About us

The aim of the Avon Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers is to promote and encourage those interested the art of spinning, weaving and dyeing.
Members are of all standards, from complete beginners to professional teachers.
Members are encouraged to learn from each other and to participate in new skills and crafts. The Guild organises a varied programme each year, with talks and practical workshops covering a range of techniques for spinning, weaving and dyeing. Where funds permit and there is enough interest the Guild will organise a trip to participate in a workshop or an exhibition.
The Guild also organises an open day, exhibition and craft sale, so the local population can visit us and see what we can offer.
Our members can be seen at various local events, demonstrating their skills to encourage others to learn.

 

For further information contact us: swdinformation@avonguild.org.uk

 

 

 

 

The Guild has a number of drumcarders available to hire for a small fee.

It also has a comprehensive library of books and magazines on topics associated with textile crafts. These are available on loan for a small fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo - Solva Mill - beautiful antique wool winder and scales. Would like to won one of these.

 

Charity Project

 

This years Charity Project for the Christmas Party will be knitting, felting, crocheting or sewing poppies to make a curtain of poppies.

 

Project is being led by Jane Veever and Wonderwool Wales

 

They wish to make 887,858 - and so far have 4285

 

Volunteers are invited to use our range of patterns to make one or more textile poppies to feature in the Curtain of Poppies in 2018. If you or your textile group would like to make a larger contribution, please make lengths of green i-cord (4 stitches) approximately 2 metres long, and stitch pairs of poppies back to back, at a spacing of about 15 cm.Volunteers are invited to use our range of patterns to make one or more textile poppies to feature in the Curtain of Poppies in 2018. If you or your textile group would like to make a larger contribution, please make lengths of green i-cord (4 stitches) approximately 2 metres long, and stitch pairs of poppies back to back, at a spacing of about 15 cm.

 

Pattern available on Wonderwool website:

http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/show-events/curtain-of-poppies.html

 

We meet every 2nd Saturday of the month at:

Bowls Pavilion, long Ashton Commnity Centre

Keedwell Hall

Long Ashton,

Bristol BS41 9DP

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us via our contact form.

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