Dorset Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

Promoting traditional textile crafts across Dorset

2019 Programme

Guild meetings:

The hall opens from 10.30 for signing in, coffee and working in company. The sales table will only be available on the dates specified.

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

Workshop details are subject to change.

 

January

Saturday 26th – skills day. Members of the guild will be demonstrating their various skills and showing us how it’s done.

Sales table.

February

Saturday 23rd – Louise Cottey talks about weaving fabric for her wedding dress.

Sales table

 

March

Saturday 30th – Joyce Meader is back to talk about historic knitting from 1950 to today.

Woodrow trophy – A competition for a piece of weaving or spinning open to any member who hasn’t won a prize before.

Sales table

 

April

Saturday 13th – Whitchurch silk mill will be coming to give a talk.

Sales table – NB CHANGE FROM PROGRAMME CARD

 

May

Saturday 18th – Amanda Hannaford will be doing a morning workshop on long draw spinning workshop & speaking about her travels in Tibet in the afternoon

Sales table

Sunday 19th  – workshop on acid dyeing with Amanda Hannaford

 

June

Saturday 22nd – fleece day, a chance to buy & sell fleece

Sales table NB CHANGE FROM PROGRAMME CARD

 

July

Saturday 27th –  a talk on natural dyeing with Jane Dean.

Norah Whittaker Hall Memorial Trophy – For any loom woven article.

Tapestry Weaving Competition – a recently introduced competition for any tapestry woven piece.

Sunday 28th – natural dyeing workshop with Jane Dean

 

September

Saturday 28th – open day. The guild will be opening it’s doors to the public and demonstrating their skills

Sales table

 

October

Saturday 26th – A talk from John Arbon textiles

The Brenda Deakin Memorial Trophy for an item made from handspun yarn, and the Fortescue competition for a 1oz (25g) skein of handspun yarn.

Sales table

 

November

Saturday 30th – AGM followed by shared lunch and the Rendall trophy competition

 

Please refrain from craft working (e.g. knitting, spinning etc) during afternoon speakers as it can be distracting for some of our members.

Demonstrations / Events

As well as the guild meetings in Dorchester, the guild expects to be running their stand at the following events:

Blandford Georgian Fayre

DACA annual exhibition

Cattistock Show

Buckham Fair

Bridport Folk Festival

Dorset Steam Fair

Dorset County Show

Sturminster Cheese festival

Kingston Maurward Lambing weekend

Chickerell Steam Fair

Nothe Fort Victorian re-enactment weekend

To enquire about any of these meetings or events, please contact us…

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