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January 2020

Guild AGM, Bring & Buy, ‘Fancy That’ Quiz

January 25, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road
Cambridge, CB4 2LD
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February 2020

Guild meeting and talk: Land of the Thunder Dragon – Bhutan, its landscapes, culture and textiles

February 29, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - July 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road
Cambridge, CB4 2LD
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A former V&A Artist in Residence, artist, designer & weaver Sue Lawty is drawn to wild places. Locked in the Himalayas, Bhutan has an enduring tradition of colourful hand-woven, highly patterned textiles, and is one of the wild landscapes through…

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March 2020

Guild Day Goes International

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road
Cambridge, CB4 2LD
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Guild members may be aware that 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of UNESCO, the UN’s cultural heritage, education and social value organisation.  The Cambridge Guild is taking the theme of  ‘A World Tour of Textile Heritage’ in our programme for…

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April 2020

Guild meeting and talk – A Japanese Journey through Colour and Texture

April 25, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road
Cambridge, CB4 2LD
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Throughout her training to become a Kimono dresser at the age of 17, Momoka Gomi learnt the value of textiles and the preciousness of each piece of fabric. One of the 2019 cohort of Crafts Council-supported Hothouse Makers, Momoka weaves…

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May 2020

Guild meeting and talk: Out of Africa – Discovering African Textiles

May 30, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road
Cambridge, CB4 2LD
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John Gillow has spent a working lifetime studying, collecting and lecturing on textiles. John will take us on an odyssey through the vast array of different techniques, looms, dyeing methods and materials which comprise the colourful polyphony of African textiles.

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June 2020

Guild meeting and talk: A Forgotten Country – Textiles of Laos

June 27, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road
Cambridge, CB4 2LD
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Needlework designer and geography teacher Jennifer Hughes lived in south east Asia for a number of years and collected many textiles from across the region. The textiles of the landlocked country of Laos are a wonderful treasure. Colourful costumes, household…

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September 2020

Guild meeting and talk: Colours of Scotland – Dyeing traditions

September 26, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road
Cambridge, CB4 2LD
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Scotland has an ancient history of using local plants, lichens and seaweeds to produce a colour palette that mirrors its noble landscapes. Carole Keepax will give us her insight into Scotland’s colours and dyeing traditions.

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October 2020

Guild meeting and talk: Northern Lights – Sámi Band Weaving

October 31, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road
Cambridge, CB4 2LD
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In this talk Susan Foulkes takes us to the Frozen North with an introduction to Sámi history and their band weaving tradition. Their woven band designs are colourful expressions of a delight in the beauty of small things and their…

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November 2020

Guild meeting and talk: In the path of Ix Chel -Textile Traditions from Guatemala

November 28, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Arbury Community Centre, Campkin Road
Cambridge, CB4 2LD
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Guatemala is known for the vibrant colours of its textiles, influenced by its diversity of landscapes, its flora and fauna, and its Mayan historic heritage. Travel to the heart of fascinating textile traditions, gods, myths and legends with our TTSG…

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