Coronavirus Update

With the lifting of restrictions we are now able to hold face to face meetings again – please see the Programme page for full details. Between January and June 2021, however, we held a series of on-line events – please see the Programme Archive page for further details.

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.

Our Meetings

Coronavirus Update

Due to the current restrictions we are unable to hold our usual meetings – please see the Programme page for details of on-line planned events and activities. Details of virtual meetings held January – June 2021, along with related links and signposting, can be found on the Programme Archive page.

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.

Since January 2021, the Guild has welcomed speakers via Zoom- this is an exciting development and one which has enabled Guild members to continue to access talks and training whilst being subject to ongoing COVID restrictions. As with face to face meetings, there is an opportunity for questions following the talk.

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!

How to join the Mid Herts Guild

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.


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.