2023-2024 What’s going on

We have some great workshops and events planned for the year ahead. These are the important dates for your diary this year…

1st March 2023:
Membership fees due.

11th March 2023:
Talk by Ruth Ashton-Shaw
“Breed study, Gotland”

15th April 2023:
Workshop by Ruth Robinson
“Sanquhar knitting”

13th May 2023:
Talk/activities by Jo Richardson
“The colour wheel”

10th June 2023:
Talk by Susie Finlayson
“The great tapestry of Scotland”

8th July 2023:
Guild visit
Gilmour bank alpaca farm

5th August 2023:
Dumfries Show

12th August 2023:
Fun day
With Nicki Smith as Master of Ceremonies

9th September 2023:
Workshop by Fiona Moir
“Setting up a loom Scandinavian style”

14th & 15th October 2023:
(setup Sat – event Sun)

11th November 2023:
Workshop by Sue Macniven
“Intermediate spinning”

9th December 2023:
Xmas party

13th January 2024:
Talk by Meryl
“Preparation for solar dyeing”

10th February 2024

Workshop information

Members have priority on all workshops up to one month before the workshop date. Remaining places are then offered to non members. Places are reserved by payment of a fee to the treasurer. This is only refundable if a replacement is guaranteed. A small material charge may be payable when appropriate.
Workshop fees this year are £25.00 per day for members and £55 for non-members – with option to join the guild, unless advised otherwise.

General meetings still take place on workshop days, so if you just want to bring your crafting and have a natter, that’s fine too!

Tea and coffee is available at meetings. Please bring a packed lunch

Previous years’ programmes

Here are some of our 2022/23 events to give an idea of what we get up to:

Sat 14th May 2022: Fairisle knitting workshop with Janet Renouf-Miller
Sat 11th June 2022: general meeting
Sat 9th July 2022: Felted fleece seat pad workshop with Ruth Ashton-Shaw
Sat 6th August: Dumfries Agricultural Show – guild members will be demonstrating skills
Sat 13th August: general meeting
Sat 10th September: Tapestry Weaving workshop with Rita Corbett
Sunday 9th October: Gathering & Challenge ‘waste not want not’.
Saturday 12th November: Beginner Spinning workshop with Fiona Moir – FULL AND Fairisle knitting workshop with Janet Renouf-Miller
Saturday 10th December: Christmas party – bring food, show & tell. Our charity this year is Hats for RNLI – they will provide a member to give a brief talk
Saturday 14th January 2023: general meeting
Saturday 11th February 2023: Annual General Meeting (AGM)

And from 2019: