Who we are and what we do
The Kennet Valley Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers was formed in 1977 when Jan and John Shales 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!