Our Crafts

The Guild's aim is to preserve and develop skills in weaving, spinning and dyeing through the exchange of ideas and knowledge by sharing practical skills.

Weaving

We have many expert weavers who are very willing and able to pass on their knowledge from the basics of warping up for beginners to working out more complex designs mathematically. The Guild has a separate meeting specifically for weavers and has several looms which can be borrowed.

Spinning

Our Guild has extensive expertise can offer help with all aspects of spinning. This ranges from  information on retailers selling mill-produced fibre to choosing your own fleece with techniques for washing, carding, combing and generally processinng to the final spun yarn. We welcome beginners and those who would like more advances spinning techniques.

Dyeing

The Guild has a membership of talented people who are skilled with different methods of dyeing various types of fibres. These dyes include indigo, natural or chemical dyes, the programme includes at least one meeting devoted to one of these aspects of dyeing.

 

We meet at the Mary Tavy Coronation Hall, Mary Tavy, Tavistock, Devon. PL19 9QA

 

We have an organised monthly programme of events focusing on one of the three crafts. This may involve an in-house or external speaker or workshop. Please feel free to bring your spinning wheel, weaving, knitting etc. to any meeting and exchange ideas.

 

Visitors are welcome. The first visit is free and can be to a guild meeting or a weave group meeting. After this, visitors have the option joining the Guild. Visitors can attend Guild talks and demonstrations by prior arrangement and payment of a £5 fee.

 

One of our aims is the holding of a biennial exhibition of members' work. Everyone is encouraged to exhibit at least one item and to take part in stewarding. During the year we demonstrate at local events such as village fairs and shows and volunteers are always welcome. Once a year we have an outing and a picnic.

 

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Contact us at info@petertavywsdguild.org.uk

 

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