Ruby Exhibition

This is more information about the objects currently in our exhibiton at Bradford Industrial Museum

No. Name Item title Description Inspiration Additional Comments Techniques used Photo
1 Gemma Bage Ruby Socks 100% Corriedale fibre spun using an electronic spinning wheel to produce a 2 ply yarn. That yarn has been knit into socks using circular needles.   Knitting Spinning  
2 Anne Marie Bardsley Marmalade Sandwich! Tapestry woven using cotton warp and a variety of stash yarns. My dad's old hankie was useful for a background. A group of us were asked to make something related to our favourite book. When I was young I loved the Paddington Bear books and they really inspired my lifelong love of reading. Hence... Marmalade Sandwich. Tapestry weaving Weaving  
3 Anne Marie Bardsley Small hand towel Handwoven using 8/2 cotton. Using a technique called deflected double weave. I wove a large sampler and had enough left over to play with the colours and create a small towel. The sampler was from the book by Janet Phillips, 'Exploring Woven Fabrics'.   Weaving  
4 Anne Marie Bardsley Small Ruby bag The bag cloth comprises 'Ruby' fibres of Corriedale and silk which were handspun and used as two thirds of the warp and all of the weft, some JC Rennie yarn was used in the warp. Handwoven in plain weave. The strap was woven using cotton on an inkle loom. A handmade braid was also added. The textile artist Jennie Parry makes exquisite small bags and braids and I was lucky to be able to attend one of her workshops, which gave me lots of ideas. This is quite a simple, yet functional bag. Braiding

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5 Edna Barker Audio cassette tape bag Hand spun Wensleydale wool woven on a peg loom with audio cassette tape An interest in recycling  

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6 Edna Barker Fleece rug Woven on a peg loom using Jacob, Zwartble, Ryeland fleece, brown alpaca, and black alpaca with Portland fleece.     Weaving  
7 Edna Barker Lace knitted scarf Silk dyed with acid dyes and hand spun. Knitted with commercial yarn made of stainless steel core wound with silk.    

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8 Edna Barker Lacy ruby scarf Hand knitted, hand spun ruby fibre mixed with white silk.     Spinning  
9 Edna Barker Video tape bag Hand spun Masham, Jacob and Gotland fleece crocheted with video tape An interest in recycling   Spinning  
10 Edna Barker Natural dye jumper Hand knitted jumper. Yarns dyed with woad seeds, woad leaves, walnut shells, polyganum flowers, dock leaves.     Dyeing  
11 Gwen Bloor Cushion Shetland wool Woven on table loom    

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12 Gwen Bloor Shawl Blue Faced Leicester hand spun and knitted Liked the pattern and the first one I had done   Spinning  
13 Gwen Bloor Wall hanging Woven on 3 shafts in wool, pattern Krokbrad     Weaving  
14 Jaci Bowman Silk bobble hat 50g hand spun silk and 50g hand spun wool were hand knitted in alternating stripes and a commercial bobble in a toning colour was added. A book cover, 'Three Apples Fell from the Sky' by Narine Abgaryan. Hand spun and hand knitted Spinning  
15 Jaci Bowman Ruby Clutch 100g Corriedale fibre hand spun on a Turkish spindle then plied on a spinning wheel. It was then hand knitted and stitched into a clutch bag shape before finally being wet felted by hand. Two brass strap holders were attached and the strap sewn in place. The 100g of ruby fibre matched my hair colour and after considering a few options I decided a cross body bag would be a useful addition to my wardrobe. Use of a Turkish drop spindle and a traditional spinning wheel Spinning  
16 Liz Brown Ruby wall hanging with bobbins Warp: manufactured wool & acrylic - Bradford Mills.
Weft: hand spun merino, Shetland, silk. Teeswater locks.  Bobbin ornaments.  Hand shuttle
Bradford Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers' Ruby Anniversary Celebration  

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17 Wendy Cooper Ruby wrap/lap blanket Ruby Corriedale fibre blended with Blue Faced Leicester and silk fibre to produce various shades of red and pink. Hand spun in various thicknesses and plied with hand spun ruby silk. Woven on a Varident rigid heddle loom in plain/tabby weave.    

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18 Debra Darby "Hot" Pillow Wool and silk (mainly) with a fabric backing and a wool fibre stuffing.  Vintage fabric from my Mother-in-Law’s stash. Spun fibre includes wool, silk, bamboo, either plied or single.  Mostly spun by me, but some commercial wool/alpaca included.  Needle punched onto monk’s fabric across a wooden frame. The ruby silk and wool fibre made me think of fire.  I blended the wool and silk together, using hand carders.  I also wanted to use up some of my scraps of spun fibre and I was amazed at how much was orange, gold and yellow, which fitted the fire theme perfectly. Needle punching - a rug-making technique. Spinning  
19 Debby England Ruby Challenge Silk and wool were given and I have expanded with alpaca and sparkle How many different items could I make using spinning weaving and dying?  

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20 Lesley Fidler A bright idea Shetland wool, woven on a vintage four-shaft floor loom. The weaving was professionally finished into cloth. A commercial dressmaking pattern was used to make the garment. An opportunity to try another loom resulted in a length of cloth that needed to be used. Dress making Weaving  
21 Lesley Fidler Roses and rubies Pure wool in red (from the Ruby Anniversary challenge bag) and white (purchased separately) used for my first foray into an overshot weaving draft. The cushion is finished with a braid worked on a marudai (Japanese braiding stand) in the same yarn around a core. I wanted to use a technique that was new to me, so I identified a suitable pattern draft, read and re-read it until it made sense and then gave it a go. Braiding Weaving  
22 Lesley Fidler Stone walls Woven on an 8-shaft table loom in Shetland wool, using a double weave pattern. The weaving was professionally finished to create cloth. Cut and sewn to a Vouge dressmaking pattern by Issey Miyake. Seams finished with a 16-thread, handwoven braid The colours of the lichen-covered stone walls around my home

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23 Irene Froome Ruby hat and skein       Spinning  
24 Gareth and Krystyna Gadd Hand dyed and hand woven scarf Blue faced Leicester commercial yarn, hand dyed - green is a commercial dye, pinks and reds are a mixture of cochineal, rhubarb root and madder. Woven on a 16" rigid heddle loom I love the subtle variations of the dyes and the way they vary and pool as a cloth. I followed no set pattern but went where my whimsy took me.  

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25 Krystyna Gadd Dorothy’s Ruby evening bag Ruby challenge yarn for weft and brick merino for weft. Woven on an 8 shaft table loom and the pattern is a repeat twill  It goes with two other items - the Ruby slippers and the shawl  

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26 Krystyna Gadd Dorothy’s ruby shawl Ruby challenge yarn for weft and brick merino for weft. Woven on an 8 shaft table loom and the pattern is a repeat twill    

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27 Krystyna Gadd Dorothy’s ruby slippers Ruby challenge yarn for weft and brick merino for weft. Woven on an 8 shaft table loom and the pattern is a repeat twill As soon as I heard 'ruby' I thought of the Wizard of Oz and Dorothy’s ruby slippers  

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28 Krystyna Gadd Exploring textures 100% cream warp. Weft beige bouclé, stone Shetland and green art yarn. Woven on a rigid heddle loom. The variety of textures you could have in a cuddly cushion.  

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29 Krystyna Gadd Magic Scarf Pure wool (commercial) - Shetland type. Hand woven on a Louet Magic Dobby loom using 8 shafts. I used 3 twill type patterns and alternated them. My new (to me) Magic Dobby loom -  this piece has served as a sampler to try out my loom and how it works. It is a scarf as well as a sampler  

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30 Krystyna Gadd Rainbow yarn cushion 100% wool warp and weft. Warp commercial cream yarn. Weft hand-dyed rainbow yarn. Woven on a 4 shaft table loom.    

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31 Krystyna Gadd Silk and merino cushion Charcoal merino warp with a hand-dyed silk weft. Handwoven on an 8 shaft table loom using various twill patterns. Peacock feathers - the wonderful array of colours present in them.  

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32 Briony Hallas Hand spun, hand knit cardigan Jacob and Bluefaced Leicester wool; 6 vintage buttons This was spun a couple of years ago, the dark is Jacob and the white is Bluefaced Leicester, finished with vintage buttons.  I just love the pattern and tried to recreate the original made so many years ago. Knitting Spinning  
33 Briony Hallas Jacob Cardigan - made in 1982 Knitted cardigan in cream and brown hand spun Jacob wool; 8 buttons I spun this little cardigan ‘in the grease’ in 1982 - the year of our inauguration.  My dad was a farmer and opened a Farming Museum in 1980/81; my job was to demonstrate spinning using fleece from a small flock of Jacobs on the farm, a task which I initially found very difficult!  I was very proud of this cardigan, it was made for and worn by my eldest son who was born in 1979.  It was bought out again for his younger brother Adam born in 1983 - unfortunately I had forgotten about it when my youngest son was born in 1996 or he would have worn it too!  As you can see the little cardigan was well worn; I even used to sling it into the washer (not recommended!) but, although faded and slightly felted it still has stretch - and lots of happy memories Knitting Spinning  
34 Serena Hardman Cumbrian tarn Tapestry weaving on a small frame It was started at a Guild workshop. The inspiration was a photo I had taken. I did the flat right hand side and then decided to try and incorporate more texture so did the left hand side   Weaving  
35 Serena Hardman Dorset Button Crochet thread, wound and woven over a plastic curtain ring Just trying it out for the first time with colours I liked   Weaving  
36 Serena Hardman Ruby Riot Felted bag Corriedale Ruby fibre and Ruby silk carded and spun. Some then woven. Merino wool in grey and black. Silk fabric hand dyed. Wet felted around a resist. Bought metal clasp Colours that go well together. A bag made at Summer School Felting

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37 Serena Hardman Ruby Riot Felted Cowl Corriedale Ruby fibre and Ruby silk carded and spun. Some then woven. Merino wool in grey and black. Silk fabric hand dyed. Wet felted and Dorset button made and attached The colours go well together. To match the Ruby bag. Felting

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38 Julie Hawkey Felt bag A lightweight handbag of wet and needle felted construction. I used a blend of the Ruby wool/silk and contrasted this with a cream wool/silk blend. The item is lined with sari silk. I wanted to showcase the rich Ruby wool/silk fibre in a pattern design. I originally planned to create a scarf but felt a 3 dimensional object would be an interesting challenge. Carding fibre to make batts. Dyeing  
39 Julie Hawkey Natural hand dyed wool 6 skeins Shetland wool naturally hand dyed. Natural dyeing   Dyeing  
40 Julie Hawkey Naturally dyed hand knit mittens Knitted naturally dyed Shetland wool. I wanted to showcase the beautiful colours that can be achieved using natural dyes.   Dyeing  
41 Jane Hull Out of Darkness by Boo Knits Overdyed Alpaca/Silk lace Its name. It’s been a challenging time for all of us and I felt it encapsulated the beginning of the end of this pandemic Knitting Dyeing  
42 Liz Johnson Cranford Mitts Knitted in the round from hand spun silk. I like the pattern and it seems to assume elegance, which I think is appropriate for Ruby Celebrations. Hand knitted on a set of double pointed needles Spinning  
43 Liz Johnson Felt and bead collar Felted collar made from dyed wool with added beads and sweetpaper insects. The flower garden

