Durham guild

Durham Guild was founded in 1979 by five people with an interest in weaving and spinning.  Over the years the Guild has evolved and currently maintains a membership of around 40 people with a vast variety of interests and skills. Two of the founder-members still play an active part in the Guild. We offer a warm welcome to new members at all levels of experience, including absolute beginners.

The objectives of Durham Guild are the promotion and preservation of spinning, weaving, dyeing & other related textile crafts and we are affiliated to the National Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers. The Guild is a registered charitable organisation.

After eighteen months of Zoom meetings because of the restrictions of Covid 19 we are finally able to start face to face meetings again.  However, that hasn’t been the only problem we’ve had to solve in the last year – since our website was deleted in March 2020 we’ve had to build a new one.  So WSD.org.uk remains one of the best places to get information about our latest programme plans as well as Facebook.  Both of these give the email address of our Secretary for further contact.




Meetings location

St Oswald’s Institute, Church Street, Durham DH1 3DQ

Meetings time

The First Saturday of the month 10am till 4pm
Date Events
06 January 2024 Tapestry Weaving with Jane Riley
03 February 2024 AGM & Talk
02 March 2024 Open Day & Knitting in the round groups
06 April 2024 Understand your spinning wheel
04 May 2024 Guild Outing
01 June 2024 Flax workshop to be arranged
06 July 2024 To be arranged
03 August 2024 The summer garden party
03 September 2022 Open day
05 October 2024 Show and tell - socks & slippers
02 November 2024 To be arranged
02 December 2023 Christmas Party - Shared Lunch