Meet our members – Trudie

I work part time as a Countryside Ranger. This year I am part of the team that is putting together this year’s exhibition. I joined the Guild after the 2011 exhibition as I had always been a keen knitter and crafter and I wanted to know more about raw materials and techniques.

I started spinning on a drop spindle and progressed to an electric wheel. I have recently got a small travelling spinning wheel which I haven’t yet mastered. I do some of my dyeing at work, demonstrating with all the plants in the woodland and garden, and have attended courses locally to learn new processes. Being in the Guild helps you discover many talents you didn’t realise you have and expands ideas you have into beautiful creations (well, not always!).

Natural dyeing

Dyeing equipment

Collecting flowers for the dyepot

Collecting flowers for the dyepot

Dyeing the yarn

Dyeing the yarn

The finished, natural-dyed yarn

The finished, natural-dyed yarn

Some of Trudie's hand-dyed and handspun creations

Some of Trudie’s hand-dyed and handspun creations

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