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 Updates

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

Postponed until 2022

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

AGWSD Exhibition - ‘Coal, Cotton, Canals’ to be held at Leigh Spinners Mill, 5th – 20th September 2020
After considered discussion the members of the GPC have very regrettably agreed to the cancellation of the AGWSD Exhibition at Leigh Spinners Mill in September 2020.  Other avenues for the Exhibition are currently being explored. More information can be found Here


2021 Events

The 2021 Summer School details and forms are available Here