Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers
Guild of Tasmania, Inc
A Textile & Fibre Community
A message from our President
With events changing so quickly, we are doing our best to keep you all informed. Your Guild Committee will continue to meet "virtually" to continue on with Guild business, such as the proposed changes to the constitution or ways that we should act in relation to the on-going situation with the virus.
I'd like to share something that my daughter posted on Facebook ((with her permission). She is currently living and working in New Zealand and she went for a walk yesterday at Piha, west of Auckland. Here is what she wrote:
' I feel like the story of Kauri trees is one we need to heed right now. Kauri trees are connected to each other through their roots. It is like they are holding hands underneath the ground. In good times it means they can share each other's nutrients and water to thrive together, but when they get sick with a pathogen that beautiful connection means then they are all at risk. To prevent the pathogens spreading means taking special precautions to disinfect ourselves when walking in those forests and sometimes taking the bolder step to close or isolate those forests so we don't spread those pathogens further and hurt those precious trees. Today I breathed in the restorative calm I get from ferns and trees and water and ocean, but the story of the Kauri tree wasn't lost on me. By being responsible ourselves we take care of the whole.'
I think that this is the message for us all. I think of the Guild as being like the Kauri trees.
Please keep in touch and let us know what you are all doing, and please take care of those near you both in your/our groups and with those at home.
President, Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild of Tasmania Inc
The Handweavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild of Tasmania aims to bring together everyone who practises textile and fibre crafts for their mutual benefit, for the advancement of their crafts and discussions, demonstrations and exhibition.