The daughter of Mabel Ross lives locally to the guild, and we have been lucky enough to be given various items that once belonged to Mabel.
Recently we were given a large bolt of fabric that was printed up ready to be used as lap cloths. Mabel designed these cloths to match the style of spinning she taught. They feature printed black lines at 1 inch, and 1/2 inch widths, to allow a spinner to monitor their drafting and spin consistently.
On Mabel's death the fabric was passed on to her son, who has stored the fabric since 1995.
The guild were contacted to ask if we could make use of the fabric, and it was decided that we would turn it in to lap cloths, and with the agreement of Mabel's family they are being sold to raise funds for Newtown Textile Museum.
The cloths have kindly been sewn, free of charge by Elaine Weston of Quince Pie.
This is the last of the cloth that will have been printed up to Mabel's specification, and with her logo. There are only 20 of them.
They measure approximately 45cm (18") square.
Unfortunately during storage part of the bolt of cloth became stained. Despite washing these marks won't come out completely. The actual function of the cloth remains unaffected, but a very small number aren't pristine white all over.
The cloths are on sale for £20 each, plus UK postage of £1. (If you live outside the UK you will be invoiced to cover the extra costs of around ~£4)
All proceeds, less Paypal fees will be going directly to the museum.
ALL CLOTHS ARE NOW SOLD