Mini Summer School at Clayton, East Sussex August 2019
Val Conway from the East Sussex Guild of weavers set up an untutored mini Summer School in Clayton village hall. Eighteen people signed up for this and four guilds were represented, London, Wealden Guild, East Grinstead spinners and East Sussex Guild.
There was a mix of activities- spinning alpaca and Wensleydale wool. There were several weavers busy weaving scarves for the Guild’s exhibition in October this year, a rigid heddle loom and a rug being woven on a peg loom.
There was also bag making and sewing.
Val ensured we were well looked after with tea, coffee and biscuits.
Even though there was no official tutor Val and other expert weavers were generous with their time and helped others. This was an excellent venture and it is great to see guilds coming together to share their knowledge and encourage people in our crafts. I hope this will spread to other guilds across the United Kingdom.