Essential Info

Working Together on a Loom

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 are welcome to use the equipment, library and 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 members are looking forward to a 3 day tapestry workshop soon and more activities are starting to gather pace.

We are affiliated to the National Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers

Contact

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 taweguild@gmail.com. We can then make sure you are welcomed when you arrive.

If you prefer to telephone please contact: The Cross on 01792 863955 and leave a message. A Guild member will get back to you as soon as possible

Equipment and Facilities

Although we still store our equipment at the Cross we now meet at the ARCH Hall, please see above.

The guild has a meeting room, equipment room and weaving room at the Cross. We have a huge selection of looms, spinning wheels, drum carders and accessories. Our library is extensive and well maintained. In addition the Cross provides toilet and kitchen facilities and is generally a welcoming place to pursue and develop interests and skills.

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 taweguild@gmail.com so that we may discuss your requirements.

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