The London Guild normally meets on the second Saturday of each month at the Carmelita Centre, 41 Vauxhall Walk, SE11 5JT London. Meetings usually have an external speaker, and we are fortunate to attract a high calibre of speakers who normally illustrate their talks with slides and bring along samples of their work or textiles collected on their travels. 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.
Unless otherwise noted below, all meetings start with a ‘Show and Tell’ at 2:00 pm, followed by Notices and the speaker begins at 2:30 pm (doors open between 1:00 and 1:30 pm). Stash Sales at each meeting allow members to dispose of (and acquire) yarns and equipment.
There are also four Special Interest Groups, on spinning, weaving, dyeing and tapestry which meet in the mornings on a quarterly basis and are listed below.
January 11th 2020a.m.Committee Meeting
p.m.Ceres: Sustainability and natural dyeing work for MoDA and Brixton Design Trail
February 8th 2020a.m.Weave Interest Group, Spinning Interest Group
p.m.Ekta Kaul – A creative journey
March 14th 2020a.m.Dyeing Interest Group – change of venue, Tapestry Interest Group
p.m.AGM
April 18th 2020a.m.Committee Meeting
p.m.Ann Richards and Deirdre Woods: Soft Engineering – an exhibition taking shape
May 9th 2020a.m.Weave Interest Group, Spinning Interest Group
p.m.Dr Susanna Harris: Remarkable fabrics and yarns of Must Farm Bronze Age settlement, 1000 BCE
June 13th 2020a.m.Dyeing Interest Group, Tapestry Interest Group
p.m.Pat Alston: A Tweed with a story
July 11th 2020a.m.Committee Meeting
p.m.Melanie Venes: File under E for Experience
August 8th 2020a.m.Weave Interest Group, Spinning Interest Group
p.m.Virtual Meeting More Information
September 12th 2020a.m.Dyeing Interest Group, Tapestry Interest Group – Virtual
p.m.Sarah Burns – Celebrating Barron & Larcher Textile Designers – Virtual
October 17th 2020a.m.Committee Meeting
p.m.Ruth Singer: Hidden histories – Virtual
November 14th 2020a.m.Weave Interest Group, Spinning Interest Group – Virtual
p.m.Amanda Hannaford: Teaching in Tibet – Virtual
December 12th 2020a.m.Dyeing Interest Group, Tapestry Interest Group
p.m.Christmas Competitions and Party – Virtual