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 2019

19th January

Ancient Peruvian Textiles

Janice Lawrence

AGM 11.00am

16th February

Teaching in Tibet

Amanda Hannaford

Committee Meeting

16th March

The Textiles Discovered at Must Farm

Dr Susannah Harris

2oth April

Members’ Skills Day

18th May

My Life in Dyeing: Talk and Sales

Debbie Tomkies, DT Crafts

Committee Meeting

19th May

Dyeing Workshop

15th  June

Fleece Fair

Craft demonstrations

20th July

Dark Matter: Light Matter, Simple Design in Weaving

Norah Ball

17th August

Outing: Alpha Alpacas

21st September

History of Liberty Fabrics

Anna Buruma

Dyeing competition

Committee meeting

6th October

Passementerie Workshop (Tassels)

Anna Crutchley

19th  October

Members’ Skills Day

Spinning competition

16th November

Natural Dyeing

Jane Deane

Weaving Competition

Committee meeting

Soup and bread lunch

21st December

Social event

Shared lunch and Secret Santa