Regular events organised by members, usually beginning in September…
Castletown Spinning Group
First Sunday of each month: 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Britannia Hall, Dunnet.
Third Wednesday of each month: 7pm – 9pm
Britannia Hall, Dunnet.
Achmore Spinning Group
Achmore Hall – third Friday of each month from April-September
Orkney: West Mainland Spinning Group
First Saturday of each month:
Appies Arty Yarns, Sandwick
£5 per day, includes lunch.
Stratherrick Spinning Group
We generally meet in Stratherrick Hall, Gorthleck every Thursday evening from 7.15 pm (but see below for winter arrangements). No charge and refreshments provided. Beginners welcome.
Please contact Glenda Baily 01456 486507 beforehand particularly if planning to attend between January and March as some meetings will be held on a Friday afternoon.
Nairn Spinning Group
Currently suspended until further notice.
We meet on the second and last Monday of the month from September to Easter at Nairn Community Centre from 7-9pm
Contact Stephanie Hoyle:
firstname.lastname@example.org; 01463 793948
East Sutherland and Easter Ross Spinning
In 2016 we successfully relaunched a spinning group in east Sutherland and Ross. We meet on the first Tuesday morning in the month at members’ houses from October to June. We spin, exchange ideas, sometimes do some dyeing, and even buy eggs and meat in season. Usually I send out a reminder email to everyone.
Our area stretches from Portmahomack to Dornoch and up the Kyle of Sutherland to Culrain. If there is anyone
else in the area or outwith who would like to join us or come along occasionally if they would let me know at j.c.mackay(at)btinternet.com I can add them to my mailing list.
Alves Sunday Spinners
We meet in Alves village hall on a Sunday from 1-3pm, usually fortnightly. Our Facebook page is Alves Sunday Spinners, or email me: jane_divers(at)Hotmail.co.uk to check dates. We ask for a small donation to cover the hire of the hall, no charge for tea and coffee. Next meetings: 10 and 24 February 2019.
Open Studio – Gill Challis
Gill hosts open studio days most Thursdays from 10.30 to about 4.00, at Littlemill, just outside Nairn. Members are invited to “bring a wheel, project or just come to play with my toys”. It’s quite informal, and beginners are always welcome. Occasionally the Thursday group has to be cancelled so if you haven’t been before, please email Gill beforehand at: info(at)artisanthreads.co.uk.
In the summer months small groups of members demonstrate their skills at some of the agricultural shows and craft fairs. Members also take part in local craft events at other times of year.
Guild members are generally involved in demonstrating at local summer shows.
There are a number of national events which may be of interest to Guild members, which we will try to list here. If you know of any Events that would interest our members please do let us know and we’ll add to our calendar.