The West Surrey Guild of Spinners Weavers & Dyers
Everyone is welcome, bring along your spinning wheel, drop spindle, loom, tapestry frame, peg loom, knitting, felting or any other textile work. These days run from 10.30am to 3.00pm and are held as follows:
1st Mondays: Victoria Halls, 121 Ash Hill Road, Ash GU12 5DN (Heather Murray) For detailed directions and map see bottom page
2nd Wednesdays: Victoria Halls, 121 Ash Hill Road, Ash GU12 5DN (Heather Murray) For detailed directions and map see bottom of page.
3rd Monday: WEAVING and spinning day, Rural Life Centre, The Reeds Road, Tilford in The Village Hall (Heather Jones) For detailed directions and map see bottom of page.
4th Saturday: from March 31st till October at the Rural Life Centre at Reeds Road Tilford in the Village Hall. (Heather Jones) For detailed directions and map see bottom of page.
1st Sunday (Summer Months) :Rural Life Centre, The Reeds Road, Tilford in the Village Hall (Heather Jones) For detailed directions and map see bottom of page.
1st Mondays: Victoria Halls, on the B3411, Ash Hill Road at Ash GU12 5DN
Ash Building Inside Ash
This meeting is held in the side hall accessed through the left hand blue door shown in the photo. There is free parking available beside the hall, or if that is full there is a large free car park opposite. There is an excellent separate kitchen accessible from the hall for making tea and coffee (and washing up afterwards). Members may like to bring a packed lunch although there is a lovely sandwich bar about 200m away. A mug will also be needed for your drink. There are also toilet facilities available in the same building. For members this is free. Visitors pay just £3.00 per session to cover hall hire and tea and coffee costs.
2nd Wednesdays: Victoria Halls, on the B3411, Ash Hill Road at Ash
This meeting is held in the side hall accessed through the left hand blue door as above for 1st Mondays.
3rd Monday: Weaving and spinning day Rural Life Centre, The Reeds Road, Tilford GU10 2DL in The Village Hall building
Tilford building Tilford Inside
Since October 2014 this event has changed to a weaving and spinning day. There is a floor loom there for you to try. These are held at the Rural Life Centre (also known as the Old Kiln Museum), on the The Reeds Road, halfway between Tilford and Millbridge, on the third Monday of each month.
The site is quite extensive, so if you are coming for the first time, you need to look for the Old Village Hall on your right hand side past the cafe, and before the track bends to the right. There is free parking available in the museum car park (a bit of a trek from the car park if your spinning wheel is heavy but we can help if you need it). On Mondays we can park on the left hand side of the path - just before the Village Hall, to save us having to carry our wheels and looms from the Car Park. There are tea and coffee making facilities in the hall (but no sink). Toilets are in a separate building. If coming on a Monday, members should bring a packed lunch and a mug for your drink, because the museum cafe is closed. There is a large floor loom on display in the hall. For members this is free. Visitors pay £3 per visit to cover hall hire and tea and coffee costs.
4th Saturday: from March 31st till October at the Rural life museum at Reeds Road Tilford again,in the Village Hall. The museum will be open to the public so we will have people looking at our work and talking to us , this is great fun and spreads the word for the guild.
1st Sunday: (Summer Months) :Rural Life Centre, The Reeds Road, Tilford
Directions and maps
Victoria Hall, Ash
Victoria Hall, 121 Ash Hill Road, Ash GU12 5DN Guild Craft Days are held in the Small Hall. From A331 Blackwater Valley Road and A3 Guildford take A323 to Ash – at the roundabout ( Kia Garage ) take the B3411 (Ash Hill Road). Victoria Hall will be on your left after about a mile – immediately opposite the Free There are about 10 car parking spaces outside the Hall – if they are all in use, it is OK to unload from here - before parking in the car park opposite.
Rural Life Museum, Tilford
Rural Life Museum(Centre), Reeds Road, Tilford GU10 2DL
The Rural Life Centre is a Museum of village life, farming and rural industries - set in about 10 acres of grounds and an arboretum - where the artefacts are displayed in The Guild Craft Days are held in the Village Hall at the Museum period buildings saved from demolition and rebuilt on the site.
There are brown Tourists Signs for the Rural Life Museum From the Shepherd and Flock Roundabout, Farnham - take A31 to Alton/Winchester, at the traffic lights turn left into Station Hill - follow the road to the right - now Tilford Road and continue for two or three miles - the road will change to a country lane after about a mile - after a sharp right hand bend you will be in Reeds Road - and the Rural Life Centre/Museum will be on your right after about a mile. Continue reading after next paragragh for details when there.
From A3 Milford Take B3001 Milford Road to Elstead/Farnham – through Elstead Village with its 4 Pubs - The Woolpack, The Golden Fleece, The Mill and The Donkey – all on your left. After The Donkey PH take the 2nd turning on the left - Green Lane, then turn left at the T junction. Sheephatch School will be on your right - follow the road through Tilford, over the bridge - The Barley Mow PH will then be on your right. Turn right at the T junction, over a second bridge then left at the T junction into Reeds Road. The Rural Life Centre/Museum will be on your right after about a mile.
Pass through the main gate and go straight ahead, through a further two gates – you may have to get out and open them - and the Village Hall, which is a wooden building painted apple-green with a slope leading up to the porch and front door - is the third building on the right. There are spaces to park on the left, just before the Hall. NB. For Guild Craft Days at the Weekends parking is not permitted outside the Village Hall - so please use the Car Park just inside the Main Gate.
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