Sunday, 20 April 2008

wool craft log for weekend of 18-4-08

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Friday was big action day at Galgael: preparing for the 'Given to People' Film all weekend event, and especially for the launch on Friday evening.

During the week Laryna had been busy with making mobiles to sell,
and when Anneruth came they washed the newly found Jacobs Fleece

On Friday was mass attendance of wool craft folks:
Anna, Annie, Anneruth, Flora, Jackie with Emma and Erin, Sarah-Jane,

Jackie and the children had only little time, so they teased wool and practiced carding for the rug weaving.
The white wool getting ready: Watch (by clicking on the links) the teasing and the carding.. by Emma and Erin

Flora and Annie dried with towels the Jacob fleece and hang the hammock up in the bothy to put the non-dripping wet wool into it for drying.

Everybody else (Anneruth, Sarah-Jane and Anna) got started with the tidy up for the event, bbut got considerably sidetracked by Tom from Sunny Govan coming by and interviewing the wool craft group. Annie narrowly escaped at here first day with us being interviewed! Welldone Flora for the rescuing us shy folks and hanging in there for being the interviewee, and Saah-Jane for singing-performing straight from the sheet the spinning song Anneruth happened to have found!

Inbetween Flora and Anna produced a wee wool craft flyer for to hand out to interested people at the weekend, and Anneruth and Annie laminated some wool craft group materials for display.

Annie showed us a scarf she has knitted lenghtwise on round needles creating length stripes.

And we thank her especially for the gifts of patterns and nice colourful raw silk strands (for felting)

We had asked Gehan to lend us her Hebridean fleece rug so we could put it up for display and hopefully attract some orders, so here it lay out then as part of the wider Galgael display:

The 'Given to the People' film weekend was a great success for Galgael, celebrating and discussing the time that was at Pollok Freestate, and what happened since (= Galgael).
Although we (woolcrafty) did not sell anything (not having been able to produce much at all next to our busy lives!), there was some interest generated in the wool craft group and we are looking forward to see who will come along one of these days :-) There must be people out there who have some time and skills at hand to ehlpus buildup the stock for the summer events ?

In the last hour on Sunday Laryna had an opportunity to teach one of our founder members, little Shannon, Helen's daughter (click to watch here=>), a few new tricks of the weaving trade:

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