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 Norton Village Hall (GL2 9LJ). 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. (At present there will be no kitchen facilities, so please 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 by a guild member twice a month on the Wednesday following the monthly meeting and again two weeks later, during which help and support is offered to those who attend, no matter 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.