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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 11:15am and finish at 3:30pm 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

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FURTHER INFORMATION

 The current subscription is £28 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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SHOW AND TELL

 
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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 secretarykentguildsdw@gmail.com

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MONTHLY MEETING PROGRAMME 2021 AND 2022

25 September
2:00 pm Rosemary Stowe a talk on Standing Wool Rugs

30 October
Vic Edwards Day
From 11:00 am a felt workshop for all members with Di Buttershaw

27 November
Contribution Lunch
pm Fashion Show

There is no meeting in December

29 Jan 2022      am  Spin and Chat        pm Show and Tell

26 Feb 2022     pm Talk and Demonstration, Alison Olorunsola, Felt seascapes using digital images and mixed media

26 Mar 2022    am AGM  pm  Talks by Susan Young and Lynne Hunt on their experiences at the AGWSD Summer School 2021

30 Apr  2022    am Spin and Chat          pm talk by Louise Cottey, Weaver

01 May 2022     10.00 – 16.00 approx   Workshop(max 10) by Louise Cottey, Weaver -

28 May2022    am Spin and Chat          pm talk, Fiona Morris, Knitter

25 Jun 2022     am Spin and Chat          pm talk Rob Jones, Indigo Dyer, Japanese Textile Crafts

30 Jul 2022      All Day – OPEN DAY

27 Aug 2022    All Day  picnic lunch

24 Sep 2022      TBA

30 Oct 2022    
Vic Edwards Day
From 11:00 am a felt workshop for all members with Wendy Finnis, Textile Artist and Feltmaker, Needle felting a small landscape

27 Nov 2022 
Contribution Lunch
pm Fashion Show

There is no meeting in December