Edinburgh Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

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Programme

Unless otherwise stated, meetings are from 10:30 to 15:30 in the Centenary Room, Craiglockhart Church Hall, Craiglockhart Drive North, Edinburgh, EH14 1HS

17 Aug 2019 BROUGHTON GATHERING. 10:00-16:00 in Broughton Village Hall, ML12 6HQ, near Biggar. Annual social get-together with neighbouring guilds and friends. Suppliers, sales tables, baking and raffle contributions, exhibits, Chrissie Ann competition. Admission £2.
21 Sep 2019 BRING AND BUY EXCHANGE. An opportunity to bring along unused or created items to find another home - and to find a bargain. All funds raised will go to the agreed charity The Women's Foundation, Nepal.
19 Oct 2019 WORKSHOP - SILK SPINNING with Sue McNiven. For more details and to book a part contact Frida Bleakley: email fridableakley then @ then hotmail.co.uk  Workday for those not taking part.
16 Nov 2019 "STILL WATERS CREATION" for National Exhibition. An opportunity to discuss ideas for entries in the Open Section of the National Exhibition in 2020 together with consideration of the schedule for entries in the Handspinning, Weaving and Dyeing section of the Royal Highland Show Scottish Handcrafts Championship.
21 Dec 2019 CHRISTMAS LUNCH and FESTIVE EXCHANGE. Bring a dish to contribute to the lunch and a small wrapped handmade gift of minimal cost or made from your "stash" for a Secret Santa exchange.
18 Jan 2020 SKILLSHARE - SPINNING TO WEAVE. An opportunity to bring examples of woven pieces using handspun yarn and to compare experiences. Workday for those not taking part.
15 Feb 2020 SKILLSHARE - SHETLAND TAATIT SQUARE with Jess McCaffrey. An opportunity to make a miniature taatit rug. For more details and to book a place contact Penny Skett: email pennyskett then @ then gmail.com  Workday for those not taking part.
21 Mar 2020 WORKSHOP - BRAIDING with Marie Henderson. For more details and to book a place contact Sheena Guz: email sheenaguz then @ then live.co.uk  Workday for those not taking part.
18 Apr 2020 TALK - WARPING SIMPLIFIED. A one hour morning talk by Peter Bell of East Central Scotland Guild. (This event is to be confirmed.) Workday for those not taking part.
16 May 2020 WORKSHOP - NATURAL DYEING with Mary Watt from Tweed Guild. For more details and to book a place contact Sheena Guz: email sheenaguz then @ then live.co.uk  Workday for those not taking part.
20 Jun 2020 AGM and TALK.
18 Jul 2020 SUMMER VISIT. Ashfield House, Melville Street, Edinburgh, and its historical collection of artefacts relating to the Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh including the Websters (see Websters page), with Katrina Balmer.
15 Aug 2020 BROUGHTON GATHERING. 10:00-16:00 in Broughton Village Hall, ML12 6HQ, near Biggar. Annual social get-together with neighbouring guilds and friends. Suppliers, sales tables, baking and raffle contributions, exhibits, Chrissie Ann competition. Admission £2.

Workshops and Skillshare events are optional, and there may be an additional charge to cover the costs of the tutor and/or materials.

Spaces are limited: you must book in advance for workshops and skillshare events.

If you are not participating in the workshop / skillshare event the usual meeting / activities will continue as normal.

All members participate in demonstrations and talks, which are financed from Guild funds.

The programme may be subject to change.

Any changes to the programme will be updated on this page and announced at Guild meetings.

© Stephen Balmer    Email: wm then @ then stephenbalmer.co.uk