Past Guild Events

  • Flax Spinning – June 2022 meeting

    Have a go at spinning flax, details below. Plus social crafting – bring along your latest project to show off or to ask advice. Regular Features: Show and Tell – … Continue reading "Flax Spinning – June 2022 meeting"

    19 June @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Nature’s Rainbow – May 2022 meeting

    Susan Dye from Nature’s Rainbow will be giving a talk on growing plants for natural dyeing at our May meeting. See below for further details. Also the summer competition will … Continue reading "Nature’s Rainbow – May 2022 meeting"

    15 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Spring Activities – March 2022 meeting

    Take part in some seasonal spring themed activities at our March meeting (we won’t be meeting in April because it clashes with Easter Sunday). Bring your competition entries for judging. … Continue reading "Spring Activities – March 2022 meeting"

    20 March @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Spinning a Yarn – Talk and demonstration

    A brief history of spinning, demonstration of spinning on a wheel and a chance to have a go at spinning with a spindle. Members of the Bucks WSD Guild will … Continue reading "Spinning a Yarn – Talk and demonstration"

    1 March @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Christmas Meeting

    Indulge in some Christmas crafts. Visitors welcome £5.00 on the door.

    19 December 2021
  • Group Discussion: Pricing your work

    How do you price hand crafted items for sale? Visitors welcome - £5.00 on door

    21 November 2021
  • Come and hear about our activities!

    Hear about members experiences of the recent Summer school! Visitors welcome, £5.00 on the door.  

    17 October 2021
  • Bucks Art Weeks June 11 – 27, 2021

    Members of the Guild exhibited some of their work, and made some items for sale, at Freya Jones' Shop at the Bucks Goat Centre for the period of Bucks Art Weeks 2021.

    12 June 2021 @ 8:00 am - 27 June 2021 @ 5:00 pm
  • Online Spin’nChat 2pm

    Grab your current project and join us online for an hour or two, using the power of Zoom we will be able to have a cuppa and catch up with each other.   Email newsletter to members will include joining link

    17 May 2020
  • Online Spin’nChat 2pm

    Grab your current project and joining us online for an hour, using the power of Zoom we will be able to have a cuppa and catch up with each other.   Email newsletter to members will include joining link

    19 April 2020
  • Dianne Miles from Weavers Bazaar – tapestry weaving

    A hands on talk using pre warped tapestry frames and free weaving with colour blends. Visitors welcomed (fee on door for non-members £15.00)

    15 March 2020
  • Marilyn Wright – Spinning and knitting in the Shetlands

    Marilyn will be talking about the history of the women who knitted and spun in the Shetland Isles in Victorian times.

    16 February 2020
  • AGM, Beale Cup and Vic Potter award

    Our January meeting - AGM, plus award of Beale Cup to Freya Barcock-Jones and Vic Potter award to Wendy Fowler

    19 January 2020
  • Guild Christmas Meeting / Party

    Our Christmas meeting - meet with like minded folk, with seasonal activities and a "bring and share" lunch.

    15 December 2019
  • Susan Mousley Lecture: “Extracting and Dyeing with Indigo” with Dr Ian Bowers

    Ian gave a very interesting presentation on dyeing with indigo and participants had the opportunity to try dyeing fibres the brought with them.

    17 November 2019
  • Romilly Swann “Colourful Skeins”

    This talk was very interesting and Romilly was both entertaining and informative. She also brought along an impressive array of dyed fibres, yarns and related for display and purchase. Click the heading to see photos and more information.

    20 October 2019
  • Bucks Guild hosted a dyeing day!

    In a change of plans, Bucks Guild hosted a dyeing day! We supplied pot and pans and dyes, participants brought a range of items to dye

    15 September 2019
  • “From Worsted to Woollen” with Freya Barcock-Jones

    An interesting session - Freya set us challenges that moved us form worsted to woollen spinning, explaining the differences, methods and impact on the yarn produced, For many of us we had a first attempt at supported and unsupported long-draw spinning and its fair to say that some of us at least went from disliking it to liking it within the session - well done Freya!

    21 July 2019
  • “Brinkley Loom Weaving” workshop with Jane Meredith

    Workshop : “Brinkley Loom Weaving” workshop with Jane Meredith. Jane also gave an informal 30 minute talk on Brinkley Loom weaving and her work.

    16 June 2019
  • Helen Munday “From Sketchbook to finished Article”

    Guild member Helen Munday spoke about her sketchbooks and journey from inspiration to finished item. She brought a number of sketchbooks and finished work with her as well as material so that we could all try out various sketchbook techniques. Our spinning competition was also judged on the day. Click on heading to see photos!

    19 May 2019
  • Freya Barcock-Jones – “Fabulous Fibres”

    In a change of speaker Freya spoke, at very short notice,  on "Fabulous Fibres"

    17 March 2019
  • Guild Meeting: External visit to Hillview Farm

    Off site Presentation with Natasha Seidel on Blue Faced Leicester sheep and tour at Hillview Farm

    17 February 2019
  • Bucks Guild Annual General Meeting

    Around 25 Guild members attended. Reports from the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer were presented. Our new committee was voted in. The AGM Minutes are available on the Members page.

    20 January 2019
  • Guild meeting: Christmas crafts

    This was our Christmas event at which we were able to turn our hand at a number of topical crafts – Fantasy candles, tree decorations, felted icicles and cording. We also had a bring and share lunch which was enjoyed by all.

    16 December 2018
  • Speaker Barbara Shaw – Textile Artist

    We had a wonderful November meeting and it was great to see once again so many people - the hall was buzzing with laughter, conversations and tips for spinning and all fibre related loveliness.

    18 November 2018
  • Guild Meeting – Speaker Wendy Morris “The Dreaded “S” Word, Some Tricks For Sampling”

    Wendy Morris  came and spoke about "The Dreaded "S" Word, Some Tricks For Sampling". She will be looked very practically at ways in which weavers can sample effectively, efficiently, and creatively. In addition to her talk she brought two looms for a practical demonstration and playtime to round off the session.

    21 October 2018