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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
John Abbate talk on ‘Chinese Indigo Dying’ – 19 September 7 p.m. St. James Piccadilly for the Oriental Rug and Textile Society
John Abbate will talk on ‘Chinese Indigo Dying’ BLUEHANDED’s ancient cultural heritage of hand-printed fabrics have a rich history and exciting contemporary future. Artisanal traditions of naturally dyed indigo ‘Lan Yin Hua Bu’ textiles are used for interior decor...read more
The UK Fashion & Textile Association are running an Ethics of Fashion seminar will tackle some of the most important issues that business face when it comes to the question of conscious fashion and it will look at different aspects of creating and running an ethical...read more
Guild Programme 2018
October 20th 2018 2:30 p.m.
Why am I Doing This? – Catherine Walker
November 10th 2018 2:30 p.m.
The Deliberately Concealed Garments Project – Dinah Eastop
December 8th 2018 2:30 p.m.
Christmas Competitions and Party
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
An exhibition by Handweavers’ Diploma students one year on from completing the course in 2017. 18th June – 27th July 2018 10am – 6pm Monday – Saturday Exhibitors: Sarah Fitzalan Howard Sandra Gruescu Sandra Hunter Janice McGonigle Lucy Rhodes Jill Riley Lucy Robinson...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.