Somerset Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers

Programme

We meet at Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall. Meetings begin at 10.30 am, talks begin at 1.30 pm and we finish at 3.30 pm. Tea and coffee is available through the day and members bring their own packed lunch.

The morning is an informal and social gathering – members bring along their spinning wheels, portable looms or knitting. This is an opportunity to socialise, exchange tips and ideas and share skills. New for 2022! Skills Sessions for beginners – these will take place in the backroom – these are free to members but places are limited so you’ll need to book in advance. 

After lunch we invite speakers to talk on a subject of weaving, spinning or dyeing or something related.

Some of our meetings are Skills Days where members share their specialisms and expertise to small groups. Some dates include competitions on spinning weaving and dyeing where you are encouraged to share examples of your work. We also organise workshops.

15th January 2022* Cancelled
19th February 2022 Lou Cottey The Loom Shed AGM
19th March 2022  Setting up your Spinning Wheel 
20th March 2022  No Workshop this month. 
16th April 2022 Skills Share
21st May 2022* Joyce Meader Knitting 1950s to Present Day
18th June 2022 Fleece Fair
16th July 2022 Heather Tetley The Conservation of Axminster Carpets
20th August 2022 Julia Jones Natural Dyeing Workshop (Workshop to be pre-booked)
17th September 2022* Jane Deane Indigo dyeing | Dyeing Competition
18th September 2022 Jane Deane Indigo Dyeing Workshop (pre-booking required)
15th October 2022 Riitta Sinkkonen-Davies Weaving New from Old | Weaving Competition
19th November 2022* Donna Hardman Woolcombing : workshop TBC | Spinning Competition |
17th December 2022 Christmas Social and Secret Santa

*Committee meeting – the committee also meet on these dates

You can download a copy of the programme here: Programme 2022

If you would like to recommend a speaker or are interested in speaking or tutoring on an aspect of our crafts please do let us know.