I can't believe I am blogging for a 3rd consecutive day, but I went to a craft morning at my local library so thought I would show you some of the lovely things I saw there. It was an opportunity to go along and try new crafts. The lady organising it goes to the craft group that I go to and she runs a rag rug making group regularly at the library.
There were lots of lovely ladies there, some that I know from the group I go to. We had coffee , welsh cakes and chocolate biscuits which was very nice.
A group of very friendly spinsters who were not offended when I called them that. The name spinster, for an unmarried woman, comes from the craft of spinning. A spinster was the name given to a woman who spun thread and these more often than not were unmarried women, hence the name. I was wondering what the collective terms for a group of spinsters was and one of them suggested a gaggle! I will have to think of one a bit more alliterative I think.
These very talented ladies belong to the Gwent Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Not only do they do all these things but they make many different things with their yarn.
Here are samples of knitting,crochet, felting and a very lovely woven picture.
More crochet and felted items.
Some of the very industrious ladies.
There were a lot of people making rugs who had brought along some of their work.
There are 2 ways to make rag rugs. The one on the left above has a smooth finish and the one on the left has a shaggy finish.
The butterfly below combines to 2 different ways of doing it.
A shaggy looking chicken and another rug combining both methods.
What a fine looking cockerel!
A craft I am familiar with is crochet but I have never attempted anything like this. So beautiful!
This is more of the same lady's work
I had a go at making a mini rag rug of the shaggy type. Didn't have time to finish it though. This is how I did it, Rug making.
Here I am with my 2 crafty friends Ray and Gail.