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 right through to experts.
We have just celebrated our 40th Anniversary!
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At the January Guild meeting, a number of our members enjoyed a series of mini-workshops which included Bobbin Lace with Lynne Harper, Crochet with Stefanie Rachmann-Davies and Zwirnknopfe Ring Buttons with Chris Fletcher. Take a look at the gallery below to see some of the wonderful work that was produced.
THE SHUTTLE, the Kennet Valley Weavers, Spinners & Dyers quarterly magazine. December 2109 issue.