The Guild was formed in 1977 by a group interested in weaving, spinning and dyeing, eager to share information and ideas and to promote and encourage these crafts. We’re always happy to find new members, you don’t need to have spun or woven before!

Generally, the first Wednesday meeting is an informal Spin, Weave & Chat evening, and on the third Wednesday we often have a talk by a guest speaker. There are exceptions to this, so please check our programme for further details – occasionally Saturday meetings and workshops are scheduled in place of Wednesday evening meetings.

Further details of workshops and speaker evenings can be found on our website: spinweavechat.wordpress.com


Date Events
17 April 2019 Mini workshop English Longdraw 7:30 to 10 pm.h
01 May 2019 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
15 May 2019 Speaker evening, 7:30 to 10 pm.
05 June 2019 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
19 June 2019 Speaker evening, 7:30 to 10 pm.
03 July 2019 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
17 July 2019 Summer Gathering and Sheep Trophy, 7:30 to 10 pm.
07 August 2019 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
04 September 2019 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
05 October 2019 Saturday Spin Weave and Chat, 10 am to 4pm
16 October 2019 AGM 7:45
02 November 2019 Saturday Spin Weave and Chat, 10 am to 4pm
20 November 2019 Gill Lewis Celebration Talk: John Miners, "Horsehair Tales"
04 December 2019 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
18 December 2019 Social: Christmas Party and Gill Lewis Trophy, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
11 January 2020 Saturday Spin Weave and Chat, 10 am to 4 pm
05 February 2020 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
15 February 2020 Workshop: Pam Austin, Long draw re-visited & Spinning off-piste, 10 am to 4pm
04 March 2020 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
14 March 2020 Workshop: Stephanie Edwards, Braid making using card discs and Marudai, 10 am to 4 pm
01 April 2020 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
22 April 2020 Speaker: Dinah Eastop, "Deliberately concealed garments", 7:30 to 10:00 pm
06 May 2020 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
20 May 2020 Speaker: Louise Edwards, "On the trail of a Foundation Certificate in Spinning", 7:30 to 10:00 pm
03 June 2020 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
17 June 2020 Outing: Rita Peace, Rye End Flock of Registered rare breed sheep, The Bothy, Rye End, Codicote, SG4 8SU
01 July 2020 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
15 July 2020 Social: Summer gathering and Sheep trophy - Competition, any item woven, spun or hand dyed, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
05 August 2020 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
02 September 2020 Spin, Weave and Chat, 7:30 to 10:00 pm
03 October 2020 Saturday Spin Weave and Chat, 10 am to 4pm
21 October 2020 AGM 7:45 pm