Birmingham & District Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
See individual listing for times
Meetings are at Friends Meeting House, Watford Road, Cotteridge unless specified otherwise.
Online meetings start at 2pm with talks beginning at 2.15 unless otherwise specified.
In person Meetings are from 10am - 4pm on the second Saturday of the month. Workshops start at 10 o'clock prompt (and finish at 4) and talks start at 2pm unless stated otherwise in the programme. 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.
2021 Programme (provisional - please check, if we are not able to meet in person we will be meeting informally on Zoom)
09 January AGM (Zoom) 2pm
13 February 2.15pm Talk on African wax print fabric by Adaku Parker of Dovetailed London
13 March 2.15pm John Parkinson of iinouiio on making yarn from 'shoddy' recycled fibres
10 April 2.15pm Sarah May Johnsonn will be talking about weaving, yarn wraps and tips on choosing colours
08 May Open Day tbc
12 June Dyers' Picnic
10 July Informal morning followed by talk (2pm) Louise Cottey: How I wove my wedding dress
August No Meeting
11 September Workshop Julie Hedges: 3D structures in Ply-split braiding
09 October Workshop: Fiona Morris: Patchwork Knitting
13 November Informal Day
11 December Christmas 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.