12th – Jackie Johnson: Spinning with plastic and crochet

26th March afternoon – John Arbon with tops!


16th Flower making for Royal Wedding display in May


14th Display of flowers


25th Knit and Knatter in aid of Devon Hospice and Stash Sale


30th – Woolsery Show


(Members children welcome to attend)

16th – Welcombe Fete

13th August Nuno felting provided we don’t have children present (because of space)


10th -Gabby and Jackie B: art spinning demo and core spinning


1st – Weaving day:

Vanessa demonstrating Brinkley loom weaving and members making small woven sample

 19th – 21st  Woodfest


12th – AGM


10th – Christmas lunch and last meeting of year


2018 No meeting on following:

2nd April

7th May

28th May

30th July

27th August

17th and 24th December

31st December

Return 2019

7th January



Coming soon! Diary of events for 2018.

As well as the regular meetings (every Monday except Bank Holidays and over Christmas) there’s an annual programme of visiting expert tutors, and occasional local exhibitions and demonstrations. Here’s what we have planned at the moment. All events are at Meddon Hall unless otherwise stated.

20th February 2017
Locker Hooking –Introduction & Workshop – Becky & Jill – Meddon

13th March 2017
Knit & Natter/Stash Day – In Aid of North Devon Hospice – Meddon

29th, 30th April & 1st May 2017
Bradworthy Arts – Theme “energy efficiency” – Bradworthy

5th June 2017
Equipment Day – Use of all available equipment – Meddon

31st July 2017
Woolsery Show – Demonstration by WS – Clovelly Court

July & August 2017
Indigo dyeing workshop –- Becky (Subject to hot weather conditions) – Meddon

During August
All members’ children are welcome to attend

17th August 2017
Welcombe Fête – Welcombe

Tuesday 5th September 2017
Wool Marketing Boards visit (am) & John Arbon Mill (pm) – North Devon

13th, 14th & 15th Oct 2017
Rosemoor Garden Centre – Woodfest (Welcombe Spinners attendance to be confirmed) – Rosemoor

13th November 2017
AGM – Meddon

20th November 2017
Felting- Needle & Wet – Demonstration and workshop – Sandy Bridge – Meddon

11th December 2017
Xmas lunch & Secret Santa – Meddon/ other venue tbc




15 February 2016
3d diametrical needle felting with Carole Fewings (exhibit and workshop)

21 March 2016
Sara’s Texture Crafts – variety of spun, knits, felt and woven yarns and textiles, spinning and yarn techniques

18 April 2016
Knit and Natter Day in aid of North Devon Hospice

13 June 2016 
Twine and Stranded Knitting techniques with Heather Kirkaldy-Willis

4 July 2016 
Dye workshop with Amanda Hannaford

25 July 2016 
Welcombe Spinners give a demonstration in the Sheep Tent at Woolsery Show (at Clovelly Court, Clovelly)

August 2016
All members’ children are welcome to attend the regular Monday meetings

18 August 2016 
Welcombe Fete (at Welcombe village)

19 September 2016
Locker hooking – introduction and workshop with Pauline and Becky

3 October 2016 
Fleece Day – sorting, purchase and looking at varieties with Dawn Wainright

8 & 9 October 2016
RHS Rosemoor – Woodfest (provisional)

14 November 2016

12 December 2016 
Xmas lunch and secret Santa – final meeting of 2016




6th March 2015
Fairisle Knitting – member demo by Christine

20th April 2015
Needle felting and creating a corsage/brooch pin – member workshop by Sandy

2nd, 3rd & 4th May 2015 Chapel Room, Bradworthy
Bradworthy Arts & Craft Festival – Theme of Water – a textile display by Welcombe Spinners

30th & 31st May 2015 Proper Woolly, Holsworthy Cattle Market
Welcombe Spinners will have a stall and offer demos

8th June 2015
Explanation/demonstrating sock knitting – member demo by Becky and Jackie B

29th June 2015 Bridgerule
A visit to Rosie Beat’s Mill, dyeing & fleeces
(but Meddon Hall will be open for those who don’t want to make the journey)

During June & July
Weather permitting – natural dyeing at Meddon

13th July 2015
Fleece Day – sorting/purchase/varieties

27th July 2015 Woolsery Show at Clovelly Court
Woolsery Show – A demonstration by Welcombe Spinners

10th, 17th & 24th August 2015
Members’ children welcome to try new skills

20th August 2015 Welcombe
Welcombe Fête

14th September 2015
The art of button making – member demo by Vanessa L

19th October 2015
Amanda Hannaford, visiting tutor – “Improving basic spinning” and Long & Short draw and consistency

9th November 2015
Welcombe Spinners – AGM

16th November 2015
Craft Day- sample different woolly activities within the group (member demos/skill sharing)


2 thoughts on “Diary

  1. Pingback: 2014 agenda is out – trips, shows, and visiting demos | Welcombe Spinners

  2. Pingback: Updated diary for 2014 | Welcombe Spinners

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