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.


In 2021 we hope to be able to revert to the yearly programme of talks which has been interrupted by the Covid Pandemic since March 2020. Until that time we aim to arrange workshops and other events via Zoom, online meetings, for which we require an email address. Please visit our Website and Facebook pages for regular updates. Other activities we hope to bring back include exhibitions at various local venues, and group visits to places and events related to our crafts, eg. weaving mills, studios, exhibitions, trade fairs etc.

Date Events
02 January 2021 Zoom social gathering
06 February 2021 AGM
06 March 2021 Zoom talk: Katie Weston, Spinning with a Purpose
03 April 2021 Zoom Workshop: Katie Weston, Spinning Thick & Thin. Booking required
01 May 2021
05 June 2021 Skills sharing led by Guild members
03 July 2021
07 August 2021 The summer garden party
04 September 2021 Autumn Open Day - all welcome
02 October 2021
06 November 2021
19 December 2020 Christmas Party