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25th Anniversary Event

25th Anniversary

In 2004 Durham Guild celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Along with the obligatory but much enjoyed social gathering, two founder-members, Norma Butcher and Ann Evans were each presented with a memento in the form of a small wall-hanging. The idea was masterminded by Geni Glatt, who collected sample squares of work from as many Guild members, past and present, as could be contacted.

The many aspects of weaving and other textile forms included tabby, twill, leno, Theo Morman, tablet, tapestry, hand-made felt, hand-spun yarn, tie & dye, vegetable dyeing, crochet, knitting - plain & Fair Isle, hand-spun pillow lace, drop-spindle spinning, kumihimo and plit-ply braiding.

The Mementos

Mementos for Ann and NormaGeni had nobly undertaken the task of assembling and mounting these diverse samples. Each square was slightly reduced in size and framed with a crochet border, then mounted on layers of strong backing, with 28 squares in each of the two hangings.

Finally, crochet borders and fringes were added overall, and each maker's name placed on the reverse side of the relevant square.

This happy collaboration had produced unique mementos in appreciation of Norma's and Ann's long-standing and still on-going contributions to the life and work of the Guild.

Last updated on : 17/06/2015
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