*** Please Note: Due to the current ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, we have suspended all meetings, workshops and public events for the foreseeable future. We are open online for enquiries about our group so please feel free to get in touch via www.staffordknotspinners.wordpress.com ***
Stafford Knot Spinners is a craft group, meeting monthly at Hyde Lea Village Hall, Stafford since 1986.
Our interests are all things yarn related including: spinning, weaving, dyeing, knitting and crochet.
We are a diverse group, sharing our skills and interests with a cuppa and biscuit or cake.
Here is our 2020 programme.
Have a look and feel free to come along to our meetings!
Dates in bold/italic are study days at Hyde Lea Village Hall
Dates in bold are at other venues as stated or to be confirmed and usually 10-3pm.
All other Dates are our Sunday meetings from 10am to 4pm at Hyde Lea Village Hall
|2nd Feb||Welcome to 2020 with a Skill Share Day (with optional wheel & equipment maintenance)|
|To kick start our new meeting schedule: a buffet lunch!|
|15th Feb||‘There’s No Planet B’ St Chad’s Church, Stafford|
|1st Mar||Colour theory – working with colour & which dyes to use|
|We’ll have a reminder of the colour wheel, and look at protein fibres vs cellulose vs artificial fibres. This will be led by Lidia and Mary|
|5th Apr||A Skill Share Day|
|3rd May||Building patterns – blocks & colour theory|
|Looking at transitional colour changes, ombre and more & when to start planning.|
|17th May||Indigo Dyeing Day with Amanda Hannaford|
|Please note, this is limited to 12 places. Please enquire for availability and cost.|
|7th Jun||A Skill Share Day|
|5th Jul||Mary Rowley Study Day 2020|
|Studying new ways of colour combining without a dye pot|
|2nd Aug||A Skill Share Day|
|6th Sep||Natural dyeing day|
|Led by Mandy Robinson|
|19th Sep||Spin in Public Day – Stafford Library|
|4th Oct||Different ways to spin fleece braids|
|Fractal spinning, barber pole, colour pooling, etc|
|1st Nov||A Skill Share Day including our Annual General Meeting|
|AGM 2:30-4pm All welcome!|
|6th Dec||Our end of year ‘Show & Tell – Treasures, Disasters & UFOs’|
|This year, there is an opportunity to show, sell or buy our yarn related goods as we open to the public from 11am to 3pm.|