We are a friendly mixed ability group of men and women, who meet every Thursday 10.00am – 3.00pm at the Village Hall Llangynidr, Powys, NP8 1ND. This is about 5 miles from our previous home in Crickhowell.
The Crickhowell Guild is a associated with the Association of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. This enables the group to share with a much wider membership skills and expertise as well as giving the opportunity to access the Associations resources. The association organises a week long Summer School offering a variety of courses every two years.
Members of the Crickhowell Guild are enthusiastic and talented craftspeople who focus on traditional textile crafts. They enjoy the weekly meetings where they are able to exchange ideas and to help and encourage each other.
The Guild is open to experienced crafts people as well as to complete beginners. We always welcome new members and visitors.
Dora Care, who taught many of our members to weave, formed the Guild in 1982. Guild members like to carry on the tradition of encouraging others to take up these fascinating crafts. We did receive funding from The Big Lottery and The Laura Ashley Foundation which enabled us to run Weaving and a Spinning Courses for beginners.
We continue to develop our skills with a range of talks; visits; courses and workshops.
Looms, Spinning wheels and other equipment are available for use at the centre.
In recent years we have participated in the Crickhowell Open Studios event at the end of May. This gives us the opportunity to showcase our skills and for the public to purchase the work.