A Weavers Day

Had a wonderful day on Saturday at the Hallamshire WS&D Guild. Wonderful company, always welcoming and they make me feel glad I made the effort. I really hated missing last month.

This month we had two talks from members. A visit to Ghana and the National WS&D exhibition in July 2012.

Traditionally this weaving is done in strips which are then sewn together.

Notice that each strip includes both warp and weft faced sections – Fantastic!

Woven in Ghana    Women do the weaving and men sew the strips together- I suggested that this was because sewing was the easiest job, however the consensus was that it’s because it involved machines.

What do you think?

Next we viewed photos of the National WS&D exhibition. What a wealth of talent and a hive of activity. Wonderful images and interesting stories.

Another month until the next … Oh well!!!!!

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