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Elders Week 7 – Drawing weaving with Simone, the spider story with Sue

A glorious summers day, with Ian visiting. Ian comes from Connected Communities, and is one of our sponsors. A horticulturist by training, he was at home in the woods. Sadly no more funding from them, but we are looking around for more funding to continue this successful project. Hooray, they said! We were welcomed by… Continue reading Elders Week 7 – Drawing weaving with Simone, the spider story with Sue

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Elders Week 1 April 19 – Carding the wool, where we were from, woodland tour, scones with jam

Our first Weaving with Elders in the wood. The team, Shona, Kally and Rachel were prepared with a loose structure. Lets begin with the yarn, we said and Kally set up her carding combs with her loom tantalizingly under the bender canopy of yet to burst out hazel. Cups of tea out of white porcelain… Continue reading Elders Week 1 April 19 – Carding the wool, where we were from, woodland tour, scones with jam

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Elders Week 2 April 26 – Spinning the yarn, mending socks, how we got our name

As the bus (driven by Gabrielle with Cosy) and cars arrived Rachel introduced everyone to the just completed Clive, the ground floor compost toilet, which happened to be next to the WW2 men's urinals from when the site was a hospital site servicing the local Holton air field. Cups of tea greeted our group on… Continue reading Elders Week 2 April 26 – Spinning the yarn, mending socks, how we got our name

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Elders Week 4 Tai Chi and Nettle Tea, Children and Sue’s spider story

The forecast was dire. Neither the rain nor hale came, the sun shone and the day full of unexpected twists and turns. Visiting us were Karen and Dean and Sue, the story teller.Oh and some of the tribe from kinda, Anna and Isla, Femke and Rory. And Chris came back! Hooray. We had a quick… Continue reading Elders Week 4 Tai Chi and Nettle Tea, Children and Sue’s spider story