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.


We arrange a yearly programme of talks, workshops and other events. The Guild also holds selling exhibitions at various local venues, and organises group visits to places and events related to our crafts, eg. weaving mills, studios, exhibitions, trade fairs etc.

Date Events
09 June 2018 Guild Gathering @ St Oswald's - to include demonstration of The Great Wheel with Penelope Hemmingway
21 July 2018 Guild Gathering with Red-Dye Workshop
18 August 2018 Summer Party
15 September 2018 Open Weaving Day at St Oswald's
20 October 2018 Guild Gathering including Clasped-weft Weaving with Jan Beadle
17 November 2018 Holiday Travels with Guild Members at St Oswald's
15 December 2018 Christmas Party - Forgotten Treasures