Birmingham & District Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
Meetings are at Friends Meeting House, Watford Road, Cotteridge unless specified otherwise.
Meetings are from 10am - 4pm on the second Saturday of the month. Any start times indicated in the calendar are for the particular activity on the day. Where it is a half-day activity we still meet at 10am for skill-sharing, coffee and chat and whatever craft activity we are working on - and you don't have to be a member to join us. Talks start at 2pm unless noted otherwise.
Programme for 2017
January 14 The year ahead (am), followed by AGM (2pm)
February 11 Members' Day, Textile Tasters
March 11 Workshop with Lyn Scott: Alpaca - choose, sort, spin and blend a fleece (booking required)
April 8 Talk by Diane Gaffney: Along the Silk Route - from Khiva to Kashgar
May 13 Talk by Alison Ellen: Stitch-led design - shaping knitting with stitches and knitting in different directions
June 10 Dyers' Picnic: all-day workshop (no meeting at Cotteridge)
July 8 Members' Day
August No Meeting
September 9 Talk by Teresinha Roberts: An allotment to dye for
October 14 Workshop with Dawn Willey: Rigid Heddle weaving - £25 members, £35 non members (booking required)
November 11 Annual Exhibition - Free Entry
December 9 Christmas party / Members' day / bring and share lunch
In addition, members of the Guild demonstrate our crafts at various public places throughout the year, including regular demonstrations at Winterbourne House on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.