Dorset Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

Promoting traditional textile crafts across Dorset

September Guild meeting

Unfortunately the Woodland Turnery have had to cancel their visit to us in September. We will now have a talk about the spinning certificate of achievement instead. Advertisements

August 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

June Newsletter – highlights and addendum!

Herewith… From the Acting Chairman: 2017 seems to be going by so quickly. There is a lot going on over the summer and we hope members will get involved with … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

March Meeting 2017

At our meeting next Saturday 25th, we have a talk from Caroline Bell. You can see her amazing eco-dyeing & textile art on her website at We also have the … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Skills day!

We have our annual skills day coming up on Saturday 28th Jan. Do you have a specialised skill you’d like to share with the group? Come along to demonstrate or … Continue reading

January 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

AGM 2016

Click below for the minutes of the 2016 AGM….. dgwsd-agm-2016-final-copy also appended are the balance sheet & Jean’s programme secretary report & certificate of achievement report which I didn’t present … Continue reading

December 8, 2016 · Leave a comment


It’s the AGM on Saturday & your chance to have some input into how the guild is run! We’re looking for members to join us on the committee and get … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

The “Official” Furoshiki page

The “Official” Furoshiki page. This is the original of the printed sheets I gave out, from the Japanese Ministry of the Environment.

February 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

February Meeting – Furoshiki Workshop

The informal workshop at our next meeting will be on Furoshiki – the Japanese art of using textiles to wrap items and create bags. If you want to join in … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

January Skills Day

This year our January meeting was a Skills Day and lots of members joined in with a lovely day spent sharing new skills and generally catching up with friends. Our … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

June 2013 Meeting

Our June meeting contained another excellent talk from Teresinha Roberts, this time on “True Blue – Woad and Indigo”. She took us through the different dye plants used around the … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · Leave a comment