Norfolk & Suffolk Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

About us

Our Guild was formed 60 years ago to promote the crafts of hand weaving, spinning and dyeing.

We also encompass other textile crafts such as felt-making, braid-making, tassels and basket making.

We are a sociable group and members often bring their lunch and chat informally over coffee before meetings.

We welcome visitors to a maximum of two of our meetings per year at a charge of £2.50 per meeting. After this we hope visitors will want to join us as a full member.

Benefits of membership

  • Regular monthly meetings which are a mixture of talks by nationally respected and recognised textile artists and sessions led by guild members
  • Saturday workshops to develop and share skills
  • An annual visit on a textile related subject
  • Social events
  • A quarterly newsletter, free to members, with reviews of meetings and news about forthcoming events
  • Encouragment to bring work in progress and  finished projects to show and discuss
  • Help and encouragement from others in the guild to develop new skills or gain inspiration
  • Opportunities to participate in the National Association's biannual Exhibition.
  • Access to a library of over 100 books covering weaving, spinning and dyeing and  other crafts including knitting, feltmaking, crochet, inkleweaving, braidmaking, tassel making and dorset buttons
  • Access to publications including Yarnmaker, Vav, Handwoven and The Journal
  • Opportunities to exhibit and sell work

Cost of membership

Annual subscription: £25.00 plus £1.00 per meeting attended

National Association

We are affiliated to the National Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (AGWSD). For further information see:

We participate in the biennial National Exhibition, which was hosted at the Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, in 2014.

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