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 throughout the year.

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

Latest news

  • Obituary for Diane Ashley-Smith, former Guild Chairman
    Diane Ashley-Smith died peacefully at home on Sunday 12 November. She initially trained as a chartered accountant, working in private practice and later as an auditor of social services in local government. She first developed her artistic interests with pottery, making numerous pieces which, although beautiful to look at, were always useful objects. Then came…
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  • Weave 2023 pictures
    Photos of the lovely samples woven by the students on this year’s ‘Weave’ course. Fabulous work
  • Pictures from the Saffron Walden Museum Heritage Craft Day
    Guild members weaving and spinning at the Saffron Walden Museum Heritage Craft Day, held on the 24th August 2023 to showcase historic crafts. Guild team of volunteers who spent a day demonstrating all aspects of our craft at Saffron Walden museum
  • Learn to Weave Autumn 2023
    Weave! 2023: Open to members and non-members of the Cambridgeshire Guild, this two-weekend course in September will introduce you to weaving or help you to improve your weaving skills.
  • Guild Day, Saturday 25th March
    Our Guild Day on Saturday 25th March at Arbury Community Centre from 10am is open to members, their guests, and members of Sister Guilds across East Anglia. Entry is free! Come and have a go at weaving like a Viking on a re-created period loom. Other activities related to producing Viking-style textiles will also be…
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