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About the Kent Guild of Spinners, Dyers and Weavers

The Kent Guild of Spinners Dyers and Weavers was formed in 1949, to preserve and promote the crafts of spinning weaving and dyeing.  We are a friendly group who enjoy learning new skills and sharing the knowledge we have gained.

Members enjoy a varied programme of speakers and workshops. 

We meet on the last Saturday of the Month at Challock Village Hall, Blind Lane, Challock, Kent, TN25 4AU.

There is no meeting in December.

Meetings start at 11:00am and finish at 3:00pm with a break for lunch from 12:30pm -1:30pm.

Our members practice a wide variety of fibre related crafts, Weaving on floor looms, table looms, tapestry and inkle looms, spinning on wheels and drop spindles, dyeing a wide variety of fibres with both natural dyes and commercial dyes.

Wet felting and fulling fibres to make fabrics, hats,  slippers  and garments, we knit and crochet with the fibres we create. 

We are always pleased to share our  skills with others and help beginners get started.

Please contact us for more details or come along to one of our monthly meetings .

Further Information

 The current subscription is £32 a year.  For that you can attend meetings, borrow books from the library, hire Guild equipment, join in with workshops, receive a Newsletter and monthly updates of information, and, best of all, meet like minded people.

The Kent Guild is affiliated to the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.  As a member of an affiliated guild you would be eligible to apply to attend their biennial summer school, and biennial conference.  You would also be eligible to put work forward for selection for their biennial national exhibition.  The AGWSD publishes a quarterly magazine, The Journal.  This can be purchased directly from the The Journal organisers, or through the Kent Guild on payment of an annual subscription.


"In the tapestry of life, we're all connected. Each one of us is a gift to those around us helping each other be who we are, weaving a perfect picture together."
Anita Moorjani

Weaving by Carole Leonard. A piece depicting the beauty of nature marred by our throwaway activities. The Beach

Kent Guild of Spinners, Dyers and Weavers

Challock Village Hall, Blind Lane, Challock, Ashford, Kent

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Kent Guild of Spinners, Dyers and Weavers

programme 2023

Meetings start at 11:00am and finish at 3:00pm

with a break for lunch from 12:30pm -1:30pm.

Saturday 28th January am: Spin and Chat pm: Show and Tell

11.30 – 12.30 Weaving Group meeting

Saturday 25th February am: Spin and Chat pm: Margo Selby, illustrated lecture

11.30 – 12.30 Spinning Group meeting

 Saturday 25th March am: AGM, pm: Debbie Siniska

Saturday 29th April am: Spin and Chat pm: Cara Bookless, illustrated lecture, ‘Sheep’

Saturday 27th May all day: Mini workshops

Saturday 24th June am: Spin and Chat pm:  Alison Hulme, illustrated lecture textiles/printmaking

11.30 – 12.30 Weaving Group meeting

Sunday 25th June all day workshop: Alison Hulme, printmaking, max 16 places

Saturday 29th July all day: Guild Open Day

Saturday 26th August all day: Spinning Bee,  indoors/outdoors depending on weather

Saturday 30th September am: Spin and Chat pm: Susan Dye, illustrated lecture, Natural Dyes


Saturday 28th October Vic Edwards Day, Andrew Johnson, long draw spinning all day talk and workshop

Saturday 25th November am: Spin and Chat, Contribution lunch, pm: Fashion Show

December no meeting

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