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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 […]

Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

The Guild is a registered charity and is run by officers and committee elected by members at the Annual General Meeting which takes place in November. The committee consists of a chairman and vice chairman, secretary, treasurer, programme secretary plus additional members. We also have a non-elected President who keeps a benevolent eye on things. […]