During September, the Newstead Spinners and Weavers are transforming the gallery with colour, movement and activity. Every room in the old railway building is filled with beautiful work, including large shawls, jumpers, skeins of wool and a whole room full of felted hats.
There are items for sale, but mostly the members simply enjoy displaying their talents and techniques, and talking to visitors. The felting displays exquisite forms of natural fibres combined with leaves and bark implants. Spinning wheels show how wool is transformed from raw to finished thread, and a loom allows you to observe a large weaving being created. It is fascinating to see both the raw material and final object.
The air is fun-filled, with members very busy with demonstrations and visitors all day. There is so much local talent on display, and I hope you didn’t miss out on seeing their magic.
‘Fibre to Finished Product’ is open Tuesdays and weekends until 27th September, 10am – 4pm.