Textile Organisations in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Textile Organisations

Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Umbrella group for hand weaving, spinning and dyeing in the UK. Includes information about courses, exhibitions and local guilds. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Association-of-Guilds-of-Weavers-Spinners-Dyers/150556108426791

The Batik Guild

Organisation for amateurs, professionals and teachers in the batik field. Presents an artists' gallery, together with supplier lists, details of exhibitions, information on courses and history section.

British Tapestry Group

Promotes the art of tapestry weaving; includes a history of the craft, where to see tapestries in the UK, with details of membership, member galleries, news, and links. https://www.facebook.com/BritishTapestryGroup

Durham Guild of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers

Works to maintain and promote traditional textile craft skills; includes contacts, timetable of workshops, exhibition calendar, and a photo gallery.

Early Textiles Study Group

As well as being involved with archaeological textiles the ETSG now embraces specialists in fibres, weaving, textile techniques, dyes, conservation and modern analysis as well as embroidery, lace, leather and clothing.

Education in Textiles Association

UK-based site to keep textiles teachers and tutors in touch.

Fibre Art Wales

Works to support and promote the profile of Welsh contemporary fibre art; includes profiles of member artists, exhibition calendar and archive, membership details, and contacts.

The Guild of Silk Painters

Includes details of the guild's journal and archive of past issues, plus advice on silk painting techniques, galleries and details of workshops, courses and events. https://www.facebook.com/GuildofSilkPainters

Lancs and Lakes Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Supports the practice of weaving, spinning and dyeing in the area; includes details of membership, their programme of talks, demonstrations, and workshops, and information about their collection of resources and library.

London Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Overview of the guild, history, meetings, publications, library, membership, competitions and tuition.

Oriental Rug and Textile Society (ORTS)

Works to encourage enthusiasm for the carpets and textiles of the Orient, and understanding of traditional techniques and centres of weaving. Includes their activities programme, membership, and contacts.

Oxford Asian Textile Group (OATG)

Works to make the textile collections of the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums better known to the specialist and the interested public; provides their programme of lectures, study visits and seminars, and their magazine.

The Textile Society

Studying the history, art and design of textiles, open to both professionals and enthusiasts. Contains information abou the journal, Text, and the society's events, plus details of student bursaries. https://www.facebook.com/textilesociety Textile_Society


A textile based enterprise supporting and promoting the art of textiles and hand-made tapestry weaving.

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