The Mid-Herts Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers is a friendly Guild based in Hatfield, Herts. We generally meet on the first and third Wednesday evenings of each month from 7:30 to 10:00pm. There are exceptions to this, and occasional Saturday meetings and workshops are scheduled. The first Wednesday meeting is an informal Spin, Weave & Chat evening, and on the third Wednesday we usually have a talk by a guest speaker.
Spin, Weave & Chat meetings are informal and visitors are welcome. Members bring spinning wheels, inkle looms, knitting or other related craft activities, to do their own thing. We share ideas, help beginners and enjoy each others’ company. The meetings start (and often continue) with a bit of chit-chat. We then spend the evening spinning, weaving or carrying on with our latest projects.
Speaker meetings start with the talk and we have our tea/coffee whilst asking the speaker any further questions, or looking at their displays.
Workshops are an opportunity to either have a go at a new technique or skill, or improve and expand the skills we already have. We have these a few times a year from 10am until 4pm on a Saturday. It’s very interesting to see what different members can produce from essentially the same starting materials!
The annual membership fee is £30.
However, you don’t need to be a member of the Guild to be able to come along to the meetings. New members, friends and family are all welcome.
Feel free to come along to a few meetings before you decide whether you want to join. The Guild is funded entirely by members’ contributions, so we ask that non-members pay a small fee to attend.
Fees 2017 – 2018
Spin, Weave and Chat evenings: Visitors: £2.50; Members: £ 1:00
Speaker evenings: Visitors: £4.00: Members: £1.00
Workshops: Visitors: £25.00; Members: £20.00
If you would like to join, speak to one of the committee members at a meeting or contact us through our contact page on this website.