Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Change to Programme

Please note we have changed our programme. Terry Viner will now be speaking about machine maintainence at the February meeting, and Liz and Nina will talk in April.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

October Meeting

Another interesting evening. As can be seen from the above photo, we had a visit from Nick who runs Uppingham Yarns.
He gave us a talk about different fibres, both natural and man made. Plenty of examples of each, including soya and bamboo tops. Nick also demonstrated the burn test for identifying fibres, and didn't burn the place down!
We also found out who makes the profit from commercial knitwear, and it isn't the sheep farmer!
Nick is a mine of information and facts, all very interesting!

After Nick's talk there was an opportunity to browse the yarns he had brought with him, all the usual favourites plus some luscious fancy Italian yarns to experiment with! We did hear the sounds of money changing hands, but who can resist adding to their stash?