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 11:15am 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 .
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.