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In July, Alice Elsworth, from Whistlebare Farm, gave a presentation on Home-grown Yarn '“ Hand Dyed.
Angora goats are kept on the farm and produce mohair, which is strong, smooth and easily dyed. Wensleydale sheep are also kept for their long, curly wool. This is blended with the mohair to produce a lustrous yarn.
Afterwards fleeces are worsted spun in Yorkshire 4ply, double knit and Aran yarn in a wide range of colours. She showed samples of garments, which were greatly admired.
The vote of thanks was given, then refreshments were served and the raffle drawn. This was followed by the business meeting.
After reports from the secretary and treasurer, correspondence was read. We have received invitations to Cheswick and Norham WIs in September.
Everyone had enjoyed the visit to Northumberlandia, where WIs from all over the county met. As it was such a lovely day the views from the highest point were amazing.
The competition for ‘F’ was won by Mrs A Easton for an arrangement of feathers, ferns and foxgloves. Mrs J Hamblett was second with a knitted frock.
Our next meeting in August is a trip to Abbotsford and Melrose.