KENT GUILD OF SPINNERS, DYERS AND WEAVERS
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 .
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."
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
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
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