Last week as area 2 rep , i was invited to visit Rochdale branch. I had a very warm welcome and recognise and was also recognised by a number of members. It was a very busy meeting. Rochdale had just organise a very successful cream tea exhibition. They are planning visits and workshops galore. The speaker was a lady from Empress Mill who spoke about the making and uses of thread. It was very interesting and of course made even better by bringing along a shop. Empress Mill is holding an open workshop on Friday 1st July,
On Sunday I went to Helmshore Mill to “Follow the thread” which I believe was organised by the Friends of Helmshore. Again I knew quite a number of people. There were demonstrations and sales tables from a variety of textile crafts. The mill was open and the water wheel worked.Outside they were visited by a family of Alpaca.