Our Guild was formed 55 years ago to promote the crafts of hand weaving, spinning and dyeing.

    We also encompass other textile crafts such as felt-making, braid-making, tassels and basket making.

    We are a sociable group and members often bring their lunch and chat informally over coffee before meetings.

    Benefits of membership

    • Regular monthly meetings which are a mixture of talks by nationally respected and recognised textile artists and sessions led by guild members
    • Saturday workshops to develop and share skills
    • An annual visit on a textile related subject
    • Social events
    • A quarterly newsletter, free to members, with reviews of meetings and news about forthcoming events
    • Encouragment to bring work in progress and  finished projects to show and discuss
    • Help and encouragement from others in the guild to develop new skills or gain inspiration
    • Opportunities to participate in the National Association's biannual Exhibition.
    • Access to a library of over 100 books covering weaving, spinning and dyeing and  other crafts including knitting, feltmaking, crochet, inkleweaving, braidmaking, tassel making and dorset buttons
    • Access to publications including Yarnmaker, Vav, Handwoven and The Journal
    • Opportunities to exhibit and sell work

    Cost of membership

    Annual subscription: £25.00 plus £1.00 per meeting attended


    We welcome visitors to a maximum of two of our meetings per year at a charge of £2.50 per meeting. After this we hope visitors will want to join us as a full member.