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Jennifer Thompson & Lynne Harper from the Spinning & Weaving Guild
January 9 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Jenn and Lynne have been friends for over 40 years, both with an interest in many crafts. Jennifer’s love of craft started with knitting at a very young age, and when older she worked through City and Guilds, and also has a HNC in Stitched textiles. Lynne’s interest has developed with less formal training, starting at around 8 with a love of embroidery, but with an early interest in weaving which did not develop far until much later. In some areas, for example Bobbin Lace and Tatting, they have extended their skills together. This was the case when eight years ago they started to learn to spin, and soon after to weave.
Since then they have become enthusiastic exponents of both skills. They are active members of the Kennet Valley Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, and take part in demonstrations to the public during various shows, and also take part in the bi-annual KVGWSD exhibition.
The results of their spinning and weaving can be seen to link back to their earlier interests in textile crafts, and include a wide range of techniques.