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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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Harris Tweed Project

Over the coming months the Harris Distillery will be exploring the history, tradition and techniques behind Harris Tweed, meeting many of the people who bring this wonderful cloth into the world. We're also inviting the young people from across the Outer Hebrides to...

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Guild Programme 2018

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

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

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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 2017 11th and 25th January 8th and 22nd February 8th and 22 March 12th and 26th April 10th and 24th May 14th and 28th...

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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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