Welcome

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.  

Great news!  

Our workshops are open!  To view our programme please click below.

 

 

What have we been up to during lockdown?

 

Our Online Programme  was very popular and enabled our members to keep in touch and participate in challenges, workshops and talks.  A big thank you to all involved and although this programme has come to an end you will find details of all the sessions in the members area of the web site.

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.  Please click here to find more details on how to become a member.

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.    Click on the links below to find out more.

Beginners Spinning Course

Do you want to learn to spin?  We have places available in our beginners course on the 12th, 19th, 26th September and 3rd October 10 - 12.30.  To find out more and contact details click here.

Beginners Patchwork and sewing Courses

Our popular Sewing and Patchwork Courses is designed for the complete beginner. Find out more here.

Online Shop

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. 

Group Visits

We are able to arrange for your group to visit us.  More details here.

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Newsletters

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.

 

WGSWD Mission

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.

Registered Charity No. 1168349