2018 Meeting Dates

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.

September 3

October 1

November 5

December 3 with bring and share lunch.

 

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2017 Meeting Dates

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

February 6

March 6th

April 3rd

May 15th     due to Bank Holiday

June 5th

July 3rd        Fleece Fair, all welcome

August 7th

September 4th

October 2nd

November 6th     AGM

December 4th    plus Christmas Bring & Share lunch

Kingsbridge Show 2016

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…

Our members whose work was chosen for the National Exhibition at Killerton House 2016

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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!

Summer Spinning

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…)

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three wise women with tea…

sitting standing

wheels and smiles

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Janet and Jilly

 

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cheers!

 

8-18 Sept 2016 Threads In Time Killerton House Exeter, AGWSD National Exhibition

Selection Booklet

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.1431741793922-dsc9824

Fashion to Dye For at Killerton House

Art Yarn Workshop March 7 2016

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.