Saturday, 5 July 2014

GalGael at the Royal Highland Show

Table loom and the white woolen hand spun warp on the ground in front of the GalGael sign

This June wood craft and wool craft at GalGael were sharing a stall at the Royal Highland Show in Ingliston/ Edinburgh.
The Galgael stall with wood craft and wool craft

Laryna making the warp for the rigid-heddle loom
Finished warp with rigid-heddle loom
Together with the wood crafters from Galgael, who demonstrated wood carving, Gillian and myself, Laryna were demonstrating all craft processes related to weaving and spinning. We even made a warp for the rigid-heddle table loom, warped the loom and started weaving a scarf with white Shetland/Teeswater hand spun plied wool. 

First 25 cm of the hand woven scarf

Gillian weaving the scarf

Inkle loom with a new cotton warp for a strap or a belt. A simple way to learn weaving. Visitors, children and adults had the great opportunity to weave at the inkle loom. 

The first couple of shots

Observing the spinning wheel spinning is always so calming and relaxing. We had many visitors small and large who took photos of us spinning at the spinning wheel. Those, who wished had a go at spinning the lovely soft sheep's wool. 

Gillian spinning at her New Zealand spinning wheel

Wool craft corner with wool craft tools
Laryna spinning at her Scottish spinning wheel

We saw many woolly friends at the Royal Highland Show
Another impressive woolly friend

Upright floor loom here with a rag rug

Last but not least the upright floor loom, where adult and children visitors could have a couple of shots with recycled straps from clothes and other fabrics. 
If you would like to find out more about weaving, spinning and felting at GalGael, please come along on a Thursday night or send us an email.

Felt workshop in GalGael on 10th of July 4-5.30pm

"Inspired by the colours of Summer" felt workshop on Thursday, the 10th of July 2014  4-5.30pm in GalGael

In this felt workshops you will either 
learn how to needle felt or improve your skills in needle felting or to use warm soapy water and friction for wet felting. We will use natural fluffy wool and colourful dyed wool fibres to create Summer related objects like a flower or a little ornament eg. a flower fairy or anything else related to Summer
This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill, or improve your felt skills and create a beautiful 

object. It's fun and easy to learn!
No previous experience needed!
Please feel free to invite friends!
Cost:£5 incl. material
This workshop is lead by Laryna, volunteer in GalGael.

More felt workshops to come in August.

Venue: Galgael, 15 Fairley Street, Glasgow/Ibrox, G51 2SN
Please book your place via Galgael's office:0141/ 4273070
or Laryna:07503 210 416

Wet felted flowers