Promoting traditional textile crafts across Dorset
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.
Saturday 26th – skills day. Members of the guild will be demonstrating their various skills and showing us how it’s done.
Saturday 23rd – Louise Cottey talks about weaving fabric for her wedding dress.
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.
Saturday 13th – Whitchurch silk mill will be coming to give a talk.
Sales table – NB CHANGE FROM PROGRAMME CARD
Saturday 18th – Amanda Hannaford will be doing a morning workshop on long draw spinning workshop & speaking about her travels in Tibet in the afternoon
Sunday 19th – workshop on acid dyeing with Amanda Hannaford
Saturday 22nd – fleece day, a chance to buy & sell fleece
Sales table NB CHANGE FROM PROGRAMME CARD
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
Saturday 28th – open day. The guild will be opening it’s doors to the public and demonstrating their skills
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.
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
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…