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Exhibition of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing

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Exhibition of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing

23rd - 26th August 2019 | Free Entry

Exhibition of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing
10am to 5pm Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August 2019 FREE Entry

Established in 1951, the aims of our Guild are the preservation and improvement of the craftsmanship in hand weaving, spinning and dyeing for the benefit of the public and the promotion of public education in such craftsmanship. In addition; to foster a sense of beauty of material, texture, colour and design.   

To this end our exhibition at Buckfast Abbey will hope to showcase all our core skills and more, encourage people to have a go at spinning on the Guild wheel, or weaving on a small loom.  Stewards will be on hand to answer questions and give guidance.  We have beginners through to experts in our members who are happy to share their knowledge.  Items crafted by members will be on show and for sale.

We use the word 'vocation' to describe a call from God to follow His Son Jesus Christ in the way of life he shows us in the gospels. For some people, this call is to devote their life to serving God in a radical and all-encompassing way as a member of a Religious Order.

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Buckfast Abbey is 'branching' out with a series of sessions for grandparents and toddlers. 10:30am to 12pm These sessions are FREE, however Booking is essential Book now or call 01364 645517 to reserve your space and pay on the day. 'Oaks and Acorns' makes the most of the glorious setting and great facilities on offer at the Abbey and makes for a fun filled morning for the young and young at heart alike. With the hands on help of our experienced Education team, toddlers and grandparents will have the opportunity to get stuck into a wide variety of activities from getting their fingers green in the gardens, to exploring shape and colour through the windows and artwork on show in the Abbey Church. Each session involves storytelling, exploration, messy making and much more.

Exhibition of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing

Exhibition of Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing 10am to 5pm Friday 23rd to Monday 26th August 2019 FREE Entry

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