Transition Stroud

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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Textile Group

A good time was had by all.

Here's some pictures of the Textile Group sharing skills and materials. It's a great group and we encourage each other to get on and make something, or maybe repair something.
We had a new member who showed us some beautiful hens made from old jumpers, and buttons made from flat, smooth pebbles. What a great idea. Why not come and join in?

I received this email from the co-ordinator, Rose Lilies, who is excellent and collecting bits of material and lovely clothes that would have been thrown out. Here's the email if you are thinking of joining in the fun as well as learning some essential skills -

We had a fun evening at Helens' last week and I have now booked 2 more dates to give people a choice of day and venue.
The first will be in the Garden (back) room of the Quaker meeting house in Nailsworth on Wed. 18th March 7.30pm.
The other will be at Helens' again on Thurs. 2nd April.

Bring things you have made or are working on. It's very inspiring to see what others are doing and everyone is happy to share their skills if you want to try something new.

As always unwanted clothing and other textiles will find a new grateful home!

If you are coming to either meeting and want to learn a particular skill just let me know and I will try to ensure we have the necessary equipment ( as I can't carry everything to every meeting!)

I'm hoping to sort my fleece out soon so that I can get back to spinning, and also make a first attempt at dyeing with all the onions skins I have been saving.

We have been invited to take part in a craft exhibition at King Stanley church on Sat. 11th July. There should be lots of people about as the church fete is on at the same time.
They would like people to demonstrate crafts as well as sell items in return for a small percentage of profits. This is a great opportunity for us so let's get the creative juices flowing. The only thing is that they have to organise the space carefully so would like to know how much space we will need fairly soon. So please let me know if you are interested.




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