Dorset Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

Promoting traditional textile crafts across Dorset

2018 Programme

The hall opens from 10.30 for signing in, sales table, coffee and working in company. All speakers start at 13:30, unless otherwise stated.

January
Saturday 27th: Members Skills Day, Come and try some new techniques

February
Saturday 24th: Woodland Turnery – spinning wheel surgery in the morning followed by an talk in the afternoon.

March
Saturday 24th:

Needle felt workshop

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

Morning workshop – Needle-felting with Viviane Bernhard

Afternoon talk – Joyce Meader, the History of Knitting.

April
Saturday 28th: Talk – Jocelyn Banks, travels in India.

May
Saturday 19th:  Wessex Woolcraft will be visiting with coloured fleece to sell and a talk.

June
Saturday 30th: Fleece day – a chance to buy and sell fleeces. Details to follow

July
Saturday 28th: David Herring will be coming along in the morning to check over member’s wheels. In the afternoon he’ll give a talk on ‘Loom weaving and beyond’

Norah Whittaker Hall Memorial Trophy – For any loom woven article

Tapestry Weaving Competition – For any article of tapestry weaving

September
Saturday 29th:  Open day – Open to the Public, free entry

October
Saturday 27th:

Bobbin Lace Christmas decoration workshop with Margaret Eaglestone.

Shibori Dyeing talk – Annabel Wilson

November
Saturday 24th: AGM and ‘Bring and Share’ Lunch .

Randall Cup competition

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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