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The London Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

From the 10th November 2018 the venue for monthly members meeting is The Carmelita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 5JT. Directions.

Tapestry Weaving Special Interest Group

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 The Carmelita Centre The purpose of the group is to explore, share and have fun with all things Tapestry related.

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Dyeing Special Interest Group

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.

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Spinning Special Interest Group

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.

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Weaving Special Interest Group

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.

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Guild Programme 2019

Venue: The Carmelita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk,  SE11 5JT

April 13th 2019 2:30 p.m.

Celia Pym – Artist working in Knitting, Darning & Embroidery

May 11th 2:30 p.m.

Rare Thread – Kirsty McDougall and Laura Miles – Weavers/Designers

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Spinners’ Meetings

Monthly Evening Spinning Meetings – RFH Foyer

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...

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Bi-Monthly Barnes Spinners Meetings

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 2019 9th and 23th January 13th February 13th and 27th March 10th and 24th April 8th and 22th May 12th and 26th June 10th...

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Maximo Laura Teaching Tour 6th – 26th May 2019 Sweden

Master Tapestry Weaver Maximo Laura will be visiting Sweden in May along with his assistant teacher, Paola Laura to deliver 3 x one week workshops at different venues around Sweden. He will be teaching many of his typical textural techniques and participants will make...

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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.

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