Edinburgh Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

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Face to face Guild events are suspended until further notice. See Home page.

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 2020 Cancelled. BROUGHTON GATHERING.
19 Sep 2020 Cancelled.
17 Oct 2020 Cancelled.
21 Nov 2020 Cancelled.
19 Dec 2020 Cancelled.
16 Jan 2021 Cancelled.
20 Feb 2021 Cancelled.
20 Mar 2021 ONLINE EVENT 10.30-12.15. Talk. Origin of the Modern Sheep with Katie Weston of Hilltop Cloud.
17 Apr 2021 ONLINE EVENT 16.00-17.00. Talk. Artisans Beyond Borders (https://artisansbeyondborders.org/about) told us about their work supporting asylum seekers on the US/Mexico border by helping them produce embroidered works on traditional Mexican 'manta' cotton cloth. The event was at 16.00 as we are 7 or 8 hours ahead of Arizona in time.
15 May 2021 ONLINE EVENT 16.00. Clare Hunter gave us a talk about her book Threads of Life: A History of the World Through the Eye of a Needle.
26 Jun 2021 AGM 11.00 for 11.30. Held online by Zoom.
17 Jul 2021 ONLINE EVENT 11.00. Dyeing. We shared our experiences of dyeing, particularly natural dyeing, and discussed what has worked for us, and what has not. We showed examples of yarn or items which we've dyed to talk about what we did and how well it worked. Postponed (to 16 Jul 2022) is the summer visit to 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.
21 Aug 2021 ONLINE EVENT. To be arranged. Postponed (to 20 Aug 2022) is the 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