The objectives of the Association are the preservation and
improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and
dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public
education in such craftsmanship.
Membership of the Association is open to any Guild who can show that it
subscribes to the aims of the Association and is not a commercial or profit making body.
Why not join your local guild and meet other enthusiastic members
who practise these and allied crafts such as felt making and
There is a Certificate of Achievement in spinning, weaving or
dyeing for those members who wish to further their skills and
knowledge in these areas. Assessors are drawn from those leading in these fields.
For Guild secretaries only
If you wish to change your Guild's record and contact information please click
to update your Guild's details online.
(The necessary access codes reside with the Guild secretary.)
Association Web Information Point (WIP)
This may be found here and replaces the Association CD
Please refer to your Guild secretary for access codes
If there are any problems please email
The Association produces a quarterly magazine The Journal.
New arrangements for the Association Library (formerly the Journal Library)
This is now located in Textile Department, Freeman College, Stirling Works, 88 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NG.
Please email the librarian if you want to make enquiries.
An updated catalogue is now available. The procedure for borrowing will be available soon.
It is hoped to open on a few Saturdays in 2011 to allow for personal borrowing.
It is also hoped that the more technical / research type books and videos/DVDS will be brought to Summer School 2011 so that attendess can then see
the sort of books that are in the library and possibly watch a DVD
The Association has established an Online Guild which 'meets' over the internet. Membership is available to anyone.
An innovative programme of activities is available. For further details please
visit the Online Guild website or email the
Health and safety contract forms are now available for students and
speakers and workshop tutors.
2014 Association Calendar
Pages from the Association 2014 calendar may now be viewed.
The backside of the calender pictures may now be viewed.
The order form for Guild secretaries is available here.
See also [Association Notice Board]
Publicity leaflet about the National Exhibition 2014 now available
Bookings for the Association Conference 2014 are now open
Information about the National Exhibition 2014 now available
New syllabi for the Certificate of Achievement now available