Gwynedd Guild has a membership of 45 today, coming from Anglesey, parts of Gwynedd and Conwy. We celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2015.
It is a group of mixed abilities and ages, with some very skilled members who are always very helpful to both our newer members, and with good advice to those who have been with our guild for much longer, and with newer members coming from other textile specialties.
We have a full programme, to include all elements of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing.
Our guild gets invited to many shows to demonstrate our skills and display our work, these include The Anglesey Show, Caernarfon Show, South Stack, Swtan Cottage, Llynon Mill and other odd days such as Spin in Public at Snowdon Railway, Penrhyn Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Slate Museum,Treborth Botanic Garden. At these shows, we also try to have space for a ‘have a go’ table for both adults and children, which is always great fun. This may involve peg loom weaving, spindle spinning, tapestry weaving, wet felting, etc.
Our programme, includes a dedicated dye day every September, participating in the All Wales Challenge every 2 years, holding a Friendship Day – our next one will be 2020. We have a coach organised by one of our members to attend Wonderwool in April. We have been to Cumbria to attend Woolfest, and the Midlands to visit Quarry Bank Cotton Mill.
New members are always warmly welcomed.
|11 January 2020||Workshop - Freestyle Weaving|
|08 February 2020||AGM|
|14 March 2020||Exploring GGWSD Library & Equipment Collection Members Showcase|
|18 April 2020||Y Bedol & Tecstiliau Dyers Garden in Wales & Y Bedol Project Fibre Exchange (1 - the Exchange|
|16 May 2020||GGWSD Friendship Day ** at Bethel Memorial Hall|
|13 June 2020||Adventures in Weaving - Share & Explore Ideas & Skills - a Range of Activities with something to enjoy whatever your level! Members' Showcase|
|11 July 2020||Art Yarns Workshop (for Spinners with some experience - Places to be booked in advance - Fleece choices , Spinning & Plying Clinic|
|08 August 2020||Dyers' Gardens & Textile Traditions in Sweden - IIlustrated Talk & Workshop Members' showcase|
|12 September 2020||Annual Dyeing Day Workshop Members' Showcase|
|19 September 2020||Worldwide Spin in Public Day ** various venues, to be confirmed|
|10 October 2020||Melinau Mon - Mills of Anglesey Illustrated Talk & Discussion featuring the History of Fulling Mills on the island Replica Iron Age Looms - Melin Llynon|
|14 November 2020||Fiery Felts - Dye & Felt Workshop (places to be booked in advance) Fibre Exchange (2 - Display & Voting) Member' Showcase|
|12 December 2020||Celebration of Christmas & Winter Crafts Bring & Share Lunch Festive Sales Table|
|09 January 2021||Adventures in Spinning - Share & Explore Ideas & Skills A Range of Activities with something to enjoy whatever your level! Members' Showcase|
|13 February 2021||AGM|