Here are the pictures of towels woven by Valerie using all 10 colour variations of the new 8/2 variegated cotton. She warped one stripe of each colour separating each strip with Venne 8/2 Cotton in Irish Cream which was also used for the weft. The finished cloth has a lovely soft hand and there is no discernible difference in the two brands of yarn.
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I am very pleased to be able to share these details with you. Anna is a very experienced weaver and excellent teacher and this Summer School is always very popular. It is excellent value for money too, a perfect way to start learning to weave or extend your skills. Do get in touch with Anna for more information.
Anna Crutchley will be teaching her 5-day course ‘Weaving on a 4 shaft Table Loom’ again this year at Cottenham Summer School, Monday 24th – Friday 28th July, 10am – 4pm. The course is suitable for beginners or weavers with previous experience. Beginners will sample a variety of weave structures, experimenting with different colour combinations, yarn qualities and surface textures. Weavers with previous experience are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the tutor in advance. You will leave with a comprehensive set of samples, notes and masses of information for further progress.
Contact Anna directly if you would like more information about the course at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01223 327685, or Cottenham Village College at http://community.cvcweb.net or 01954 288752 or for info and booking for this or other courses.
I'm always pleased to be asked to share details of courses arranged by DWW. It's a lovely place to go and meet up with other weavers. It's a super place to go to learn something new, visitors are always made very welcome, I can thoroughly recommend it.
They are hosting a 3 day course on Scandinavian Weaves taught by Jette Vandermeiden. Jette is everything you could ask for in a teacher- extremely knowledgeable, calm, kind and very very patient. It will be a splendid course I only wish I could go but I'm already spoken for that weekend! Full details on the course and contact details for booking on the attached flyer which will download if you click on the link.
We are still taking bookings from Guilds around the country for both this year and 2018. I update the 'Where will MFWY be" blog post as these are added. A banner at the top of each page of the website will tell you when we are closed and when orders will be processed on our return and will direct you to the blog if further information is available. We are trying to plan breaks and holidays so that we can give you advance warning too.
Some new yarn made it's way into the shop this week. It's some lovely variegated 8/2 cotton in 10 colour ways and will work well with the Venne 8/2 cotton and Venne Cottoline. I plan to try some on the RH in the new 15dpi reed as soon as I get the current sample of Bamboo Boucle woven off. In the meantime Valerie is busy warping up some tea towels using all 10 shades, once they're finished I will get some photos on the website and Facebook.
Here are some inspirational pictures of a fabulous blind woven by Sally using double weave pick up in the Venne 20/2 Cotton. It was a labour of love but I think you will agree worth it!
We will be closed all day this coming Saturday March 4th. We are having major electrical work completed which means we will be without power and will be unable to process orders or answer telephone enquiries. You can still place orders but they won't be posted until Monday 6th March. Thank you for your patience.
We have just received 2 deliveries which means out of stock colours of Jaggerspun Zephyr and Webs Tencel (both solid and space dyed shades) are all back in stock). The website has been updated but there is a lot of winding to do so there may be a slight delay in processing your order until we catch up next week.
Where will MFWY be in 2017?
We haven’t applied for space at any of the major fibre shows this year but will be visiting the following Guilds where I know you will be made very welcome. Get in touch if you want more details or want us to bring anything special for you, there will be no obligation to buy. Other events and or details of when we will be closed (you can still shop, but delivery will be delayed) will be posted in the Blog section of the website and a banner at the top of the screen will tell you when your order will be processed.
June 17th 10.30am Bedfordshire Guild WSD Open Day Flitwick Village Hall, Dunstable Road,Flitwick, MK45 1HP http://bedsguildwsd.blogspot.co.uk/
July 15th 10.00am Wiltshire Guild WSD
3, St Mary’s School Buildings, High Street, Steeple Ashton Wiltshire. BA14 6EU
National Association of Guilds WSD Summer School 2017
Friday 19 August 4:00pm – 9:00pm For Summer School Delegates
Saturday 20 August 10:00am – 4:00pm Open to All
Sparsholt College, Westley Lane, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2NF
September 9th Devon Guild WSD 10.00am
America Hall, de la Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 8PX
October 7th 10.00am The All Wales Event The Minerva Arts Centre High Street Llanidloes Powys SY18 6BY
October 14th 10.00am Derby Guild WSD Hazelwood Memorial Hall Over Lane Hazelwood DE56 4AG
November 17th 10:00am Cornwall WSD Probus Village Hall, Amelia Court, Probus, Cornwall. TR2 4NB
The last posting date for parcels to arrive before Christmas is Tuesday 20th December for 2nd Class and Wednesday 21st for 1st Class.
Sorry for such short notice, I have had some problems with internet connectivity this week that has taken up rather more of my time than I would have liked!
Tomorrow Saturday 5th November. Bucks Guild WSD.
Barn Hall of the Amersham Community Centre, Amersham, HP6 5AH.
2.00pm for a 2.30pm start. A talk on WARP (Weave a Real Peace) and the MFWY Pop up Shop.
I have restocked with these lovely hooks from Harrisville. I know a lot of you have waited a long time for these, thanks for your patience. They are in the equipment section of the web shop. Look out for new equipment being added to the web shop soon. We will be supplying Ashford weaving equipment and will also have some lovely hand crafted beaters made by a local craftsman.
A long cotton and cottoline warp turned into more towels for a wedding present.
On the loom, on the line and on the plane!