Felting beading other craft skills

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44 Liz Johnson Lavender table mat Mixed linen and wool thread, warped and woven on a rigid heddle loom. Lavender stems threaded through. The colours and the fact that I like lavender. It makes a gentle aroma when a warm dish is placed on top.   Weaving  
45 Liz Johnson Sample table mat Linen warp and wool weft. Woven on a rigid heddle loom. I just liked the colours and wanted to play around with them using simple plain weave patterns.   Weaving  
46 Liz Johnson Vine patterned shawl Spun wool blended with silk and them knitted A Ruby celebration indicates longevity. Wool and silk endure and provide long lasting articles. A red shawl to wrap around a person would give the comfort which, being part of a group that has lasted for 40 years, emphasises that comfort and security.   Spinning  
47 Guild member Baby socks Hand spun, hand knitted lilac and white Merino and silk baby socks     Spinning  
48 Guild member Lace scarf Ruby Corriedale blended with ruby silk and red Merino, hand knitted scarf     Spinning  
49 Guild member Scarf Hand spun and hand knitted lemon and pink Merino, silk, soy silk and nylon scarf     Spinning  
50 Carol and Pete Leonard Alpaca and silk stole Alpaca and silk blend, worsted spun by Carol. Woven by Pete, following Plaited twill pattern #360 from Carol Strickler's book of 8-shaft weaving patterns Sampling half a dozen of Carol Strickler's patterns to find the one we liked best.  

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51 Carol Leonard Triangular Shawl Semi-woollen spun Polwarth and silk. Acid Dyed. Hand knitted using commercial pattern, with pico stitch crochet edging.    

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52 Pete Leonard Circular Shetland shawl Four different 100g tops, spindle spun and plied. The fibre is mostly various wools, but there is some silk, alpaca(?) and angelina, which gives the sparkle. Knitted on a circular needle (ultimately a very long one) to a Shetland lace shawl pattern. At the Shetland Wool Week (in 2017, I think), I took the Advanced Lace Knitting workshop run by sisters Kathleen Anderson and Anne Eunson (she of the famous knitted lace fence).  I asked for help choosing a pattern for my yarns, and Kathleen gave me a copy of what I think is Sharon Miller's Black Circular Shawl.  I later learned that this is the one given to children to knit, as they start on their lace-knitting journey.  I was not insulted; an advanced lace knitter I am not!   Spinning  
53 Pete Leonard Echo weave scarf All yarns are Venne 8/2 organic cotton, from My Fine Weaving Yarn; red and black in the warp; orange in the weft. Woven to Bonnie Inouye's Two Patterns for Two Scarves I had so much enjoyed Marian Stubenitsky's Iridescent echoes that I needed no persuasion by Jane Flanagan to go straight on to this one, and its partner, the Turned Taqueté scarf.   Weaving  
54 Pete Leonard Iridescent Echoes wall hanging All yarns are tencel, from My Fine Weaving Yarn. Red, orange, green and blue in the warp; plum and slate (blue) in the weft. Woven to a pattern by Marian Stubenitsky. Jane Flanagan suggested, at the Waddow Weaving (long) Weekend in 2017 that I might enjoy Echo Weave; I did! Marian's pattern is actually designed to be a table runner, but is too wide for my loom, so Jane cut down the pattern accordingly.   Weaving  
55 Pete Leonard Overshot woven bag All Guild members were given 100g Corriedale wool and 50g of mulberry silk, both dyed red. I spun the silk on spindles (one supported, the other suspended), to give a fine plyed yarn. I spun the wool on my wheel, much thicker. I wove these yarns into an Overshot weave pattern, Small Honeysuckle, in Anne Dixon's book. I knitted both yarns into an I-cord drawstring. I asked my weaving mentor, Jane Flanagan, for guidance on what to weave using my fine silk and thicker wool yarns. She made the excellent suggestion of an overshot pattern; essnetially the bag is a plain or tabby woven piece of silk fabric, to which the wool is added to form the surface pattern.  

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56 Pete Leonard Shadow weave scarf Commercial Shetland wool, in light and dark green, woven to pattern #275 in A Weaver's Book of 8-Shaft Patterns, edited by Carol Strickler. Weaving a sampler of a number of shadow weave patterns, at Jane Flanagan's Waddow Weaving (long) Weekend in 2016.   Weaving  
57 Pete Leonard Stitched double-weave bath mat Woven using Valley Yarns 3/2 mercerised cotton from My Fine Weaving Yarn on 8-shaft loom. Each layer is 2/2 twill, but a warp thread from the dark blue layer was deliberately included in each pick (pass of the weft) of the pale blue layer, as a mat with completely separate layers would be unsatisfactory. We wanted a bath mat; I wanted to try double weave, as the previous two mats I had woven are not substantial enough.  

