The Wiltshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers, Dyers and Associated crafts is located in the village of Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire. Our groups meet up throughout the week where we have four dedicated workshops, two of which are weaving studios, set amid a Dyers Garden.
Our groups cover a variety of crafts and including spinning, weaving, dying, patchwork, felting, sewing and handicraft. Beginners workshops are available in spinning and weaving and tasters sessions in other crafts happen throughout the year. We hold exhibitions and sales where our members can exhibit and sell their creations. Our Fleece sale held in June is a particularly well attended event where our members can purchase good quality fleece for their crafts.
During the pandemic an Online Programme was created using Zoom where talks, workshops and challenges kept members in touch and learning new crafts from the safety of their home. Sessions covered Dorset Buttons, a Colour Challenge, Felted Flowers and Eco Printing to name but a few. The Guild will continue to build on these sessions in person as we begin to get back to normal.
Our new website was launched at the start of the pandemic and an Online Membership was created. We have a Members area containing a growing section dedicated to the many crafts carried out at the Guild where members can access help on how to get started, information sheets, videos and powerpoints. Our notes on Spinning and Weaving created by Anne Lander a well loved member of the Guild who sadly passed away a couple of years ago, are a particularly useful source for our spinners and weavers.
Our most recent addition to the Web Site comes in the form of historical Journals going back to 1938
Group visits can also be arranged.
Visit our web site for more information.