The organisation of this event is now moving forwards and the keynote speakers are confirmed and booked. Guilds Gathering is a little different from the normal Conference as we no longer have it linked with the Association AGM. The West Midlands Region are organising this event in which we hope the Speakers will stimulate, motivate and instruct us with their depth of knowledge about Colour and there will also be some practical activities. The theme of colour was chosen as it is relevant to our three core crafts, weaving, spinning and dyeing. Alongside this there will be the Certificate of Achievement assessment and display plus a talk about the Association Foundation Courses from the coordinator. We hope it will be a relaxed and friendly weekend with opportunities to meet up and share time and skills with like minded people. The University accommodation is modern and very pleasant
The speakers are Margo Selby, internationally renowned woven textile designer.
Dr Susan Kay-Williams, Chief Executive of Royal School of Needlework and author of The Story of Colour in Textiles.
Alison Daykin , a textile designer, tutor and co-author of Creative Spinning
Caroline Nixon, textile artist and eco-dyer
We also have Daniel Harris, founder of the London Cloth Company who has recently acquired a mill near Worcester, as the after dinner speaker on Saturday.
We hope to have the booking forms available early in the new year.
Please keep checking back as we will post more information here as it becomes available.