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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 St. Stephens House. 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 2017


July 8th 2017, 2:30pm

The Eri Silk Artisans of North-East India – Anna-Louise Meynell

Presents the creative process of this little known  ‘peace silk’ from cocoon to cloth, and the culture of the Khasi people of Meghalaya.

August 12th 2017, 2:30pm

Ask the Panel

Guild members share their knowledge of the crafts they work in.

Weaving and Spinning Special Interest Groups meet beforehand at 11:00am

September 9th 2017, 2:30pm

Eco-Ethics and Yarn Choices – Wendy Morris

A look at some of the ecological and socio-economic considerations involved in the cultivation and processing of different yarns and fibres

Dyeing and Tapestry Special Interest Groups meet beforehand at 11:00am 

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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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LGWSD Exhibition 2017

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...

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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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