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58 Pete Leonard Turned Taqueté scarf All yarns are Venne 8/2 organic cotton, from My Fine Weaving Yarn; red and black in the warp; blue in the weft. Woven to Bonnie Inouye's Two Patterns for Two Scarves I had so much enjoyed Marian Stubenitsky's Iridescent echoes that I needed no persuasion by Jane Flanagan to go straight on to this one, and its partner, the Echo weave scarf.   Weaving  
59 Jasmin Lindo-Clarke Colour Coded Clutch Bag The clutch is woven on a rigid heddle loom using both hand spun and commercial spun wool yarn. The hand spun element is Corriedale which is a 2 ply yarn. I love spinning and now weaving. I’ve also started sewing so I thought I would combine these three crafts into this cute little clutch bag. I have a quirk that I don’t like spinning red fibre and given it’s the Guild’s Ruby anniversary I thought I would introduce red in a different way.  If you substitute the thin lines for dots and the thick lines for dashes, can you decode the message woven into this clutch which gives a nod to the Guild’s anniversary?  

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60 Jean Lorrain-Smith Dragonfly Woven on two sticks with commercial and has paper wings.     Weaving  
61 Jean Lorrain-Smith Mat/runner Woven on an Ashford sample loom, using a no. 15 60/10 reed and the yarn received for the Ruby challenge.     Weaving  
62 Marianne Ludlow Shawl ( pattern name is “waiting for rain”) Merino; Corriedale, silk, Corriedale/silk I liked the contrast of the garter stitch and the lace, accentuated by using silk for the lace pattern and wool for the garter stitch Knitting Spinning  
63 Alison Moreton Assorted tie dye and shibori fabrics 1 rainbow tie dye with various Procion dyes;  1 shibori with synthetic indigo on viscose;  1 shibori on silk;  5 shibori samples on cotton lawn Shibori was done at Summer School 2021   Dyeing  
64 Alison Moreton Heather scarf Handwoven on a rigid heddle loom using commercially dyed sock yarn     Weaving  
65 Alison Moreton Rainbow Sparkles scarf Handwoven from sock yarn I saw the sparkly yarn at a show and thought it would probably look good as a woven scarf   Weaving  
66 Alison Moreton Rainbow warp scarf Handwoven on a rigid heddle loom I wanted to try making a colourful warp using various cotton and viscose scrap yarns. I chose a thin cotton weft yarn so the warp colours were highly visible I dyed some of the warp yarns as I couldn't easily get enough suitable orange and yellow yarns. I think I also dyed the weft (not sure as it was a while ago!)

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67 Alison Moreton Ruby mittens Corriedale wool, 3 ply extended draw, approx. DK weight. Knitted in the round with staghorn cables. I wanted to make a small project using just the ruby coloured fibre provided. I chose the staghorn cable mostly because it looks very cosy!   Spinning  
68 Alison Moreton Silk spectrum scarf Hand spun silk using silk brick dyed by Hilltop Cloud     Spinning  
69 Alison Moreton Snowy Skies over Shetland and Yorkshire hat Handspun 2-ply yarn from Shetland, Gotland, Wensleydale and Blue Faced Leicester. Knitted using pattern 'Baa-ble hat' by Donna Smith.

I wanted to make this pattern using undyed wool. This meant finding four distinct and suitable colours of fleece. I chose Shetland (as it is available in several colours) and longwool fleece from three breeds.

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70 Christine Morris Natural Dyeing Natural calico dyed with plant materials.  Hand spun Masham wool dyed with plant materials. Purchased undyed wool dyed with home grown flowers/plants. A love of gardening, spinning and foraging in the wild.  To try my hand at dyeing and amazed by the wonderful colours produced from nature. My first attempts at natural dyeing.  Amazed at the range of colours that can be achieved.

