The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Whether you are a practising weaver, spinner or dyer or are interested in learning about our traditional crafts, you've come to the right place. The Association acts as an Umbrella Organisation and a central coordinating body. Our aim is to facilitate communication between:

  • Individual guilds of Weavers Spinners Dyers
  • Individual crafts people
  • Providers of related tools and supplies
  • Educational bodies
  • "Enquiring minds" interested in what we do

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.


2020 Events - Coronavirus Update

AGWSD AGM - please see the note under News for further information - Here

The position of the following two events, i.e. Guild Gathering and Exhibition are under review by the GPC and the relevant committees. Further updates will be disseminated to guilds via their secretary, through the AGWSD Newsletter and on this website

Colour - The Full Spectrum, Guilds Gathering on 19-21st June 2020 - more information can be found Here

Biennial Exhibition at Leigh Spinners Mill, 5-20th September 2020 - more information can be found Here