This society also has a long history starting in 1887 as the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. For me it is also tied up with my own family history. My Uncle, a furniture maker, is a Fellow and his father, my grandfather also belonged as a rug weaver. I am delighted to have recently been awarded Fellowship of the Society myself.
This is a great resource for meeting other weavers, and textile enthusiasts of all levels and experiences. It's primary function is educational and connects with other Guilds around the country through the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers.
My studio is with Cockpit Arts in South East London. It is a lovely light studio in a building with makers of many different disciplines.
The Crafts Council's Directory of Makers
Here are some of the past event I have taken part in
Craft & Design Fairs
Made Marylebone: London
Made Canary Wharf London
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair: Manchester
Hand Made in Britain: Chelsea & Kew
Art in Action: Oxfordshire
Origin: Somerset House London
Chelsea Craft Fair: London
Exhibitions in Galleries
Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford
Craft in the Bay, Cardiff
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Craft & Design Centre, City Art Gallery, Leeds
Books and Publications where my work has appeared
Art Workers' Guild 125 years: craftspeople at work today
Lara Platman 2009 Unicorn Press pp 102-3
Design Report The world of Interiors
Drusilla Cole, 2008 Laurence King Publishing Ltd.
London pp 70 & 81
A Japanese publication
Many thanks to the following people who have included me in their blog reviews.
Cockpit Arts Open Studio Deptford Le Petite Shimeji posted on 20 May 2015 www.shimejicreatives.com
50 british textiles designers websites for inspiration Heart to Home blog posted on 23 February 2015 hearttohome.wordpress.com
Material World The World of Interiors
Coco Loves House of Coco
A Success Story Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers
June 2017 Issue 22
A Natural Affinity Selvedge
Weekend Interview with Natalia Rolleston of BBC World Service about Made London Bloomsbury broadcast 1 May 2016 (available until 29 May 2016)
Here are few other links of organisations that might interest you
The Handweavers Studio & Gallery
I have long been associated with The Handweavers Studio; supplier of yarns fibres and weaving equipment, in North London