Somerset Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers


Meetings begin at 10.30am at Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall and usually consist of an informal morning, where members bring along their spinning wheels, portable looms or knitting. This is an opportunity to socialise, exchange tips and ideas and share skills. Tea and coffee is available during the day for a small fee. After lunch, at approximately 1.30 pm, we have a speaker whose talk may be on a subject other than just our three crafts. Some of our meetings are ‘skills days’ where members are invited to demonstrate their own particular specialisms and expertise to small groups. We also have full day workshops separate from Guild meetings programmed throughout the year.

Programme 2017

21st January

Design: Colour, texture and pattern

Janet Crowther

AGM 11.00am

Chairperson Challenge: “Animal” theme using Jacob fleece

18th  February

My Weaving

Adam Jordan

Committee Meeting

18th March February

Textiles of Japan

Jennifer Hughes

19th March

Shibori workshop

15th April

Members Skills Day

Soup and Bread Lunch

2oth May

Breeding coloured sheep in NewZealand

Fiona Gardner

Committee Meeting

17th  June

Fleece Fair

Craft demonstrations

15th July

Lace making: bobbin and shuttle

Margaret Flux

August date tba

Rigid heddle workshop: warping and making sampler of different patterns including lace

Janet Maher

16th September

“Just an Inkling”

Ann Dixon

Dyeing competition

Committee meeting

17th September 

Inkle weaving workshop

21st  October

Flax spinning workshop

Margaret Knight

Spinning competition

Soup and Bread Lunch

18th November

Colours of Scotland:dyeing traditions

Carole Keepax

Weaving Competition

Committee meeting

16th December

Social event

Shared lunch and Secret Santa