Main Guild Programme for 2021


All Guild members meet in the Mary Tavy Coronation Hall on the first Saturday of each month between 10:30 and 3:30.


August 7th, 2021: We would still ask you to:

  1. Please wear masks inside, use the hand sanitizer and adhere to social distancing to protect yourself and others.
  2. We will be opening windows to ensure good ventilation and if it's a nice day some of you may prefer to sit outside. 
  3. Please bring your own drinks as we still have to clean the premises after the meetings and this will cut down the workload for us.
  4. Please use the cleaning products in the toilets to disinfectant after use.

As this would have normally been our annual picnic, there are no planned activities,  so bring along your recently finished work and catch up with friends.

September 4th, 2021: Monthly meeting.


To aid the planning our future meeting topics, this is a record of what we had planned 16 months ago:


March 7th, 2020:

Fleece Challenge in the morning.

Penne Blogg, SW Area Association rep is coming to talk to us about what the Association is all about and she will be happy to answer questions

April 4th, 2020: 4 Corners Dyeing

Batik, Ikat, shibori and printing

May 2nd: Show and Tell.

A design session, using images, paper, pencils, glue, etc., that will help you translate your ideas into a textile

June 6th 2020: Flax and Cotton

Flax (and nettles) and cotton have particular requirements for both preparation and spinning. Today is an opportunity to try your hand at these.

July 4th, 2020: Combination Spinning and Colour Blending:

Blending fibres, sampling for how colours change when mixed with each other

August 1st, 2020: Picnic

With traditional indigo vat. Please note, this is not a lesson on how to make a vat, it is a vat provided for those who wish to dye with indigo to do so.

September 5th, 2020: Design

October 3rd, 2020: Exhibition

A year to the exhibition so a reminder to start thinking about what you might want to put in. We really would like every single member to contribute. It’s your exhibition and we love to see what you’ve done. Doesn’t have to be an item, a skein of dyed or handspun yarn would be delightful.

November 7th, 2020 Hilltop Katie

Katie will give a talk to whole guild on Saturday and a spinning workshop on plying on Sunday. The Sunday workshop will be for a limited number of students and there is a charge.

December 5th, 2020 AGM and Christmas Lunch

The AGM will start at 11.00, followed by the Spinning Challenge Reveal. A shared lunch will follow

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