Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Visitors from the Govan based project:" Weaving Truth with Trust"in GalGael and visit to the Weaver's Cottage in Kilbarchan

Last Thursday 3 artists from the Govan based project: "Weaving Truth with Trust" visited GalGael. They wanted to find out more about the traditional wool processing from raw wool, to teasing, carding, spinning and eventually weaving the woollen tread into a rug. They had a go on carding and spinning, as you can see in the photos. We shared knowledge, experience and stories, which was great fun. Please, check out the link to the project: "Weaving Truth with Trust"

Demonstrating the carding of sheep's wool with hand carders

G. has a go on the spinning wheel
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...having a go on spinning...
Laryna demonstrates weaving on the rug
Last Saturday the ladies from the "Weaving Truth with Trust" project and friends went to the Weaver's Cottage in Kilbarchan. That was an amazing experience!
The lovely and knowledgeable Christine MacLeod was a wonderful guide through the museum and we heard about the weaving tradition in the area. Old times became almost alive. Please, check out the link to the Weaver's Cottage

The cottage's kitchen, living room, and bedroom in once

Weaving workshop in the cellar
The tartan weaving loom

1 comment:

  1. THAT is a REALLY nice blog and sharing! Tells me a story, tells me of community and and history...