Strathmore arts festival

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The Ericht Spinning Group

The Ericht Spinning Group meet on the first Tuesday of the month (except August) from 10am - 3pm in St Catherine's Community Hall, Blairgowrie.

The group has been running for the past 20 years and consists not only of spinners, but weavers, knitters and embroiderers, many of whom travel quite a distance for the monthly meets.

A spinning wheel is available for new members to use.

Contact: Frances Young 01250 873392

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Warp & Weftware

I started crafts in 1998 at Arts School. Starting in metal work and ceramics, I finally specialized in textiles design crafts. I started to learn to felt, the first main project being felt wares.

During this time I was a voluntary teaching assistant with an Art organization for the learning disabilities. I moved to Scotland and became interested in the textile history of the Strathmore area. From research this inspired me to learn traditional Scottish crafts.

Starting with learning to spin my own fibres, the next stage was how to use the fibres I had created, and this process developed into teaching myself to use a rigged heddle weaving loom.

Once a month I attend the Ericht Spinners Group in Blairgowrie and recently started attending the Alyth Crafts group.
My current specialism is loom woven scarves, which are all individually designed. Anyone interested in a personal commissioned product, please contact me:
Ashleigh Slater