Highland Guild Of
Weavers Spinners & Dyers
various parts of the Highlands meet monthly in Beauly. The group
take part in spinning , weaving and other crafts. Lessons in
spinning may be available from the group.
a regular magazine is also produced.
Contact Ann Johnson
Tel 01847 851366
Clothes Knitted On Smallest Needles - Number 19
Caithness Spinners and Knitters Win Caithness V Cornwall Challenge
for the second year running the Caithness team made up of spinners and
knitters from the north of Scotland has won a challenge. the challenge
was made earlier this year when a few photos were taken at Dunnet where
the wool for the squares was obtained. The challenge to spin the wool and
knit 63 squares was won by the north team at Timespan in Helmsdale. The
two teams were linked by video beamed across the internet. Last year the
challenge was to knit a jumper.
12 October 05
North Of Scotland Team Wins The Challenge
competition to see which end of the country could make jumper from a
fleece was run at John O'Groats and Lands End. Members of the
Highland Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers joined forces with
spinners and knitters in the north and took up the challenge to make a jumper from hand
spun wool starting with a fleece. Teams of carders, spinners and
knitters spent the day in the race to complete a jumper to set a set size.
The competition was run
today as it was
Knitting Week. The North Of Scotland team won the competition.
An unusual feature of the event was the video link up provided by a team
from Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise to promote Broadband that is just
arriving in the John O'Groats area.
Visitors popped in over
the day to watch. Also a demonstration from the world's fastest
knitter showed just how fast someone can move a set of knitting needles.
Her speed can get up to 250 stitches a minute although she only managed
photos of other groups at
UK Hand Knitters