Well the guild’s exhibition was the just-gone bank holiday weekend – it happened as part of the Oxfordshire artweeks festival. I put in a few things for display including my opulent raglan. I love how it was displayed with a felted bead necklace and earrings.
In fact I loved this whole section of the display. It was mostly neutrals, greys and blacks with a hint of colour here and there. The two ladies who arranged it seemed to really have an eye for display/design.
Unfortunately you can’t see too much of detail on the black jacket but it was pretty incredible.
We also had a ‘shawl corner’. I helped set out the items for this section. The peacock shawl on the left of this picture was all laceweight spun on a drop spindle.
This was one of my favourite items, a lovely lacy cardigan. I think it might be melon stitch.
On Friday I demonstrated. I loaded the car up with my wheel and my drumcarder and decided to start making some heather batts. Mr M’s workmate from the workshop doesn’t look elegant but was extremely convenient to bolt the drumcarder to.
I had almost as much interest in my carding from guild members as I did from members of the public. Lots of people hadn’t seen this model of drum carder and were also intrigued by my use of a brush to pack more fibre on to the drum.
I had a great time, but talked so much I had a very dry and sore throat at the end of the day.