process from collecting the fleece to the cleansing and dying of the end product. There were so many different breeds of sheep and different qualities of wool that I quite lost count. Gilly brought along some of her delightful quirky dolls to show us and you can find these on her web site. In addition to her spinning both with a spinning wheel and a spinning spindle, rather like a top, she explained to us the technicalities of dying and how one can use natural products to produce a number of subtle colours.
- WI meeting: Speaker - Stephen Powis - "In pursuit of the Improbable 13/04/2021 at 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm via zoom - invitation will be by email
- Link up coffee meet 19/04/2021 at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Root One Garden Centre, High Rd, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Wallingford OX10 0PT, UK Outside seating only
- Knitting Group - by zoom? 03/05/2021 at 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm