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Next Guild meeting:


Saturday 18 June 2022 at 


Dundry Nurseries,

Bamfurlong Lane, 

Cheltenham GL51 6SL


Speaker: Ian Mackintosh:


Stroud Textile Trust


Ian was a founder member of the Stroud Preservation Trust, and was involved in researching the history of buildings to be restored. He then became involved in saving textile machinery, and was a founder member of Stroud Textile Trust. He helps with the daily running of the Trust, leads walks and gives talks. He is particularly keen to promote awareness of the historical background to the story of the local mills, the local environment and the people involved. This has meant extensive research, and has led to a number of publications for the Trust.

Meeting dates for next month are :

Wednesday 1 June - weaving and spinning

Wednesday 15 June - weaving and spinning

Saturday 18 June - Guild meeting

The Gloucestershire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers is affiliated to the national Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (www.wsd.org.uk).


Monthly meetings (January to November) are held on the 3rd Saturday of the month at Dundry Nurseries, Bamfurlong Lane, Cheltenham GL51 6SL.  The exception this year is the April meerting which will be held on 9th April to avoid the Easter weekend.  The programme of events consists of a variety of speakers and workshops related to our crafts.


During the morning the hall is open from 10am for members and guests to join in a spinning/weaving session during which people can chat and exchange information and techniques over a cup of coffee. (Kitchen facilities are available, but at present you may prefer to bring your own refreshments).  Guild meetings then follow at 1.45pm, before our guest speaker is introduced at 2pm. Our meetings end at 4pm. 


The aim of the guild is to promote the art of weaving, spinning and dyeing.  To support this, an independent workshop is run twice a month on the first and third Wednesdays of each month offering help and support to those who attend, whatever their level of ability.  Many existing and new guild members attend these workshops.


The guild also gives demonstrations at a number of events throughout the year.

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