More About Us


Frome Textile Workshop was formed in 1993 to ensure the continuation of the traditional crafts of weaving, spinning and dyeing and to provide a meeting place to share knowledge and develop skills. We decided to become a charitable incorporated organisation in 2018 and changed our name to Frome Weavers Spinners & Dyers to clarify what we do.


  • £28 per calendar month 
  • Full access at any time with no further cost

    Join Us:

    • We welcome all abilities and interests
    • We are a friendly, supportive group passionate about our craft and love to share it with others and pass on our skills.
    • We have all the equipment necessary to weave or spin permanently set up at our workshop for free use by members  
    • Learn new skills from existing members whenever you want to at no extra charge
    • You can attend on either or both of our group meet-up days every week or come in any other day for a quieter time
    • Full access to the premises at any time after your first month or four visits, whichever is longer
    • Refreshments are provided
    • All facilities, resources, equipment and tuition are available to you and some small items of equipment and books can be borrowed
    • Regular group activities, demonstrations and workshops are arranged for members only 
    • Local exhibitions of members’ work 
    • Automatic membership of the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers (AGWSD).
      • Access to the AGWSD website members’ section
      • Savings on subscription to The Journal of the WSD
      • Summer Schools
      • Certificates in Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing
      • Exhibition of members work

    Further Information:

    • Experienced weavers and spinners as well as complete beginners are very welcome to join

    • We all contribute by sharing what we know and taking time to help each other so that we learn and enjoy our craft together. It is a very relaxed, sociable and informal way of learning

    • As we progress, we aim to help support the group by donating one item to our twice yearly sales. 

    • All members help run the group