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!  

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.

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Fleece Sale

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.

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