Useful Links

Spinning

www.yarnmaker.co.ukYarnMaker was a British magazine for handspinners, edited and published by Dorothy Lumb. The first edition was published in August 2010 and the final edition in December 2016. This link will take you to a list of contents. The guild library holds a full set of the magazine.

Weaving

www.complex-weavers.orgA membership organisation, Complex Weavers is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of handweaving, to encourage weavers to develop their own creative styles, to inspire through research, documentation, and the sharing of innovative ideas – both directly and through our study groups, Seminars, Journal and biennial exhibition, Complexity.
www.spranglady.comCarol James, a North American weaver specialising in finger weaving and sprang. Website includes her events, books and articles.
www.sewilliams.me.ukMember Sarah Williams’ website, a gallery of her work and link to her Etsy shop.
www.weavecast.comA weavers’ podcast, with written and audio content.
www.weavezine.comThis is where you can find the archived articles from WeaveZine, the one-time online magazine for weavers. WeaveZine is no longer in production, but as weaving is timeless, so is the content within this archive. Last article posted 2010.

Suppliers

www.adelaidewalker.co.ukSuppliers of fibre and equipment for spinning, dyeing and felting.
www.frankherringandsons.comAn art & crafts shop in Dorchester, stocks spinning and weaving equipment. Mail order available
www.fireandfibre.co.ukA supplier of small weaving equipment, lucets & drop spindles.
www.handweavers.co.ukWell established weaving studio and shop in Finsbury Park. Site includes equipment for weaving & spinning , yarn sales and weaving courses.
www.michael-williams-wood.co.ukWebsite of Michael Williams, guild member and fine wood worker. He makes & sells equipment for spinning, weaving, braiding and other crafts. Also lists textile events he will be attending.
www.threshingbarn.comThe Threshing Barn produces a wide range of textile craft kits, hand dyed wool, knitting yarn, silks and other fibres, for spinners, weavers, felters, knitters and embroiderers. I assemble a superb range of spinning wheels, looms and craft tools. Browse our stock on this site and phone to order.
www.winghamwoolwork.co.ukA large local supplier offering a range of equipment, fibre & yarns. Courses and regular textile group meetings.
www.theloomexchange.co.ukOnline noticeboard for buying or selling equipment and books .

Organisations

Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners, and DyersThe Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers. A national umbrella organisation for our crafts. Holds biennial summer schools and guild gatherings. Runs a Certificate of Achievement in each craft.
Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers The Journal for the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. Includes a couple of articles from recent issues. Subscription information, suppliers adverts & diary listings. NB It is cheaper to subscribe via your local guild.
Heritage CraftsAnother national organisation especially promoting endangered crafts.

Courses

www.janetphillips-weaving.co.uk/A hand weaver and designer who runs regular courses.
www.plantdyedwool.co.ukRuns 3 day workshops in Herefordshire in dyeing
www.snail-trail.co.ukRun short courses in weaving spinning & dyeing in Pembrokeshire, in their own B&B.