Entries by Gaynor

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 Crafts brought the plight of these skills to national attention, with coverage across the national […]

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 there are interesting things to buy from this indigo dyer’s website https://www.romordesigns.com/

Mary Barker trophy for Members

The theme for the Mary Barker trophy is recycling which gives members plenty of scope to use their own initiative.  The judging for the trophy will take place at the next available guild meeting and members can include photos of their work on the members gallery – please send pictures to gaynorgilbert6@gmail.com

CANCELLATION OF THE KNITTING AND STITCHING SHOW

Message from the organisers – ‘It is with much sadness that we will be cancelling The Knitting and Stitching Show Special Edition, due to take place at Alexandra Palace from 8th – 11th October 2020’

ONLINE COMPLEX WEAVERS EXHIBITION ON NOW!

The Complex Weavers’ biennial exhibition is being held as a virtual exhibition this year – much more accessible for Guild members than the planned venue of Knoxville, Tennessee! It opens on Monday 29 June at midday (BST) at http://www.complexityexhibition.org/ and showcases recent textile creations that bear within them some form of complexity, whether they have […]

Fleeces for sale – see Members section

Several of our members are having difficulties finding homes for their fleeces due to lockdown. Many of the wool fairs are cancelled – so why not help them out and buy a fleece at very good prices. See members area. jstrangeways@hotmail.com wrote: I am currently selling a number of fleeces on eBay . This is […]

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 have opened up to the public in order to see how we might proceed for a trial […]

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 from the Association Website.. https://www.wsd.org.uk/summer-school-2021/ https://wipagwsd.wordpress.com/ Summer School 2021 Brochure updated