The Berkshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers is an enthusiastic group of approximately 70 members, ranging from beginners through to experienced. The aims of the Berkshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers are:
- to encourage and maintain integrity and excellence of craftsmanship
- to foster a sense of beauty of texture, colour and design
- to provide opportunities for the exchange of information, and for demonstration and lectures
The Guild meets on the third Saturday of the month in Charvil Village Hall, Park Lane, Charvil, RG10 9TR for talks and demonstrations often given by professional craft workers. Full details of these can be found on the Programme page along with information about a number of small group activities focusing on specific crafts.
Members are encouraged to show their work, either informally or through our Guild Exhibitions, Challenges and Competions, full details of which are on the Exhibitions, Competitions & Challenges page.In additon we publish a Newsletter five times a year which enables Guild members to share information and knowledge.
The Guild holds an extensive library of craft related literature and a range of equipment for hire. Courses, visits and workshops are also arranged on a variety of related topics such as braid making, horsehair weaving, felting and knitting.
The Guild does not set any entry standards; indeed we are very keen to welcome those who are completely new to our crafts but who are wanting to learn about them and to acquire the skills they involve. Details of our membership fees can be found here.