2019 Programme

DGSWD Programme of Events 2019

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Saturday January 19th

10 am – 4 pm

Preparation for September’s Heritage Centre Exhibition led by Guild Members St Oswald’s Institute,

Durham City

Saturday February 16th

10 am – 4 pm

AGM & Harcourt Rare Breeds “The Leicester Family” Talk

Click here for Harcourt Rare Breed Website

Saturday March 16th

10 am – 4 pm

OPEN DAY: Spinning

(Shared Lunch)

Saturday April 20th Viking Textiles with Penelope Hemingway. Talk by this popular speaker. Click here for Penelope’s website
Saturday May 18th

10 am – 4 pm

*Beautiful Braids Workshop

Lead by Guild Members

St Oswald’s Institute

Durham City

Saturday June 15th

10 am – 4 pm

*Sock Knitting Workshop

Jean Nichols

 

 

 

St Oswald’s Institute,

 Durham City

Saturday July 20th

10 am – 4 pm

*Spinning Exotic Fibres with Sue Macniven

Workshop

Click here for more information about Sue

Saturday August 17th

10 am – 4 pm

The Summer Garden Party

(Date, Venue and timing to be confirmed)

Saturday September 21st

10 am – 4 pm

OPEN DAY: Weaving
Saturday October 19th

10 am – 4 pm

*Blending Colours and Fibres on Drum carders and hand carders

With Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth

Check out Freyalyn’s website for more information by clicking here.

Saturday November 16th

10 am – 4 pm

* Tapestry Weaving Workshop with Dot Seddon
Saturday December 21st

10 am – 4 pm

Christmas Party – Exchanging Handmade Christmas Decorations!

*These workshops have limited places and need booking well in advance. A £10, non-returnable deposit is required to secure a place. Please contact the secretary. Workshops are open to non-members for an additional fee.

Other Regular Events:

Shipley Weavers

A few members meet in the workroom at the Shipley Art Gallery Gateshead on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at 10am – 1pm. If you are interested please drop in for a chat and a coffee (free).

Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre

Members of the Guild meet regularly to demonstrate various methods of spinning and weaving at the World Heritage Site Visitor Centre (Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre, 7 Owengate, Durham, DH1 3HB). We meet on the 4th Saturday every second month – Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov.

Informal Gathering at Cafe Ustinov

Durham Guild are meeting for fibre chat and coffee the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month at the Cafe at Ustinov College, Nevilles Cross, Durham. The Cafe is open to the public and there is on-street parking. We will be meeting from 11 am till 2 pm. The food and beverages are very good, and very reasonable so we hope you can come along and join us!

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