Last Friday and Saturday we were at the "pop-up shop" in the National Grid office in Nailsea with the Avon Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers. Given that it was the hottest weekend of the year and we were demonstrating spinning and weaving with nice, warm, snuggly wool, we weren't expecting to be anywhere near as interesting an attraction as the ice-cream shop nearby! Nonetheless, there was plenty of interest in our crafts. Lots of people loved looking at the handspun yarns and handwoven textiles (mainly women) and several wanted to have a go at spinning and weaving (mostly men and children). It's always so rewarding at this kind of event when someone comes in and says "I used to do spin/weave/knit/crochet but I haven't done anything for ages. You've inspired me to start again.." Hopefully we will see a few new members and guests at the Guild in coming months.
If you would like to find out more about the Guild, see the website at www.avonguild.org.uk