The Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers

Meeting on 30 November 2013

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We had a wonderful meeting last Saturday. The National Museum of Ireland in Collins Barracks hosted us in their ante-room, conveniently located next to Brambles Cafe, so we were all well kitted out with delicious coffee to see us through our discussions. Sixteen enthusiastic members turned up, included four of the 2013 Committee. 

Our plans for 2014 now include the setting up of an equipment rental scheme for the three crafts which come under our umbrella, and an Open Day to be held in February. The Dublin Sunday Spin-In will, in 2014, become the Eastern Region Guild Meet and be open to the public for casual dropping in and seeing spinning or weaving demonstrated by our talented members. A new Committee for 2014 will step up to the plate, although some die-hard remnants of 2013 will remain! We resolved to organise and make available our Library and Archive – and if you have any material that you would like to donate to our archive (old Guild photographs or newspaper clippings etc), please get in touch at hello@weavespindye.ie. Lastly, we compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions which we are all very frequently asked on the topics of weaving, spinning, and dyeing, so you can expect to see this appear on the website ASAP! 

If you would like to get involved with any of these exciting ventures, email hello@weavespindye.ie. Lets hope all of our plans are wild successes. Looking forward to seeing you in the New Year! 

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