Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Creative Spinning at Alston Hall

I've just spent a very enjoyable week-end at Alston Hall with members of Bradford and District, Bowland and Craven Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.  There were other guilds represented, too, and in my group there was a lady from as far away as East Sussex!

I had been tutoring a Creative Spinning workshop with consisted of 15 people including one man and a lady of 92, who was quite remarkable.  The week-end began with a wonderful meal provided by Alston Hall, followed by a group welcome, before heading off into our groups for an introduction.

Saturday began with a little light design work until lunch, consisting of colour studies, textural studies and collage before I'd let them try any spinning techniques.  After much hesitation and in some cases, sheer terror, everyone settled down to work and by tea time on Sunday had produced a huge amount of work and were starting to get the design bug.

Below are just a few images of the work that was completed, to see the full range take a look at the Creative Spinning Blog


Anonymous said...

Ooh those handspun yarns look absolutely gorgeous!

Willington Weaver said...

Thank you, they worked really hard and I was really pleased with what they all produced as a result.


Textile Queenie said...

I would like to come along to one of your Creative Spinning sessions I think, will you be at Alston Hall again anytime soon?

Textile Queenie said...

I've just answered my own question by checking out the Alston Hall website but perhaps you will be running a course somewhere else?

Willington Weaver said...

Hi, I'm running a Design for the Terrified course for Skylark Holidays:

It's a comprehensive, 5 day course, suitable for all, spinners, weavers, embroiderers, knitters, crocheters, etc.

Otherwise keep an eye open for my week-end courses with guilds here: in the talks and workshops section.

Thanks for being interested.


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