Welcome to the Cambridgeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.

Our aim is to share our interest in the textile arts, especially handweaving, spinning, dyeing and constructed textiles.

We have a lively programme of talks, workshops and ‘Come and Weave’ meetings planned for 2022.

We welcome new members, so please get in touch if you would like to find out more.

 

Latest news

  • From Guatemala to California . . . and now Cambridge
    The Guild has received the most beautiful gift from Pamela, a lady in California who discovered us online. She has sent us a backstrap loom bought from a 17-year-old weaver in Chichicastenango, Guatemala in the early 1970s. It has a piece of weaving in progress and the original sisal backstrap (made from agave fibre) so…
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  • ‘Hanging by a Thread’ Exhibition a great success
    This year’s exhibition, at Grantchester Village Hall in May, was a great success. From the expertlymade cakes and teas, to a wide variety of well displayed exhibits (some for sale) and a groaningsales table, the volunteers from the Cambridgeshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers rose tothe challenge in putting on their triennial event. The…
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  • Learn to weave in Cambridgeshire in 2022
    Our very popular course for beginners – weaving on a 4-shaft table loom – will run again over two weekends in September and October 2022. Booking is now open. Email secretary@cambsguildwsd.org.uk to find out more.
  • Former Guild member a ‘weaving inspiration’!
    David Whitaker, a recent member of the Cambridgeshire Guild moved to Cumbria this year and has hit the headlines as the first man to join his local weaving co-operative. Read more on the Cumbria 24 website
  • Twining with the Textile Traditions Study Group
    Paula writes: On 19th February 2022 the Textile Traditions Study Group met at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for a session with the basket maker Catherine Tregaskes.  Her absolute passion is making baskets with the twining technique. She brought along a number of examples as the photos illustrate,  of all sorts of weird and…
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