Dorset Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

Promoting traditional textile crafts across Dorset

Meetings

We usually meet on the last Saturday in the month at the Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Sunninghill Preparatory School, Culliford Road North, Dorchester, DT1 1QG.

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The hall is open from 10:30 and during the morning members often either spin, prepare fibres for spinning or bring a portable textile project to work on. At some meetings there may be a morning workshop, which is free of charge for members to attend.

Highlights from the Guild’s extensive library are available for members to browse through and borrow, along with a full catalogue so that members can reserve books or DVDs for future meetings. The catalogue of Guild equipment is also available for members to browse and reserve items for loan. There is also a sales table available for members to buy and sell various items such as yarns, fibres, equipment, books and fabrics.

Members usually bring a packed lunch or go into Dorchester town centre.

The afternoon session starts around 13:30 during which there is usually a visiting speaker. At certain meetings there are also competitions open to members. Our ‘Show and Tell’ table provides members with the opportunity to bring in pieces of their work (both the successful and not so successful!) and to share information on techniques used and their experiences with various fleeces, yarns and fibres.

Full details of this year’s programme can be found here

Visitors are always welcome at all of our meetings, for a fee of £4 per meeting.

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