We’re following Government guidelines for gatherings, including cleansing, distancing and sanitising. As at summer 2021, we are meeting on the first Monday of the month at West Charleton Village Hall.
- April 1st
- May 20th – NOT the first Monday as it’s a Bank Holiday
- June 3rd (finishing at 12 noon as an event is booked at the hall)
- July 1st with our annual fleece fair – everyone welcome. Please contact us if you have fleece or spinning/weaving related products to sell.
- August 5th at Washbrook Farm – please contact us for directions,
- September 2nd
- October 7th, (the AGM and Subscriptions are due – £12 p.a.)
- November 4th and
- December 2nd – bring and share Christmas Lunch.
We meet the first Monday of the Month at West Charleton Village Hall from 10:00-13:00 EXCEPT when there’s a Bank Holiday in the month. See this year’s dates below.
We hold informal spinning gatherings at The Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge between meetings, please contact Christine for Crabshell dates – use the Contact Us page.
April 16 2018
May 21 2018
June 4 (10:00-12 noon)
July 2 Fleece & Fibre Fair
August 13 – a workshop day held elsewhere, please contact Christine using the form below for details.
December 3 with bring and share lunch.
Meetings are held 10-12 noon at West Charleton Village Hall, near Kingsbridge, on the first Monday of the month, except where there’s a Bank Holiday. There’s plenty of parking. Our August is usually held at an external outdoors venue, please email for details.
If you’re interested in having a look at what we do please come and join us, your first meeting is free and includes refreshments. After that it’s £1 per meeting.
January 16th due to Bank Holiday
May 15th due to Bank Holiday
July 3rd Fleece Fair, all welcome
November 6th AGM
December 4th plus Christmas Bring & Share lunch
It’s our delight to bring spinning and weaving to the people, and the annual Kingsbridge Show is a great place to do it. Nestling next to the Rare Breed Sheep whose fleeces we’re all desperate to get our hands on we spin and chat and weave webs of wonder around young and old from all walks of life… including politics, as the photo with our local MP Dr Sarah Wollaston shows.
Hmm… isn’t there a Woolsack in the Houses of Parliament…
Sue and Frances pictured here are our proud members whose work was selected from contributions nationally for the biennial National Exhibition of the National Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers which waas held this year at Killerton House near Exeter. Well done!
Every August we meet at Sandy’s to spin and this year as the sun would not come to us, we spun our own in Sandy’s workshop. Some pictures to enjoy of our growing membership.
If you’d like to pop in and see what we do we meet the first Monday of the month at West Charleton Village Hall from 10am to noon (except in August of course…)
The National Exhibition of Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers takes place 8-18 September at the beautiful National Trust Killerton House, near Exeter and is hostedby the South West Branch.
Killerton House has over 10,000 pieces of costume dating from the 17thCentury and their exhibition for 2016, which will be running in the upstairs rooms whilst the Exhibition is downstairs, is Fashion To Dye For
The Selection Booklet in the PDF document link above gives more information and details of how to enter work.
The South Hams Guild is proud to be helping with stewards and we’re all working hard on our bookmarks for the display.
Fashion to Dye For at Killerton House
Tutor, spinner and creative whizz Christine Hart is demonstrating and teaching how to spin art yarns at our next meeting, Monday March 7 2016 at West Charleton Village Hall between 10-12 for those interested in a new dimension of twist in the yarn.
Chris Hart will be leading this workshop giving a demonstration first, before spinners “can have a go”. It’s open to all spinners who would like to take part.
Chris will bring some fibres and stuff for people to have a go with. If people would like to bring their own, she suggests some tops, a batt made from a mix of fibre, a core yarn (either hand-spun or a commercial yarn that’s strong and has a bit of ‘grab’ i.e. wool or mohair) and perhaps some fancy commercial yarns or threads. She will also demonstrate different ways to add beads and other add ins to yarn.
Our regular spinning circle will also be there if your preference is for smoother ply.
At our 2015 AGM in November Avril Dowding became our new Chair, as Christine Yates has stood down after six years in post. Avril has been a member for several years, helping organise events.
And Pat Crawford takes over from Janet Thomas as our President with Elizabeth Sherwood stepping in to spin the wheel as our Secretary after Liffy East-Robinson.
Any enquiries via our website will still go via Christine and be forwarded.
We wish you success and joy in bringing together spinners, weavers, dyers and woolly folk of The South Hams!