This year started with a new venue for our annual retreat. We chose a one day event which was hosted by our own member Chandra Rice at her incredible retreat centre and home on the banks of the Crowe River. In the morning members did eco printing and dyeing. Then we were treated to a fabulous lunch picnic style outside on a long lunch table. And the afternoon was a choice of a book binding workshop or a social time to spin and knit down on the docks. The activities were amazing, the food scrumptious, and the company supreme. We are certainly a lucky group to be able to enjoy the pleasures and talents of our guild.
Pictures by Jill Purcell and Marie Alexander
Sunday, 23 September 2018
Join us for our 30th annual Spin In on Tuesday, October 1 from 10:00-3:00 at St. John's United Church, 50 Bridge St. W, Campbellford, Ont. $5.00 admission. Bring your spinning wheel, knitting or rug hooking or what ever craft you carry and spend the day with others who share your interests. There will be door prizes and draws. Buy a lamb burger or lamb sausage for lunch. Browse through the gorgeous wares of our vendors. And enjoy coffee and tea with a homemade sweet treat made by our members. Don't miss this event!
The Warkworth Spinners and Weavers guild was well represented today at the Yarn at the Mill Festival in Castleton. We had nine spinners demonstrating our skills and fielding questions from the visitors. We had a very comprehensive display table with spinning, weaving and knitting items along with natural dyed wool from Marie. Grace did a skirting demonstration after a shearing demo and Jackie did a sock knitting machine demonstration. As you can see from the pictures it was a rather cool day but highly enjoyable. We had many people interested in what we do and several showed interest in becoming new spinners.