2010 Diary

We meet on the first Saturday in the month in Stoke Albany Village Hall, Leicestershire, LE16 8PL unless otherwise stated. There is a £5 charge to cover the hall rental. Please bring a plate of food for a shared lunch.

Inspiration Days are an opportunity to encourage and support long draw spinning, to seek advice and share experiences. A typical day would include a short business meeting; an advice clinic; a workshop on a pre-agreed subject; a talking table to show and explain your latest project: a shared lunch and a spin-in.


Jan 2nd - Inspiration Day 10am-4pm


Feb 6th - Inspiration Day 10am-4pm Sally has agreed to bring some of her weaving kit and will talk about basic things such as twill and plain weaves, making warps etc. She will try to answer questions but claims no profound knowledge as is just an enthusiastic beginner. Pam has a four shaft loom already threaded up so will bring it for people to play on too.


March 6th - Inspiration Day 10am –4pm to include a demonstration by Val Bryant on “Dressing a Distaff”. Val and David are visiting from Cheshire this month and will no doubt increase our knowledge enormously as usual


April 10th - Inspiration Day 10am-4pm

April 17th - Long Draw Workshop at Coventry Guild

April 24/25th - Wonderwool Wales
Royal Welsh Showground
Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys
Gillian Challis will be there and will be taking her Great (Muckle) Wheel


May 1st - Inspiration Day 10am-4pm with “Felting” demonstration by Jenny Lees & Pat Screaton

May 22nd
During April and May 2010 the Market Harborough Museum is having a Harborough Hidden Talents theme and each Saturday in April and May local people will be demonstrating their skills in the Museum. Rosalind will be there demonstrating long draw spinning on Saturday 22nd May and perhaps one other day.

May 27th - Visit to Eve Newcombe-Baker - to see her Zwarbles and Jacob sheep and lambs. Last year she laid on a feast of home-made sandwiches, snacks and cakes! Scottish hospitality apparently. Details will be issued to members by email


June 5th - Inspiration Day 10am-4pm

June 12th(and every year on the second Saturday in June)
World Wide Knit In Public Day

This was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each others' company. If you need an excuse to have a get together and have a knit and natter then this is for you. Why not organise something in your area?

June 25/26th - Woolfest
Cockermouth, Cumbria
Guild will have a demonstration stand


July 3rd - Inspiration Day 10am-4pm


Aug 7th - Inspiration Day 10am-4pm

August 2010 -
UK Knit Camp and UK Ravelry Days

Stirling University

August 13-15th - Guild Long Draw spinning weekend at Knuston Hall.


Sept 4th - Annual General Meeting 11am (coffee from 10.30am),followed by shared lunch. After lunch there will be a visit to Uppingham Yarns. Meeting will be at Wilbarston Village Hall NOT Stoke Albany


Oct 2nd - Inspiration Day 10am-4pm with demonstration of “Braiding” by Christine Wright

October 16th - Workshop at Leicestershire Guild

October 30th - Workshop at Wrekin Spinners


Nov 6th - “Celebration of Spinning” 10am-4pm


Dec 4th - Inspiration Day 10am-4pm