With the continuing uncertainties, updates to the status of meetings will be posted here and in Hot News . Zoom links will be circulated in the monthly email newsletter. Saturday regular meetings on Zoom remain free for members. In person meeting are held at the Carmelita Centre.
Normally the London Guild meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Carmelita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5JT London.
There is a small attendance fee to cover speakers’ fees and the cost of the hall, currently £5.00 for members, free for students, £9.00 for other guests.
|January 8 2022||pm||Sue McNiven – Longdraw tips and hints. |
A talk by Sue Macniven who is a handspinning tutor from SW Scotland. In this talk she will discuss fibre choice, preparation and spinning of exotic fibres. Non members welcome, to book.
|January 27 & 30 2022||pm||Mel Sweetnam – Natural ink & paintmaking – This workshop is full||Online workshop|
|February 12 2022||am|
|Weaving Interest Group, Spinning Interest Group|
Daniel Harris – The London Cloth Company – A step by step guide on how not to build a cloth mill – Guild members only
|March 12 2022||am|
|London Guild AGM followed by|
Wendy Morris – Weaving experiences – Guild members only
|April 9 2022||am|
|Dyeing Interest Group, Tapestry Interest Group|
Members’ talks: Sue Crook – Breakdown Printing, Aruna Reddy – Tapestry, Brenda Gibson and members of the Weavers Unlimited – Tartan Project 2021
|May 14 2022||pm||Fuyuko Matsubara – Spirit Process Hands|
Fuyuko from the US will present her inspirations and development of weaving and silk painting as art works.
The talk will cover her Japanese cultural background, educational background in both Japan and the U.S., symbolism, development of concepts and techniques of combinations of warp painting and weft painting.
|June 11 2022||pm||Katie Allen – Loopy Ewes Shepard – Exploring a Regenerative Fashion System|
Katie Allen is a Farmer and Knitwear Designer/Maker based in Gloucestershire who produces food and fibre that values natural systems and regenerates biodiversity. She will be sharing her journey to connect more people with the reality that clothes come from farming just like food, as well as the story behind her collection of garments and homewares. Entirely grown, spun and artisan-made in South West England from the fibre grown by her flock of native breed sheep. In 2021 she graduated from Bath University with a Masters Degree in Fashion and Textile Design, launching her knitwear collection, which has gone on to win multiple awards from the Royal Society of Arts, Bradford Textiles Society and the Devon Guild of Craftsman as well as achieving South West England Fibreshed accreditation.
|July 9 2022||pm||Jane Malcolm-Davies The Tudor Tailor||Online|
|August 13 2022||pm||Guild members – various activities||In person|
|September 10 2022||pm||Luisa Uribe, Indigo grower and dyer An Indigo Journey||Online|
|October 15 2022||pm||Bettina Wagner Hand spinner and dyer Setting up your own Business and Sales Table||In person|
|November 12 2022||pm||Janet Phillips Weaver||Online|
|December 10 2022||pm||Christmas Activities Competitions etc||In person|
Morning interest group meetings start at 11:00. Afternoon meetings start at 2:00 with Members’ Show and Tell and notices, followed by the speaker’s talk at around 2:30.
Committee meetings will be held via Zoom in October, January, April and July with varying dates
All interest groups continue to meet on Zoom with varying dates as well as in-person meetings shown in the programme above. Please contact the interest group co-ordinators for details of dates and times and to receive the Zoom link for the meetings.