Who are we?
We are the Wiltshire Guild Spinners Weavers Dyers, part of the National Association and one of over 100 Guilds throughout the UK and a Registered Charity. Our workshops are located in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire where members can meet up and participate in a variety of crafts such as spinning, weaving, patchwork and felting to name but a few.
We are opening our workshops as of Monday 17th May. We will also be holding our Fleece Sale at the workshops on 19th June. Members can view our programme here.
What have we been up to during lockdown?
Our Online Programme has been very popular and has enabled our members to keep in touch and participate in challenges, workshops and talks. Our programme continues so have a look and see what we have to offer.
Would you like to join us?
New members will be given a warm welcome and if you want to visit our workshops please contact us and we will arrange a suitable time.
Our Craft Groups and Online Programme
We have a variety of craft groups meeting regularly at our dedicated workshops in Steeple Ashton, including Spinning, Weaving, Patchwork, Felting, Sewing and other Handicrafts. Beginner and follow on workshops are available throughout the year. Our online programme includes workshops, talks and challenges. Click on the links below to find out more.
19th June 2021
Our Fleece sale this year will be held at our Steeple Ashton workshops.
Beginners Patchwork and sewing Courses
Our popular Sewing and Patchwork Courses is designed for the complete beginner. Find out more here.
Our online shop allows members to advertise a variety of items associated with their Craft such as gifts, clothing, artwork, sheepskin and craft equipment. Click here to enter.
We are able to arrange for your group to visit us. More details here.
Items created by our members from all our groups can be included in our Sales held in Steeple Ashton during the Summer and at Christmas. Members can also advertise their creations in our new online shop.
All our Members have access to our bank of Newsletters which contain many interesting and informative articles written by members of the Guild. Our June 2020 Newsletter is available here for public view.
The mission of the Guild is to preserve skills associated with our local heritage of rearing sheep and also to promote those skills and pass them on to the next generation. We do this by sharing our combined knowledge and skills, enhancing our individual areas of expertise by learning new things, and by offering regular courses in Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing.