Guild Disciplines

We are affiliated to the Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, and these disciplines are the backbone and focus of the guild.

Spinning  - spinning natural and other fibres to create a yarn

Weaving - weaving yarn and fibre to create a fabric or artwork

Dyeing - using natural or chemical dyes with fibre or fabric 

The Association hosts a Biennial Nation Exhibition and members are encouraged to submit work for consideration

The Association also holds a Summer School Week (biennial), where experienced Artists lead workshops  expanding knowledge and techniques

The opportunity to gain Qualifications in the 3 core disciplines are available through the Association

From the Guild Disciplines

techniques can be used and developed for and with other crafts, for example:-


Drop spindles

Spinning sticks

Spinning wheels


Peg loom

Box weaving

Pin weaving

Frame weaving

Tapestry weaving

Rigid heddle loom weaving

Table top loom weaving

Floor loom weaving


Handpaint yarn / fibre tops / weaving warps

Over dye yarn / clothing / fabric

Shobiri dyeing techniques

Natural dyeing

Acid dyeing

Ice dyeing

Eco dyeing


Patchwork and quilting

Felting - wet and needle felting



Artwork embellishments


Samples of the Disciplines - in progress and finished work

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