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 2020

18th January

Dorset Buttons

Talk and Sales

Ros Atkins

AGM 11.00am


15th February

Exmoor Horn Sheep

Lindy Head

Committee Meeting


21st March    Cancelled


Shirley Berlin


18th April

Dawes Twine Works, West Coker

Ross Aitken


16th May

History of Knitting

Joyce Meader

Committee Meeting


20th June

Fleece Fair

Craft Demonstrations


18th July

History of Carpets

Heather Tetley


15th August

Dye Workshop only

Barbara Spicer


19th September


Amanda Hannaford

Dyeing Competition

Committee Meeting


20th September

Spinning Workshop

Amanda Hannaford


17th October

Members Skills Day

Spinning Competition


21st November

Ritta Sinkkonen-Davies

Weaving new fabrics from old

Weaving Competition

Committee Meeting


19th December

Social Event

Shared Lunch and Secret Santa