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71 Christine Morris Fair Isle Ruby bag Cloth woven for bag on a rigid heddle loom in houndstooth pattern using Shetland yarn.  Hand spun yarns used to create hand knit fair isle pattern.  All hand spun yarn spun on an Ashford spinning wheel.  Yarns spun from Ruby dyed Corriedale, natural Herdwick top and natural white Masham top. The love of weaving, spinning and Fair Isle and using natural products The lining in the bag is made from 100% cotton (purchased).  I was trying to dye my fabric with Madder root to achieve a red colour but it wasn’t red enough.

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72 Maureen Morris Silk ruby shawl with beads Knitted with hand spun silk and beads Rubies   Spinning  
73 Philippa Pemberton Falklands Corriedale skein Natural coloured Corriedale top imported from the Falkland Islands. Carded spun and 2 ply. Felt so soft I had to buy some! I like that Falkland Island wool is chemical free.   Spinning  
74 Philippa Pemberton Silk skein Sari silk waste spun short backwards draw then plied, 2 ply. Always loved the look and feel of silk and liked the idea og using up waste. Been looking at it for years but thought it would be too hard to spin. Was much easier than I thought.   Spinning  
75 Philippa Pemberton Skein of mohair Pure mohair, combed then dyed with acid dyes then spun worsted and 2 plied Bright autumn colours to make a jumper eventually. I had not expected the colours to be so bright but love them anyway! I acquired the mohair fleece because it was going to be thrown away if no one wanted it and I felt sorry for it. It has been a joy to work with - so shiny and bright.

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76 Philippa Pemberton Indigo dyed wool and alpaca jumper Blue is Castlemilk Moorit wool and off white alpaca plus a small amount of white man-made fibre added after dyeing to brighten the colour. The fibre was dyed in Indigo then drum carded together. The pale grey was bought alpaca/wool mix as I hadn't enough of my blue yarn. All yarn was spun short backward draw then chain plied to make a 3 ply yarn. Hand knitted to pattern 'Winterley' by Suvi Simola. During the first lock down I sorted through my stash and found a bag of alpaca and some left over Castlemilk Moorit which together looked enough for a jumper. I had some indigo dye I hadn't used and thought I'd try using it. The pattern was from Ravelry - another lockdown online purchase.  

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77 Philippa Pemberton One misty moisty morning when cloudy was the weather. Hand spun pink and blue sari silk waste carded with English angora rabbit. 2 ply short forward draw. Knitted freestyle hat and fingerless mitts. Made for the Guild annual challenge - weather. Inspired by the colours and the children’s nursery rhyme: “One misty moisty morning  When cloudy was the weather  There I met an old man clothed all in leather…” The use of angora rabbit was following a workshop being run by the Online Guild at the time. Spinning  
78 Philippa Pemberton Willow river cowl Hand spun short backwards draw, 2 ply Corriedale. Hand spun 2 ply silk thread to make Dorset buttons. I like knitting cables and wanted to just use the 100g Corriedale for an item. I enjoy spinning silk and wanted to try making Dorset buttons. Knitting, handmade buttons. Spinning  
79 Stephanie Poloubinski Handwoven Christmas Stocking Shetland wool handwoven on 8 shaft loom  To be able to make an item from a handwoven cloth.  The pattern and colour were ideal for a Christmas item. Sewing Weaving  
80 Heather Rothschild Shades of Ruby Acid dyed 100% wool yarn wound into a cake Rubies are all different shades   Dyeing  
81 Sue Saul Cookies & cream jumper Hand spun Blue Faced Leicester & alpaca mix. Chunky knit jumper size 10-12 with bead trim. Spinning a different thickness of yarn and trying a new fibre mix. This was the first full size garment I made with my own hand spun yarn.   Spinning  
82 Sue Saul Hand spun Golden Retriever Hand spun golden retriever hair. Washing the hair removes the 'wet dog' smell. The yarn needed a lot of twist as the fibres are so short & very flyaway. A friend had a golden retriever & wondered if the hair could be spun. The groomings were collected, washed & spun to create a light fluffy yarn. They were then knitted into a hat for their toddler.   Spinning  
83 Sue Saul Patchwork cushion Corriedale, Corriedale/silk blend & silk fibres which have been hand spun and knitted into individual 10cm squares to create a patchwork effect. The squares have been knitted using stocking stitch, double moss stitch & a basket weave stitch. The reverse is all double moss stitch & the edging is a knitted I-cord. I joined the Guild in 2012 just before the Pearl anniversary. One of my first projects was a patchwork cushion made from hand spun alpaca. I wanted to recreate this for the Ruby anniversary using different fibres & techniques. The different fibres have created a subtle shaded effect.   Spinning  
84 Sue Saul Sunset shawl Hand spun Sunset shawl Hand spun merino & bamboo mixed fibres. Regina Marie shawl pattern from Ravelry.   Spinning  
85 Sue Saul Woven cotton shoulder bag Hand dyed, hand spun, hand woven cotton yarn with a cream commercial lustre & plain yarn added for contrast. The yarns were woven in plain weave in random stripes. The finished length was then lined and made into a small bag. The strap is made on an inkle loom from cotton embroidery threads. I attended a cotton weaving demonstration at the Guild with Joan Ruane with a follow up day of tuition on how to spin cotton. The cotton was hand dyed by Joan. These yarns were the outcome.  

