Dorset Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

Promoting traditional textile crafts across Dorset

Skills day, Jan 25th

We’re trying out a new format for skills day this year. We are holding several workshops which you can sign up for ahead of the meeting on the 25th. Each … Continue reading

January 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Summer meetings 19

We had a lovely time at the fleece day last month with a reasonable turn out despite the gorgeous weather keeping some of you at home/on the beach! There was … Continue reading

July 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

October meeting

Just a reminder that we have our October meeting coming up on Saturday. Annabel Wilson will be talking about Shibori dyeing in the afternoon and in the morning we have … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Guild meeting Saturday 24th March

This month we have a needlefelt workshop with Viviane Bernhard, followed by Joyce Meader’s talk on the history of knitting in the afternoon. There will also be the woodrow cup, … Continue reading

March 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Bead Weaving workshop

Sarah Bramwell, our speaker this month, will be running a bead weaving workshop in the morning before her talk. Please let us know if you’d be interested.

May 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Shibori workshop

Annabel Wilson is holding an Indigo Shibori workshop on 22nd April in Bridport. Contact Annabel on 01935 812447 or email for more details.

April 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

29th April meeting – change of venue

We are unfortunately unable to hold our next meeting at Sunninghill, so, just for April, we’ll be back to our old haunt, the Youth Association Hall on Lubbecke way. Richard … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Weaving Finnish Rag Rugs

On Sunday, twelve of us attended a workshop by Riitta Sinkkonen Davies on “Weaving New from Old”. This followed on from her talk at the guild meeting on Saturday, where … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Natural Dyeing workshop…

Come and explore using natural materials as dyes. A hands-on day of experimenting for fabric and fibre lovers! We will be working with wool, linen and cotton, and using simple, vat- … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Jane Deane Silk Workshop – June 2014

On a sunny day in the middle of June five intrepid members of the CoA group set off for deepest Dartmoor for a silk workshop with Jane Deane. Jane grows … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment