Updates available

Contacts have been updated.

2013 AGM Minutes have been posted

2014 Programme added to Diary page

4 May 2013 Minutes posted

Notes on the Committee Meeting held on 4 May 2013 have been posted on the "Minutes" tab.

Protocols updated

Suggested changes which were agreed at AGM have been incorporated.

Changes to Appendices which were discussed at Committee meeting following appointment of new committee have been incorporated.

NB Changes to Appendices do not need ratification at AGM.

Change to 2013 Programme

Ann has notified the following changes to the programme:

The meeting on 4th May will now be an Inspiration Day.

The advice clinic "How to Talk knitters Speak" with Linzi Mason (The Alpaca Spinner) has been moved from 4th May to 6th July

2013 Diary added

Please check out the Diary Tab above to see the proposed programme for 2013.

Film Viewing 17th May 2012

Our newest GOLDS member Peter Hoare, from Ireland, has kindly offered to show us two vintage spinning films made in the 1980s. Peter is visiting Northamptonshire this week, has had the videos converted to DVD. In partnership with the Spinning School Pam and I are arranging a viewing of these films on Thursday17th May, 7-9pm at Stoke Albany Hall.

We are going to make a small charge of £2 to cover the hire of the Hall but we will have tea and cake available too.

This is an impromptu event and a nice opportunity too

Hope you can come

A bit of a new look to the website

I have been playing around with the website in an attempt at simplifying things and I will continue to look at finding better ways of presenting what we have.

There has been a general lack of support for the discussion forums so I have moved a lot of info out of there and into the public domain. There is still room to add comments. I have also deleted some items that I felt had served their usefulness.

I hope you are happy with the changes.

More snippets from the past

Imagine my surprise whilst sitting in my hilltop abode in New Zealand, going through a pile of old Web magazines searching for more snippets that I read the following in the June 1985 edition

COMING TO ENGLAND? Spinning/weaving tuition offered in well equipped country studio in beautiful rural Northampton. Tuition on an individual basis available to suit all levels of ability. For brochure write: Elizabeth Palmer ……………..

It was our very own President! What a turn up and what a small world.

2011 Diary Updated

Updates include

23 May - visit to Eve's.

No meeting on 7 June.

6 August - Fleece sale - meeting at Wilbarston Village Hall.

In the Grease - Quarterly Newsletter

I hope by now that all members have received their second Newsletter prepared so ably by Heather. It looks great.

I am keen not to duplicate too much content here (to save me some work!!) unless Members feel that they would like some of the info more quickly than quarterly. Please let me know at

In the meantime - Well Done to Heather. You may contact Heather with items for the newsletter at