Chair’s Challenge

Every year the current chair sets a challenge to the Guild members. This year Trudi our current chair has set the challenge topic “Journey”. This interesting title has sent the members off on various Journeys!, and we hope you enjoy the result.

Lindsay has homes in both Swansea and Brittany and told the story of her regular journeys including features of both the UK and France using lots of different techniques.

She has created two lovely felted pieces of Mont St Michel and Worms Head.

Lindsay also did a lovely woven map of her journey, including the ferries! There are, of course, many more features to enjoy in this well thought out piece reflecting journeys both physical and emotional.

Sandra’s journey is a little closer to home! Inspired by a lovely treelined walk in Ystradgynlais. This is a journey that started with a 3 day tapestry workshop in October 2021. This was a fantastic opportunity to learn how to do tapestry properly and so this work was a chance to put those new skills into action, especially wrapping threads.

Anna’s journey was one which took her most of the year to complete and she has written us a nice piece for this website.

I was inspired by a journey to Venice, my favourite city in the world.

I used a photo of Rio dell’Arsenale and calculated the percentage of each colour using a grid system. I then weighed out equivalent amounts of fibre and divided them into 10 piles, so that each pile contained each of the colours in the correct proportions.

I created rolags on a blending board

And spun and plied them together to create 500g of a 2 ply yarn of approximately dk weight.

This is the final jumper I knitted, using a top down in-the-round pattern.

Many of the guild members are still on their journeys so watch this space for updates!

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