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October 2021: Must Farm

We were, at last, able to welcome, from Glasgow, Dr Susanna Harris to speak about the ten years of work by the Archaeology Department of Glasgow University on the Must Farm textiles.  The Must Farm site is located on the Fens not far from Peterborough but is now closed. The settlement was built on stilts […]

September 2021 We’re Back!

The North Cheshire Guild met at Croft on 26th September for the first time in 19 months and the 20 members present had a lovely time. We had a focus on Peg Loom Weaving, with several members bringing their looms and we also looked at a Woven Rag Rug Loom made by Flo from a […]

July 2021 Feltworks

Tyra and Ruth, both members of Leek Guild, gave a Zoom talk about their exhibition which, after three years of planning, was due to run for eight weeks. Sadly, when the 2020 Lockdown struck, their work was on display for only eight hours! They won’t be mounting another exhibition because of the work involved, but they did […]

Zoom Meeting June 2021

Last Saturday Liz was talking about her Yarnshifter, an adjustable, portable weaving frame for producing squares, triangles or diamonds which she bought at The Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show, probably in 2003.     The couple who used to produce them are no longer in business, but a Yarnshifter was up for sale on Ebay recently. […]

Zoom meeting April 2021

  Our volunteer  for the proposed flax spinning demonstration was, unfortunately, indisposed.  Ann (our programme secretary) stepped in at the last minute and organised a macramé workshop.  We hope to be able to present flax spinning at a later date.   Thank you very much to Ann for patiently taking us through the basics of macramé. […]

Spinning Workshop March 27th, 2021

  Those of us (11 in total) who took part in Fiona Nisbet’s spinning workshop on Saturday had an entertaining and informative day. Fiona began by asking us what type of wheel we all had and what fibres we were going to spin. We considered whether we had a project in mind or whether we […]

February 2021 Hannah Elizabeth Jones Biomarble

  We had a real treat this Saturday when Hannah Elizabeth Jones gave us a talk on her Biomarble Fabrics. She gave a super talk which was both fascinating and thought provoking. Currently doing a PHD in Manchester, Hannah began experimenting with waste products as a student, starting with installations created from rubbish collected in […]

Spinning through Time with Val Bryant

March 2017 Spinning through Time with Val Bryant We were very pleased to welcome one of our members as our speaker for March 2017. Val Bryant and her husband David are recognised nationally as experts on spinning wheels, David as a member of the Regional Furniture Society, Cheshire Woodturners and as a maker of wheels. […]

Guild Meetings

The North Cheshire Guild’s programme for each year is prepared well in advance with as many speakers as funds will allow on a wide variety of topics. We try to ensure that topics will appeal to all members. In addition, we have a workshop at least once a year this may be the day after […]

History of the Guild

The North Cheshire Guild of Spinners, weavers & Dyers, was formed on November 10, 1984 when nineteen people met at Risley Nature Reserve. Up to that point, several people been meeting on an informal basis to spin and chat and share a common interest in continuing the ancient crafts and improving their own expertise, but […]

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