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We held our AGM in April, the Branch officers changed with Brian standing down as Chairman, Dawn Douglas kindly volunteered to take the job on, Gauntlett continuing as Treasurer and Sandra Snaddon as the Secretary.  Thanks were given to Brian for all his work as our Chairman for many years.

Afternoons activity 

Sandra volunteered to be the entertainer for the day and had asked members to bring their drill and burrs to the meeting.  The first task she had arranged was for everyone to engrave a feather, potentially a difficult subject, it could be traditional or modern in design and they must be able to say which burrs they used to give the effect they wanted.  Some very nice designs were made, and the use of the white arkansas stone was popular to give a light filling in effect to the feather, most used a small ball to engrave the feather.


After a mid afternoon tea break, the next task was to do a bit of designing.  Sandra had produced three images on a page that members had to link together without using cartouches.  The 3  designs they could choice from were: 1  Geese, house, horses.    2  shed, house horses.    3   ballet dancers, swan, ballet dancers.  Some interesting link ups were made, such as Dawn using music to link up the ballet theme, as usual we had a lovely lunch and a very enjoyable meeting was had by all.

The weekend workshop is open to all Guild members and will cover design in the round, carving and buildings. 

Future meeting dates

2/3 August -     Weekend Tutorial   - Patrick Brompton Church Hall   
20 Sep        -    
6 Dec          -     Christmas meeting

We always welcome visitors to our branch meetings, which are 
usually held in Patrick Brompton Church Hall, Nr Bedale from 11.00 - 4pm.

Contact: Sandra Snaddon
Tel: 01748 812062