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,
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
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