The Come and Weave group started as a small group of novice weavers who had taken Anna Crutchley’s Weaving course at Cottenham Summer School and then continued to meet in each other’s homes. The need for more space for looms resulted in the move to the current meeting place of Comberton Village Hall. At first the group was called the New Weavers group and had continued mentoring from Anna. However after three years the group had gained more weaving expertise and were keen to encourage more experienced weavers from the Guild to join them – thus the Come and Weave group was born.
Membership of the group is only open to Cambridgeshire Guild members and at present they have fifty members of all abilities. Come and Weave is primarily a self-help workshop group meeting together to share their enjoyment of weaving. The days are fun and informal, and members can turn up for the whole day or just drop in for part of it.