For a few years a medley of about 30 of the group have spent a weekend at Sneaton Castle, enjoying passing the time with our lace / knitting / embroidery / jewellery without the inconvenience of housework.
Sneaton castle weekend
Situated near Whitby on the North Yorkshire moors, Sneaton Castle Centre, formerly a girls’ boarding school, is in the grounds of St Hilda’s Priory, the Mother House of the Anglican Order of the Holy Paraclete. www.sneatoncastle.co.uk.
This area of Yorkshire has many attractions. Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay are outstanding, local wild life, adventurous walks, steam railway (or DIY at home) keep some of the husbands occupied whilst we visit the wonderful jet jewellery & wool shops.
A small display is usually set up as the venue often has other visitors who are intrigued as to why we are there. The trial pillow has initiated a variety of hands – Sisters from their African Convent, Best-man in kilt and full regalia, local celebrities attending their presentation lunch, group of talented young musicians who also entertained us. Come this last weekend in July, wonder who will be brave enough to “Have a go”?
Needle & Bobbin Lace
All Bobbin Lace
Romanian Point Box Lid – mix of Crochet & Needle Lace
Some of us are also members of the Wentworth Women’s Institute and were asked to enter examples of lace in the “100 Shades of Green” exhibition at Kiplin Hall to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the W.I. Not much lace around worked in green but a few years ago we created a display “Spring Watch” so had frogs and leaves tucked away on top of the wardrobe.
This is a minute portion of the original to fit a limited space. Mostly bobbin lace except tatted dragonfly and frog spawn. My own entry is the East European Guipure lace “Dragon”, well, it does have a streak of green.
Consists of Lace Makers from many different areas. The DISPLAYS were at a meeting of SLM when the different groups showed off their versatility. It was a very enlightening afternoon – tempting too – enticing you to try a different craft that you admired on one of the other displays.
Why not join us for a very pleasant working day (any craft), swap ideas and admire friend’s creations.
Our logo was designed by a founder member. The lace classes started in 1980 at the Rockingham F.E. College, Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire. The college had an excellent reputation for its City & Guild courses. “Rockingham” comes from the local … Continue reading →