3-D weaving from one of our workshops, mage by Jenni Young

3-D weaving from one of our workshops, made by Jenni Young

As from 1 April 2019 information relating to the Tweed Guild could be found on

Forthcoming Events

Non-members are very welcome at all workshops, if space permits, contact us to make a booking, or become a member.

Programme 2018-19

May 26th – Do-your-own-thing (DYOT) day.

June 23rd-24th – Woolfest, Cockermouth.

June 30th – Natural dyes with Mary Watt (bring skeins to May meeting).
Booking required – members £5, (non-members £5 + £5 day fee).

July 21st – DYOT at hall or meet up to go to the National Exhibition in Glasgow

July 27-28th – Border Union Show, Springwood Park, Kelso. Members’ works on display and demonstrations.

August 18th – Broughton Gathering 10-4 (Annual meet up of the South Scotland Guilds in Broughton)

August 25th – DYOT in hall

September 22nd – Socktember – toe up and top down sock knitting with Ruth Churchman
Booking required – members £5, (non-members £5 + £5 day fee).

October 27th – Weaving without a loom with Veronica
Booking required – members £5, (non-members £5 + £5 day fee).

November 24th – 3D felting with Janet Armstrong
Booking required – members £5, (non-members £5 + £5 day fee).

December 15th – Christmas Gathering – bring lunch and Christmas goodies to share.

January 26th – Rod Grant and workshop on setting up and maintaining your spinning wheel – This has been postponed, a new date will be announced soon.
Booking required – members £5, (non-members £5 + £5 day fee).
and De-stash day (going ahead as planned)

February 23rd – Spinning – using a drop spindle and trying different fibres with Eleanor Lusby
Booking required – members £5, (non-members £5 + £5 day fee).

March 23rd – Kumihimo braiding with Mary Watt and Eleanor Lusby
Booking required – members £5, (non-members £5 + £5 day fee).

April 27th – AGM


Previous workshops
Soft weaving with rushes/grasses
Eco Printing
Continental style and Backwards knitting techniques
Inkle Loom weaving
Back to Basics carding of short fibres and long-draw spinning for woollen yarn and/or combing of longer fibres and short draw spinning for worsted yarn
Back strap weaving
Tunisian crochet
Spinning fancy yarns with Sky Blue Pink.
Nalbinding (Viking knitting technique)
Felt an Easter bunny

Flax spinning wheel

Double treadle flax spinning wheel made by John Leitch of Galashiels in 1795, lovingly restored from 80% woodworm by Rod Grant




2 Responses to Calendar

  1. Sandra Hay says:

    Hi. I mistakenly turned up at Bowden expecting the Guild coffee morning. I very stupidly didn’t notice the tbc in the schedule. I was really hoping to bump into some of the members as I would love to join your guild. Can I just come along to the next meeting? I notice the Yarndale event is the next day and wondered if it was too late to express interest in going to that?
    Kind regards
    Sandra Hay


    • tgwsdadmin says:

      Hi Sandra, So sorry you turned up and it wasn’t on, hope you didn’t come far. I didn’t make it along to our meeting at the end of August, and maybe the coffee morning cancellation was announced then, sorry the website hadn’t been updated. I’m not sure about the Yarndale trip, it’s a bit of an informal thing, again one I can’t go to. I suggest emailing Maggie Magee, our Secretary, mag.mageeATbtopenworldDOTcom, for arrangements. Or come along to the meeting on 26th Sept, which is definitely happening, and find out arrangements then. Kind Regards.


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