Edinburgh Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers




The listed items of equipment are held by the Guild and can be borrowed by members for a £50 deposit and £10 monthly charge except tapestry looms £10 deposit and no monthly charge. The charge assists with the upkeep of equipment and other expenses.

Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel Picture

Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel

Not all of the equipment will be brought to each meeting. If you would like to borrow something particular, please email (see Contact page) in advance. Otherwise speak to someone on the committee (see Committee page) at a meeting.


Members may borrow books for 50p a book a month. If you would like to borrow a particular book(s), please email (see Contact page) in advance. Otherwise speak to the Secretary (see Committee page) at a meeting.

CrochetCosh, SylviaThe Crochet Workbook (Workbooks)
DyeingBuchanan, RitaA Weaver's Garden
DyeingCameron, Nancy FoyWoad: Its history, how to grow it, how it works, how to get colour out of it
DyeingDavenport, Elsie GYour Yarn Dyeing: A Book for Handweavers and Spinners
DyeingDean, JennyNatural Dyeing without Chemicals
DyeingGrierson, SuThe Colour Cauldron
DyeingHone, MargaretIntroduction to Batik
DyeingMoller, ElfriedeShibori: The art of fabric folding, pleating and dyeing
DyeingRice, Miriam CMushrooms for Color
DyeingSchultz, KathleenCreate Your Own Natural Dyes
DyeingScottish Fungi Dye GroupFabulous Fungi Dyes
DyeingThurstan, ViolettaThe Use of Vegetable Dyes
DyeingWickens, HettyNatural Dyes for Spinners and Weavers
EmbroiderySarja, ToinenKauniita (Finnish Embroidery)
FibreWilson, DianaLincoln Longwool - The Versatile Fleece
KnittingBrown, Larissa & Brown, Martin JohnKnitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together
KnittingDandanell, Birgitta & Danielsson UllaTwined Knitting: A Swedish Folkcraft Technique
KnittingFeitelson, AnnThe Art of Fair Isle Knitting: History, Technique, Color & Patterns
KnittingHarrell, BetsyAnatolian Knitting Designs
KnittingHarvey, Michael & Compton, RaeFisherman Knitting
KnittingKhmeleva, Galina & Noble, Carol RGossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls
KnittingLeCount, Cynthia GravelleAndean Folk Knitting: Traditions and Techniques from Peru and Bolivia
KnittingLewis, Susanna EKnitting Lace: A Workshop with Patterns and Projects
KnittingLigon, Linda edHomespun Handknit: Caps, Socks, Mittens & Gloves
KnittingMcGregor, SheilaThe Complete Book of Traditional Fair Isle Knitting
KnittingPagoldh, SusanneNordic Knitting: Thirty One Patterns in the Scandinavian Tradition
KnittingStarmore, AliceAlice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting
KnittingStarmore, AliceAran Knitting
KnittingStarmore, AliceFishermen's Sweaters
KnittingStarmore, AlicePacific Coast Highway
KnittingStove, MargaretCreating Original Hand-knitted Lace
KnittingZimmermann, ElizabethElizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac
KnittingZimmermann, ElizabethKnitting Around
KnittingZimmermann, ElizabethKnitting without Tears
SpinningChadwick, EileenThe Craft of Hand Spinning
SpinningDavenport, Elsie GYour Handspinning
SpinningGibson-Roberts, Priscilla AHigh Whorling: A Spinners Guide to an Old World Skill
SpinningLewis, June RFrom Fleece to Fabric: A Practical Guide to Spinning, Dyeing and Weaving
SpinningMenz, DebColor in Spinning
SpinningPauli, KarenThe Care and Feeding of Spinning Wheels
SpinningRoss, MabelEncyclopaedia of Hand Spinning
SpinningRoss, MabelThe Essentials of Handspinning
SpinningRoss, MabelThe Essentials of Yarn Design for Handspinners
SpinningStove, MargaretMerino: Handspinning, Dyeing and Working with Merino and Superfine Wools
SpinningTeal, PeterHand Woolcombing and Spinning: A Guide to Worsteds from the Spinning-wheel
WeavingAlderman, SharonA Handweaver's Notebook: Swatch Collections from Handwoven Magazine
WeavingBradbury, Charles K & Fothringham, Henry SThe Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh
WeavingBradley, LaviniaInkle Weaving: A Comprehensive Manual
WeavingBress, HeleneInkle Weaving
WeavingChetwynd, HilaryThe Weaver's Workbook
WeavingCollingwood, PeterPeter Collingwood: His Weaves and Weaving
WeavingCollingwood, PeterRug Weaving Techniques: Beyond the Basics
WeavingCrutchley, AnnaWeave!: An Anthology of Weave Structures and Techniques
WeavingDavenport, Betty LinnHands On Rigid Heddle Weaving
WeavingDavenport, Elsie GYour Handweaving
WeavingDavison, Marguerite PorterA Handweaver's Source Book: A Selection of 146 Patterns from the Laura M Allen Collection
WeavingFarrow, HazelPainting Warps
WeavingGrierson, RonaldWoven Rugs
WeavingHalsey, MikeIntroducing Double Cloth (on 4-Shaft Looms)
WeavingHart, RowenaThe Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving
WeavingHarvey, NancyTapestry Weaving: A Comprehensive Study Guide
WeavingHooper, LutherHandloom Weaving
WeavingKirby, MaryDesigning on the Loom
WeavingO'Connor, Paul RA Twill of Your Choice: Color and weave effect twills on two to eight harnesses, with computer drawdowns
WeavingOelsner, G HermannA Handbook of Weaves
WeavingPlath, IonaThe Handweaver's Pattern Book: Over 120 Designs for Upholstery, Curtains, Place Mats, Etc
WeavingReichard, Gladys AWeaving a Navajo Blanket
WeavingSelander, MalinWeave a Weave
WeavingSimpson, L EThe Weaver's Craft
WeavingSnyder, Mary ELace and Lacey Weaves: A compilation of 47 lace and lacey weave projects with complete worksheets
WeavingTod, Osma Palmer GallingerDesigning and Making Handwoven Rugs: Techniques for Creating European, Oriental and American Rugs and Household Fabrics
WeavingTovey, JohnWeaves and Pattern Drafting
WeavingTrotzig, LivWeaving Bands: Woven bands, table bands, plaited bands, insertion bands
WeavingWassef, Yoanna WissaEgyptian Landscapes: Weavings from the Ramses Wissa Wassef School

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