ESGWSD Monthly Meetings

““I expect all of you, like me, are glued to the TV and radio regarding the coronavirus. The latest Government directive requires us to avoid unnecessary travel and to remain at home. As a result your committee have taken the decision to cancel the speakers we had planned for April 18th (Sally Pointer, Prehistoric Textiles) and May 16th (Riita Sinkkonnen-Davis, My Life in Weaving and her 4 day workshop). These meetings are now CANCELLED with a question mark for June 20th which is a weaving skills day. Our speakers are being asked if they can come next year. We are not cancelling the venues at this time as there maybe a a very slim chance members to meet. Refunds for the workshop will be given in due course. Anyone of any age with an underlying health condition should self isolate to protect themselves. Containment is, hopefully, going to slow the spread of the virus.
As more is known, we will write again, and put information on our website.

You are most welcome to attend any of our meetings at Ringmer Village Hall, Lewes Road, Ringmer, East Sussex BN8 5QH as a visitor (£4.00) to see how the Guild works.

The mornings are usually spent meeting and greeting friends, buying sale items and reading the notice boards.  We often hold ‘mini skills’ sessions.

Members bring their own lunches (bring your own mug if you want tea or coffee) and the meeting starts at 10.30.

The afternoon is devoted to guest speakers and presentations.

If you would like more information please use the contact form or email:

9 November Fay Hankins – Accidental Weaver (working with Tadek Beutlich and others)

21 December Christmas Lunch and ‘Show and tell’ 11 – 3.30

Programme 2020

January 18th Talk at 1.30 pm

Talks from Summer School Participants

February 15th Talk at 1.30 pm

Debbie Siniska – Felt: Nature’s Wonder Fabric

February 16th – Workshop – 10 – 4

East Hoathly Village Hall ‘Super felted slippers’

March 7th  Stash swap & sale

A.G.M. at 1.30 pm followed by tea & cakes

April 18th Talk, Demos & Hands on

from 10.30 – 3.30

Sally Pointer ‘Prehistoric Textiles’

May 16th Talk at 1.30 pm

Riitta Sinkkonen-Davis – My Life in Weaving

May 17th – 20th – 4 day weaving w/s  – ‘Linen Inlay’ at Raystede Animal Sanctuary, Ringmer 10 – 4 daily

June 20th 10.30 – 3.30

Weaving Skills day

July 18th Talk at 1.30 pm

Jill Shepherd (Wrigglefingers) – The Domestic History of Craft in British Homes

July 19th spinning workshop 10 – 4

A touch of Silk – Silk Masterclass (venue tba)

August 15th – 10.30 – 3.30

Craft & Conversation – anything goes!

September 19th  Talk at 1.30 pm

Imogen Di Sapia of Bright Moon Weaving Studios ‘Heritage craft methods in the Contemporary Textiles Movement

October 17th  Talk at 1.30 pm

Linda Row – Sustainable Dyeing

October 18thWorkshop 10 – 4

‘Advances in Mordanting’ (venue tba)

November 7th 10.30 – 3.30

Spinning Skills day

December 19th  11 am  – 3.00

Christmas Lunch and ‘Show & Tell’

Mary Barker Competition