When and Where does the Guild Meet?
Well, here we are again (maybe) post pandemic!
In order for Guild members to feel more comfortable in being able to distance a little we are now meeting on a weekly basis at the ARCH Hall, Cefnllan Road, Gelligron. These meetings take place on Fridays from 10am.
We welcome members to come and spin, weave and socialise during these times. Many people just pop in when they are able and share the skills that we have built up during the almost 40 years since the branch was founded. Tea and biscuits are at the cornerstone of our meetings!
During the past years we have demonstrated at the Crynant Steam Fair, Llandovery Sheep Festival and Hearts of the Valleys Show. We have enjoyed workshops on felting a bag, dyeing with food colouring and plying among many others. There are no external workshops planned for the foreseeable future but more activities are starting to gather pace.
The Guild is currently working together with the Hwb y Gors committee to assist in the creation of a textile piece of work for the cafeteria in the new facility.
We are affiliated to the National Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers
If you think you might be interested in joining the Guild why not come and visit? Please contact the Guild Secretary by e-mail at email@example.com. We can then make sure you are welcomed when you arrive.
Equipment and Facilities
As we now meet at the ARCH Hall all our equipment is in store until we relocate to Hwb y Gors, Cwmgors at some stage later this year
Will I get any help to get me started?
You can’t be an expert from the beginning! We all know what it is like to be faced with a spinning wheel for the first time and everyone will be happy to help you get started. We all help each other to develop and indeed although some of the workshops are run by experts the majority are led by members who have knowledge they would like to share.
Do you offer any Talks or Workshops to Outside Groups and Societies?
We would be delighted to come to your group and give a talk or organise a workshop. There will usually be a charge for this service. Please contact the Guild Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may discuss your requirements.