Saturday, 9 June 2012

Conferences weren't like this in accountancy!

Julia and I were the lucky delegates from our Guild at the Association of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers (or AGWSD!) Conference and AGM in April.


It was in a beautiful setting at York University - student accommodation is a bit more plush than I remember it!

We squeezed in a trip into York sampling some very nice local ale at the Yorkshire Terrier, one of the oldest hostelries in York and a visit and chat with the lovely ladies at Ramshambles.

We also did a spot of shopping, the highlight of which had to be the Fudge Kitchen - without question the nicest fudge I have ever tasted.

The food at the University was lovely (I stopped counting the calories after the first full veggie brekkie!), the lectures were great. I didn't manage to take pictures of everyone's work but here are some fascinating mudcloths with emotive names such as "the jealous husband's teeth"

And, not to be outdone, there is also a print representing the jealous woman's teeth!

The Conference dinner was fab.

The evening was concluded with the absolutely charming Abbey Belles ladies a cappella singers.

And a nice surprise was a pair of socks knitted with yarn dyed on my Summmer School course in Edinburgh - how cool are these?

The Association does a great job promoting our crafts and the AGM and Conference are well worth attending if you have the opportunity.

And not forgetting a huge thank you to the members of York & District Guild for organising the event :-)


petet66 said...

I noticed that I had to scroll quite a way down the pictures before I got to anything conferencey... but the pub got a look in nice and early on! :-) So glad you had a great time, love you heaps xxx

Crobbles said...

York is a great city. Looks like You and Julia had a great conference.
Fudge, mmmmmmm

Debbie said...

I was saving the best 'til last ;-)

York is one of my fave cities to visit. Would make an excellent Uni for Will methinks (no ulterior motive -

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