Past Guild Events

  • Idea sharing and Summer School show+tell – November 2023 meeting

    Bring along those fibres or yarns that ‘seemed like a good idea at the time’ to get inspiration on how to use them. If you have a piece of equipment … Continue reading "Idea sharing and Summer School show+tell – November 2023 meeting"

    19 November @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friendship Day – October 2023 meeting

    Neighbouring guilds are invited to a Friendship Day this autumn. Watch this space for further details or sign up to the newsletter to make sure you get the latest news. Regular … Continue reading "Friendship Day – October 2023 meeting"

    15 October @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Guild Open Day – Sunday 17th September 2023

    Try your hand at spinning, weaving and dyeing at our Guild Open Day and find out about the history of our heritage crafts. For the first time the Guild is … Continue reading "Guild Open Day – Sunday 17th September 2023"

    17 September @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • August meeting – Preparation for Open Day

    Additional August meeting – Open Day preparation Get together for guild members to prepare for our Open Day in September.  Let’s get organised – who’s doing what, who brings what, … Continue reading "August meeting – Preparation for Open Day"

    20 August @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • AGWSD Summer School 13th – 20th August 2023

    Summer School is on again. Find all the details on the AGWSD website.

    13 August @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Dyeing Day – July 2023 meeting

    Have a go at Solar Dyeing, Eco-Printing or Hammered Flower & Leaf Prints at our summer dyeing day, or bring your latest project to work on while you watch the … Continue reading "Dyeing Day – July 2023 meeting"

    16 July @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Guild Outing to Whitchurch Silk Mill – 9th July 2023

    Details of the Guild summer outing to Whitchurch Silk Mill have been finalised and we just need your confirmation, choice of afternoon tea and your payment please. The final cost is … Continue reading "Guild Outing to Whitchurch Silk Mill – 9th July 2023"

    9 July
  • Backstrap Weaving Workshop – June 2023

    Weaving tutor Alexandra Lucas will be bringing her handmade looms to teach backstrap weaving at our June meeting. Cost is £60 for members of the Bucks Guild of WSD, £80 … Continue reading "Backstrap Weaving Workshop – June 2023"

    18 June @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Skill Share – June 2023 meeting

    Join your guild friends for social crafting in the morning and a skill share activity in the afternoon. Bring along your latest spinning, weaving or dyeing project to show off … Continue reading "Skill Share – June 2023 meeting"

    18 June @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Celebration of Wool @Hogshaw Farm – May 2023 meeting

    Join the guild at A Celebration of Wool at Hogshaw Farm & Wildlife Park, where we will be demonstrating fibre preparation from fleece, spinning and weaving. Learn about the different … Continue reading "Celebration of Wool @Hogshaw Farm – May 2023 meeting"

    21 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • St George’s Day Royal Historical Fayre

    Come and meet the guild and have a go at spinning, weaving or braiding at Aylesbury’s St George’s Day Royal Historical Fayre in the Learning Zone at Discover Bucks Museum. … Continue reading "St George’s Day Royal Historical Fayre"

    23 April @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fibre Art in Fine Art – April 2023 meeting

    Art historian Hilary Underwood will be talking about fibre arts in paintings during our April guild meeting. In the morning the events team will be planning our stall for the … Continue reading "Fibre Art in Fine Art – April 2023 meeting"

    16 April @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Mending – March 2023 meeting

    Join in with #mendMarch and learn different methods of mending textiles. Find out how to make a feature with visible mending using weaving, Sashiko and Kantha stitching. If you prefer … Continue reading "Mending – March 2023 meeting"

    19 March @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sock Knitting & Filet Crochet – February 2023 meeting

    Design your own socks or try filet crochet in this month’s member-led activities. There’s a last minute change to this month’s programme, but don’t worry we are rescheduling the wet … Continue reading "Sock Knitting & Filet Crochet – February 2023 meeting"

    19 February @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • January 2023 meeting and AGM

      Celebrate the new year with your guild buddies. Along with the business of the Annual General Meeting there will be the rescheduled seasonal activities including a bring & share lunch, … Continue reading "January 2023 meeting and AGM"

    15 January @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Christmas meeting – 11th December 2022

    Meet a week early to celebrate Christmas with the Guild and take part in craft activities. Plus seasonal sweet treats and social crafting -bring along your latest project to show … Continue reading "Christmas meeting – 11th December 2022"

    11 December 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Harris Tweed – November 2022 meeting

    Guild member Fiona Cummings talked to us about Harris Tweed at our November meeting.  See There was also the usual social crafting in the morning.

    20 November 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Dyeing workshop – October 2022 meeting

    Debbie Tomkies from DT Craft & Design will be running a dyeing workshop using natural dye extracts at our October meeting. Cost is £40 for members of the Bucks Guild of WSD, … Continue reading "Dyeing workshop – October 2022 meeting"

    16 October 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Endings and Beginnings – September 2022 meeting

    Project preparation and WIP (work in progress) wrangling. Do you have an idea for a new project but need some practical help to get started? What can you do with … Continue reading "Endings and Beginnings – September 2022 meeting"

    18 September 2022 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Guild visit to Snowshill Manor – August 2022

    Join us on our summer outing to the unique National Trust property of Snowshill Manor in the Cotswolds. This was the home of eccentric collector Charles Wade. Entry to the … Continue reading "Guild visit to Snowshill Manor – August 2022"

    10 August 2022 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Garden Party – July 2022 meeting

    Annual guild garden party. Join your fellow guild members in a member’s garden to craft, chat and eat cake in the sunshine. Fingers crossed! The address will be sent to … Continue reading "Garden Party – July 2022 meeting"

    17 July 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • 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 2022 @ 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 2022 @ 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 2022 @ 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 2022 @ 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
  • “Fibres, Materials and Stitches” with Alison Ellen

    For our meeting on 20 January we were delighted to welcome renowned knitter and author Alison Ellen ( Attendance was 34 Members and Guests. Alison talked about how knitted stitches can alter fabric, and how different fibres affect the way stitches work. She included a section on her experiments into knitting with plant material.

    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