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The London Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
The Tapestry Special Interest Group meets four times a year: March, June, September and December, at 11:00 on the Saturday mornings preceding the afternoon Guild meetings at St. Stephens House. The purpose of the group is to explore, share and have fun with all things Tapestry related.read more
The Dyeing Special Interest Group includes spinners, gardeners interested in growing dye plants and sharing seeds, others who are interested in learning more about record keeping, experimenters and chemists, and a allotmenters already growing a range of dye plants.read more
The Spinning Special Interest Group meets four times each year; February, May, August and November, at 11:00 on the Saturday mornings preceding the afternoon Guild meetings. These session discuss the techniques of spinning and dyeing including fibre preparation and processing fleece.read more
The Weaving Special Interest Group meets four times a year: February, May, August and November, at 11:00 on the Saturday mornings preceding the afternoon Guild meetings. At each session we discuss the technique which was chosen at the previous meeting, show any samples created using the technique, celebrate the successes and identify difficulties which the group could help us overcome.read more
Get hands on with lots of different breeds of sheep fleece at Well Manor, home of The Little Grey Sheep. Test out their very own Gotland and Stein Fine ® wools, Hebridian, Portland, Zwartbles, Shetland, Romney to name but a few. Prepare the fleece and get to...read more
Discover the creative process of weaving a tapestry: Weaving the magic – 20 May 2017 – National Gallery, London
Master Weavers from the internationally renowned Dovecot Tapestry Studio explain how they have created a handwoven tapestry to a design created by Turner Prize winner, Chris Ofili. The session includes a weaving demonstration and a tour of Weaving Magic. There will...read more
Guild Programme 2017
May 13th, 2:30pm
Tapestry: A Tale of Wellbeing in Texture and Colour – Louise Oppenheimer
Weaving and Spinning Special Interest Groups meet beforehand at 11:00am
June 10th, 2:30pm
Curating the Fabric of India Exhibition – Rosemary Crill
Plus sale of members’ work
Dyeing and Tapestry Special Interest Groups meet beforehand at 11:00am
July 8th, 2:30pm
The Eri Silk Artisans of North-East India – Anna-Louise Meynell
This is an opportunity for Guild Members to spin together in central London in the evening. Join us in the foyer of the Royal Festival Hall on the same level as the long bar, in the area to the left of the ballroom if you are standing with the Thames behind you. Bring...read more
This is a day time spinning group which used to meet up at the Wetlands Centre in Barnes and now meets at the Barnes Green Social Centre. Dates in 2017 11th and 25th January 8th and 22nd February 8th and 22 March 12th and 26th April 10th and 24th May 14th and 28th...read more
Theme: The River Thames and London Thursday 23 to Thursday 30 November 2017 at Southwark Cathedral The inspiration for this year’s exhibition draw on the River Thames, the Cathedral building, and its surroundings on the Thames riverside pathway. The exhibition title...read more
Join The Guild
Have you thought of joining our Guild?
- Are you are interested in all manner of textiles, from spinning raw yarn to creative weaving, dyeing or tapestry weaving?
- Do you enjoy learning more about textiles from professional makers and visiting textile organisations?
- Are you interested in textile collections and history?
- Would you like to learn and try out crafts at practical workshops?
- Do you want to meet and share experience and knowledge with other people?
The London Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers involve activities in all of these areas.