We're all met together here to sit and to clack With our glasses in our hands and our work upon our back There's nae a trade among 'em who could mend or could knack If it wasna for the Work O' the Weavers
If it wasna for the weavers wha' would ya do? Ya wouldna hae no cloth tha's made o' wool. Ya wouldna hae no greens, nor your greys, nor your blues If it wasna for the work o' the weavers.
welcome the Hebridean fleeces home
November 2007 - we welcome home the Hebridean fleeces - as this rare breed has been extinct from the Isles and is now coming back; with big thank you, from all at the Galgael. to John from Iona and his dark happy girls there
Next two felt workshops on Thursday, the 3rd and on Thu. the 17th of November in GalGael
Would you like to learn wet felting or improve the skills you already gained before? Come along to the next felt workshop on Thursday, the 3rd of November and/or 2 weeks later . Both 1,5 hour workshops start at 3.15 pm and are by suggested donation: £4/£3. Felt making is a magical transformational process from fluffy wool fibers into a solid fabric. It is the most ancient fabric making technique, with historic and prehistoric founds in different areas in the world, especially in asia. Have you heard about yurts, nomadic people in mongolia use as their housing? Felted rugs and panels were made to make these tents cosy and waterproof.
Rainbow coloured spiral on red background
Playful shapes on brown background
These both photos show felted pieces from the last felt workshop in GalGael's woolcraft bothy, almost 2 weeks ago.