Who we are and what we do
The Kennet Valley Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers was formed in 1977 when Jan and John Shailes got together with some friends in their sitting room to spin.
As time went on, more people came along, and the group decided to join Berkshire Guild. In 1979, the growing band, struggling to
get to Sonning for Guild meetings, took the plunge and formed their own Guild in Newbury, which has been in existence continuously since then.
We have 80+ members, who between them cover an enormous range of textile skills, with experience ranging from
beginners to experts.
We have just celebrated our 40th Anniversary!
We're now on FaceBook. Join our community and keep up to date with posts and comments.
NEWS • NEWS • NEWS
Whitchurch Silk Mill has reopened so please spread the word and visit this fantastic heritage gem. There's a special exhibition of archive silks to wander around and the cafe is open for takeaway drinks and cakes. Sounds like a good day out! https://whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk/
THE SHUTTLE, June 2020 issue. Jam packed with Guild Members' experiences in lock down, and much more. This edition is a wonderful read. Enjoy!
NEW! Industry veteran John Parkinson’s new venture, iinouiio, is breathing life into the Yorkshire textile industry with a new range of recycled woollen yarns and fabrics, the first of its kind to be produced in the UK for more than twenty years!
2020 Winner Announced
Lockdown Projects :-)
If you would like to join the meeting, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What does a Kennet Valley Guild member do when we're all locked down? Get busy!
Take a look through these projects and be inspired to weave, knit, crochet, spin, make tapestries and so much more...