The Bathurst Hand Weavers and Spinners Guild were extremely happy with the response to their Natural Fibre Muster held on 8 May this year.
In the true spirit of the Muster, the day was filled with demonstrations, displays and workshops covering a myriad of fibre crafts, and the supply of natural and prepared fibres and fabrics.
Traders were invited to provide a wide array of products and the free demonstrations included beginner spinning, drop spindle spinning, needle felting, fabric appliqué, weaving, wool embroidery, various quilting techniques, tricot crochet and multidirectional knitting. Workshops, for the cost of materials only, were ongoing and included wet felting, silk painting, making silk paper and knitted scrumbling.
Tracy Callinan, Executive Officer of Arts Out West very kindly officially opened the Muster and the day flowed on with the president of the Bathurst Guild officiating.
Congratulations to all in the Bathurst Guild who supported Margaret, both in the preparation of the event and on the day, and to all the husbands and men friends who helped as well.