Exhibitions and Events

For information about outside events the Guild is involved with please contact Chris Moore or Jenny Gunston using the contact page.

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Lucienne Day: Living Design    Until 11 January 2020

An exhibition celebrating the life and work of one of Britain’s most influential post-war designers.

Venue: Willis Museum, Market Place, Basingstoke, RG21 7QD

Website: http://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/willis-museum-and-sainsbury-gallery

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The Lost Dress of Elizabeth 1: The Bacton Altar Cloth Until 23 rd February 2020

See the Bacton Altar Cloth, a rare survival of Elizabethan dress worn by Elizabeth I and the iconic Rainbow Portrait, this autumn at Hampton Court Palace.

The only surviving example of Elizabeth I’s dresses

Following new research and conservation, Historic Royal Palaces Curators believe that the Bacton Altar Cloth once formed part of a dress worn by Elizabeth herself.

Venue: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU.

Website: http://www.hrp.org.uk/hampton-court-palace/

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Flax, Fibres and Plant Dyes Oct 4 2019 – Jan 4 2020

Kent Cloth textile works by Francesca Baur.  This approach advocates a slower approach to creating natural local textiles with a story that employs traditional skills, from growing the flax for linen to making natural plant dyes. It is a botanical journey from the flax fields of Belgium and Normandy to the White Cliffs of Dover, and around the ‘Garden of England’.

Venue: Rochester Art Gallery & Craft Case, 95 High Street, Rochester, ME1 1LX

Website: https://www.medway.gov.uk/info/200182/arts_and_heritage/303/arts_in_medway

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Spinning a Yarn, Weaving a Thread  30 November 2019- 5 January 2020

An exhibition of work by members of the Hampshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers.

Venue: Whitchurch Silk Mill, 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, hampshire RG28 7AL

Website: http://www.whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk


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Heallreaf 3: An exhibition of contemporary tapestries                            Oct 15-26  2019

The Heallreaf 3 exhibition of international juried tapestry art.

Venue: Espacio Gallery, 159 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG

Website: http://www.espaciogallery.com

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THE GUILD EXHIBITION

Friday October 25th and Saturday October 26th, 2019

The next Guild Exhibition takes place at Lewes Town Hall, Fisher Street, Lewes BN7 2QS. Admission £4

It’s theme is Captivating Colour. Members will be spinning silk to make woven scarves which will be raffled at the exhibition.  This exhibition is a showcase for items made by our members. Members are also able to sell all kinds of woven, spun, knitted and felted items. There are lots of trade stands selling all things fibre and spinning and weaving related and there is an opportunity to buy second hand equipment.  The exhibition also includes opportunities to try various skills with this skills section being particularly interesting to children.  See also under Guild Exhibition.

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Spinning a Yarn, Weaving a Thread                                                                      30th Nov 2019 – 5 Jan 2020

An exhibition of work by members of the Hampshire Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers.

Venue: Whitchurch Silk Mill, 28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch, hampshire RG28 7AL

Website: http://www.whitchurchsilkmill.org.uk

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Hidden Fabric: Women; Textiles: Collectors 25 Jan – 19 April 2020

This exhibition will highlight exceptional textiles held in seven regional museum collections in England, all originally collected in the twentieth century by pioneering women.

Venue: 2 Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD

Website: http://twotempleplace.org/exhibitions/hidden-fabric/

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5-20 September 2020 – Advance Notice   AGWSD National Exhibition

‘Coal,Cotton, Canals’  Leigh Spinners Mill, Park Lane, Leigh, WN72LB

The theme for the juried section will be”Coal, Cotton,Canals” and for the unjuried section will be “Still Waters” which is to be a textile piece within a 6 inch/15cm ring.  www.wsd.org.uk