Regions

Posts, News and Regional updates from AGWSD Reps

From the Scotland and Northern Ireland Rep

Dear Guild SecretaryAt the recent Association AGM our new President Jennie Parry spoke about her concerns that students at textile and fashion colleges are keen to learn about our craft skills but are often not sure how to go about it.  She is hoping to go to many of the college degree shows and make …

Spring Newsletter from the Northern Rep

Dear Guild Secretaries and Members At the AGM on 6th April, both the outgoing and incoming Presidents of the Association talked of their concern at the lack of basic knowledge being passed on to students on textile-related courses.   Since the meeting, the new President, Jennie Parry, has already started the process to remedy this situation. With the …

Letter from the Rep for Wales

Hello to you all,Hope you are all well, I have just returned from a visit to the Abergele Friendship Day in North Wales, a nice friendly group with visitors from Cheshire, Gwynedd and Shropshire, if I have missed out a Guild, sorry! The stalls inspired and the cake was delicious! I am assuming that there …

Message from the Scotland and Northern Ireland Rep

The Annual General Meeting of the Association was at the end of last week in London and I managed to make contact with 3 other Scottish Members, I think that was all of us that were there.Next, in August, it is Summer School 2019 at Askham Bryan College near York.  This particular Summer School has …

Contact from Wales

Hello after the AGM in London,It was good to meet some members of Guilds yesterday and nice to have company on the train going home!Matters were discussed, choices made and votes counted, all the information will come via Soo so I won’t duplicate it. In the meeting I had an email asking if there was …

From the AGWSD Rep for Wales

Hi, I thought this email I was sent should go out to all Welsh Guilds as you maybe able to help wherever you are in Wales.It isn’t clear as yet as to what we can offer, but when we know more I will pass it on.Maybe we could use this at the National Exhibition in …

From South Central Rep – February 2019

Dear Guild Secretaries, A few updates from the most recent Association GPC meeting, which took place on Saturday 02nd, in my role as South Central England Regional Rep.The next meeting I attend will be the AGM on the 18th April, and I will hopefully see some of you there. If your guild isn’t able to send a …

From the Wales Rep – February

Hello! I have just been to the latest GPC meeting before the AGM and have a few matters to pass on. Firstly, has your bit on the AGWSD site for your Guild got enough information on it? A small introduction and your program for the year give anyone looking for a Guild an idea of …

West Midlands New Year Letter

Dear All Belated Happy New Year to you all.  January is always a long dull month but at least now signs of Spring are on the way.  I hope your Guilds are looking forward to another year of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing.  Now that most Guilds have their own website it’s interesting to look at the various programmes …

Message from theSouth Central Rep

First sent in December 2018 Dear Guilds, Just a quick update with some news from the Association (in my role as Regional Rep). An Association GPC meeting was held last weekend. Summer School 2019 There is now only one month left until the deadline for applications on December 31. In addition to the week-long taught course, attendees …