The Dukeries Woodturning Society’s final meeting of the year, on 27th November, was well attended and members were treated to a fascinating demonstration by Margaret Garrard. She made a bud vase in the first part of the evening, during which she showed how to create a crackled, coloured finish on the piece as well as a plain colour. Small bands of natural wood highlighted this to good effect.
Later in the evening she made a timely Christmas tree decoration using a process which produced about 15 at a time. Margaret also brought a selection of other work, including an impressive pierced piece, for members to look at and ask about.
The first meeting of the society’s new year will be on 22nd January at the Jubilee Hall in Ollerton at 7.30pm. This will be their AGM, so they hope to see everyone there ready to discuss the running of the club and to hear about the new programme to come. Visitors and guests are welcome and it is a good opportunity to meet each other and chat.
Please note that 2020 subs are due in January. Membership costs £15.00 a year plus a £5.00 a time nightly fee. There are 11 meetings a year and four hands on sessions as well. Your first visit is free. They look forward to welcoming members old and new. For more information please visit www.dukerieswoodturning.org.uk or call Gordon Fisher on 01623 464986 or Michael Manning on 01777 870844.