The Guild meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at St Oswald’s Institute in Durham city. We have an annual programme of events (Click here for information) and have a number of Outreach Events each year.
We try to run at least three workshops every year, with tutors brought in for the benefit of guild members.
If you wish to participate in any of the workshops you will need to contact the Treasurer to sign up and pay a non-returnable deposit of £10.00 Contact the Treasurer by clicking this link “Treasurer”. Costs of Workshops vary greatly but are listed well in advance.
Members pay £2.00 and non-members £3.00 each meeting to help cover some of the costs for hire of the room etc.
Please note: All our meetings are open to members and non-members alike. It is not necessary to participate in the workshops. Please do come along and indulge yourself in your favourite craft, or simply come for a chat!!
The Guild also has an extensive library of books and magazines which members can borrow. Please make sure you make a record in the “Loans Book” when you borrow an item, and sign it back when returning it.
The Guild also has equipment that members can borrow. A list of these will be added shortly. Again, there is an equipment book for you to sign when borrowing and when returning items. Some items are clearly in more demand than others and we therefore ask you to check before the following meeting that a member is not waiting for that piece of equipment, so you can return it if required.
If you want to borrow a piece of equipment which is out on loan, you can send a message to Guild members via the Guild Mailing List asking for its return.
Each month there is a sales table for members to bring along either yarns, or items they wish to sell. The Guild also sells items from time to time. We ask for 10% to go to Guild Funds from the sales table.
Small oddments of yarn are often very useful, particularly for tapestry weavers.
Shared Lunches & Refreshments
Four times a year we have a shared lunch, which is always very popular. These are on our Open Spinning Day, Open Weaving Day, Summer Party and Christmas Party gatherings. The committee usually provide soup & jacket potatoes and we ask members to bring something to accompany these – or cakes/biscuits for morning coffee and afternoon tea. On ordinary gathering days, or for workshops, we usually bring our own lunches along. The nearest shop to the Institute is 5 minute walk away.
Members take it in turns to ensure crockery is washed and put away.
The Guild has a mailing list, which all members are encouraged to join. This is the means by which updates regarding meetings and other items of interest are passed on to members. We also have a FaceBook page and a Twitter feed which you can follow. We try to keep our blog page up to date with reports on workshops, talks and outreach events!!
If you would like to join us you can find a membership form by clicking here:
Ping us an email and ask….we are a friendly bunch and determined to make our guild as open and welcoming as possible…… contact us by emailing the secretary. Click here!
We would happily take suggestions for improvements, or requests for arranging workshops! All ideas are very welcome!!