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Groups

 

Second Friday each month 1 – 5pm.  Contact Sally Antill on 016977 – 47260

Social and self-help group crafting with fibre.  Primarily spinning, weaving, knitting.  Also sometimes tapestry, quilting, crochet, peg-loom, felting, etc.

No membership, just turn up.  Come for an hour, or all afternoon, whatever suits.  Bring your own project to work on.

Charge £2 per person to cover room hire and hot drinks.

 

No formal tuition or classes, but if you are a beginner or struggling with something, we will try to help.  Spinners, knitters and dyers nearly always present.

A spare spinning wheel can be made available for the afternoon but please pre-book with Sally so that she knows to bring one.  Fibre to spin ditto.

 

Workshops and courses are occasionally arranged, usually with external tutors.  Contact Sally if you have any requests.

 

 

Group articles

Tour of Britain - Tour of British Fleece 2015

With the Aviva Tour of Britain cycle race scheduled to pass through Gilsland on Day 5 of the 2015 race, Gilsland's Fibre Fridays group decided to make an effort.  Pictured are local and not-so-local spinners spinning outside the Village Hall on Thursday 10th September 2015 as the cyclists rode by. 

Spinners all over the world spin along with the cyclists during the Tour de France in an event known as the Tour de Fleece - so why should the Tour of Britain not have its own Tour of British Fleece?