Isle of Wight Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

The Isle of Wight Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers meet monthly to share ideas, learn new skills and spin, weave and knit among friends.  We have experts in many different fibre crafts and love helping each other. It doesn't matter how experienced or inexperienced you are there is always something for you including help, tuition and guidance in all our disciplines.

During the winter months we meet at Rookley Community Hall, Highwood Lane Rookley, Isle of Wight, PO38 3NN.  In May, June and July we meet at the Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone.  There is no meeting in August.

Meetings start at 10.00 and finish at 4pm, they begin with a formal meeting followed by coffee, then there's either a workshop and/or a general work day where we spin, weave or work within our disciplines.  Workshops are optional, sometimes it's just nice to have a day of working on your favourite craft.

During May, June and July there are lots of additional days demonstrating at shows and events around the Island.

Please see our 2018 Programme below for our meeting details

2018 Programme

If you are interested in our workshops and are not yet a member please contact us in advance for details.    There may be limited places or a charge for external workshops.   For a PDF of the programme please click here

January - Saturday 27th 

Welcome to the New Year

AGM and Spinning day  

February - Saturday 24th 

POP-UP HANDSPINNERS -focussing on rare breed fleeces, their preparation and uses.  Fibre tasting £5

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March - Saturday 31st 

Easter weekend - general work day

April - Saturday 28th 

UFO's - bring along an unfinished object to discuss/get started on/complete!!

May - Saturday 26th [Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone] 

Trophy Day - classes for weaving, knitting, crocheting, dyeing, felting and novice

General work day

June - Saturday 30th [Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone] 

Basic wet felting and general work day

July - Saturday 28th  [Wilberforce Hall, Brighstone] 

General work day

August - No meeting

September - Saturday 29th  

Chemical Dyeing - dyeing various fibres including silk

October - Saturday 27th

Spinning with silk - knowledge exchange - different ways to spin silk from different preparations.  The ideal opportunity to spin the silk you dyed last meeting!!

November - Saturday 24th 

DT Crafts - Debbie Tomkies of DT Crafts talking and demonstrating various dye techniques with a 'POP-UP shop

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December - Saturday 15th 

Work morning followed by Christmas Lunch

Please note that the  next meeting and AGM will be on January 26th 2019


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