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KENT GUILD OF SPINNERS, DYERS AND WEAVERS

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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 .

secretarykentguildsdw@gmail.com

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.

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"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

For further information contact secretarykentguildsdwtempemail@gmail.com

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Kent Guild of Spinners, Dyers and Weavers

programme 2024

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

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

Saturday 27th January Vic Edwards Day

All day workshop long draw spinning with Andrew Johnson free to Kent Guild members

Saturday 24th February am: spin, weave,chat

All day Indigo Dyeing with Jude Kingshott

Demonstration

Saturday 30th March am: AGM,

pm: Jenny Wakeman, spindle and charka spinning at AGWSD summer school 2023

Saturday 27th April am: spin, weave,chat

pm: Sara Kelly, a talk on tapestry weaving in the community

Sunday 28th April, tapestry weaving workshop

Saturday 25th May am: spin, weave,chat

pm: Margo Selby weaver, talk

 

Saturday 29th June all day: Mini workshops, dyeing and knitting

am: 11.30 – 12.30 Weaving Group meeting

 

Saturday 27th July all day: Guild Open Day, visitors welcome

Saturday 31st August all day: Spinning Bee,  indoors/outdoors depending on weather

Saturday 28th September am: spin, weave,chat

am: Spinning group

pm: Janice M Lawrence talk, 'Ancient Peruvian Textiles before the Incas

 

Saturday 26th October Vic Edwards Day, all day: braids workshop with Jenny Wakeman and Janet Crowther

Saturday 30th November am: spin, weave,chat

Contribution lunch, pm: Fashion Show, member's work

December no meeting

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