Gallery of Members' Work

Work created by members of the Wigtownshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers
Birthday Sweater

Birthday Sweater

I bought this Merino and Linen fibre late 2019, the linen content gave the yarn an interesting texture. I knitted my first yoked sweater, my daughters birthday gift and had enough left for the hat and scarf which will be a gift for my granddaughter. 

Woven Rug

Woven Rug

This is the first time I've tried to design a "Summer and Winter" weaving project. It has two sides. So named because the "Summer" side was lighter, and the "Winter" side was darker. In days past many bed counterpanes were made this way, as it was easier to wash...

Onion dyeing with no chemicals

Onion dyeing with no chemicals

No fuss dyeing with onion skins! No mordants needed.Boil skins for about an hour.. Let liquor cool. Remove skins. Add wet fibre. Simmer for about an hour. Leave to cool in dyepot. Remove and rinse.The 2 skeins on the right are from the first simmering, and the 2 on...

Thomson Tartan Coasters

Thomson Tartan Coasters

Following on from the Thomson Tartan Tablemats I made, I decided to make coasters for this year's family gathering. There are 18 coasters, and by the time I'd finished weaving them all, I was wanting to start a new project! It really did end up a Labour of Love!As it...

Warp Faced Table Mats

Warp Faced Table Mats

This set of 4 table mats were to have been part of the project and raffle for the Guild Open Day which is cancelled due to the Coranvirus. They are made of cotton, the thick rep weave has 6 strands for added insulation and effect.

Lap Waste project

Lap Waste project

This project started on a visit to World of Wool where I spent time rooting in their lap waste bin, I selected quite a few different colours and blended them on my board, after plying I knitted the open sided cardigan pictured and I am very pleased with the results. 

cardy

cardy

My second ever garment from my own home spun and dyed yarn.You may not see me wearing this very often as it has quickly become my favourite snuggle card for when I am under the weather or just plain cold!

Experiments in dyeing

Experiments in dyeing

Following a Guild dyeing workshop in 2016, I have really been bitten by the dyeing bug and have gradually been increasing my stock of dyes. These are just a few of my experiments with dyeing combed tops. Most are Blue-Faced Leicester or merino. [gallery...