Every year in December we have one meeting in the month, usually around the middle of December. This has become known as the Christmas meeting and is usually a very relaxed evening and this year we even had mince pies instead of the usual biscuits. It doesn’t take much to get us excited.Earlier in the year at the Harestanes Craft Fair in August we bumped into a local chap, Brian Mahler from Galashiels, who impressed us greatly with his skills and knowledge of spoon-carving. Before you think spoons are fairly self explanatory and couldn’t be any other shape then think again. Brian took us through a very relaxed but informative introduction to why and how spoons are the shape they are. Actually a fascinating subject and if you get the chance to watch or speak to Brian I can thoroughly recommend it. He is becoming more popular on the craft fair circuit so you are bound to see him sometime this year!
The five pieces that the club entered into the Borders Woodturning Annual Competition at Brampton earlier in the year. This collection of beauties got us third place overall which made our chests swell with pride!