ALL MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
GUILD PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS 2020
Guild meetings are held at America Hall, de la Rue Way, Pinhoe, Exeter, EX4 8PX and, unless specified otherwise, take placed in the Sunnylands Room.
Talks: start at 1.30 pm
Workshop times: 10.00 am to 4.00 pm (Bring your own lunch, drinks provided)
For a printer friendly programme please click here.
Programme can be subject to changes; please check the website for up-to-date information, or read the email round-up!
SUNDAY 18 JANUARY Social Day
SATURDAY 8 FEBRUARY Social Day
SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY In-house workshop: ‘Beginners’ introduction to rigid heddle weaving’ (not being held in October as previously listed)
THURSDAY 13 - SATURDAY 15 FEBRUARY Craft 4 Crafters, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ
SATURDAY 14 MARCH Talk: ‘Narrow wares – that’s nice dear but what do you do with them?’ by Shirley Berlin www.shirleyberlin.com).
Shirley is passionate about ‘narrow wares’ - all sorts of cords, braids and bands. She loves to get other people excited about these techniques, especially kumihimo but also inkle and tablet weaving, using simple equipment or sometimes none at all. A few threads can provide an afternoon's diversion for a 6 year old or be a study in complexity for textile historians. Simple techniques needn't mean simple-minded however, as looking at the past and at people around the world shows. Think about trimmings, jewellery, haute couture, history, and costume.
Shirley will bring a pop-up shop with her kits, books, booklets and samples.
SATURDAY 4 APRILCANCELLED Social Day
SATURDAY 25 - SUNDAY 26 APRIL CANCELLED Wonderwool Wales, Built Wells. As usual, the Guild will be organising a coach to Wonderwool - Sunday 26th April.
SATURDAY 9th MAY CANCELLED Skills Day: in-house demonstrations and loom ‘speed dating’. Visitors are very welcome (11.00 am onwards) - see if we can tempt you to try something new and maybe even join the Guild! Refreshments available.
THURSDAY 21 - SATURDAY 23 MAY CANCELLED The Guild will have a stand at the Devon County Show, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, EX5 1DJ. Demonstrations, information and items for sale plus the chance to ‘have a go’!
SATURDAY 6 - SUNDAY 7 JUNE CANCELLED John Arbon Mill Open Weekend. Fibre Harvest, Unit 6, Hacche Lane Business Park, Pathfields Industrial Estate, South Molton, Devon EX36 3JB
SATURDAY 13 JUNE CANCELLED Talk: ‘Self-care, posture and ergonomics relating to our crafts’ –Sara Stobart, MCSP, MMACP, Chartered Physiotherapist.
SATAURDAY 11 JULY CANCELLED Fleece & Fibre Day (10.00am-2.00pm). We will be welcoming local farmers with good quality fleeces from Devon (breeds include Jacob, Exmoor Horn, Merino, Portland, Poll Dorset, alpaca, mohair, etc.). There will also be lots of hand dyed and blended tops from sheep, cashmere, angora, mohair and alpaca. Guests and visitors welcome – FREE ENTRY! Rrefreshments available.
SATURDAY 25 JULY CANCELLED The Guild will have a stand at theMid Devon Show, Knightshayes, Chetticombe, Tiverton. Demonstrations, information and items for sale plus the chance to ‘have a go’!
SATURDAY 12 SEPTEMBER Talk: Angora Rabbits and Their Fibre – Sue Borrett
SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER Workshop. Using colour – spinning art yarns and design ideas for using them – Sue Borrett.
SATURDAY 12 - SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER Wild About Wool, Poltimore House, Poltimore, Exeter, Devon EX4 0AU, UK. Members of the Guild will be demonstrating at this event.
SATURDAY 10 OCTOBER Skills Challenge Day. Judge: Pene Blogg (AGWSD and member of the Dorset Guild)
SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER Workshop: Beginner Spinners - Pene Blogg. TO BE CONFIRMED.
SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER AGM and Members’ Sales Day – the AGM starts at 11.00 am and sales will take place afterwards. Members: this is your opportunity to have an input to decisions which may affect you and the Guild; please attend if at all possible! Visitors are invited to arrive after 12.00 noon.
SATURDAY 12 DECEMBER Festive Social Day with a shared lunch and mini-workshop(s).