Dorset Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

Promoting traditional textile crafts across Dorset

2017 Programme

All speakers start at 13:30, unless otherwise stated.

January
Saturday 28th: Members Skills Day, Come and try some new techniques

February
Saturday 25th: Sharon Kearley, talk and demonstration: ‘The action and Interaction of Yarns, and the effect on woven cloth’
Sunday 26th: Sharon Kearley, workshop: ‘Weaving with lycra’

March
Saturday 25th:  Caroline Bell, talk and demonstration: dyeing
Competition Harold Woodrow Trophy, Any item involving our crafts – open to any member who has not previously won a Guild competition

April
Saturday 29th: Richard Warren, talk: ‘Castlemilk Moorits and conservation in Dorset’

May
Saturday 27th:  Sarah Bramwell, talk and morning workshop: ‘Bead Weaving’

June
Saturday 24th:  Laura Thomas, talk: ‘Breaking the Rules in Weaving’
Competition Norah Whittaker Hall Memorial Trophy, for any loom woven article
Competition Tapestry Weaving Competition, for any article of tapestry weaving

July
Saturday 29th:  Teresinha Roberts, talk: ‘From Angora to Yak’

September
Saturday 30th:  unfortunately Woodland Turnery have had to cancel the planned morning wheel surgery plus talk. This will be replaced by a talk about the spinning certificate of  achievement.
Fortescue Competition, for a 25g (1oz) skein of hand spun yarn
Brenda Deakin Memorial Trophy, for an item made from hand spun yarn and presented accordingly

October
Saturday 28th: Open Day
Open to the Public, free entry

November
Saturday 25th:
11:30 AGM followed by ‘Bring and Share’ Lunch and a Dorset themed entertainment.
We will not be holding the usual competition for the Rendall Trophy this year.

Please refrain from craft working (e.g. knitting, spinning etc) during afternoon speakers as it can be distracting for some of our members.
To enquire about any of these events, please contact us…
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