Weaving Threads

Welcome to the Kent Guild of

Spinners Dyers and Weavers

Exploring fibre crafts old and new

 
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About

A Bit of Background

The Kent Guild of Spinners Dyers and Weavers is a friendly bunch of creators of all things fibre. Spinners, weavers and dyers of all ages and abilities, together with knitters, crochet-makers, felters, and much more.

We meet on the last Saturday of every month save December, from 10:30 till 3.

See our programme for more information.

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Activities

Kent Guild of Spinners Dyers and Weavers is a very busy group of creators who are there for each other, and for anyone interested in creative fibre crafts. Although we focus on the traditional spinning, weaving and dyeing, we've had talks, demos and courses which included making clay buttons, needlefelting, and information on the Bayeux Tapestry. We've had representatives from suppliers, and lots of shows of our own creations - wearable, hangable and otherwise.

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Show and Tell

This is usually at the beginning of the year and is a great chance to see what our colleagues are doing, and find out a little more of how things are, or could be, done.

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OPEN DAY has gone VIRTUAL

Traditionally in July, our Open Day is a great time to find out what we are about. Come in, chat with the makers, buy from the stalls, take part in the raffle, and ask us lots of questions. We hope you will ultimately join us, but we are very happy to see folk who are just curious about what we do. Next year, hopefully.

In the meantime, do take a look at our new Gallery.


Swans by Danny

 
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Monthly Meeting Programme 2020

Outline of the year's programme

January 25

Saturday Members' Meeting

Morning: Weavers' group
Afternoon: Show and Tell

February 29

Saturday Members' Meeting

All day: Mini workshops including Spinning Funky Yarn, Weaving on a card to make a bag, and more

March 28

Saturday Members' Meeting VIA ZOOM

Standing wool rugs with Rosemary Stow - NEXT YEAR

April 25

Saturday Members' Meeting via ZOOM

10.20am Login to Zoom & chat.
10.30am Business and notices
11am Videos of the month - suggestions welcomed. Note: Independent watching (not on Zoom)
11.20am Log back in for part II, discussion on topic, tips, show and tell, etc.
12noon End of meeting.

May 30

Saturday Members' Meeting via ZOOM

10.20am Login to Zoom & chat.
10.30am Business and notices
11am Videos of the month - suggestions welcomed. Note: Independent watching (not on Zoom)
11.20am Log back in for part II, discussion on topic, tips, show and tell, etc.
12noon End of meeting.

June 27

Saturday Members' Meeting

10.20am Login to Zoom & chat.

10.30am Business and notices

11am WE HAVE A SPEAKER!

Rachel Rodwell of Dandelion Time is joining us via Zoom. Thanks, Rachel! She will be talking aboutthe therapeutic effects of fibre crafts in relation to victims of abuse.

See www.dandeliontime.org.uk

12noon End of meeting.

July 25

VIRTUAL OPEN DAY (in planning)

PHYSICAL OPEN DAY CANCELLED

Online activity -

10.20am Login to Zoom & chat.

10.30am Business and notices

No need to logout now! We have a Pro Zoom account.

11 am Show and Tell.

12noon End of meeting / LUNCH break.

1.30 We may return!

ANY TIME - SEE OUR NEW GALLERY

August 29

Saturday Members' Meeting and Picnic

The Guild's BIG PICNIC - bring n eat it lunch! Covid prevention rules in force.
Not so much a 'déjeuner sur l'herbe' as 'sur tarmac'. Socially-distanced, naturally. Please see the new Events Gallery.

September 26

Saturday Members' Meeting via ZOOM



‘The Accidental Weaver’ a talk by Fay Hankins via Zoom.  Programme details later.

Fay was highly recommended by Sue Petrie, one time Kent Guild member, now of the East Sussex Guild.

October 31

(Normally Vic Edwards Day)

Morning: Zoom meeting

10:20 Chat and business.

11am From Goat to Garment

Jane-Ann Rogers presenting on crafting with mohair

November 28

Saturday Members' Meeting

Would have been: Fashion show with bring n share (contribution) lunch. We're expecting our member, Sue Nash, will be talking to us about her experiences in Summer School 2019. This will be from 11am

Do come and chat at 10:20 via. Zoom. Our secretary will be sending out the link in good time for the meeting.

Note: No meeting in December

 
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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

 

Upcoming Events

November Contribution Lunch with Fashion Show
Sat, Nov 28
Challock Village Hall
Nov 28, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Challock Village Hall, Blind Ln, Challock TN25 4AU, UK
Early Christmas party?
 

Kent Guild of Spinners Dyers and Weavers

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

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