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A Wall of Paisleys: The upcoming Textile Research Centre exhibition, from 3 March 2021

We are working hard on the TRC's next exhibition, which will be about the paisley (buteh) motif, its long history, how it moved from Iran to India and then in the 18th century onwards it spread throughout the world. The title will be: From…

Learn about Wool at the Weald and Downland Museum

Wool is a material that forms the basis of clothing that the inhabitants of the historic houses at the Museum would have worn as well as used for other household items. We will have demonstrations from spinning to natural dyeing, knitting to…

Research Project funded by the Pilgrim Trust on endangered crafts.

We are pleased to announce a new six-month research project funded by the Pilgrim Trust, which will provide a major update and expansion of our groundbreaking Red List of Endangered Crafts, first published in 2017. The 2019 Red List of Endangered…

Spring Alpaca Show Ardingly

Message from the organisers :  Spinning guilds unable to exhibit this year. 'At this moment the South of England are hoping to continue running the Spring Show. This year it will be held on Saturday April 24  and Sunday 25th. The…

Buy online from Museum shops

Why not help our museums at this time by buying from their online shops: the V&A has a Discount on sales of Christmas cards at present and you don’t have to go out to do the Christmas shopping! https://www.vam.ac.uk/shop/christmas/gifts-for-her.html?p=3 Also…

Members send us pictures of your work in lockdown

Why not spin a skein and send us a picture for our website. You can send them to gaynorgilbert6@gmail.com. Or maybe a woven item just completed.  See below news for the first pictures in.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

A Committee meeting was held to discuss a members survey and Covid-19 guidelines. A considerable amount of research has taken place including several site visits to Ringmer Village Hall and other establishments to see how the big companies…

AGWSD SUMMER SCHOOL 2021 IS NOW TAKING PLACE!

  EXCITING NEWS OF THE AGWSD SUMMER SCHOOL 2021 AVAILABLE TO GUILD MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF THE AGWSD Writtle University College, near Chelmsford, Essex 15th - 22nd August 2021 The brochure and all the forms are available to download…

Summer School 2019 Video now out

A video featuring snapshots of Summer School 2019, 'A Textile Heritage', is now available on the Association YouTube channel, providing an opportunity for those who didn't make it in person to see a little of summer school, and a reminder for…