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86 Sue Saul Woven striped scarf Assorted commercial wool yarn woven on a 4 shaft table loom This was a lockdown project to experiment with different combinations of colours using the same weave structure.   Weaving  
87 Diane Scott Freestanding photograph frame The warp was hand spun Corriedale and the weft hand spun silk, both in the same ruby colour. Bird's eye twill would normally be done in different colours to contrast but I wanted to explore the contrast of texture instead. My Mum - her name was Ruby! Having woven the fabric, I then used it to cover cardboard to construct the frame, using just a hot glue gun.

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88 Diane Scott Woven sampler - boundweave on a rosepath treading Rug wool on a cotton warp. It's a weft faced weave which means you don't see the warp threads in the body. Boundweave creates a thick fabric so this is a sampler for a rug - ignore the colours, I was learning and trying out patterns! Learning new weave structures. I've enjoyed different weft faced weaves before, which are often Scandinavian in origin. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a much larger floor rug which I would like to do in shades of blue, cream and beige, reflecting the Scandinavian influence.   Weaving  
89 Esther Shannon Owl jumper Wool spun three ply, knitted into a jumper using the book 'Strange Brew' by Tin Can Knits. I wanted a jumper with owls on Knitting Spinning  
90 Esther Shannon Three Cornered Shawl Wool and silk spun on Louet Victoria spinning wheel. I was aiming to have very fine spun silk and DK weight wool. Pattern from: https://archive.org/details/krl00402000/page/n69/mode/2up?view=theater

 

Seeing the pattern in the 1892 'The Art of Knitting' and wanting to see it knitted up. Knitting Spinning  
91 Victoria Spires My very first woven scarf A mix of Corriedale wools in the spun fibre and a mix of acrylic and wool in the commercial yarn. The guild was my inspiration. I joined to learn more about spinning and got hooked into weaving by a member who has been great answering all my learner questions.  

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92 Julie Whittingslow Scandinavian cardigan Knitted from hand spun yarn. The coloured yarn was hand dyed using a painted top method. Knitted from a pattern by Betty Hersmansem from Norwegian knitting designers. Always loved the Scandinavian cardigans.  

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93 Julie Whittingslow Silk purse Handwoven using commercial and hand spun silk.    

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94 Julie Whittingslow Silk Scarf Silk scarf using overshot weaving technique. Using commercial and hand spun yarn    

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95 Julie Whittingslow Two hats in one A lace knitted outer layer and a warm plain knitted lining. Made from hand spun wool. Keep my ears warm and look pretty   Spinning  
96 Bradford Guild Members Reflections of Bradford Woollen woven background with other fibres in the pictures This hanging, showing scenes from the Bradford area, was woven by Guild members for the 10th anniversary in 1992.  

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